Aeronautics: Biggests

While the biggest flying boat was stumbling on her way to the U. S. last week, the biggest amphibian went up for the first time and the biggest land plane came unhappily down.

The flying boat was the huge Dornier DO-X which took off from Rio de Janeiro for Miami as proudly as if she had not been nine months on the way from Switzerland. Her sponsors set a leisurely schedule of nine days for the northward flight, but a crankcase broke near Para, Brazil, and there the laggard sat down again to await...

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