Avro Avis

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562 Avis
AAvis.jpg
Role Light biplane
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Avro
First flight 1924
Retired 1931
Number built 1

The Avro 562 Avis was a two-seat light biplane designed and built by the A.V.Roe and Company Limited at Hamble for the 1924 Lympne Light Aeroplane Trials.

Design and development[edit]

The Avis was a single-bay unstaggered biplane with full span ailerons on upper and lower wings. It had a fixed landing gear with a tail skid and could be powered by a nose-mounted 32 hp Bristol Cherub II engine or a 35 hp Blackburne Thrush radial piston engine.[1] It had tandem open cockpits. First flown with the Thrush engine prior to the meeting, it was refitted with the Cherub, and first flown with this engine by Bert Hinkler at Lympne on 30 September 1924. On the next day it won the Grosvenor Cup at a speed of 65.87 mph.[2]

For the 1926 trials it was re-engined with a 38 hp Blackburne Thrush, being eliminated after a forced landing. In 1927, it was re-engined again with a Bristol Cherub I and passed into private ownership until it was scrapped in 1931.[3]

Specifications[edit]

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Data from Avro Aircraft since 1908.[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 (pilot)
  • Capacity: 1 (passenger)
  • Length: 24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 1 in (9.17 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
  • Wing area: 246 ft2 (22.9 m2)
  • Empty weight: 590 lb (268 kg)
  • Gross weight: 995 lb (92.5 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Blackburne Thrush three-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 35 hp (26 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 75 mph (120 km/h)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson 1990, p. 222.
  2. ^ Jackson 1990, pp. 222–223.
  3. ^ Jackson 1990, p. 224.
  4. ^ Jackson 1990, p. 225.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jackson, A.J. Avro Aircraft since 1908. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books 2nd edition, 1990. ISBN 0-85177-834-8.
  • Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Volume 1. London: Putnam, 1974. ISBN 0-370-10006-9.

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