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Igor Sikorsky Historical Archives

Igor Sikorsky Historical Archives

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Published by CAP History Library
Oct 2011
Oct 2011

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 Newsletter © 2006. The Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives Inc. All rights reserved.
Published by the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives, Inc. M/S S578A, 6900 Main St., Stratford CT 06615
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October 2011
Sikorsky Archives News
his publication is a sequel to the October 2009 issue covering the continued interestshown in building Sikorsky Aircraftmodels. The issue highlights thoseindividuals who have demonstrated extraordinarymodelling talent and craftsmanship skills. Themodels shown cover the aircraft periods from1913 to current periods of aircraft technology.The model builders provided the data andcontributed to the preparation of this issue.
 S-22 Ilya Moramets
 Andrey Fedorenko
 S-29A German Gotha SchemeLawrence Klingber H-34  Alain Davaux  MH-53M 
 Arlo Watkins
 Butch Wellmaker 
 Butch Wellmaker 
Model Building is
“A Labor
Part 2
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October 2011
Sikorsky Archives News
Igor Sikorsky Developed the S-22 to S-27Ilya Moramets four engine aircraft series duringthe 1913-1918 time period in Russia. 
n August 2, 2008 Andrey Fedorenko demonstrated hisradio controlled Ilya Moramets model in Kharkov, Ukraine,and was awarded the Championship of Ukraine Silver Prize.The competition occurred at a model aircraft festival held near Kiev, Ukraine, the birthplace of Igor Sikorsky. The projectwas started on February 17, 2007 with a 3-D computer modeland construction drawings. 
The model specications are as follows:
-- Scale: 1:10-- Wing Span: 2.98 m ( 9.83 feet)-- Take Off Weight: 5.5 kg (12 pounds)-- Fuselage material: pine-tree wood, plywood, balsa-- Wings material: pine-tree wood, foam plastic, balsa-- Power: electric motors powered by lithium batteriesStaff of the State Polytechnic Museum of Ukraine attended themodel aircraft festival and took photos of the events. The dataand photos were provided by courtesy of Constantin Antonenkoof the museum.
S-27 Ilya MorametsS-27 Ilya Moramets model photos below
 Andrey Fedorenko with his Award Winning S-27 Ilya Moramets
Typical of the four engineinstallations in the wing The wing and tail airfoil structure, nosecockpit, and landing gear technique is shown in these three photos
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 iisha@snet.netOctober, 2011
Sikorsky Archives News
The S-29A two engine airplane is the rst
aircraft Igor Sikorsky built in the United Statesin 1923.
he aircraft could carry 14 passengers at a cruise speed of 100 mph.After a number of productive revenue years, it was sold to Howard
Hughes in the 1930 time period. The S-29A was modied to look 
like a German Gotha bomber and was accidently crashed in asimulated shoot down in the Howard Hughes World War I epicmovie, Hell’s Angels.Lawrence Klingberg is an award winning model builder whocompletes one new model every year. He previously built an S-35model which was reported in the October 2009 newsletter. Hismost recent is the S-29A Gotha bomber shown in the photos.
The model specications are as follows:
--Scale: 1:6
--Wing Span: 13 feet
--Wing structure material is balsa, pine and plywood, wrappedaluminum covering
--Fuselage structure material is balsa, pine and plywoodwrapped with Solartex covering--Finish is Rustoleum paint and primer
S-29A original aircraft S-29A Gotha Bomber versionThe end of the S-29A in Hell’s AngelsThe photos above show the S-29A in various stages of construction, and with the builder Lawrence Klingberg with his prize winning S-29 Gotha Bomber 

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