6 May 2012, 02:27 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Graz, Styria
Thanks Richard, for the picture!
You are probably right with the words by Günter Schmitt.
Are there further news within the "Deutsche Zeitschrift für Luftschiffahrt"?
About the engine or a characterisation of the motive concept?
And I can't resist to add a lingual remark.
I wouldn't use the term "Dreidecker" in that case.
It's simply because the word "Deck" in the meaning of level, is referring to wings (or other) placed above another.
To extend the term "Tandem", which is referring to things placed behind or next to each other, there are constructions like "Tridem" or "Triplet". Maybe "Triple-Eindecker" could be a German word for that. Otherwise I would say "Dreiflächler" or "Dreiflächner", what means three-winged machine as well.
But looking again at the picture, I belive the front wing is an elevator - so Tandem-Eindecker would fit better, in my eyes.