[WWI] Friedrichshafen FF 43 question

Stephen Cox steveoldglebe at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 05:43:13 EDT 2013


Is it possible they are cranks to operate the ailerons?  I can¹t see any
cables connected to the ailerons as you see on other FF aircraft.
Steve


On 17/10/2013 09:47, "Carlos Carreira" <cacarr1960 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Crawford Neil <Neil.Crawford at volvo.com>
> wrote:
>> Maybe the pilots complained the the wing trailing edge was fluttering, so
>> they braced it a bit more? What I¹d have done if I was a designer, luckily
>> I¹m not!
>> /Neil
> 
> Neil, I don't think so. Any reiforcement would make sence to be made at the
> rear spar, where the cabanes attach. Moreover, looking at the second photo
> attached, the "V" is curved as seen from the front and is clearly "attached"
> to something more inner than the fuselage longeron.
> 
> Thanks anyway!
> 
> Carlos
> 

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