4 March 2016

9th-10th July 1946: maiden test flight

9 Tues. Warm afternoon: cloudy morning but bright sunshine later. Did shopping locally in morning. To Wimbledon Common in evening with Victor Conley to test the new aero. Got good results in a stiffish breeze. The machine tended to lose height in turning down wind. Broke the propeller but repaired it and got further good flights. A few slight modifications will make a good machine of it.

10 Wed. Warm; lovely sunny day. Got the groceries also fish & other things locally. Did some work in the garden – weeding & loosening the surface of the ground also watering. The Hugh Dickson rose has been a picture. Mrs. Collis called in evening.

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