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562 Avis

Avro Avis

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.

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 powered by a nose-mounted 32hp Bristol Cherub II engine or a 35hp Blackburne Thrush radial piston engine. 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 trophy at a speed of 65.87 mph.

For the 1926 trials it was re-engined with a 38hp 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.

Specifications

Data from Avro Aircraft since 1908

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 ft (22.9 m)
Empty weight: 590 lb (268 kg)
Gross weight: 995 lb (92.5 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Blackburne Thrush three-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 35 hp (26 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 75 mph (120 km/h)

Comparable aircraft

Hawker Cygnet
Westland Widgeon

Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10006 9.
Jackson, A.J. (1990). Avro Aircraft since 1908 (Second edition ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-834-8.

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