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Glider, monoplane

Description

Monoplane glider, Hawk, built by Percy Sinclair Pilcher, principally of bamboo braced with wire and covered with fabric

Museum reference

IL.2001.222

Collection

Transport

Object name

Glider, monoplane

Production information

Pilcher, Percy Sinclair, 1866 - 1899
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

1896

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Wire

Physical description

Bamboo structure, wire stays, and fabric cover

Associations

Hawk
Restorer: Shuttleworth Trust
T.1964.7, piece of glider fabric

Exhibitions

  • Atrium (08 Jul 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Flight 1909

Riddle, B., (2009), 'Percy Pilcher and the Aeronautical Society,' The Aerospace Professional p. 10

Riddle, B., (2017), 'Percy Pilcher's Hawk glider flies again,' Aerospace June 2017 p. 52

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/made-in-scotland-changing-the-world/scottish-science-innovations/percy-pilchers-hawk-glider

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Science And Technology, In Flight

Credit

Royal Aeronautical Society

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