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Grahame-White Baby
Burgess Model E
 
The Grahame White Baby was a single-seat biplane pusher, of the then orthodox "Farman" layout, with a frontal elevator and a rear-mounted empennage consisting of a biplane horizontal stabilisers with single elevator mounted on the top surface and a single central rudder. As the name suggests, it was considerably smaller than most contemporary aircraft of a similar layout, having a wingspan of only 27 ft (8.2 m). In comparison, the wingspan of a standard Bristol Boxkite was 34 ft 6 in (10.5 m). An unusual feature of the aircraft was the mounting for the 50 hp (37 kW) Gnome rotary engine, which was mounted on a pair of angled beams so that the engine was midway between the upper and lower wings.
 
It was built by Burgess to Grahame-White's order and never produced in the United States. The Burgess Company in the United States purchased a licence to build it as the Model E.
 
First flying in 1911, about six were built in total.
 
Engine: 1 × Gnome, 50 hp (37 kW)
Wingspan: 27 ft 1 in (8.25 m)
Length: 31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)
Height: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Maximum speed: 55 mph
Endurance: 4 hours
Crew: 1
Capacity: 1
 
 
 
 


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