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† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

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Friday, 22 November 2019 12:18

Robert-Esnault-Pelterie REP-2 Parasol

History

The Esnault-Pelterie REP.1 and its successor the REP.2 were originally experimental aircraft, developed by  French aviation pioneer Robert Esnault-Pelterie. The REP-1 had an unusual undercarriage consisting of on main wheel, a small tail wheel and two smaller wheels mounted to the wing-tips. A novelty was the steering by a stick.

The REP.2 differed from the REP.1, initial the same construction, but soon a more conventional construction. The fuselage was a steel tube frame covered with linen.

Test flights with the REP.1 were made in September 1907 and test flights with the REP.2 were made in June 1908 and resulted in a height an distance record for monoplanes.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 6,85 m Wingspan: 9,6 m
Height: 2,5 m Wing area: 15,75 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: - kg Max. start weight: 420 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 80 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: - km Service ceiling: - m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: -
Crew: One aviator
Armament: -