Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,658 pages of information and 235,430 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

School of Ballooning: Baby

From Graces Guide

Note: This is a sub-section of School of Ballooning.

Initially named Dirigible No. 3 (after the failure of the two versions of the Nulli Secundus). The maiden flight was on 11th May 1909. This was a non-rigid of 21,000 cubic capacity with a goldbeaters' skin envelope. It was powered by two Buchet 12-hp engines and could carry a crew of two at 20 mph.

In July the engines were replaced by a single REP 25-hp unit.

In 1910 it was upgraded and became the Beta


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The Royal Aircraft Factory by Paul R. Hare. ISBN 0-85177-843-7