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MReyn24050 12th Nov 2019 15:05

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.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....313e3cf27a.jpg

Quemerford 12th Nov 2019 15:06


Originally Posted by Self loading bear (Post 10617003)
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
I hope Quemerford will fill the gap?

Amazed that it flew: your go SLB!

MReyn24050 12th Nov 2019 15:17

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".

Quemerford 12th Nov 2019 18:50


Originally Posted by Discorde (Post 10617146)

One of my favourite biplanes! Wish it was still in the UK...

Self loading bear 12th Nov 2019 21:07


Originally Posted by Discorde (Post 10617146)

At least itís location is proof that aircraft design is an art.

Octane 13th Nov 2019 02:39

What is it. It's quite beautiful really..

DaveReidUK 13th Nov 2019 07:15

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.

treadigraph 13th Nov 2019 07:41

It's real and complete as far as I know. There exists the vestigial remains of another which is apparently being restored to fly.

MReyn24050 14th Nov 2019 10:52

Open House declared by Discorde. Here is the next
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....4748fb3764.jpg

SincoTC 14th Nov 2019 22:19

Hi mel,

Is that a Mercedes D.IIIa engine?

MReyn24050 15th Nov 2019 09:26

Hi Trevor it is a Mercedes D.III engine.

SincoTC 15th Nov 2019 13:53


Originally Posted by MReyn24050 (Post 10619053)
Hi Trevor it is a Mercedes D.III engine.

Thank you Mel :ok:

From the shape of the exhaust pipe and the number of bays, I believe your challenge is the sole AEG Dr.I ??

MReyn24050 15th Nov 2019 17:54

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.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....6a40af248a.jpg

SincoTC 15th Nov 2019 18:15

Thank you Mel, a good challenge :ok:

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!

India Four Two 15th Nov 2019 20:22

SincoTC, sorry to hear about your neighbour.

I'm overseas, so here goes:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....45c5b469dd.jpg

treadigraph 15th Nov 2019 21:02

I'm not and, gee, it's a fok of a challenge! :)

DaveReidUK 15th Nov 2019 21:25

I wooden be so sure.

Quemerford 15th Nov 2019 21:47


Originally Posted by India Four Two (Post 10619435)
SincoTC, sorry to hear about your neighbour.

I'm overseas, so here goes:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....45c5b469dd.jpg

Built near a motorway service station. Sort of.

India Four Two 15th Nov 2019 23:29

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"?

DaveReidUK 16th Nov 2019 06:56


Originally Posted by India Four Two (Post 10619522)
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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