When Ernst Piëch - a member of the well-known German car maker family - found a 16-litre Austro-Daimler aircraft engine, he had no idea where this would lead to one day. Of course, he knew only too well that the six-cylinder in-line engine had been constructed by his grandfather Ferdinand Porsche. But it was only later that he found out that the engine had once powered a “Hansa Brandenburg C 1” double-decker plane.
Thus, Piëch did not only restore the engine, he also contracted the Austrian company Craftlab to replicate the aircraft - a job which took more than 7,000 hours of work. Today, it is on display at the “fahr(T)raum” museum in Mattsee (Austria).
This film tells the exciting story of the reconstruction of the aircraft up until the maiden flight with the 88-year-old Ernst Piëch as a co-pilote.
Technical details: Format: PAL DVD Picture Format: 16:9 Region code: 0 - All regions Running time: a 30-minute short version and a 98-minute long version Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo Language: German FSK: no age restriction