Lippisch P.01-117 - A+V 1:72

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    Lippisch P.01-117 - A+V 1:72

    Post  Aldo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:42 am

    This was a project based on the Messerschmitt Me163 rocket plane programme. The intention was the design of a fighter with a prone pilot intended to neutralise the high g forces.

    The model was terrible as are all A+V resins and I think I lost patience somewhere along the way and decided there was so much time I could waste on this thing. It is an interesting addition to my 'Projects' collection nonetheless.












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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:23 pm

    But still it was worth it Aldo..all the work ... another interesting project... cheers

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    Post  el manolo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:37 pm

    well done Very Happy

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    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:57 pm

    The usual surgical finish Aldo Twisted Evil

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:27 pm

    Looks a lot like a cockpitless 163 but interesting as are all your projects. Love the finish on such a small machine.

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    Post  Aldo on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:22 am

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Brian, the pilot lay prone on his chest and if you look closely, the control column - if you can call it that - is visible in the nose plexiglass dome. Instead of a seat, there was a large cushion and the pilot lay prone with his feet pushing back the control pedals. This was the intended solution for the effects of the high g forces which knocked pilots out during high acceleration when the rocket motor was started.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:36 am

    Ineterressanti imens.....wud like to be in that pilot's place Smile.....serioulsy...awesome projects Aldo...
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    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:59 pm

    Interesting subject and nicely done model.

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