ⓘ Albatros L.66

                                     

ⓘ Albatros L.66

The L.66 was intended to be a low cost, easy maintenance two-seater. Thus a low power engine was required and the prototype was fitted with a 30 hp 22 kW Haacke HFM-2 flat twin, though other engines could be used. It was a cantilever parasol monoplane with an aerodynamically thick airfoil section wing, which had a simple, rectangular plan and significant dihedral. The wing was a wooden structure with two spars, the ailerons mounted directly to a rounded groove in the rear spar. It was linked to the upper fuselage by a rather complicated set of struts.

Traditionally, the "Albatross" was built fuselage wooden frame, but L. 66 marked a departure, with welded longitudinal pipe and the frame front are covered with fabric. The sides were flat and almost aerodynamic shape, with a blunt, rounded nose and tapers aft. The nose-mounted engine and driving two blades, was raised above the fuselage fairing behind him, putting the oil tank and instrument panel attached to his back. The fuel tank was in the center, feeding the engine by gravity. Further aft, the pilot and passenger sat side by side in a 1.2 m 3 ft 11 inches wide fuselage, controls, tandem can be fitted if required. The tail was simple in form and action, as there were no fixed surfaces only all-moving elevators and directions. Both control surface was balanced. A conventional undercarriage was also very simple, with mainwheels attached to one bridge, which passed through the fuselage sitting on L. 66 close to the Ground. In skid was connected with the rudder for steering on the ground