Articles tagged Surrey Gliding Club

Page 32 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1968

Vintage Postbag

14/40 or 16/60? Sir, Although I would not dream of crossing pens with Peter Pringle, is RPK500 a 14/40 Lea-Francis? In 1953, when the car was owned by F. Willcox and Maintained by D. W. Wright, they claimed that the engine was of 2,090 c.c. capacity and of 1927 manufacture and this would mean that it was a 16/60; the 14/40s being 1,780 c.c. (Incidentally, in Batsford's Vintage Car Pocket Book...

Page 49 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, March 1931

Gliding Gossip and News

Gliding Gossip and News T month some reference was made to an interesting all-British intermediate glider, known as the "Scud." This machine represents a clear breakaway from orthodox practice in that instead of having a big wing-spread it has a span of only 25 feet. Its wing area is only 85 feet, its overall length 13 feet 4 ins., and it weighs but 103 lbs. So it will be realised that in every...

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