RAF S.E.1 Aircraft



Production Details

Design Company:

Royal Aircraft Factory

First Flight:

8 June 1911

S.E.1:

1 - Royal Aircraft Factory

Type Specification

Applies to:

RAF S.E.1

Type:

Experimental canard pusher biplane

Wing:

Two bay biplane with unswept, equal span, unstaggered wings. Wooden structure with fabric covering. Ailerons on upper wings

Fuselage:

Box section fuselage with lower wing passing through rear

Tail Unit:

Twin rudders on booms aft of wings. Elevators mounted at front of fuselage

Landing Gear:

Cross axle type supported on skids attached to fuselage lower longeron. Nose skid

Power Plant:

One 60 hp ENV type F water cooled engine mounted in rear driving a two bladed wooden pusher propeller

Accommodation:

Single seat for pilot forward of the wings

Dimensions

Span:

38 ft 0 in

Length:

29 ft 0 in

Height:

11 ft 6 in

Wing Area:

382 sq ft

Weights

Empty:

1,200 lb

Loaded:

1,640 lb

Performance

Speed:

Unknown

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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