|Manufacturer||A.V.Roe and Company Limited|
Design and development
The Avro 560 was designed for the 1923 light aircraft trials for single-seaters at Lympne Aerodrome. The Avro 560 was an ultralight built of wood-and-fabric construction, a cantilever high-wing monoplane. It was powered by a 698 cc (42.6 in³ Blackburne Tomtit engine. The aircraft was flown by Bert Hinkler during the trials held in October 1923; the 560 did well and recorded an average of 63.3 mi (101.9 km) per Imp gal (4.5 L). The aircraft was evaluated by the Air Ministry after the trials but was not chosen for further production and only one 560 was built.
Data from Avro Aircraft since 1908 
- Crew: one
- Length: 21 ft 0 in (6.40 m)
- Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
- Height: ()
- Wing area: 138 ft² (12.82 m²)
- Empty weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 471 lb (214 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Blackburne Tomtit 698cc upright Vee two-cylinder motorcycle engine, 20 hp (15 kW)
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- Jackson 1990, p.218.
- Flight 4 October 1923, p.609.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985). Orbis Publishing.
- "The Light 'Plane Competitions at Lympne, Oct 8–13: Twenty-Eight Machines Entered". Flight. 4 October 1923. pp. 602–611.
- Jackson, A.J. (1990). Avro Aircraft since 1908. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books. ISBN 0-85177-834-8.
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