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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:34 pm 
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... news to me. It would be a nice aircraft example to have on display, but certainly an enormous undertaking. Hope the very best.

https://www.dlbs.de/en/Projects/Focke-W ... /index.php

Some discussion and additional photos here:

http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthre ... n-Progress

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:39 pm 
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An additional link with recovery photos. (in German)

http://www.fzt.haw-hamburg.de/pers/Scho ... _Teil2.pdf

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:07 pm 
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i always liked the condor. so glad at least one awill be preserved. :supz: :supz:

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.... but recovery proved complicated because corrosion was worse than under-water inspections initially suggested....
The Condor wreck disintegrated on being set down on the recovery platform on May 26, 1999. Despite all odds, the parties involved decided to embark on the ambitious restoration project..... aim is to turn the badly damaged aircraft into a handsome piece of commercial aviation history. The project is put at ten years to complete. This will only be possible with widely ranging specialized knowledge from many different experts.....

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I'd love to see one even in civil guise...which might make it easier to get financial/industrial/government support for the project in Germany.

The Condor was one of the few non-American modern airliners of the period and has a story to tell in transport development. They (and perhaps some little known French types) saw the future of speedy metal aircraft, while others like the UK, were still obsessed with "luxurious flying to the colonies" with massive flying boats, boxy Ensigns, and wooden Albatrosses.

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A few more recent shots:

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That is really fantastic! Wonderful work so far.

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I'd love to see one even in civil guise...which might make it easier to get financial/industrial/government support for the project in Germany.

The Condor was one of the few non-American modern airliners of the period and has a story to tell in transport development. They (and perhaps some little known French types) saw the future of speedy metal aircraft, while others like the UK, were still obsessed with "luxurious flying to the colonies" with massive flying boats, boxy Ensigns, and wooden Albatrosses.

It is being restored as a Lufthansa Air Liner.

They are also working on a Super Connie
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The L1649A, affectionately called "Queen of the North Atlantic" or also "Mona Lisa of the Skies", is the perfect addition to DLBS's hand-picked historic fleet. In future, the "Super Star" will also serve as a historic ambassador for the history of Lufthansa in Germany and abroad.

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Lon Moer wrote:
JohnB wrote:
I'd love to see one even in civil guise...which might make it easier to get financial/industrial/government support for the project in Germany.

The Condor was one of the few non-American modern airliners of the period and has a story to tell in transport development. They (and perhaps some little known French types) saw the future of speedy metal aircraft, while others like the UK, were still obsessed with "luxurious flying to the colonies" with massive flying boats, boxy Ensigns, and wooden Albatrosses.

It is being restored as a Lufthansa Air Liner.

They are also working on a Super Connie
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The L1649A, affectionately called "Queen of the North Atlantic" or also "Mona Lisa of the Skies", is the perfect addition to DLBS's hand-picked historic fleet. In future, the "Super Star" will also serve as a historic ambassador for the history of Lufthansa in Germany and abroad.


I can't say for sure, but there's no Super Constellation being done by this group: as far as I know the Condor is being part-supported by the Airbus group and Deutsche Lufthansa(DLH).

DLH is supporting a Starliner restoration in the US, but no Super Connie.


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quemerford wrote:
Lon Moer wrote:
JohnB wrote:
I'd love to see one even in civil guise...which might make it easier to get financial/industrial/government support for the project in Germany.

The Condor was one of the few non-American modern airliners of the period and has a story to tell in transport development. They (and perhaps some little known French types) saw the future of speedy metal aircraft, while others like the UK, were still obsessed with "luxurious flying to the colonies" with massive flying boats, boxy Ensigns, and wooden Albatrosses.

It is being restored as a Lufthansa Air Liner.

They are also working on a Super Connie
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The L1649A, affectionately called "Queen of the North Atlantic" or also "Mona Lisa of the Skies", is the perfect addition to DLBS's hand-picked historic fleet. In future, the "Super Star" will also serve as a historic ambassador for the history of Lufthansa in Germany and abroad.


I can't say for sure, but there's no Super Constellation being done by this group: as far as I know the Condor is being part-supported by the Airbus group and Deutsche Lufthansa(DLH).

DLH is supporting a Starliner restoration in the US, but no Super Connie.


https://www.dlbs.de/en/Projects/Lockheed-Superstar/index.php

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L1649A – the last in the series of the famous Super Constellation

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Lon Moer wrote:
quemerford wrote:
Lon Moer wrote:

DLH is supporting a Starliner restoration in the US, but no Super Connie.


https://www.dlbs.de/en/Projects/Lockheed-Superstar/index.php



Link points to the Starliner restoration: as mentioned I don't think there is a Super Connie involved.

Any Connie experts out there aware of a Super Constellation project in the USA?


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You guys are talking past easy other. The Starliner (1649) is the last of the Constellation(049, 649,749)/Super Constellation (1049) series. You are both describing the same restoration. It is occurring in Maine and there is a thread about it in the Vintage section.

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ArtS wrote:
You guys are talking past easy other. The Starliner (1649) is the last of the Constellation(049, 649,749)/Super Constellation (1049) series. You are both describing the same restoration. It is occurring in Maine and there is a thread about it in the Vintage section.

Regards,

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Dammit: the world needs another Connie: whether it's an 049/649/749, Super G or Starliner!

Well we can live in hope. :drink3:


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Found this old thread written in German:
http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php/297717-FW200-Condor-2-Meter-Spannweite-elektrisch/page5
Anyone have any updates and/or pictures?

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Go to:
https://fw200-restaurierung-bremen.de/
Sorry, this site is in German only. But when you click through the menu and also take a note to the links on the right side of the pages, then you will find many recent pictures.

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