- Oct 21, 2019
I have the feeling that with the right headwind a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch could pull this off. Did it have wheel brakes?
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Il Duce, probably - Goering, not a chance...Would Il Duce fit inside a Cubcrafters Carbon Cub UL?
Everything hanging out, it's around 25 mph in no wind conditions.Fi156 whats the stall speed with slats?
The Fi-167 was supposed to be a carrier base biplane, but the carriers never were built.That is one cool biplane
Its performance suggests that, like the Fairey Swordfish, it was expected to operate in very bad North Atlantic conditions. With a high deck wind speed a Swordfish could fly over the stern and settle down further on by closing the throttle. With a deck speed (ie carrier speed plus wind speed) of 30 knots they would be approaching at only 10 knots faster so moving over the deck at a modest bicycle’s pace. In principle, were the deck speed higher than 40 knots (not at all impossible), then it could land backwards ie letting the carrier overtake it slowly and settle down when it was underneath. Of course the amplitude and frequency of the heave of the vessel is a key matter. Having several thousands of tons of carrier hit you from underneath is not going to be an altogether good thing. Not to mention the pitch at either end. There are good reasons why some peacetime carrier operations resulted in wartime levels of aeroplane losses and damage in bad weather. There is much more to it than just a small runway. If you can find the runway. Which has a habit of moving around the ocean at it’s own whim and may not be pointing in the desired direction when you do find it.There were several WW II aircraft that could descend vertically IF they had enough head wind.
Not something you can plan on.
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Legend says "During a test flight, Gerhard Fieseler himself let the plane drop from 3,050 to 30 metres (10,000 to 100 ft) while staying above the same ground point."
Now define staying above the same ground point.
Also remember that this plane had a wing span just over 44ft so there isn't much room for error.
You might be thinking of this? Its a pretty wild event.Meanwhile in the USA, Stinson produced the O-49 (L-1) which emulated the Storch. Also check ( I don't have a link) the annual bush pilot's short field takeoff & landing competition.