Hendy 302

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Hendy 302
Role Two-seat cabin monoplane
Manufacturer Hendy Aircraft Company
Designer Basil Henderson
First flight 1929
Introduction 1929
Retired 1938
Produced 1929
Number built 1

The Hendy 302 was a British single-seat cabin monoplane designed by Basil B. Henderson and built by George Parnall & Company Limited at Yate in 1929. Only one aircraft was built registered G-AAVT.

The 302 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailskid landing gear and powered by a 105 hp (78 kW) Cirrus Hermes I engine. It was flown by Edgar Percival in the 1930 King's Cup Race. It was rebuilt in 1934 as the 302A with an inverted 130 hp Cirrus Hermes IV and a revised cabin. It averaged 133.5 mph in the 1934 Kings Cup Race. It was used as a test bed for the Cirrus Major II engine before being withdrawn from use in 1938.

Specifications (302A)[edit]

Data from A.J. Jackson, British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3, 1974, Putnam, London, ISBN 0-370-10014-X, Page 253

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 22 ft 10 in ( m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 0 in ( m)
  • Gross weight: 1,900 lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Cirrus Hermes IV, 130 hp (97 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 130 mph ( km/h)

References[edit]

  • A.J. Jackson, British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3, 1974, Putnam, London, ISBN 0-370-10014-X, Page 252
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2155