ⓘ Albatros L 83 Adler


ⓘ Albatros L 83 Adler

The Adler Eagle was designed to be a fast, light transport aircraft, carrying payloads of 600–765 kg 1.323–1.687 lb over distances of around 750 km 470 mi, 7.5 × 10 14 nm. It had thick section, low-set, high aspect ratio 10.8 wings and was powered by a 210 kW 280 hp Junkers L5 six-cylinder liquid-cooled inline engine.

The wing is in three parts, with very short, with a center rectangular section in the fuselage structure and containing fuel tanks. Its ends were prepared on each side with pairs of streamlined steel struts to the upper fuselage. Cantilever long-span outer panels was very straight-tapered in plan and tapered in thickness from the bottom, giving Adler 4° dihedral. The wings were built around a pair of lattice-type spars and covered with corrugated duralumin. High aspect ratio ailerons filled in the outer halves of the rear edges.

the fuselage was based on cross-linked rectangular steel frame. Its a Junkers L5 engine was installed in the nose and gently cassocks, with oil tank aft of the firewall and retractable honeycomb radiator on the bottom of the fuselage. In the region behind the engine, contained an enclosed cockpit over the leading edge and the cabin extended back to the trailing edge, on each side of that part of the fuselage was covered with Dura mater and its just the shape of the upper and lower surfaces of the canvas covered. The rear fuselage was completely covered with canvas. In the cockpit there were two parallel seats with dual controls and has access through the cabin. It was a space of 2.35 m 93 long 51 1.30 m in width and 1.50 m 59 in high, which could accommodate four people, each with their own window, or used for the carriage of cargo or mail. In the aft cabin there was a small lobby with the left side of the door and facing, enclosed, toilet.

In Adler was not a normal fin, but in-flight adjustable stabilizer was installed above the fuselage on a small, thin wing profile-cross section of step with its rear-vented hem, and bottom is associated with one strut on each side. One-piece Elevator was aerodynamically balanced. The wheel is also balanced, was hinged from the rear of the fuselage and the rear step.

Its skid gear were fixed, with each mainwheel on its own curved axis from the Central lower part of the fuselage and with the help of the braces to the bottom of the fuselage frames. Short, almost vertical, rubber shock absorber feet stood between the wheels and the front spar on the edge of the center section. In the skid was a steel tube with wooden shoes.