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N 0 B 9 C 0 E Jun 30, 2020 F Jul 2, 2020
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Otto Daus was a German engineer who early in his life became interested in aviation and designed and built himself a monoplane in 1910. Some short flights were made, presumably in a straight line.
In 1914 he designed another monoplane (Eindecker) which we see here on the picture. On 26 June 1914 Otto Daus obtained German pilot licence #800, maybe flying his own 1914 monoplane design. On the start of the mobilization he was likely quickly sent to the Fliegertruppe. I have found no info about his wartime service, but he survived. After the war he changed his professional interests to motor cars and after WW 2, to so-called mini-cars, sometimes with three wheels (one in front, two in the rear). Much is not known about his live and efforts, but he died in 1976 in Hamburg.

The 1914 monoplane is here inspected by a lot of military men, while it is fueled via a hand pump. The machine has a large and long single skid between the two wheel undercarriage. The engine was a Schwade rotary rated at 70 hp. By the absence of visible ailerons I think that wing warping was used for laterial stability. Given the space in the cockpit and rear mounted steering column I think there is ample room for a passenger in front.

Tags:   1914 Daus Eindecker monoplane two-seater

N 0 B 8 C 0 E Jun 30, 2020 F Jul 2, 2020
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Otto Daus was a German engineer who early in his life became interested in aviation and designed and built himself a monoplane in 1910. Some short flights were made, presumably in a straight line.
In 1914 he designed another monoplane (Eindecker) which we see here on the picture. On 26 June 1914 Otto Daus obtained German pilot licence #800, maybe flying his own 1914 monoplane design. On the start of the mobilization he was likely quickly sent to the Fliegertruppe. I have found no info about his wartime service, but he survived. After the war he changed his professional interests to motor cars and after WW 2, to so-called mini-cars, sometimes with three wheels (one in front, two in the rear). Much is not known about his live and efforts, but he died in 1976 in Hamburg.

The 1914 monoplane is here inspected by a lot of military men, while it is fueled via a hand pump. The machine has a large and long single skid between the two wheel undercarriage. The engine was a Schwade rotary rated at 70 hp. By the absence of visible ailerons I think that wing warping was used for laterial stability. Given the space in the cockpit and rear mounted steering column I think there is ample room for a passenger in front.

Tags:   1914 Daus Eindecker monoplane two-seater

N 4 B 143 C 0 E Jun 23, 2020 F Jul 1, 2020
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Junkers continued after the Great War with his all-metal corrugated designs, now aimed at civlian transport. This three-motor all-metal monoplane Junkers type G 24 appeared in 1925 and had an eventful career.
It started with a Swedish civil registration S-AAAP as seen here, in the service of Luft Hansa (a German airliner) and flying over the Netherlands, photographed by the Photographic Department of Dutch airliner KLM.
In 1927 it came on the German civil register as D-1020 eventually changing to D-URIS (named 'Hephaestos' being broken up in April 1939. A remarkable long life, partly because of the rugged all-metal building but surely also due to good piloting.

Photo taken by the Photographic Section of the KLM

Tags:   1927 D-1020 G.23 G.24 In flight Junkers KLM S-AAAP trimotor

N 4 B 260 C 1 E Jun 26, 2020 F Jun 30, 2020
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End 1913 the then chief designer of Bristol - Frank Barnwell - designed a small simple biplane single seayer which was initially named the 'Baby Biplane' but quickly later became known aa the Bristol Scout.
Seen on the picture is an early sample - maybe even the prototype - which gives some idea from the simple and small design (wing span 22 feet - 6,70 meter). Power was a rotary Gnôme engine rated at 80 hp.
There is a very small all-flying rudder (later enlarged) which sports the text 'The Bristol" and probably a large '1' above it.
This design evaluated in several stages into an armed fighter ('scout') which was used in numbers by the British flying services, the R.F.C. and R.N.A.S.

Tags:   1913 Baby Biplane Bristol Great Britain Scout

N 2 B 273 C 1 E Jun 26, 2020 F Jun 29, 2020
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France before 1914 was full of small firms designing aircraft, a lot of them small and struggling to survive economically.
One of them was the de Brageas company - initiated by Frémont de Bragas, who produced some monoplanes. Although historians struggle to get information from archives, little seems to have surfaced till now.
This de Brageas monoplane - a trainer - had the distiction that the Russian army bought eight machines for use as an initial trainer. At least one was fitted with a four wheel undercarriage to prevent unneccessary damage during training.
Descriptions of initial training in Russia give that the de Brageas was not well liked. First flights consisted of taking off and flying dead straight at a height of 1 meter, as there was no instructor on board the would be pilot was all alone ....

As on the side of the machine is an identification of this machine, I madw an enlargement of it, whch can be quite clearly read.

Tags:   1913 Russia de Brageas monoplane trainer


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