Derwitzer Glider

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Derwitzer Glider Information

Derwitzer Glider

National origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Otto Lilienthal
Designed by: Otto Lilienthal
First flight: 1891

The Derwitzer Glider was a glider that was developed by Otto Lilienthal, so named because it was tested near Derwitz in Brandenburg. When flown in 1891, it became his first design able to carry a person, and after Sir George Cayley's glider, the second such aircraft in the world. He made flights of up to 25 metres (80 feet) in it.


General characteristics

Crew: One pilot
Length: 3.90 m (12 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 7.62 m (25 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 10.0 m (108 ft)
Empty weight: 18 kg (40 lb)

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