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  1. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Fighting14, Here for ref. is the F.2 Tiger. One is under construction in the USA and another planned in NZ. Perhaps you and Dom could visit this gentleman during your visit. He is currently restoring a Tiger Moth and has built and flies a beautiful Acro Sport 2 (attached) while his wife flies a...
  2. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Hi Mike von S. Yes, Patrick is flying his Z-1R in that picture. He continues to extend his aerobatic prowess by stages as far as I know, but the aeroplane itself has a lot to teach. I think its limitation would be the geared Rotec radial which is not considered an 'aerobatic engine'. I would...
  3. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Hi Fighting 14, Thanks for the comments, but the KFZ-1 isn't the Flitzer Tiger. The Tiger is the F.2 which I'll send a picture of later. The KFZ-1 (G-KFZI) was a much earlier design, constructed around a 90hp Salmson and known as the Tigerfalk - inspired in part by the Raka 26 Tigerschwalbe...
  4. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Hi Dominic, Yes, my plan of living forever to complete all my winged dreams is going OK so far. I have replied to your email direct with some more pictures. More to come! Cheers, Lynn
  5. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    One last thing, if one were considering a 'replica', slightly downsized from 24' span, say to 21' with a reduction in wing chords (so as not to have too low an aspect-ratio), so that the machine would have a power and wing loading appropriate to a 'racer', also stretching the nose slightly to...
  6. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Fighting 14, I've found four excellent websites which deliver a great amount of detail and excellent photographs of the Sopwith Schneider including the taxiing replica at Thorpe Water Park. The description from 'Flight' on the Ru site is quite extensive and much dimensional detail is provided as...
  7. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Fighting 14, further to whet your interest in the Sopwith Schneider, here is some more information, culled from 'British Civil Aircraft' Volume 2, 1919-1959 by A J Jackson (Putnam). Single-seat racing seaplane of timber construction featuring 2-1/2" backward stagger. Built at Kingston-on-Thames...
  8. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    BTW, in an earlier post I meant to say, '...cornered the market in Williams' biplane designs' but auto-correct had other ideas! :0)
  9. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Flighting 14, your Navy N3N-3 is absolutely stunning. Yes, I do like engine-turned aluminium, but perhaps not where it's over done. We are used to seeing The Spirit of St. Louis with a full engine-turned nose and cowlings and that's an icon. Equally a classic American Eagle comes to mind. But on...
  10. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    I have some close-up photographs of the basic airframe which I will send from my other computer archive. Meanwhile, here are pictures of the 1/4 scale R/C model of the Tigerfalk from 1988, held by builder Pete McDermott, the then scale R/C champion. It featured 'advanced ailerons' and for this...
  11. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    I built the Tigerfalk to 50% completion but then was persuaded to let someone have the Salmson radial to keep his Sopwith Pup flyable that kept throwing pots from the installed Le Rhone. Because my brother had performed the test flying on that Pup, (described in 'Airborne', now published by...
  12. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Dominic and Fighting 14, here are impressions of the Z-2 Seeschwalbe and the Z-21 Wasser. Also the first 'conversion', JT-1 to Yak 9, the Tigerfalk (plan view), Stormcocks and ski-plane flying! The civilianised Siskin is another inter-war machine embodying some mods for balance at reduced scale...
  13. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    For landplane inter-war fighters, the basic Flitzer design was always intended to be transmutable into something other than a pure sportsplane, visually, including air-racers. Some 'Japanese' types are shown here, converted by Photoshop into credible post-WW1 types, but retain Flitzer geometry...
  14. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Fighting 14 and Co, Thanks for posting those pictures of the Sopwith Schneider, Short Crusader, Supermarine S.5, Macchis, etc. All firm favourites of mine. Balancing the Sopwith without access to a heavy engine or use of an exceptional amount of ballast forward would be impossible and probabl;y...
  15. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Fighting 14, Dominic and Mike. I did consider a Z-1 on floats back in 1998 shortly after BellAeromarine had built the second prototype, G-FLIZ. The landplane performance was so encouraging with the 1834cc VW (@ 60 hp.) that a floatplane seemed more than a likely next step. Bell intended to build...
  16. flitzerpilot

    SAI Ambrosini 403

    I recommended to the builder of the Z-2 Schwalbe to install a Verner 7U instead of the R2800 he'd originally bought. This he has done, although only one maiden flight has been performed so far due to logistics. I had the opportunity to purchase the R2800, but decided against it. The owner of...
  17. flitzerpilot

    SAI Ambrosini 403

    Hi BJC, There are so many but I could photograph them, although as most are pencil drawings they might not reproduce too well. I have a studio measuring about 17' x 12' with rolled paper drawings and architectural drawers, box files and simply piles of various Flitzer developments, inter-war...
  18. flitzerpilot

    SAI Ambrosini 403

    I've always loved that aeroplane and also drafted a scaled-down replica for the earlier Ambrosinis. But I only had a Cirrus ll at the time and felt it would not do justice to the original even at reduced scale. Another paper project in a workshop full of stalled dreams.
  19. flitzerpilot

    Two-seat WWII warbird replica candidates?

    It was said that a good way to drive a pig mad was to put him in a crate in line with the propellers of a Short Skyvan. The flat fuselage sides probably amplified the effect. Sitting in an Astazou Jetstream in line with the props gave me a heck of a headache.
  20. flitzerpilot

    Jungster 1 & 2 aircraft

    Yes, sorry Fighting 14, I should have credited yourself. But the message was also for Dominic. :0)
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