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Old 21st Feb 2021, 20:50
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It sure has some MBB 223 Flamingoheritage central pedestal, same knobs, size, and vintage but of course not the yokes and panel are totally different.
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Old 21st Feb 2021, 20:57
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Originally Posted by rotarywrench View Post
It sure has some MBB 223 Flamingoheritage central pedestal, same knobs, size, and vintage but of course not the yokes and panel are totally different.
Then you have one of the contributing manufacturers.
Shouldn’t take long now.
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Old 22nd Feb 2021, 22:02
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Time for a last clue:
The aircraft has no metallic structure.
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 10:36
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Is this the MBB 223-M4? MBB 223 fitted with a Porsche engine. And currently in the museum in Schleissheim, Munich?
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 16:22
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No it is not an aircraft built by MBB alone but MBB contributed the Glassfibre knowledge for this plane.
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 17:40
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MBB / Siebelwerke ATG GmbH (SIAT) 223 Flamingo ? It was also built under license by CASA in Spain, but I do not know the variant/engine.

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Old 24th Feb 2021, 20:15
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I am starting to doubt if this would help?


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Old 24th Feb 2021, 22:05
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LFU205, interesting experimental aircraft, exploring the then new application of GRP construction for powered aircraft. The German glider fraternity were very much in the same realm as construction moved from wood/fabric to GRP. Nothing to hand so OH I’m afraid if correct.

An interesting challenge too!

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Old 24th Feb 2021, 23:15
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ASW finally got it right with the Leichtflugtechnik-Union (LFU) consortium 205.

Indeed initially build to research use of GRP in small aircraft.
From there is was used to measure drag and lift, study boundary layer and transition from laminar flow into tubulencey. Then testing laminar flow airfoils. Last testing was measuring influence of sun radiation into temperature of the wing surface.

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 10:07
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Interesting type, but I had never heard of it before It turned up at Schleissheim after my last visit to the place...
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 10:33
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Think I've used it before (photo is by me in my then machine), but appropriate to the theme started by SLB and the LFU205...


(will happily withdraw if someone has something new to hand)
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 14:00
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I reckon that's a Libelle Condor...and if it flies as exquisitely as it looks I want one!
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 04:07
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Close enough Meleagertoo,

It is the cockpit of my then glider a, Glasflugel H-201 Libelle. Linkage with the LFU205 it that it set the standard for GRP sailplane construction in the late 1960's. Particularly for it's use of a foam, rather than balsa, sandwich construction for the wings. Something like 600 built, which for the sailplane fraternity is enormous.



And yes, quite delightful to fly, though rather light and lacking in high speed polar performance by modern standards.

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Old 26th Feb 2021, 10:36
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Asw28, If this was “which aerodrome” I would say that pic of your Libelle was taken at Bidford?
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 21:23
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UV, and you would be correct! 518 was based at Duxford/Gransden Lodge with what was then Cambridge University Gliding Club. However for a period around 1990 a family group would convene at Bidford, hosted by Barry and Mo, for a gliding holiday.

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Old 26th Feb 2021, 23:34
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Open House again.
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 08:00
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 04:33
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Fourteen built. Last two were named Everest and Enterprise.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 08:04
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Everest and Enterprise.

Let’s not forget Egeria, Elsinore, Euterpe, Ettrick, Elysian, Endymion, Eddystone, Elysean and Euryalus. All members of the Ensign class, which was the name of the prototype A.W. 27.





I can only find twelve names. Were the other two unnamed?
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 23:40
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Eeyore and Euchre?

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