Avro Type G model


This model replicates on a small scale the actual airplane which was a two-seat biplane designed by A.V. Roe to participate in the 1912 British Military Aeroplane Competition. It was unique in that it had a fully enclosed crew compartment. The fuselage occupied the entire gap between the upper and lower wings.

At the trials for the contest, the Type G placed first in the assembly test and fuel consumption tests, but its poor rate of climb prevented it from winning the major prize. It was the second British airplane to recover from a spin, and the first to do so in

Maximum speed 62 MPHfront of witnesses. In August of 1912, Lt. Wilfred Parke, with Lt. Breton as a passenger, took off to make an endurance trial. After having flown for three hours, he was executing a series of dives and while turning entered a spin at about 700 feet. By a combination of luck and cool nerves coupled with flying skill, he was able to recover when he was barely 50 feet above the ground.This was a most significant event as going into a spin had previously meant almost certain death.

Crew: One pilot, One passenger Wingspan: 35 feet 3 inches
Length: 28 feet 6 inches Empty Weight:1,191 lbs
Loaded Weight: 1,792 lbs Powerplant:Green D.4 inline 60hp


Maximum speed: 62 mph 




Source: en.wikipedia.org