Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913
GOEDECKER. J. Goedecker, Flugmaschinen-Werke, Niederwalluf a. Rh. Flying School: Flugplatz Grosser Sand bei Mainz.
Length............feet(m.) 32? (10) 29? (9)
Span..............feet(m.) 47? (14.5) 47? (14.5)
Area..........sq.feet(m?.) 387 (36) ...
Weight, total...lbs.(kgs.) 992 (459) 827 (375)
useful...lbs.(kgs.) ... ...
Motor............... h.p. 100 Dixi 70 Argus
Speed..........m.p.h.(km.) 56 (90) ...
Number built during 1912.. 8 2
J.Herris German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Vol I (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 49)
Flugzeugwerke J Goedecker was established in October 1909, with a workshop and aerodrome on the Great Rhine Sands near Mainz by Jackob Goedecker, a pioneer German aircraft designer and airman.
Goedecker manufactured Taube type monoplanes of his own designs pre-war. His first was in 1910 and used steel cable while most of his contemporaries used steel wire. This Taube had a 50-hp engine and an airscrew manufactured by Goedecker. Etrich's pilot, Carl Langi, flight-tested the machine. The machine was very stable and had good flying characteristics. This monoplane was used for 12 months at the Goedecker Flying School - proof of its robust construction.
With the view of creating a larger flying school, three new trainers were designed and built. Another machine of all steel construction was also built in 1910. This led to an order from Fokker for a small number of his type M.3 to be built by Goedecker. The stress calculations and details of construction had to be worked out by Goedecker's firm. These were the first licence-built Fokker aircraft. Fokker became the test pilot and later the Chief Instructor of the Goedecker Flying School.
Fokker flew the company's entry in the autumn 1913 Army Manoeuvres. The Goedecker Taube completed the manoeuvres to the full satisfaction of the military. Many early military fliers were trained at the Goedecker School. The Company enlarged their facilities in 1912 by building an aircraft hangar supported by pontoons on a nearby river. The company participated in the first German contest for marine aircraft when they entered a flying boat.
Flight, June 5, 1914.
THE PRINCE HENRY CIRCUIT, 1914.
MACHINES IN PRINCE HENRY CIRCUIT.
The Goedecker Monoplane is also of the Taube type, but in this machine the girder structure under the wings has been retained, no top bracing cables being fitted. The wing spars, as in all Goedecker machines, are steel tubes, and provision has been made for quick erecting and dismantling. By substituting a pair of floats for the wheels, this machine can be very quickly converted into a hydro.
Flight, September 4, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
15. The Goedecker Taube
is characterised by a three-wheeled chassis, and by the absence of any top bracing of the wings, the necessary rigidity being provided by a girder structure of steel tubes below the planes. The wing spars, as in all Goedecker machines, are steel tubes, and provision has been made for quick erecting and dismantling. By substituting a pair of floats for the wheels, this machine can be very quickly converted into a hydro. With a 100 h.p. Mercedes engine its speed is about 60 miles per hour.