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Offline kensar

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Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« on: June 14, 2022, 02:24:29 AM »
Does anyone have or know of reference sources for the Avro 511 'Arrowscout' besides the 3 or 4 pictures that always come up on web searches?  These pictures seem to come from the 2 books 'British Aircraft 1808 - 1914', and 'Avro Aircraft since 1908'.
Any pictures of the cockpit?

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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 02:24:04 PM »
In case you haven't seen this:




Other scans here: https://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft28831.htm
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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 05:13:57 PM »
There are a couple of photo's in the Putnam 'Avro aircraft since 1908 as well. Apparently it was displayed at the 1914 Olympia Aero Show.

(A simple Google search for Avro 511 brings up various plans and photos)

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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2022, 09:16:58 PM »
Thanks, PJ and Paul.  I have most of the scans, but I didn't have the written description which adds quite a lot of information.
I also have the two reference books mentioned in the OP.

I already have a couple of Gnome engines built and this project may be my next scratchbuild.
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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2022, 04:42:48 AM »
I started browsing through Flight Magazine for this particular aircraft, but I haven't come across it (yet).

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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2022, 08:02:08 AM »
Now that's a pretty wee thing! How cool!
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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2022, 12:22:07 PM »

I already have a couple of Gnome engines built and this project may be my next scratchbuild.

Do it!  Also, a link to a little blurb on it from Scientific American: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Scientific_American/Maw4AQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%221914%22+%22olympia%22+aero-show&pg=PA265&printsec=frontcover

And here's a clear overhead c/o the Getty Archives:

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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2022, 09:35:38 PM »
Wow, thanks again PJ.  This clear picture shows more details of the construction.  I also see a 504 like I built behind the 511.

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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2022, 08:48:42 PM »
P.S. Stumbled across these yesterday, in case they may still be of interest.


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Re: Info on the Avro 511 Arrowscout?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2022, 10:48:31 PM »
Here's a slightly sharper version of the above image, as featured in the Schiffer Aviation History book "British Aircraft Before The Great War".



None of the books I checked featured cockpit images.

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