LS-Segelflugzeuge - Von Der LS1 zur LS11 (LS-Sailplanes - From the LS1 to LS11)
Language: German - with 16 page English Summary Insert
Author: Wolfgang Binz
Sailplane Line Art Drawings: Martin Simons
Introduction: Gerhard Waibel
Published by EQIP (Klaus Fey)
Hard Cover, 207 pages, hundreds of color photos and scale line art
drawings by Martin Simons, Copyright 2014
Dimensions: 9.65 x 11.89 x 0.63 inches
(245 x 302 x 16 mm)
This book documents the history of the famous Rolladen Schneider LS Sailplanes. It includes many photographs and other documents. For every LS sailplane type there is a lovely full-page 3-view drawing by Martin Simons. The book is supplied with a 16 page Englsih summary insert in which the most important facts are translated chapter by chapter.
Review by Paul Remde
I'm an engineer/MBA who loves reading about the development of sailplanes and the people who brought them to life. I wish I could read German so I could savor every word, but I was very satisfied with the 16 page English language summary, the line-art sailplane drawings by Martin Simons, and the many photographs. Certainly the LS sailplanes are some of the most lovely sailplanes ever made. Their many innovative design features not only worked great, but also looked great - from the gracefully bent-up winglet featured on the cover, to the way the back end of the tailboom was designed to allow air to escape the fuselage - improving cockpit ventilation. The book is expertly published by Klaus Fey of EQIP - maker of the fantastic "Sailplanes" books. Everyone who loves the lines of LS sailplanes will love this book.
(sample: pages 1 to 5, of 16)
A few samples of the
line-art drawings by