Beagle B-117 project

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Just one answer, or better , picture, the M.117, designed by Beagle-Miles
(from Flugwelt 12/12961)
 

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Hi,

the Beagle B-117 was developed from Beagle M-218 twin engined light
aircraft as a version powered only by one engine and intended as light
aircraft project,who know more info about it ?.
 
Not explicitely designated B-117, but just single engined 218 ....
(from Aviation-Week 1961)
 

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Jemiba said:
Not explicitely designated B-117, but just single engined 218 ....
(from Aviation-Week 1961)

There was a Flight article about the 218 with cutaway drawing . circa 1961
mention was made of the 117 its along time ago but thoght the B-218 was a super dream plane at that time.
 
100HP Rolls-Royce Continental? Just like what was in the Cessna 150 at the time? Yeah, I wouldn't be on a hurry to get onboard that thing if that was the case.
 
Ray: the M-117 was to have incorporated a lot of plastic in its construction to control weight. With the 100hp RR Continental, it was to be a fixed-gear, 2-seat trainer selling for just over £3000 (according to Flight).

Jens' illustration shows the tonier 145hp version with constant-speed prop. The retractable-gear version was to sell for £4500. A fixed-gear option was to sell for £4000-£4500.

Of course, the M-117 emerged as the all-metal Beagle Pup with an upward climb in horsepower.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201160.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201268.html
 
By the way,

the Beagle B.200 was a similar design to Bristol Model-220,later developed
into B.206X.
 
Found a 3-view of the B.117, already designate Beagle-Miles M.117A
in Flugwelt .12.1961
 

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In 1964, the Beagle 218 was redesigned to eliminate most of the plastic,
becoming the the B.242, flying on 24th August of that year.
As before, a single engined derivative, the B.123, was designed.
However the B.242 was later abandoned due to development and stability
problems.





Images below :-

The Beagle B.242 prototype in flight.

The Beagle B242 and B.123.

The caption to the above image.

These latter two from issue 4 of 'Beagle News', 1964, from the Auster Heritage Group site,




cheers,
Robin.
 

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Robunos, many thanks especially for the link to the "Beagle mags", very interesting
reading !
Two more photos of the B.242, the model from AviationWeek 1964 and the prototype
on the ground from FlugRevue 10.1964:
 

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Thank you my dear Robunos,

but I heard that the B.121 to B.130 Bulldog were a real aircraft for
Scottish Aviation company (except B.127),please see;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Aviation_Bulldog

Model 101: Export model for Sweden. Swedish military designation SK 61 (AF) or FPL 61 (Army). 78 built.
Model 102: Export model for Malaysia. 15 built.
Model 103: Export model for Kenya. Five built.
Model 104: Refurbished second prototype (G-AXIG)
Model 121: Two-seat primary trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force. RAF designation Bulldog T.1. 130 built, five later transferred to the Armed Forces of Malta.
Model 122: Export model for Ghana. Six built.
Model 122A: Export model for Ghana. Seven built.
Model 123: Export model for Nigeria. 37 built.
Model 124: Company demonstrator (G-ASAL).
Model 125: Export model for Jordan. 13 built.
Model 125A: Export model for Royal Jordanian Air Force. Nine built.
Model 126: Export model for Lebanon. Six built.
Model 127: Export model for Kenya. Nine built.
Model 128: Export model for Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. Two built.
Model 129: One aircraft for a civil customer in Venezuela (YV-375-CP).
Model 130 : Export model for Botswana. Six built.
 
From Ailes 15/9/1961.
 

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Hi,

the Beagle B-117 was developed from Beagle M-218 twin engined light
aircraft as a version powered only by one engine and intended as light
aircraft project,who know more info about it ?.
Would that be today's Scottish Aviation Bulldog?
 
Would that be today's Scottish Aviation Bulldog?

Not exactly. The M.117/B.117 was to be a mainly composite airframe. It eventually emerged as the all-metal (and more powerful) Beagle B.121 Pup. What was intended to be a militarized Pup evolved into the (again more powerful and otherwise tweaked) B.125 Bulldog.
 

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