1912 Blackburn Type D Monoplane – Picture Gallery

 

The 1912 Blackburn Type D Monoplane was one of the earliest British aircraft designs to fly. The Blackburn had a surprisingly modern outline with a tractor mounted engine, distinctive landing gear and a large set of tail controls.

The Blackburn makes an ideal candidate for an electric powered radio control model airplane. My version of the Blackburn has a 44 inch wingspan and is 37 inches long. The generous wing area makes for a smooth and relaxing flyer.

Below are some detailed pictures of my Blackburn. I’ve also included Werner’s build. Werner enlarged the CAD plans to 125% size. As you can see in his YouTube video from Germany, Werner’s lager size model flies well indeed.