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NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS
TECHNICAL MEMORATDUM NO . 760
TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE 1934 INTERNATIONAL
TOURING COMPETITION (RUNDFLUG)*
By R. Schulz and W. Pleines
The rules and regulations governing the International
Touring Competition of 1934 favored in particular those
airplanes which proved superior in performance from vari-
ous points of view rather than from one particular aspect.
The donor had worked out such an elaborate point-score
system for certain characteristics and performances, that
the designers were practically forced to produce what
might be called an ideal type of airplane. Thus, apart
from the limitation of the tare weight to 560 kg (1,235
lb.), the choice of the designer was automatically very
The contest comprised:
a4_Stalling- peed tests - with 75 k.p.h. (46.6 m.p.h.)
as upper limit; that is, speeds higher than 75 k.p.h. were
not rated, while every 0.25 k.p.h. (0.16 m.p.h.) less than
75 k.p.h. (46.6 m.p.h.) scored 1 point.
b_ Take-off and landing& tests.- In the take-off
tests, take-off runs - over a 26.2-foot obstacle - of more
than 820 feet were not rated, while the competitor was
awarded 4 points for every 5 m (16.4 ft.) less than this
distance. Similarly, landing runs of more than 820 feet
were not counted, but the competitor was awarded 6 points
for every 16.4 feet less than this distance. Four at-
tempts were allowed for each of these trials.
c1 Fuel-consumption tests over a course of approxi-
mately 600 km (373 miles).- The maximum consumption had
been fixed at 20 kg per 100 km (71 lb. per 100 miles),
*"Technischer Rickblick auf den Internationalen Rundflug
1934." Luftwissen, September 15, 1934, pp. 244-257,
and October 15, 1934, pp. 288-290.
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