AERO 2016

Yesterday, we made a short trip to Friedrichshafen and visited the AERO 2016 fair. We saw many very interesting airplanes, including some very light constructions, which provided us with new ideas for Schneewittchen.

Take for example this extremely light Czech airplane:

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Of course we had to make also a short visit to the good old vintage gliders (Ka 3). Even nowadays an infite source of inspiration:

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Despite all the nice airplanes, our principal aim was to get information about following things:  rescue devices, electic motors, wheels, towing releases and canopies. Chatting with Plexiweiss GmbH, Tost GmbH Flugzeuggerätebau, Junkers Profly  GmbH and Geiger Engineering GmbH was, thus, a must:

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From you have I been absent in the spring

 

When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leapt with him.

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Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:

Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.

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Yet seemed it winter still, and you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.

Sonet XCVIII, Shakespear