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Arado L I

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

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 m (156 ft)
Empty weight: 270 kg (595 lb)
Gross weight: 500 kg (1,100 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Salmson 9AD, 30 kW (40 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)

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

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