FVA 5 "Rheinland"
Type
Single seat glider
Dimensions
Length 5,6 m, height 1,25 m, span 12,7 m, wing area 15 m2
Weights
Empty 102 kg, max. flying weight 172 kg
Performance
 
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
       
Built in 1923 by Aachener Segelflugzeugbau G.m.b.H., Aachen (Schmetz, Ferdinand Bernhard)
The "Rhineland" was designed and built in 1923 to 1924 in a small series. Typical of the "Rheinland" was the relatively stout hull fully absorbed the pilot. Shoulder  arrangement of the wings, which were bent in the aileron area to the rear. This wing had still two spars to capture the moments of the strongly bent backwards wing, but had, in contrast to the precursor types already a plywood torsional nose. The "Rhineland" was   a thoroughly modern glider, but unfortunately could not experience any real achievements in the Rhön competition in 1923.