Arado L I

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L I
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Arado
Designer Hermann Hofmann
First flight 1929
Number built 1

The Arado L I was a two-seat parasol-wing sporting monoplane built in Germany in 1929 in order to compete in the Europa Rundflug that year. During the fuel consumption trials, the L 1 made a forced landing and was disqualified from the contest. Bringing the aircraft back to Paris, designer Hermann Hofmann performed some aerobatics over the airfield and was killed when it crashed.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 6.00 m (19 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 14.5 m2 (156 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 270 kg (595 lb)
  • Gross weight: 500 kg (1,100 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 9AD, 30 kW (40 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 73. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. Brightstar Publishing, London. File 889 Sheet 73
  • German Aircraft between 1919 – 1945