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Old 19th Jan 2012, 18:57
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Is it the Lambach HLII ??
It is indeed Trevor I guess the engine was a bit of a give away! Sorry Karl, Trevor just got there first.
Ir. Hugo Lambach designed a small single-seat biplane intended for aerobatics. It was the intention that at aerobatic contests held in the Netherlands it could beat the German competition. For construction of this new plane, designated as H.L.2, Lambach founded the Lambach Aviation works in January 1937
Sadly the aircraft failed to beat the German competition and met its fate in a bombing raid in 1940.

To celebrate the 45-years jubilee of the Student Aeronautical Study Association 'Leonardi da Vinci' of the Technical University of Delft, the members decided to build a replica of the Lambach H.L.2. To realize the construction the SSVOBB (Stichting Studenten Vliegtuigontwikkeling, -Bouw en -Beheer (Aircraft Development, Construction and Maintenance Students Foundation) was founded in 1990. Thestudents were assisted by the chief constructor of the original 1937 H.L.2, Ir. Wim de Koo at the respectable age of 82.
The replica flew in 1995/96 but was grounded because of structural cracks. I do not believe it has flown since.



SincoTC has declared OH, however as Karlark was only minutes behind, I invite him to put up the next challenge
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 19:49
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Lambach HLII
Glad I went to bed. Never heard of it.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 20:14
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Morning Graeme...it was a new one on me too! Found it when I was looking to see what Replica aircraft had been built in recent years.

Well Karl has disappeared so if you've got one to post go for it
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 20:24
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Evening Ken. Tried your GIMP programme, as you know, but spent too much time looking for your single seat biplane...so it's your fault I have no silhouettes.

I'm sure you've been busy...got another?
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 20:49
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if you've got one
I solemnly swear to make some today/tonight. But must go now, cheers mate.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 21:25
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Ok, one for the open house;

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Old 19th Jan 2012, 21:50
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Different! So a single seat high (parasol?) wing turboprop? Wing looks odd...has it got large end plates? US design?
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 22:03
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I very much doubt it is a turbo-prop..
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 22:34
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Douglas YO-31C.....?



If so, Open House (Still in the process of making/finding silhouettes).

Cheers.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 23:20
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Sorry I was out & about for a bit... Looks like Noyade has it, and it is open house.

'twas a Paint silhouette... I'll have try one in Gimp when I get a chance.
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 04:14
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Thanks Karlark.

I'll have try one in Gimp when I get a chance.
Here's my first serious attempt with GIMP. Never would have tried it playing with the contrast and paint like I usually do. Hindsight says it was a poor choice in that I didn't notice the original photo had clipped the float and the top of the nacelle was very bright - wasn't sure where to put the dots....

Many thanks Ken for the tutorials. Going boldly forward where I've never gone before, I present GIMP No.1...

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Lambach HLII
Nice one, Ken!

Graeme - is yours a Jerry???

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Old 20th Jan 2012, 09:08
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Morning gents. Been out for tea, Julie's birthday.

Not German Martin.
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Morning Martin
Glad you liked the Lambach...plenty of photo's of the replica (PH-APZ) on the web. Looks like they hope to have it flying again soon.
Totally fooled by Karl's Douglas YO-31C....must admit it's one I was not familiar with Ironically it did lead me to a rather unusual looking turboprop conversion of a well known light aircraft....I'll save that for a later date
I've not had much of a chance to look for Graeme's yet....coffee break soon so will try to look then.

Edit, evening Graeme....tea, sounds terribly English Wish Julie a Happy Birthday for me. Is your challenge American?

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Old 20th Jan 2012, 09:45
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Not American Ken.

Europe.
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 10:16
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Coffee time but no inspiration! French, perhaps British?
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 10:39
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French.

Sesquiplane. Top wing level with the top of the fuselage. Central float with two considerably smaller stabilizing floats. Planned role was shipboard reconnaissance but they changed the prototype into a two-seat fighter with a circular fuselage and smaller tail. Only one built.
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 10:43
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Engine is a 400 hp Lorrraine-Dietrich 12Db inline piston engine.
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You'll see it in AviaFrance, but from a different angle.
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Sorry mate, have to leave you there. Working tomorrow morning with an early start. Hope you have a good day, don't work too hard.

Thanks for the birthday wishes for Julie and thanks again for GIMP. You might regret helping me now.

Cheers.

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