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Offline kkarlsen

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German wireless antenna
« on: April 29, 2021, 04:49:52 AM »
With the Friedrichshafen FF.33 L just around the corner by Lukgraph, I've started preparing.

I'm interested in the CFHT variant which had a wireless installation and outboard antenna.
The photo material I have seen is very poor with no details.
Was this type of antenna installed on other reconnaissance aircraft...





There is also some kind of feature on the right top wing of the CHFT variant...





What is it?

Any information regarding these issues would be very much appreciated...

Cheers: Kent

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Re: German wireless antenna
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 04:55:14 AM »
Are you sure it is an aerial and not a bomb sight?

I'd expect to see a reel for a trailing wire

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Re: German wireless antenna
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 05:40:55 AM »
Hi Kent,

have a look at this link (go to Instruction Page 16) - this should be the same construction as the FF.33l. If you have the H.B. W29 WNW model, then the parts should almost fit.

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3000&cat=4

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Re: German wireless antenna
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 05:56:59 AM »
Hi Kent,

have a look at this link (go to Instruction Page 16) - this should be the same construction as the FF.33l. If you have the H.B. W29 WNW model, then the parts should almost fit.

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3000&cat=4

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Bertl



Great help Bertl, thank you. One can even see the generator's OFF position!

Any idea what the rectangle on the top wing is?

Mfg: Kent

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Re: German wireless antenna
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 06:08:54 AM »
Looks like an additional fuel tank, but just my guess. The generator is also featured in Flashback W29 kit.
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Re: German wireless antenna
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2021, 05:59:09 AM »
Looks like an additional fuel tank, but just my guess. The generator is also featured in Flashback W29 kit.
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You were right it looks to be a fuel tank  ;)



Finally found this photo, where I think it's quite obvious what it is.

Kent