Kronfeld Monoplane

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Monoplane
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Kronfeld
Designer Robert Kronfeld
First flight 1937
Number built 1

The Kronfeld Monoplane was a 1930s British ultra-light aircraft designed by Robert Kronfeld, only one was built.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

Designed as a successor to the company's Kronfeld Drone, the Monoplane was a single-seat parasol monoplane powered by a 30 hp (22 kW) Carden-Ford converted car engine.[1] The Monoplane, registered G-AESG, was built and first flown at Hanworth Aerodrome in 1937.[1] With the start of the Second World War a second unfinished Monoplane and the prototype were scrapped.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from British Civil Aircraft since 1919[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)
  • Wingspan: 39 ft 8 in (12.09 m)
  • Empty weight: 390 lb (177 kg)
  • Gross weight: 640 lb (290 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Carden-Ford, 30 hp (22 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 73 mph (117 km/h)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Jackson 1974, p. 258
  2. ^ Orbis 1985, p. 2273

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