Brass plaque № 30022 in Filey

This sculpture is a 1/6 scale model of the Blackburn Mercury Mk 1/2. Designed by Robert Blackburn piloted, by Bentfield C. Hucks.
It flew from Filey beach on 17th May 1911, to Scarborough and back in 19 minutes, at a speed of 50 MPH and altitude of 1200 feet.
It had a length of 33 feet and a wingspan of 38 feet 4 inches. Powered by a 50 horsepower, 7 cylinder, Isaacson Radial engine.
This model was made by local craftsmen Chris Robinson & Neil Jenkinson from copies of original drawings.
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