Full Size PLANS Not for a KIT or MODEL
FULL SIZE PLAN ON SHEETS 43” x 27”
Two page article no building notes has material list
11” x 17” 3D exploded view to assist in building
Scale 1” = 1 foot
Wingspan 33.5 Inches
Engines .23 to .35
By Walter A. Musciano
The plans reveal the Roland makes an ideal control liner. The absence of cabane struts means solid attachment for both wings; fuselage is rugged and its streamlining enhances appearance. An engine .23 to .35 cubic inch displacement should provide ample power. Rib spacing as shown is exact scale.
During November 1915 a new German airplane appeared over the front lines more advanced than any other. Its wooden monocoque fuselage was carefully streamlined, wings were filleted, radiators were designed to minimize drag, the usual multiple interplane struts were replaced with a streamlined "I". strut, cabane struts were eliminated. This amazing craft was quickly called "der Wahlfisch" ("Whale") because of its deep, streamlined fuselage. Manufactured by L.F.G. Company (Luftfahrzeug Gesellschaft), this biplane carried the trade name of Roland-as did other craft built by L.F.G. Company to avoid confusion with L.V.G. Co., a competitor. The Roland C-II, designed by Herr Tantzen, set the pattern for many famous designs in later years.
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