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Old 12th Nov 2019, 15:05
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You have it SLB the Budig Glider according to Flight Archive it took part in the Rhon Competition in 1921. Here is a photo of the aircraft on the ground.

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Originally Posted by Self loading bear
1921 glider competition
2nd result Budig glider which took part in the famous German Rohn glider competition.
I found that it was only in 1923 that it was fitted with the motorcycle engine.

OH when found to be correct
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Amazed that it flew: your go SLB!
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 15:17
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The article in the Flight Magazine for Jan 4th 1923 has a photograph captioned :-
"THE BUDIG GLIDER IN FLIGHT, PROPELLED BY ITS 4 H.P. ENGINE : This machine was entered for the Rhon competition of 1921, but did not then do anything very startling".
However it goes on to say:-
"Among the gliders entered for the German gliding competition in the Rhon, in 1921, was a peculiar " tail-first " biplane, or " one-and-a-half plane," designed by Herr F. Budig. For some reason, not known to us, the machine does not appear to have accomplished much, and in last year's competition nothing was heard of it. It now appears that the Budig machine has come to life again, this time as a lowpower aeroplane, or glider with auxiliary engine".
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Originally Posted by Discorde
If OH:




If not . . . disregard!
One of my favourite biplanes! Wish it was still in the UK...
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Originally Posted by Discorde
If OH:




If not . . . disregard!
At least itís location is proof that aircraft design is an art.
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What is it. It's quite beautiful really..
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That landing gear looks distinctly agricultural.

And, if I'm not mistaken, the upper wing appears to have a hole in it, through which the pilot sticks his head.

I reckon it's a bitsa.
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It's real and complete as far as I know. There exists the vestigial remains of another which is apparently being restored to fly.
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Open House declared by Discorde. Here is the next
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Hi mel,

Is that a Mercedes D.IIIa engine?
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Hi Trevor it is a Mercedes D.III engine.
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Originally Posted by MReyn24050
Hi Trevor it is a Mercedes D.III engine.
Thank you Mel

From the shape of the exhaust pipe and the number of bays, I believe your challenge is the sole AEG Dr.I ??
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Sorry for the delay Trevor. However it is roughly 24 hours si8nce posting the challenge. You are correct it is the AEG Dr1. You have control.


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Thank you Mel, a good challenge

I have to go out at the moment, my next door neighbour is unwell so I will have to call Open House and hope it will be picked up by some of our overseas members!
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SincoTC, sorry to hear about your neighbour.

I'm overseas, so here goes:


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Old 15th Nov 2019, 21:02
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I'm not and, gee, it's a fok of a challenge!
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I wooden be so sure.
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
SincoTC, sorry to hear about your neighbour.

I'm overseas, so here goes:


Built near a motorway service station. Sort of.
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Clues galore!
Now, now treaders, this is a family page!

Dave, you need to spruce up your spelling.

Quemerford is hot on the trail. Perhaps "built near the site of a future motorway service station"?
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
Quemerford is hot on the trail. Perhaps "built near the site of a future motorway service station"?
The structure just visible on the extreme right of the photo is a bit of a giveaway too, having survived until last year ...
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