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Did anyone hear about this designer ?;

Pioneer amphibious Project. Poland Germany,

In July 1912, Lucius Lange exhibited a model of a monoplane of his
own construction, a seaplane with floats and a wheeled landing gear
in Jan Wlekliński's cigar store in the Bazaar. The structure was easy to
assemble and disassemble. In the event of a failure in the air, it could
be disassembled in the air and the aviator could be rescued with a
mechanical device replacing a parachute.

 

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Did anyone hear about this designer ?;

Pioneer amphibious Project. Poland Germany,

In July 1912, Lucius Lange exhibited a model of a monoplane of his
own construction, a seaplane with floats and a wheeled landing gear
in Jan Wlekliński's cigar store in the Bazaar. The structure was easy to
assemble and disassemble. In the event of a failure in the air, it could
be disassembled in the air and the aviator could be rescued with a
mechanical device replacing a parachute.

Never heard of... Curious to know more!
 

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You would wonder if it was meant to be some sort of powered rotor kite for use by Kaiserliche Marine ships as a aerial spotter. Get it aloft with a high speed tow, and then use a small low powered engine to help keep it airborne without its mothership having to keep moving all the time?
 

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My dear hesham, I searched my printed sources and can't find anything on a Mr. H. Grimmer.

Searching the internet with other words than "Hubschrauber" I found the following two references (with "Grimmer Schraubenflieger 1909"):
Both are apparently some kind of an index to the source you mentionned.

Nothing more than this comment is found: Modell mit verstellbaren rotierenden Flächen (Schaufelrad) 1909.

In my humble opinion, the project of Mr. Grimmer was one of the numerous ideas of those days, whether or not serious, and mostly forgotten.
 

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OK my dear Tuizentfloot.

From, Special Types of Rotary Wing Aircraft,

Mr. B. L. T. Wallins rotorcraft of 1910 ?.
 

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