Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913
PIPPART-NOLL. Pippart-Noll-Flugzeugbau, Mannheim.
P.N.1 P.N.2. P.N.3.
Type. Sporting. "Uberland" Military.
1912. 1912. 1913.
Length.....feet (m.) 31 (9.50) 28 (8.50) 28 (8.50 also 7)
Span.......feet (m.) 34? (10.50) 39-1/3 (12) 45? (13.70)
Area...sq. feet(m?.) 215 (20) 280 (26) 300 (28)
machine, lbs.(kgs.) 617 (280) 838 (380) 1234 (560)
useful, lbs.(kgs.) 330 (150) 463 (210) 441 (200)
Motor...........h.p. 70 Argus 70 Argus 70 Argus
max....m.p.h.(km.) 59 (95) 62 (100) 68 (110)
min....m.p.h.(km.) ... ... 50 (80)
Endurance.. hrs. ... ... ...
during 1912 1 1 1
Flight, November 15, 1913.
THE PIPPART-NOLL MILITARY MONOPLANE.
IT cannot be denied that many of the aeroplanes produced in Germany are original in design, so far as other countries are concerned, at any rate. Many German and Austrian manufacturers have adopted the Etrich system of wing form either in its initial design, or modified, as in the case of the Pippart-Noll monoplane. This machine has been designed to meet the German military requirements, and has proved to be a successful flyer. With a 70 h.p. Argus engine it is capable of ascending to a height of about 350 m. in 3 1/2 mins. The fuselage is in the form of a well-defined torpedo, being slightly greater in depth than in width. Two cock-pits are provided for pilot and two passengers, the latter being situated right forward side-by-side, where an excellent view may be obtained down over the front of the main planes. The pilot also has a good view below, being situated level with the trailing edge of the main planes. As previously mentioned, the main planes somewhat resemble the Etrich type in that the wing tips at the trailing edge extend a little to the rear, but they differ from the type in question by being slightly swept back in the form of a V, or arrow. The wings are set at a fairly pronounced dihedral angle. A peculiar feature consists of the empennage, or tail, which, to all intents and purposes, is an extension of the main planes extending rearwards on either side of the fuselage, and terminating with two hinged elevator flaps. The landing chassis is very strong and consists of two U steel-tube struts carrying the spring axle and wheels. The principal dimensions of the 1913 military-type machine are as follows :- Span, 13700 m.; length, 8.800 m.; supporting area, 28 sq. m.; weight, empty, 560 kilogs.; speed, 80-110 k.p.h.