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Old 12th May 2017, 23:33
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: 11 GROUP
Age: 72
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AH LJ thanks for the image; I had omitted to mention the excellent visibility from the superb canopy.
Sid Holloway had worked for Beagle at Shoreham before their demise.
His intention was to produce a machine that was both strong and easy to mass produce, whilst keeping the 'pup like' handling.
The fuselage was simple, smaller and lighter than the pup and led to a rather 'basic shape compared with its 'parent'.
However what emerged was a strong simple machine that handled well and had excellent visibility. The test/development pilot was an ex Boscombe Down
senior TP and i do not recall any adverse reports about the product other than the CAA thought the elevator being 'light'.
Scottish aviation had offered the Bulldog and politics did for the SAH1.
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