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Moa

DR Design 1/72 Otto Lilienthal Kleiner Doppeldecker 1895

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And the last pioneer machine for today, yet another Lilienthal design, a biplane.

Also made long ago, but in the same vein.

The comments are the same as the ones made in today's related pioneer posts. A tricky multimedia kit, but nice to have a kit of these more arcane designs.

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Oh my lord.  These just get better an better Moa.   An absolutely beautiful little model.  Like holding a delicate moth in your hands, as I've done this evening, gently escorting one off the premises. 

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Yes, another fantastic model. It does indeed look delicate...

 

Will we eventually get to see one representing wax and feathers??


Regards,

David

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Amazing work mate. How about a Demoiselle?

 

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2 hours ago, ArmouredSprue said:

Amazing work mate. How about a Demoiselle?

Would you believe an Antoinette?

Will try to post tomorrow

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3 hours ago, ArmouredSprue said:

Amazing work mate. How about a Demoiselle?

I just posted the Antoinette (and a 14 bis) as RFIs

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Such a graceful model, and in an 'impossible' scale, too…

 

It's interesting to note the absence of moveable control surfaces. Apparently, Lilienthal just used his body to shift the centre of gravity – a method that was his undoing in his last flight, when he couldn't move his body far enough aft in order to counteract a nose down attitude.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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6 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

It's interesting to note the absence of moveable control surfaces. Apparently, Lilienthal just used his body to shift the centre of gravity – a method that was his undoing in his last flight, when he couldn't move his body far enough aft in order to counteract a nose down attitude.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Method still used today in hang gliders.

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I am familiar with this design but was not so aware of the monoplane version which you have also posted. The delicacy of this model is all too clear - which makes your modelling skill all the more remarkable.

 

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