Blackburn Second Monoplane Aircraft



Second Monoplane, Elvington

Production Details

Design Company:

R. Blackburn, Leeds

First Flight:

8 March 1911

Second Monoplane:

1 - R. Blackburn, Leeds

Type Specification

Applies to:

Blackburn Second Monoplane

Type:

Totally new design after failure of first monoplane which could only achieve short hops

Wing:

Braced monoplane wing with wooden structure covered in fabric

Fuselage:

Triangular section fuselage tapering to rear of wooden structure covered in fabric aft of cockpit and wood forward

Tail Unit:

Fixed tailplane and elevator fixed to top of fuselage. Fin above fuselage with split rudder above and below fuselage

Landing Gear:

Main wheels on cross axle with skids to protect propellor. Skids on wingtips and tail

Power Plant:

One 40 hp Isaacson seven cylinder air cooled radial in nose

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot in open cockpit level with wing trailing edge

Dimensions

Span:

30 ft

Length:

32 ft

Height:

Unknown

Wing Area:

Unknown

Weights

All-up:

1,000 lb

Performance

Max Speed:

60 mph

Preserved in British Museums

Replica:

Unmarked - Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington - Display

Web Sites

None known