1923 Platz Glider: Simplicity Perfection

1923 Platz Glider: Simplicity Perfection

A beautiful canard-type glider. It could be launched by its pilot alone and was controlled by the canards held directly by its pilot: hands down to raise the nose, hands up to lower it and to initiate a left turn push up sightly left hand and lower right one to provide differential aileron action. The whole thing could be rolled up and carried home over the owners’ shoulder while he rode home on a bicycle.

Hard to beat in loveliness.

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