Bäumer Sausewind

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Sausewind
A small aircraft sitting on wheels and tailskid
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
First flight 26 May 1925

The Bäumer B II "Sausewind" was a light sports tandem two-seat wooden cantilever monoplane. It was built by German aviation company Bäumer Aero GmbH, based at Hamburg Airport.

Specifications[edit]

Bäumer Sausewind 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile Salon 1932

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.
  • Hallion, Richard P. "Airplanes that Transformed Aviation". Air & Space. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  • "THE ROUND-GERMANY FLIGHT". Flight, 28 May 1925. pp. 317–326.
  • Wolfgang Borgmann (2010-04-15). "Vom Sausewind zur Spitfire" (PDF). HAW Hamburg.