Arado L I
Type
2-seated sportplane
Engine
1 Salmson AD 9
Dimensions
Length 6.00 m, span 10.00 m Height: 2.30 m  Wing area: 14.5 m2
Weights
Empty 272 kg, flying weight 500 kg
Performance
Max. speed 140 km/h
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
 
56
D-1707
Named "Ostseebad Warnemünde". Built to take part in the Europa-Rundflug 1929 it was flown to Paris in
August 1929. Pilot: Hermann Hofmann, the designer of the aircraft.On the 5th of August it started for a flight to
measure the fuel consumption, had to force land south of Paris, after repair it started again back to Paris. During
some advanced flying inverted it went into spin and crashed, Hofmann was killed.
The Arado L I was a two-seat parasol-wing sporting monoplane built in Germany in 1929 in order to compete in the Europa Rundflug that year. During the fuel consumption trials, the L 1 made a forced landing and was disqualified from the contest. Bringing the aircraft back to Paris, designer Hermann Hofmann performed some aerobatics over the airfield and was killed when it crashed.