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August Euler Aircraft
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:48:56 am »
Hi,

August Euler (20 November 1868 – 1 July 1957) was a pioneer German aviator,aircraft
constructor and the holder of the first Germany Pilots license, issued in 1909.

No.1    was a Voisin copy airplane,1908
No.2      ,,        ,,      ,,       ,,          ,,
No.3    was a Voisin biplane copy,1908
Pusher    was a single seat pusher biplane,1909
Euler-Voisin    was a pusher biplane,1909
Pusher    was a pusher military biplane,1910
Pusher    was also a pusher military biplane,1911
Pusher    was two-seat training pusher triplane,1911
Amphibian    was a pusher amphibian triplane,1912
Gelber Hund    was a two-seat pusher biplane,1912
Taube    was a single seat monoplane,1912
Monoplane    was a high wing monoplane,1913
Biplane    was a military biplane,1913
Triplane    was a military triplane,1913
Seaplane    was a recce triplane,1913
Stahltaube    was metal Taube monoplane,1913
B.I,B.II & B.III    were a military two-seat biplanes,for multi roles,1914
Pusher    was a single seat military biplane,1914
C.I    was an experimental fighter,with two-seat,1915
D.I & D.II    were a single seat fighters,1916
Dr.I,Dr.II,Dr.III,Dr.IV. & Dr.V    were a single seat triplane fighters,1917
Quadruplane    was a single seat quadruplane fighter,1917
Doppeldecker Type-1 & Type-2    were a single seat experimental fighter biplanes,1918

The company still worked up to 1920,any additions or corrections are welcome.


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Re: August Euler Aircraft
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 09:16:07 am »
I'm afraid this list is rather a simplifciation of the reality.

May I refer to an excellent two-volume book on Euler aeroplanes, recently published in English: August Euler & His Aeroplanes 1908-1920 by Michael Düsing (originally published in German in 2008 as Abenteuer Gelber Hund. August Euler - Deutsche Luftfahrt ab 1908). The English translation appeared in the series A Centennial Perspective on Great War Aeroplanes.

On pages 246-265 (Volume 2) you can find a list of all the 503 Werknummern from Euler and his Euler Flugmaschinen-Werke in Frankfurt a.M.

One hundred or more were Voisin-like pusher biplanes, mostly without a designation, but some variants got names as Großherzog, Gelber Hund (with subvariants Kleiner and Großer Gelber Hund), Hessen, Flugsport.

Later Euler built a nummer of monoplanes, biples, triplanes and even a quadruplane. The factory stayed very small, even if it had technically advanced ideas.

Give me some time and I will give you some more information on the Euler planes.

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Re: August Euler Aircraft
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 03:11:45 pm »
Thank you my dear Tuizentfloot,

and please I want them all.

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Re: August Euler Aircraft
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 05:10:29 am »
I tried to make an succinct overview of the Voisin-like biplanes built by Euler and his Euler Flugmaschinen-Werke.

It was not easy, since almost each of the one hundred or so copies was a unique specimen with a number of differences. Nevertheless I tried …

In 1908 August Euler obtained a licence from Voisin to build his well-known pusher biplane. Voisin had to deliver to Euler a copy of his biplane, but since the French authorities were opposed to a technology transfer to Germany the copy sent had a number of outdated or useless parts, and was unable to fly…! Between Euler and Voisin a conflict ensued and Euler decided to build and adapt on his own the basic Voisin design.

1. Standard Voisin biplanes (built in 1909). Two built, and with the second one (with Antoinette 60 HP) Euler made a first controlled flight on August 20, 1909.

2. Modified Voisin biplanes (built in 1910). With Gnome 50 HP, except one with Argus. Built as singe-seaters, and some as two-seaters.

3. Smaller and lighter Voisin biplanes (built in 1910-1911). With Gnome 50 HP.

4. Training biplanes (built in 1911-1913). With different wing types and Gnome 50 HP. Some for he Bavarian army.

5. Type Großherzog (built in 1911-1912). Voisin-type biplanes with Gnome 50-70 HP. The first Voisin clone by Euler with shorter lower wing.

6. Type Hessen (built in 1911). A single Voisin-like biplane with Opel 65 HP.

7. Type Flugsport (built in 1911). Light biplanes with Gnome 50 HP. Some went to the Bavarian and to the Prussian army.

8. Type Gelber Hund (built in 1911). Derived from the type Großherzog. With Gnome 70 HP. A single biplane well-known for the first official air mail transportation in Germany.

9. Type Großer Gelber Hund (built in 1912-1913). A subvariant of the type Gelber Hund. A lot of variations in construction and engines. Some for the Prussian army.

10. Type Kleiner Gelber Hund (built in 1912-1913). Another subvariant of the type Gelber Hund.

11. Militär-Doppeldecker 1913 (built in 1913). Series for the Prussian army.


The other Euler types are to follow. But, please a little patience…

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Re: August Euler Aircraft
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 05:17:19 am »
OK my dear Tuizentfloot,

take your time,and many many great thanks my dear.