|First Appearance||"Murdoch Air"|
Pendrick Arrow was never intended for military use.
Inventor James Pendrick designed it to meet the Mortimer Challenge: An oil tycoon by the name of Samuel Mortimer has put up a million dollars to the first man who can achieve controlled flight. Not just fly; each recipient had to perform a figure eight over a distance of one mile with a hundred-pound load in addition to the pilot. That was to be achieved by July 1st.
Pendrick points out that any fool can get a flying machine off the ground, how do you turn the damn thing? The secret to what makes the Arrow navigable, its tilters.