Aircraft Data Sheet: Pterodactyl lV (1931)

First flight: March 1931
Span: 37.51m/44ft 4ins
Length: 5.94m/19ft 6ins
Max weight: 953kg/2,100lb
Max level speed: 98knots/182kph
Power plant: One 120shp/89kW De Havilland Gypsy lll
Total built: One

The work carried out with the Pterodactyl l showed sufficient promise to make the construction of a more sophisticated aircraft a viable proposition. The Pterodactyl lV was capable of carrying a crew of three in an enclosed cabin. Trials demonstrated a high level of control and manoeuvrability, coupled with good handling characteristics, it was also possible to vary the wing sweep in flight.