Glasflügel - Eugen Hänle - Pioneer of GRP aircraft construction
Author: Wolfgang Binz
Sailplane Line Art Drawings
Published by EQIP (Klaus Fey)
Hard Cover, 272 pages, hundreds of color photos and scale line art drawings , Copyright 2021
Dimensions: 9.65 x 11.89 x 0.63 inches (245 x 302 x 16 mm)
Note: The first batch of these books should arrive in December of 2021. The price at right is not exact. I won't know the exact price until the first batch of books has arrived. The import costs are substantial.
Of course, this is also a book about the legendary dragonflies and the other types of glass wings, their origins and development, their numerous optimizations and their successes. But it's a lot more than that.
Wolfgang Binz has meticulously researched how the GfK pioneers Eugen and Ursula Hänle began, how the Glasflügel company emerged from the slipway in the kitchen-living room, and which companions and competitors accompanied the Hänles. He also tells of the countless hurdles that had to be overcome and problems that were never lacking. And after Eugen Hänle's tragic death at the latest, the story even becomes an economic drama that could hardly be imagined. After reading this book, the glider pilots will have a different impression of Eugen Hänle and Glasflügel than before.
The rescue attempts and the preservation of the legacy of Glasflügel by Hanko and Christian Streifeneder are also described.
Almost five hundred photos, documents and drawings (including numerous large-format three-sided views) turn a specialist book into a feast for the eyes and a treasure trove for glider pilots and model builders. It's good that it is finally available. You can of course also have it as a gift ...
Review by Paul Remde
I'm an engineer/MBA who loves reading about the development of sailplanes and the people who brought them to life. I wish I could read German so I could read the text of the book in the actual book, but I was satisfied with the separate English language translation booklet, the line-art sailplane drawings, and the many photographs. Certainly the Glasflügel sailplanes are some of the most interesting and innovative sailplanes ever made. The book is expertly published by Klaus Fey of EQIP - maker of the fantastic "Sailplanes" books. Everyone who loves Glasflügel sailplanes will love this book.
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