- Jul 29, 2005
- Orange County, California
There's a YouTube Video featuring a former He-162 pilot, indicating machine was agile in flight, but difficult to handle in airstrip, having lost more pilots during takeoff and landing than in combat, also a USSR video with negative comments about flight features. There were plans for a turbine version of Me-163, but many projects existed in last days of allied attacks to Germany, making a choice is hard, all look cute. 'Al Bentley drawings' has plans of several of it, not building plans, but exploded, X-ray views. Blessings +If you want to stick with the German WWII theme the He-162 and the ME-163 could be single engine candidates.
I have looked at them both and the one with the best history would be the ME-163 Komet. Leave off the C-Stoff rocket engine and use the engine that the SubSonex uses. There was a full size glider replica built in Europe some years ago that you can see fly on YouTube.
The flight reports that I have for the HE-162 Salamander say that it had marginal flight characteristics somewhat due to the lack of thrust. This could be corrected by scaling up a model had better flight manners and with a better propulsion choice. The other problem is with scaling for a couple reasons. The wing isn't very large and a 66% replica would have only 44% of the full size wing area so you would have to make the wing larger than scale and build light. The nose wheel housing would also be in the way in a reduced scale replica.
Yeah! Svastika, from Sanskrit: 'sv'= 'well; 'asti'= 'being', and the German suffix -kheit='condition of', has its oldest roots in Siberian Shamanism, was a Solar Symbol, no idea why nsdap choose it. Board is from Jean Riviere: 'Talismans, Amulets, Pantacles', other is a 1989 Calendar. '51'= Sí, Spanish yes; '52'= 'Omega', the end.Even the Finns dropped the swastika after WWII even though their use of it had absolutely nothing to do with Naziism. Some people in Asia would view the rising sun in the same way.
A french homebuilder made an small turbine, installed it on a pod above fuselage in a glider, they were banned from flying, with allegations of 'safety concerns'; of course a turbine adds self-takeoff to a glider, but I failed in making any concept about its dangers, if it fails, the airplane simply glides.courtesy of the minijets webpage
Constructeur Somers-Kendal SK-1
Concepteur Hugh M. Kendall
Type Racer biplace léger à réaction
1er vol 8 octobre 1955
Nb. construits 1
Moteur Turbomeca Palas
Type Turboréacteur Simple flux
Poussée unitaire 160 kg 353 lbs
Envergure 6,93 m 22.73 ft
Longueur 6,35 m 20.83 ft
Hauteur 1,62 m 5.32 ft
Surface portante 6,25 m² 67.27 ft²
Capacité en carburant 228 l 60.3 US Gal.
Facteur de charge +/- 6 g
Fuselage 217 Kg 478 lb
Moteur et accessoires 90 Kg 198 lb
Equipements et huile 35 Kg 77 lb
Poids à vide 343 Kg 756 lb
Décollage - 15m à 750kg 685 m 2,247 ft
Atterrissage - 15m à 650kg 595 m 1,952 ft
Vit. maximum S/L 535 Km/h 332 mph
Vit. croisière max 450 km/h 280 mph
Vitesse maximum 645 km/h 401 mph
Taux initial montée 9,4 /min 1850 ft/min
Autonomie à 190 kts 1160 km* 720 miles
* à 20,000 ft et sans réserve
There is NASA/ NACA experimental research, 'Cranfield repository', free and open access, indicating the 'NACA' air intakes, BD-5 style, are worse than the 'open mouth' type, as in Vought 'Crusader'. Blessings+Yes that would be an interesting candidate. Doesn’t have landing gears though
'Rising Sun', Dawn, in the anciet times was devoted to 'that Greek call 'Apollyon' and Jews 'Abbadon the exterminator'. Beware of the dog! Salut +Even the Finns dropped the swastika after WWII even though their use of it had absolutely nothing to do with Naziism. Some people in Asia would view the rising sun in the same way.
The 'Butterfly' type of tail unit is reported having structural problems, some Beechcraft Bonanza crashed because of it, they say. Blessings +
V-tails do not have inherent structural problems.The 'Butterfly' type of tail unit is reported having structural problems, some Beechcraft Bonanza crashed because of it, they say. Blessings +