Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Schneider Cup winner 1914

Added as an afterthought during the conversion of land plane to float plane, the tail float counteracted some instability during taxing and takeoff. As awkward as it looks, I can't imagine how it floated without it.
Nevertheless, this 100 hp Sopwith Tabloid won the 1914 event with an average speed of only 87 mph

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