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Dec 31, 2001, 01:04 AM
Cal Slope Criminal@DV
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V1 Buzzbomb

The Buzzbomb looks like it would be an easy subject to model as a first ejet, or maybe slope scale . I did an unsuccesful search here , I was thinking in the 30" size range. I have 2 KP44 fans but they are not powerful enough as a single unit and I was planing to us them on an A10 anyway. I've downloaded some 3 views and I wondered if anyone here has any more info like plans or one they have modeled , Thanks.

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Dec 31, 2001, 11:28 AM
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I always wanted to do one of these with a Dynajet engine.

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Dec 31, 2001, 12:22 PM
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There is a V-1 plan for a single KP-44 (was underpowered) in one of the magazines currently on sale. I think it was Sailplane and Electric Modeler, or Silent Flight, or something similar. (Was not in EFI) Someone else chime in here with what it is. It would probably work great with a WeMoTec Microfan or Vasa Fan 55 as well, with mods.

I think Kress Jets still has a kit or plans for a V-1. Look at the old EDF columns in Ezone. Chris true tested the RD tandem fan in one.

CORRECTION: per Tim H, it is in the current copy on Jet Modeler International.
Last edited by Thomas B; Dec 31, 2001 at 02:00 PM.
Dec 31, 2001, 12:28 PM
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I think the article was in International Jet Modeler. I have the issue at home. I'll check on thurs when I get home. I can make copies and send them if you want them. Sorry, don't have a scanner yet????

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Dec 31, 2001, 01:59 PM
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Thats the one, Tim...thanks for the backup!
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Dec 31, 2001, 05:18 PM
Cal Slope Criminal@DV
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The more I think about it the 30" size is just to small, I'm not really into that lite of an airframe. The 50"-60" slope model with plans for a power unit later makes more sense to me . I get much better life out of the more robust models. The V1 is ideal for that, maybe a little more wing and the aft tailpipe in profile for yaw stability.
No Dynajet! I saw one of those things fly many years ago , the model was a speed , control liner. Fast isn't even close to what this thing was (not to mention the sound from hell) . No control, and the faster it goes the faster it goes. The airframe would have to be made out of metal because the damn thing makes so much heat. I have to stop thinking about it because the idea is starting to appeal to me . Thanks for the info.

Jan 01, 2002, 01:24 PM
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HERE'S THE PLAN# MW2928 by John Ranson.www.traplet.com

Jan 01, 2002, 09:56 PM
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No Dynajet! I saw one of those things fly many years ago , the model was a speed , control liner. Fast isn't even close to what this thing was (not to mention the sound from hell)

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Jan 02, 2002, 11:22 PM
Cal Slope Criminal@DV
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Condor , I don't see any control surfaces , how do it know where to go?

Sep 01, 2003, 10:11 PM
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27" span, s-400 cobalt direct. 22 ounce AUW

I can't see it working well on a fan, though, as the ID of the stove-pipe is only about 1 1/4".

A small pulse-jet would fly it, but you'd better send it on a one way journey, with the noise it will make. I've heard a dynajet once, and it seemed much louder from 150' away than an airliner on take-off roll is from 100 yd away. If you over-fly a grouchy neighbour's house, I wouldn't want to be you!

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Sep 02, 2003, 12:32 PM
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... but the noise must have been deafening ...
Sep 03, 2003, 02:54 AM
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Sep 09, 2003, 06:15 PM
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Hanna Reitsch

The buzz bomb you see with the canopy was probably a test plane flown by the famous female German pilot Hanna Reitsch.

Apparently they were have stability or control issues with the V1 prototypes, and the only way to figure them out was to strap someone’s butt to one and get a flight report.

Originally there was a rumor that these things were going to be suicide weapons, with a poor pilot rocketing into his target.

One time she demo'ed a prototype Reich helicopter by flying it inside an auditorium.(in the days before the Russians perfected the design)

The practice flight went well, but when it was crammed with people, the engine wouldn't run properly. All the people in the auditorium had decreased the amount of oxygen in the air!

Among other things she tested a bomber that was designed to cut the steel cables that tethered the British barrage balloons. CRAZY!

and if that wasn't enough she tested the 163 rocket intercept fighter. It crashed and her face was split open. She filed the flight report before receiving medical attention and was hospitalised for a few months.

She was decorated by hitler himself with the Iron cross second and first class.

Truly a remarkable woman.

Last edited by mitchamus; Sep 09, 2003 at 06:22 PM.
Sep 09, 2003, 06:20 PM
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That is so cool! Looks super. Nice job.

I don't think anyone could pay me enough to sit in that cockpit
with the intake overhead like that. No way!! hehe
Sep 09, 2003, 06:22 PM
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You could do a profile stovepipe but leave the intake and widest
part to scale. Make stovepipe flat and mount a fan somewhere
along it. That would be very cool.

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