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Heinkel He 51 Replica

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Peter Garner

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Nov 3, 2008
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Hi all

I would like to introduce to you all my project: Three years ago I started research for my Heinkel He 51 replica. I literally started with a sheet of paper with nothing on it. At first I hoped to find copies of working plans but soon I had to realise that they are no more. I got copies of the handbooks in which nearly every item is described and photographed but there are only few line-drawings. Nevertheless, this was a start. In summer 2007 I came across a rare repair-manual in which are plans of the airframe. Using this we could redesign the fuselage tubular framework and also the airfoil sections. We now have nearly all upper wingribs done and are halfway through the lower wingribs. We are currently drawing the plans of the tailplane. The next step will be to build the wingspars.

We have an original BMW VI engine though it is a little tatty to put it mildly. We have managed to trace a second one but the owner is a bit reluctant to let it go, even though he always assures me that if he sells it, I'll be the one who gets it.

If you're interested I'll like to keep you posted. I tried to attach pictures but it didn't work (only members with sufficient permission etc. etc.).

PeterEdited by: Peter Garner

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