Staaken Flitzer Z-21A – ‘If the name’s German, the engine’s German, and it looks German, then it must be…German’ (Captain Edmund Blackadder’s Theory of Aeronautics)


Staaken Flitzer Z-21A – ‘If the name’s German, the engine’s German, and it looks German, then it must be…German’ (Captain Edmund Blackadder’s Theory of Aeronautics)

In this case, (as in most cases), the esteemed Captain Blackadder has it wrong. Despite the name, the motive power, and the ‘sit’ of the aircraft, it is actually a product of the fertile brain of the British aviation artist and designer Lynn Williams. It must be admitted that the ’round-tailed’ version of this PFA-approved kit ‘plane looks like something you would have found on the flight-line of some unit or other of the Deutsche Luftstreitkrafte during World War One. The Flitzer may be operated safely from small grass strips (provided they are level) and the relatively light weight (750lbs, maximum loaded weight) gives its modified Aerovee VW engine, driving a traditional wooden propeller, the chance to provide a sprightly performance for such a small unit (the aircraft will also take the 4-cylinder Jabiru 2200).

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