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Airworthy replica of the „Normal-Segelapparat“ No. 11 by Otto Lilienthal, 1894The first hang gliderThe industrialist Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) built and tested a whole series of gliders with great success. One of them, the “Normal-Segelapparat No. 6“, he even sold to Switzerland in 1895 for 500 Marks.The aircraft shown here was constructed in 300 hours by former boat-builder and flying instructor Bruno Guhl to plans from the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The 27-kg aircraft was successfully flown a number of times in 1991 by Marc Brunner alias „Palino“ on the occasion of the “100 years of human flight” anniversary. In 1998, Marc Brunner handed over the glider to the Swiss Museum of Transport.
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  • Airworthy replica of the „Normal-Segelapparat“ No. 11 by Otto Lilienthal, 1894
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  • Airworthy replica of the „Normal-Segelapparat“ No. 11 by Otto Lilienthal, 1894
    The first hang glider

    The industrialist Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) built and tested a whole series of gliders with great success. One of them, the “Normal-Segelapparat No. 6“, he even sold to Switzerland in 1895 for 500 Marks.
    The aircraft shown here was constructed in 300 hours by former boat-builder and flying instructor Bruno Guhl to plans from the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The 27-kg aircraft was successfully flown a number of times in 1991 by Marc Brunner alias „Palino“ on the occasion of the “100 years of human flight” anniversary. In 1998, Marc Brunner handed over the glider to the Swiss Museum of Transport.
  • Inventory No.VHS-7895
  • Original/modelNachbildung (1:1)
  • Object typeObject (three-dimensional)
  • Manufacturer/operatorLilienthal Otto (1848 - 1896), Inventor, archivalisch belegt
    Brunner Marc (1848 - 1896), Pilot or balloonist, archivalisch belegt
    Guhl Bruno (1848 - 1896), Manufacturer, archivalisch belegt
  • Dating1991; Original: 1894
  • Object weightL x B x H 4.5 x 6.55 x 1.5 m
    Leergewicht 27 kg
  • Number of crew1
  • Number of passengers0
  • Type of propulsionNo drive