Schreiber-Bogen Cardboard model Klemm L 20 d
Colored cardboard model to cut out and paste together!
Material: paper, cardboard
Number of sheets: 2.5
Additionally required: paper scissors, glue
Useful Tools: scalpel, small clamps and needles for fixing
Manufacturer classifies the models in 5 levels of difficulty:
"Child model": very easy and with childlike motives
"0": Beginner model
"2": Moderately difficult
The Twenties were the decade of pioneering achievements and records in aviation. Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic in 1927. A year later, the Hindenburg-Price was announced, and promised 10,000 Reichsmarks for the best German amateur performance with a sports aircraft. Friedrich Karl Freiherr started on November 1, 1928 von Koenig-Warthausen in Berlin with a small plane of 13 m span in the direction of Moscow. In 16 hours, the twenty year old had 1700 km on, although his machine could only reach a maximum speed of 120 km / h. He had taken just 40 marks and some food, but that did not stop him and he planned to extend the flight to Karachi. With more than one stop to the rather inexperienced pilot reached his destination in India. On the way he had to make several emergency landings in bad weather but He had won the Hindenburg Cup. The German Reich President had later announced that the competition would be extended to November 1, 1929. His Klemm L 20 was still intact so he flew it to Singapore with multiple stops. By boat he and his machine were transported then to USA. From San Francisco he could fly again. He made stops in Los Angeles, where his Klemm L 20 was almost burned, and in El Paso. On November 3, 1929, he finally arrived in New York. A car accident, bad weather and increasing problems with the motor had cost him a lot of time. So it came too late for a second Cup win. But he had covered 25,000 kilometers around the world in his small plane. The two-seat L 20 d was constructed by Hanns Klemm. He was employed as a chief engineer at Daimler in Sindelfingen aircraft and had made a name in particular for his work on light aircraft. The two-cylinder Daimler engine had 883 cc and 20ps.