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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:56 pm 
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Rimowa presented their first prototype replica of the Junkers F 13 at Oshkosh. It is a 1:1 replica, though several details differ from the original.

Pic taken by Dan K., of his Oshkosh thread over at the WIX Hangar
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- They use a P&W R-985 Wasp Junior as engine
- Landing gear is a modified Junkers W 34 one
- Wheels are off a T-6
- Braking system is a redline T-6 conversion kit
- Prop is a ground adjustable Hamilton Standard

It is intended to launch a small series if customers can be found.
Junkers F 13 was the first full metal commercial airplane made of duralumin.

http://www.rimowa-f13.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:01 pm 
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Nice to see a replica of something different: makes a change from yet another P-51 or Spitfire.


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I'd take one. Anyone want to help fund it? pop2

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It looks great. Have they been flying it this week?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:46 pm 
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k5083 wrote:
It looks great. Have they been flying it this week?

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No August, it has not flown yet. Regarding their site they plan the first flight to happen in spring / early in 2016. I guess there is a lot of paperwork still to be done. They obviously wanted to show their prototype at Oshkosh this year. (Maybe in hope to get the interest of some potential customers?)

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Beautiful aircraft and looks to have phenomenal workmanship. Asking price is staggering.


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Cvairwerks wrote:
Beautiful aircraft and looks to have phenomenal workmanship. Asking price is staggering.

more than Staggerwing...

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Saw it at Oshkosh and it looked great. Interior looked nice with saddle colored leather. Have no idea if there's a market for them but it looks like it would be fun to fly.


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Now if I could just win the lottery!



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I have prepared a small fotostory with pics of the construction at http://www.kaelin.aero in Southern Germany

http://www.airventure.de/news_rimowa_junkersf13.htm

Current plan is to have this machine airworthy as HB-RIM in spring 2016. It is at Duebendorf for installation of the interior flying systems during the next months.


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