Aircraft Data Sheet: Pterodactyl lV (1931)
|First flight:||March 1931|
|Max level speed:||98knots/182kph|
|Power plant:||One 120shp/89kW De Havilland Gypsy lll|
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.