±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: freaknikz
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6598

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 86
Total: 86
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: News
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Photo Gallery
12: Community Forums
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Photo Gallery
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Community Forums
23: Home
24: Photo Gallery
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Community Forums
33: Photo Gallery
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Photo Gallery
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Statistics
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Photo Gallery
64: Photo Gallery
65: Photo Gallery
66: Photo Gallery
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Photo Gallery
70: Community Forums
71: News
72: Photo Gallery
73: Community Forums
74: Photo Gallery
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Photo Gallery
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Photo Gallery
85: Home
86: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Me-262 takes to the skyes again ! :: Archived
A general meeting place for all pilots!
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  Officer's Club

Topic Archived View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Uhu_Fledermaus
Aircraft Demolition Expert

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 27, 2004
Posts: 4369
Location: Blaricum, The Netherlands ~GMT+1
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:45 am
Post subject: Me-262 takes to the skyes again !



the second flying reproduction of the groundbreaking Messerschmidt Me262 WWII jet fighter -- took to the skies over Germany earlier this week. The historic flight marked the first time that an Me262 has flown over Germany since 1945.

read more here => www.aero-news.net/inde...e66&#d


fled
Cool
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Uhu_Rodion
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 13, 2004
Posts: 1437
Location: L'Aquila, Italy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:10 am
Post subject: Re: Me-262 takes to the skyes again !

Wow, did you read? There's also a Bf-109F planned - I was mumbling: here the Municipality evicted the Aero-Club - do you remember our "airfield"? Well, don't know what are they going to do with that runway, hangars and the like, but time ago I already saw a Stork taking off from there... dreaming of a triumphal parade with one of those Fw190 of theirs... Cool
Wink
Marco
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
NS38th_Aristaeus
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 394
Location: Pensacola, FL.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:39 pm
Post subject: Re: Me-262 takes to the skyes again !

Some other sites.

www.stormbirds.com/pro...index.html

www.flugwerk.de/index.shtm

_________________
CAN'T TALK GOTTA SHOOT.


www.NS38th.com
www.hawaiiclipper.com
www.pacificwrecks.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number AIM Address Photo Gallery
XcalibeR
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 10, 2005
Posts: 358

PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:34 pm
Post subject: Re: Me-262 takes to the skyes again !

I actually just met one of the guys that worked on those planes (David Simberger, he was talking to one of my professors when I went in to his office). What a coincidence, lol. He said that when they first picked up the plane, it was in some junkyard, and had been very rusted and such. They contacted some museum in Germany and managed to get blueprints to the original aircraft, and built it up from there. He also said the plane has actually been flying for a couple years, but that was the first time since WWII that the plane has been flown over Germany.

www.stormbirds.com/pro...index.html

_________________

[TSF]Lt. Col. XcalibeR{5thF}
PG_Raptor
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
NS38th_Aristaeus
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 394
Location: Pensacola, FL.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:28 am
Post subject: Re: Me-262 takes to the skyes again !

~S~ All
I have been reading about these planes for a few years now and from what I have learned the first plane crashed after only a couple flights.
The ME262 they used belongs to the U.S. Navy which is on loan to them for the purpose of restoring it back to static display status and at the same time makeing the blueprints for the new birds.
They didn't find an ME262 in a junkyard. lol
No one has complete blueprints to the ME262 which is why the company made the deal with the U.S. Navy.

From the beginning, there was little interest in creating a plane that only looked like a Me 262; the objective was to create precision duplicates of the jet. There were significant technical challenges to overcome: surviving airframes were rare indeed and technical drawings were incomplete -- not to mention scattered across two continents.

Without a master pattern to follow, it simply could not be done. What was desperately needed was an original Me 262 that could be torn apart, analyzed, and duplicated, piece by piece. Nothing less would work. Could such a plane be found?

The ideal candidate aircraft was found in an unlikely setting: a solitary example of an un-restored and original Me 262 was sitting outside of Willow Grove Naval Air Station in eastern Pennsylvania. The aircraft, once known as "White 35," was a rare Luftwaffe trainer, complete with dual-controls. Having spent decades on outdoor display, the jet was deteriorating rapidly. Unless it could be properly restored, its days were clearly numbered. This made it the single best hope for use in a restoration/reproduction project. It was soon discovered that the U.S. Navy owned the aircraft, but lacked the resources to give the old B-1a a quality restoration.

Recognizing the possibilities, Snyder entered into a two year negotiation process with the Navy. The Navy was offered an attractive proposal: permit the old warbird to be dismantled and used as a template, and they would get back a fully restored aircraft at no cost to the government. The Navy accepted the deal, and the search for a suitable fabricator was mounted.

_________________
CAN'T TALK GOTTA SHOOT.


www.NS38th.com
www.hawaiiclipper.com
www.pacificwrecks.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number AIM Address Photo Gallery
XcalibeR
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 10, 2005
Posts: 358

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:30 am
Post subject: Re: Me-262 takes to the skyes again !

- NS38th_Aristaeus
~S~ All
I have been reading about these planes for a few years now and from what I have learned the first plane crashed after only a couple flights.
The ME262 they used belongs to the U.S. Navy which is on loan to them for the purpose of restoring it back to static display status and at the same time makeing the blueprints for the new birds.
They didn't find an ME262 in a junkyard. lol
No one has complete blueprints to the ME262 which is why the company made the deal with the U.S. Navy.


Now that you say that, he did mention something about a second plane being put on static display. He also did mention that they found "rusted" parts somewhere. I don't remember him saying anywhere specific, but I garauntee that the words "found" and "rusted" came out of his mouth :). And for the blueprints, again, he said they had to travel to Germany to get blueprints. You sound more informed on the issue than me, though, so you may be correct.

_________________

[TSF]Lt. Col. XcalibeR{5thF}
PG_Raptor
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  Officer's Club
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

Archive Revive
Username:
This is an archived topic - your reply will not be appended here.
Instead, a new topic will be generated in the active forum.
The new topic will provide a reference link to this archived topic.