FVA 5 - Rheinland

The “Rheinland” was developed in 1923 and built in small series until 1924. Typical of the “Rheinland” was the relatively squat fuselage, which fully accommodated the pilot, the shoulder-deck arrangement of the wings, which were bent backwards in the aileron area. This wing was still twin-spar to accommodate the moments of the strongly backward-bent wing, but, unlike the predecessor types, it already had a plywood-planked torsion nose. The “Rheinland” was thus a thoroughly contemporary glider at the time, but unfortunately was unable to show any outstanding performance at the Rhön competition in 1923.