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Reichelt Eindecker Nr. 1
 
Reichelt-1910
 
This was the first motorized aeroplane built by Hermann Reichelt in Dresden, Germany, who had previously experimented with gliders. He based the 1910 design on the famous Blériot monoplane but added some self-developed features, for example the unique split wing tips. The 16 hp two-cylinder engine was sponsored by the Gruhl motorcycle company. Ing. Gruhl and Hermann Reichelt can be seen in the foreground of the photograph. Take-off attempts with the underpowered monoplane failed.
 
 
 
 


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