Bäumer Sausewind

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Sausewind
Bäumer B II Sausewind.jpg
The Sausewind before its famous 5.242km flight in 1925 known as "Der Deutsche Rundflug 1925".
Role 2-seat sportplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Bäumer Aero GmbH

The Bäumer B II "Sausewind" was an open twin-seated wooden cantilever sport plane built by German aviation company Bäumer Aero GmbH. The plane was the first aircraft of German production after the First World War.

Specifications[edit]

Data from The Round Germany Flight [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.3 m (30 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 11.6 m2 (125 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7
  • Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
  • Gross weight: 490 kg (1,080 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright L4 piston engine, 45 kW (60 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 3 m/s (590 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flight 28 May 1925, p.318.