Caudron Racing Monoplane, 1911 varient.
The model was built by Bernie for rubber power and then modified, with Ians help for electric power.
It would be an excellent reminder of both Bernie and Ian if the model could be tidied up and flown again. Not the easiest of tasks but worth the try and the model would then become the property of the person who refurbished it.
It would be good if during refurbishment and initial flying trials photographs could be taken and progress reported or at least information passed on as to how things were going.
Information received after the above was written:-
From Brian Lever
Then Jon spotted the following in PMFC Newsletters
My Caudron, proving it was flyable. Built for the Nats, came
4th, much to my surprise!
Bernie Nichols and Caudron. Despite breaking all the rules as laid down by PMFC, and test flying the model twice previously, I was unsure of what was going to happen on the day. With Boffin Ian Middlemiss alongside me giving help and support and ensuring I didnt do anything stupid I gave the model to the Gods of Barkston. To my utter surprise and total delight it flew! Not great, but it was 20 seconds. 2nd flight and even Ian couldnt stop me making a lousy launch so with Harry Perkins sage advice ringing in my ears and a go-for-broke motor sequence dialled in by Maestro Ian, my final flight was at least vindication. For the motor system, for the model, for Ians perseverance and (with) me. The trek back was worth it. The Caudron has since been retired.
The model currently neatly packed in a strengthened carboard box.
This is a "phone photo" of the documention, which
is good quality.
Ian and Bernie
Jon and Tony