Hendy Aircraft Company, aircraft makers, of Shoreham
1929 In a small shed at Shoreham, Henderson and Miles constructed a low-wing, single-seater cabin monoplane, the Model 281 Hobo, embodying a new type of wing spar construction developed by Henderson with a 35 hp ABC Scorpion II engine and Hendy retractable under-carriage.
1934 The last design of the Hendy Aircraft Company was the Heck, completed in 1934. The prototypes were built by Westland; the Heck was later taken over by Parnall Aircraft Ltd. A small batch was put into production. The Heck was notable for its speed range of 40-170 m.p.h.; it set a new record for the South Africa to England flight in 1935.
Sources of Information
- British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995 ISBN 0-7110-2409-x