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RWD-5R
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Published: March 3, 2016
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A reconstruction of RWD-5. The original was built in 1931. In 1933 in a specially prepared version of this plane Stanisław Skarżyński made a world record flying form Senegal to Brasil. The distance was 3582 km without stop. It took 20 hours 30 minutes (17 hours 15 minutes over an ocean).
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SONY
Model
SLT-A55V
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
120 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 14, 2013 9:54:14 AM +02:00
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Windows
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Comments (11)
jet737's avatar
jet737|Professional Artist
Lovely B&W scene and impressive history.
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wbyrd's avatar
It's great when I see an aircraft I don't already know about. The only downside about living in the States is that you don't get to see a lot of the less common European aircraft.
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Konrad22's avatar
I'm glad you like it. It is only a replica of this plane. None of them survived the II w.w. It is very seldom visible even in Europe.
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wbyrd's avatar
I would definitely love to have the chance to fly this type. It looks as if it is a very solid airworthy design.

I have loved aircraft of all types since I was very young. It's sad that many older aircraft types do not exist anymore. 
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It is very nice to fly in a good weather. However, unlike others planes of this type (wings on top) it has no additoinal support for the wings. In a very stormy weather there were attempts that wind tore the wings off. The problem was solved by additional supports. The replica was bulit to memorise the flight over the ocean, so it is without support.  
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K4nK4n's avatar
Lovely monochrome photo of such a cute plane.
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Konrad22's avatar
Thanks! Sometimes colour is distracting.
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K4nK4n's avatar
You're welcoooome.
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miirex|Hobbyist Photographer
Fajna maszyna 
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Konrad22's avatar
Tak. Piękna przedwojenna konstrukcja. Niestety w złych warunkach niebezpieczna.
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