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cluttonfred

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I wanted to flag this neat series of blog posts from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on the history and significance of the Lippisch DM1 delta-wing research glider. I have always like this configuration and thought that a powered homebuilt along these lines would be good fun.

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/lippisch-dm-1-reconsidered-part-1
https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/lippisch-dm-1-reconsidered-part-2
https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/lippisch-dm-1-reconsidered-part-3
https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/lippisch-dm-1-reconsidered-part-4
 

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So without German engineering, we would still be flying bi-plains with piston engines, and travel to the moon would just be a dream.
 

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So without German engineering, we would still be flying bi-plains with piston engines, and travel to the moon would just be a dream.
Yet when their German cars break down they need to remove the entire exhaust, drop the transmission and disconnect the left tail light just to access one insignificant part. But even then that insignificant part costs $200. Luckily Wernher Von Braun's rockets were one use only :)

My Favorite was the Bell X4 was pretty much just a captured untested P1101. lets just change the label guys and bill the Govt... Someone paint over that Swastika... Cmon when we received it you had to adjust the wings on the ground. Now you can do it in the air hence the high price we are asking...
 
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mcrae0104

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I particularly like the version with the smaller fin and bubble canopy.

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Now I need a couple of PBS TJ-100's!
 

Riggerrob

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Verhees D-Plane 1 (aka. Verhees Delta) is the closest match.
Rumour has it that Verhees was drafting a 2-seater D-Plane 2 when he died.

For a jet-powered version, look at the delta test-flown by Payen.
 
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