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Bristol Boxkite

Project 2014 by
Ron Gretton & Geoff Matthews

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.................................Specifications.....................................

Bristol Boxkite


Original Bristol Boxkite:

* Crew: One or two – instructor & student
* Length: 38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)
* Wingspan: 46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)
* Height: 11 ft 0 in (3.61 m)
* Wing area: 517.0 sq ft (48.03 sq m)
* Empty weight: 900 lb (408 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 1150 lb (522 kg)
* Engine: One Gnome rotary piston engine, 50 hp (37 kW)

Performance:

* Maximum speed: 40 mph (64 km/h)
* Wing loading: 2.22 lb/ sq ft (10.9 kg/sq m)

Project 2014 Bristol Military Boxkite Replica:

* Crew: One or two – pilot & passenger
* Length: 38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)
* Wingspan: 46 ft 6 in (14.17 m)
* Height: 11 ft 0 in (3.61 m)
* Wing area: 517.0 sq ft (48.03 sq m)
* Empty weight: 900 lb (408 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 1150 lb (522 kg)
* Engine: One seven cylinder radial Rotec R2800 110hp (82kw)

Performance (Projected):

* Maximum speed: 40 mph (64 km/h)
* Wing loading: 2.22 lb/ sq ft (10.9 kg/sq m)

Project Manager, Ron Gretton AM (left) and Assistant Project Manager Geoff Matthews (right) are building a replica Boxkite to commemorate the 100th anniversary since the first Boxkite's Australian arrival in 1914.

The project is due for completion in 2014 at which time it will handed over the the RAAF.

The replica Boxkite will be powered by Rotec's R2800.

This page will highlight the milestones reached but for more details on this project please visit the official Project 2014 web site at:

http://www.boxkite2014.org/boxkite_home.html.


Some of the many custom parts .. Some of the custom parts ............................

Geoff at work .. Geoff at work Ron at work ..Ron at work ...

Foreplane ready for covering .. Foreplane ready for covering Engine bearers and pilot seat on the assembly jig ..Pilots seat ...................... Ron with the tail skid .....Tail skid ................ ..

Undercarriage wheels ...Undercarriage wheelsEngine Arrives ..Rotecradial arrives Instrumentaion.. Instrument Panel ... ..............

Rotec's Paul with pusher prop ...Pusher Prop Rotec Engine Mount, Oil Tank and Fuel Tank ...Rotec made Mount and tanks . Rotec made Mount and tanks

For more details please visit http://www.boxkite2014.org/boxkite_home.html.

Sensational! More to come...