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 Etrich Rampenstartgleiter

The first glider of Ignaz (father) and Igo Etrich (son) Etrich. They performed several short flights to learn and study the principles of the aircraft. The glider sat on the tricycle undercarriage and started from a sloping ramp.
It was built at Oberaltstadt (Horní Staré Mesto), near Trautenau (Trutnov) in the kingdom of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and now in the Czech Republic. The glider was not successful and Igo Etrich soon started working on another of his designs, this one based around the Zanonia seed-leaf, which eventually matured into the Taube monoplane design.

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