RRG Ente (oz13070)
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RRG ENTE 1928 (Lippisch Ente). Radio control scale canard glider model. Wingspan 2.985 m. Scale is 1/4.
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Quote: "Hi, Here is a crazy project that I carried out in 2008; the RRG ENTE from 1928 designed by Alexander Lippisch for Fritz von Opel. A full-scale model has been reconstructed at the Deutsches Segelflugmuseum. The plans were made according to the original plans. For some history of the original (rocket-powered) aircraft, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lippisch_Ente.
I opened a subject on the Retroplane forum for modeling, see http://www.retroplane.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1899 And another for building the model, see http://www.retroplane.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2203.
If the construction was a great success, the flying was a disaster. I never could find the center of gravity."
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User commentsNice and professional plan about one of my favourite designs. Don't worry about the CoG, now at least you know where it isn't :-)
Miguel - 01/06/2021
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