The products of the Blackburn Aircraft Co are becoming a bit of an obsession and taking up a disproportionate share of the space. This new page was prompted by the Blackburn Triplane, which is lovely to look at. A model went through eBay in June 2001 and sold for $41. The seller, link here, very kindly sent me scans of the instructions which are shown below. Thanks Barry.
Any other pictures of planes I cannot resist will be added here.
This is Barry again with a 1912 Monoplane, but I didn't like to ask another favour and the triplane is the better of the two:
[27Mar12] Postcard from ebay, selling for £5.99. Antique very early 1900s aviation postcard of flight pilot Harold Blackburn with a very early plane he was about to fly - Please note this card is very very worn with whiting creasing etc - For serious enthusiasts only.
(8th July 2001)
I would have liked this, but not at £31, Here's
A very nice, rare Bandai BLACKBURN 1912 BIPLANE Single Prop AIRPLANE! Made in Japan! 9" WINGSPAN, 7" long, ALL tin friction. Marked with the Bandai logo on right side at the tail & Made in Japan on left. Plane has beautifully detailed paint-even with stars & the American flag! A VERY patriotic design all around! Looks like a barnstormers stunt airplane. The paint is vivid, bright & shinny with a few scratches & a couple of small scrapes. no fading or rust. Probably a C-8 or 8.5 or better. Friction motor is strong & smooth & prop spins when wheels turn. NO missing parts whatsoever. This plane is ALL TIN and heavy & solidly constructed, which you rarely see on a plane! Even the engine & prop are tin litho! Must be quite early. Those who know quality when they see it don't have to be told! Rubber wheels of course, which are as new.
Offered is a 1928 Great Britain metered cover from the Blackburn Aircraft Co. in Leeds to Frank Dickson of the Royal Aero Club in London. Meter dated LEEDS YORKS 28 VIII 28 ( August 28, 1928) and has a Leeds Civic Week label on revese. Blackburn Aeroplanes Leeds imprint also on reverse.
Vertical file fold and somewhat roughly opened.
Click here for a site dedicated to the memory and preservation of the Blackburn Beverley pictured above.
Airplane Spotter magazine 4th October 1945 with a Blackburn Firebrand IV on the cover.
AVIATION BLACKBURN ROC DOWNS PLANE 38W-7
(8th Dec 2001)
(19th Jan 2002)
Here is a good place to get your feet wet in scratch building scale planes. Simple easy construction. And if that isn't enough. The Blackburn ( #2 design.) will be cheap to build. Not much material is required and most of it is stick wood. The old plans do have a little gray, but nothing is hard to see or read. They even show how to make the scale wheels. Ideal engine would be about a .40 4C and most of your time can be spent at 1/2 power. Don't plan on any wild aerobatics with the Blackburn, they just aren't going to happen. EASY, EASY, EASY, Building, Covering and Flying. For a radio all you need is 3 channels, I would not bother with ailerons. Everything rolled up in a tube.
(25th May 2002)
CONTRAIL 1/72 BLACKBURN KANGAROO R.A.F 1918 Vacuform Model Kit! 1/72 Scale. Includes vacuform and metal parts and decals. Parts and decals are in EXCELLENT condition still SEALED in ORIGINAL FACTORY BOX. Box is in VERY GOOD condition with minor shelf wear.