504N Project - Rotec R3600: AVRO
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504 Historical Information By John Gaertner, Blue Swallow Aircraft,
Avro 504 is one of the most significant early aircraft designs ever
produced. Used operationally from late 1913 until the very early
days of WW II, the Avro 504 could be found the world over. Designed
originally to be a trainer for the RFC in 1913-14 it became the
standard military trainer for the RFC/RAF until the late 1920's,
only to be replaced by the De Havilland Tiger Moth. The 504 established
the World standard for pilot training, utilizing the tandem cockpit
layout and Gosport speaking tube between instructor and student.
the end of WW I thousands of surplus Avro 504's were sent out to
the four corners of the World as Imperial Gifts from the United
Kingdom. Recipient countries included: Australia, Canada, New Zealand,
and S. Africa. Additional aircraft were sold in large numbers to,
Argentina, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Norway and Sweden, to name
just a few. The hundreds of 504's were used to train thousands of
civilian and military pilots throughout the world. Hundreds of individuals
purchased surplus 504's for their personal aircraft including the
likes of Roscoe Turner and Sir Alan Cobham.
the most important feature of the Avro 504 in all its different
variants was its remarkable ease of flying. Docile, yet sturdy and
fully aerobatic, the 504 was able to prepare so many pilots for
more advanced aircraft. The sales of hundreds of surplus 504's to
individuals and commercial firms who utilized them for safe, cost
effect trainers and joy riders introduced tens of thousands of people
to the joy of flying in the inter war years of 1918-39. The Avro
504 is a remarkable design that changed aviation forever!
you're interested in learning more about this extraordinary aircraft
we encourage you to contact:
and visit www.Avro504.org.
Took delivery of his R3600 at Osh 2008!
all the parts together bfore staring. All these are manufactured
by Blue Swallow Aircraft.
usual please click on thumbs to enlarge to full size pic ....
commenced on some of the smaller parts.
is now in place for some serious construction work.
forward to seeing progress pictures!