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FLIGHT.

598

DECEMBER I 6 ,

1937.

Despite the comparative roominess of the cabin the new Percival is of attractive external form. The efficient windscreen
shape is discernible here. {Flight photograph.)
^,4'35- The following are included as standard: Landing
light, navigation lights and instrument lights, bonding for
radio, electric starters, electric generator, artificial horizon,
direction gyro and normal engine and flying instruments.
Wings j^-.d tail surfaces will normally be finished in silver,
with the fuselage any one colour.
Orders have already been received for a number of
" Q s , " and delivery has been promised for January. Work
has started on a batch of ten ; when those have been
despatched another, dozen will be put down. The prototype has done about 20 hours' flying and will soon be off
to Martlesham
According to Captain Percival, the " Q " reproduces
many of the familiar and popular Percival characteristics.
The approach is quite steep, and the take-off run of the

Engines

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PERCIVAL Q4 and Q6
Light Twin-Engine* Cabin Monoplanes
Q4
. Gipsy Major II

Q6
Gipsy Six II

Q6 with full load in no wind is, on an average, 200 yd.


The machine will fly, with the help of the trimming tabs,
hands and feet off with one engine out of action.
The cabin gives a delightful sense of roominess, and the
decibel reading must be very low.

DIMENSIONS

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Height
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Wing area

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Tare weight
Gross weight

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44ft.
32ft. Sin.
Oft. 9in.
260 sq. ft.

46ft. 8in.
32ft. 3in.
9ft. Bin.
278 sq. ft.

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WEIGHTS

2,7401b.
4,5251b.

3,2001b.
5,1001b

PERFORMANC

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Top speed (sea level): ...


Cruising speed (7,000ft.)
Landing speed (with flaps)
Service ceiling
Ceiling on one engine ...
Range at cruising speed

170 m.p.h.
165 m.p.h.
44 m.p.h.
20,00Oft.
5,000ft.
660 miles

195 m.p.h.
1H6 m.p.h.
50 m.p.h.
21,000ft.
6,500ft.
750 miles

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Captain Edgar Percival at the controls of the prototype Q6.


It will be gathered that there has been no stinting of elbow
room in the cockpit, nor, for that matter, in the cabin.
(Flight photograph)

Quite delightfully clean, even with a fixed undercarriage, the Q6 with retractable wheels will be uncommonly attractive.
(Flight photograph.)