Saro or Saunders-Roe produced the Cutty Sark four-seat cabin flying-boat (or amphibian) as its first new design after formation in 1928. It was adopted for flying-boat and navigational training by Air Service Training Ltd (two 112kW Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major engines) and was exported as a coastal-reconnaissance aircraft (de Havilland Gipsy Major engines).
| ENGINE||2 x Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major I, 104kW|
| Take-off weight||1769 kg||3900 lb|
| Empty weight||1236 kg||2725 lb|
| Wingspan||13.72 m||45 ft 0 in|
| Length||10.46 m||34 ft 4 in|
| Height||3.4 m||11 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||29.73 m2||320.01 sq ft|
| Max. speed||172 km/h||107 mph|
| Ceiling||2745 m||9000 ft|
| Range||507 km||315 miles|
|Paul, e-mail, 15.12.2017 14:20|
What length of water would be required for this aircraft with empty weight to take off.This type of aircraft made an emergency landing on a lake in Ireland ca 1930 and following an engine change took off and continued its journey.Some people doubt this because they do not believe that the lake was large enough to permit a take off,hence my question.I have also heard from an eye witness to the event that this did take place .One doubter who has an interest in aviation persists in questioning the veracity of this event stating that the lake would not have been long enough to permit this.
An answer to this query would be much appreciated.
|Howard, e-mail, 14.06.2017 02:56|
Any idea what happened to the 12 airframes? Any remnants in
UK Air Museums, etc. A similar machine designed by Donald Douglas approximately the same time (late 1920s, early 30s)
has one example remaining.
|Barry, 27.06.2016 13:56|
There was only twelve airframes completed. The beauty of this aircraft was that the engines could be easily changed and power plants such as the 120 h.p De Havilland Gypsy II,
and the 90 h.p. Cirrus Hermes Mk 1 as illustrated in the lower photograph.
|Alan Victor, e-mail, 20.08.2010 21:48|
I have a photograph possibly of this aircraft taken near Potobello Beach Edinburgh in the 1930's. Do you know its registration ?
Do you have any comments?
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