New built ME-262s

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  1. Yerger

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    #1 Yerger, Jun 12, 2009
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    anyone seen one fly, at a show or otherwise ? More photos ?
     

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    There's a few posted here when it first flew.
     
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    I'd love to see them flying in person. Perhaps someday I'll get up to thier factory there in Washington state.
     
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    #5 Yerger, Jun 13, 2009
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    I'm fully aware they are new built, followed the project since it started

    Info was the Collins Foundation was to get one but I never heard what happened regards the transaction
     
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    Yeah there are several threads on the new 262s. I posted some video back in 2006 when it flew over here at the ILA in Berlin.
     
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    I wonder if they will ever get down my way for an airshow ??


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    According to a post card I received in the mail from the collings foundation, they do have one and it flies in the wings of freedom Tour with the P-51, B-17, and B-24. Unfortunately, Me 262 flight training costs $3,400 for 45 minutes!
     
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    Thanks doublewasp, I'll have to see if the Wings of Freedom tour is heading my way.


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    Thanks again doublewasp it looks like I just missed a few shows that were in my area recently.
    Nothing listed nearby so I will have to keep watching the schedule to see if it changes.


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    Didn't know the Collings Foundation had a '262. Would have been cool if they did, and they had brought it with 'em here to town last week :lol:

    No matter, got to see the P-51, B-24 and B-17 anyway!
     
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    It is one of the newly built ones.
     
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    When you look closely at the cockpit conopy on this newly built Me 262s doesn't it look strangely shaped in comparison with genuine Me 262 conopy?
     

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    I'd love to see one of these fly, higher performance and a low pass must take your breath away. I looked at the Collins site, strange is isn't mentioned.

    I also heard something regards a similar new built FW-190 project
     
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    #16 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Jun 14, 2009
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    I think they look the same. I think it is just the angle the pic is taken at. The new 262s are built to the same specs as the original ones. The only difference is the avionics and engines.

    Yes here in Germany a company called Flugwerk has been building new Fw 190s for years now.

    Flugwerk
     
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    Probably you are right Adler, but still it looks different to me. More so because of what you said that new Me 262s are build to the same specs with difference only in engines and avionics. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that this new Me 262s reportedly can change from one seater to two seater configuration according to need and buyer's wish?
     
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    My understanding is you can order 3 different aircraft.

    1. Me 262 single seater
    2. Me 262 two seater
    3. Me 262 convertable from two seater to single seater
     
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    The Me262s are an exact replica, designed and built with the original plans with of course, the few mentioned upgrades.

    It is so accurate, that the Messerschmitt Foundation has granted the new '262 actual production model assignments.

    Me262A-1c - model based on the Me262A1-a

    Me262B-1c - model based on the Me262B-1a

    Me262A/B-c - convertable model, switches between the A1-a and B-1a

    By the way, isn't Flugwerk making new P-51Ds also?
     
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    I thought that too. The new canopy windscreen doesn't have the correct sweep angle of the original. It's shallower giving the appearance of being more upright. You'd have thought this was an easy mould to shoot. But, it may be accurate if the original armored front glass is removed. Regardless, it looks wrong.
     
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