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Hansen, Friedrich
Friedrich Hansen was born in 1890 in Aachen. In 1908 he built two aeroplanes in Zürich and made some "hops". In 1909 he built the Monoplan III monoplane which crashed after some trials, and then flew Wright and Blériot machines in Pau. In 1911 he designed the Statax motor in England. He returned to Germany at the start of the war, but was wounded. In December 1914 he founded Flugmaschine REX GmbH together with the businessman Walter Gutbier in Köln-Ossendorf, and designed a fighter. In 1923, he moved to Switzerland where he built engines. He was also the author several books about aviation.

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