Flight, October 16, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
12. The F.F. Flying Boat
is an experimental machine specially built for the Warnemunde-Scandinavia Race. The hull of this machine takes the form of a short deep boat, which only extends back a short distance behind the trailing edge of the lower plane. The engine - a 150 h.p. Benz - is mounted in the rear portion of the hull, and drives through bevel gearing a four-bladed propeller, mounted approximately half way between the upper and lower main planes. Pilot's and passenger's seats are arranged side by side immediately in front of the leading edge of the lower plane, and a curved deck over the front portion of the boat forms a wind-screen for the occupants. As the boat does not extend sufficiently far back to carry the tail planes, these have been mounted on an outrigger consisting of four tail booms connected with struts and braced in the usual way by cross wiring. Ample water clearance is provided by setting the lower main plane at a pronounced dihedral angle, and as a precaution small floats are fitted to the lower wing tips.