Parnall Parasol


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Parnall Parasol

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 ENGINE1 x 226hp Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IV
  Take-off weight1302 kg2870 lb
  Empty weight1008 kg2222 lb
  Wingspan12.80 m42 ft 0 in
  Length9.24 m30 ft 4 in
  Height2.89 m10 ft 6 in
  Wing area27.31 m2293.96 sq ft
  Max. speed177 km/h110 mph
  Ceiling8900 m29200 ft

Robert Guttman, e-mail, 04.11.2015 19:08

this was an experimental parasol winged aircraft designed to measure the aerodynamic forces on wings in flight. Two were built and flown in the early 1930s in the UK. The unusual egg-shaped object mounted on struts above the tail was a camera used to photograph the behavior of the tufts on the upper surface of the wing while in flight.


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