early aviation

  1. Petike

    Are STOL (short take off and landing) aeroplanes possible with 1900s and 1910s tech ?

    To explain what I mean by the question in the title, I'm curious whether good quality and dependable aeroplanes from the 1900s and 1910s (regardless of size or type) were capable of STOL takeoffs and STOL landings. I'm particularly curious about small aeroplanes, such as very early bushplanes...
  2. Petike

    What would early 1900s aeroplanes sound like if they were powered by electric engines ?

    "Well, they'd probably be more quiet, Petike." some of you might say. :p More seriously, I've been wondering about this question for an aeronautic-themed story I've been writing. Its setting is a largelly realistic alternate world with pre-WWI and early WWI style aviation. For the sake of...