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Jaritz 1912 monoplane
 
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Austrian Paul Jaritz after finishing his engineering studies in 1911 went to Leipzig, where he met Wilhelm Weidenauer, who was in the bicycle and motorcycle business and wanted to enter the field of aviation. So Jaritz built a steel-tube monoplane and Weidenauer constructed the 30 hp 4-cylinder engine, composed from two pacemaker engines. The Lindenthal airfield offered a shed for free.
 
The aircraft was ready in spring 1912 and test flying continued until summer. A couple of flights were accomplished, but the engine proved quite troublesome. It quickly overheated and lacked in power.
 
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Weidenauer then built another engine, this time a 50 hp with 5-cylinders, probably a radial or fan-type. But before that was completed Jaritz was ordered home for his military service and the liaison came to an abrupt end.
 
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