Granger Archaeopteryx

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Not a secret project, rather a one-off homebuilt inspired by the Westland Pterodactyl designs...

I have quite a bit of info on the Granger Archaeopteryx, an interesting little homebuilt that first flew in 1930 and was long part of the Shuttleworth Collection in England. In fact, they used to fly it now and again, though I think not anymore. It is now under restoration by Richard Granger, the son/nephew of the Granger brothers that built it.

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As you can see, this unusual little plane is essentially a swept, tapered flying wing with wingtip, all-moving elevons attached parasol-style to an ordinary fuselage with a rudder. So its not quite tailless, but not quite tailed, either.

I have pics and specs and pilot's reports, but I don't have a 3-view or any other drawings. Can anyone help?

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Matthew
 

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Matthew,

Bill Young offers scale drawings of the Granger Archaeopteryx for sale.

http://billyoungdesigns.wordpress.com/publications-catalog/

Alternatively, you might try contacting Gabriel Stern. He scratch-built a beautiful 1/72nd scale model of the Archaeopteryx.

info@luchina.com
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal6/5901-6000/gal5935_Granger_Stern/00.shtm
 

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According to Aeroplane Monthly 2/2001, restoration should be finished, as
the date for the second maiden flight was given as "in 2 to 3 years"
On the photo it already looks quite complete ...
 

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