Bristol Seely

Bristol Seely

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bristol Seely was entered into an Air Ministry competition for safe civil aeroplanes held in 1920. It was a single-engine biplane with accommodation for one passenger. After the competition the single Seely was used used as a test bed in the Bristol Jupiter engine development programme. The 1920 civil aeroplane competition emphasised safety in terms of a short takeoff and slow landing speed as well as useful load and economy. The rules of the competition were released in July 1919 and Bristol decided that a modification of the Tourer was their best hope. The single passenger was enclosed in a cabin immediately behind the pilot's open cockpit, with a raised roof and windows in the decking where the second seat in the Tourer had been. In addition, the fuselage was deepened by dropping the lower longerons and floor to the lower wing spar. Ahead of the pilot, the fuselage bays were built from steel rather than wood spars. The single-axle main undercarriage carried wheels with disc brakes; there was a central skid to prevent nosing over and fenders under the wing tips. The tail skid was steerable and sprung.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Psychopublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136271494
  • 9786136271491