Full Size PLANS Control Line Scale 1” = 1' Roland "Wahlfisch" CII Wingspan 33.5 Inches Engines .23 to .3


Full Size PLANS Not for a KIT or MODEL



Two page article no building notes has material list

11” x 17” 3D exploded view to assist in building

Control Line

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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