Hello Brian, at this late date I have no idea if this will reach you. We have information on the Crusader that you will be interested in. If you would like to get in touch, email us please.
RBoutros, 11.09.2010 02:24
Shorts published a history that has better information than this brief write-up. The airplane did indeed suffer control reversal on the ailerons due to cross-connected control cables and rolled on takeoff, crashing into the water. Even modern aircraft with cable controls are not immune to this problem, and use extensive measures to avoid cross connecting cables. The images also miss the most attractive picture of this airplane. A near plan view exists, showing the narrowed wing root (which reduces drag) and lends a butterfly-like appearance. Really neat airplane.
Brian Schofield, e-mail, 31.08.2010 22:18
The pilot of the crusader at the time of the crash was my father H.M.Schofield. He did NOT make a bad landing but narrowly missed losing his life when he crashed because the aileron control wires had been crossed giving reverse control while taking off. Will the author of this report read the ACTUAL FACTS and corect his/her ridiculous statement.
Leo Rudnicki, e-mail, 08.07.2009 01:10
The engine was not yet developed, the streamlining was a great source of drag, and the only example was flown into the water due to reversed aileron controls. How about a three line opinion?
Haase, Hans-Peter, e-mail, 07.07.2009 13:50
Hallo, can you send me a three page opiniom from tis aircraft? Thank you for yor help. Best reguards Hans-Peter Haase