ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2516 posts, RR: 35 Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4326 times:
To anyone who can help,
A friend of mine is fiddling with the idea of creating a full scale flying replica of the Fiesler Fi-156 Storch. I was just wondering if anyone has any plans, blueprints, old sketches, or parts diagrams of this aircraft. We would be willing to pay for some items. If you have anything that would be useful or would like to help out in some way, email me at N365PA@yahoo.com Thanks for all help.
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B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4237 times:
Cannot help you much, but... let's see here -
Once got a ride 15 minutes in one, in VNY in the 1970s, had Luftwaffe type paint and markings, the plane was (then) based and owned by someone at the little Santa Paula airfield, NW of Van Nuys...
Be aware also that the French had a version of the Storch, cannot recall its name and model number, but I believe it was build by "Nord" during WW2 and for a while after WW2... but had a French engine - radial if I recall well - maybe a lot of data about that aircraft would apply to the original German version except engine...
Good luck to you guys...
LZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4215 times:
some sets of drawings (altough by far not sufficient for a replica) can be found at these websites(though they are russian-langugage-only:
aviacherteg.narod.ru (Fieseler 156 drawings)
www.flightsim.ru (not original Fieseler drawings but drawings of it russian copy, the OKA-38 "Aist"
Speaking about the OKA-38, the airframe resembles fairly close the original design, the only differences are the wing and the engine used. A good source of detailed information about the aircraft might be Boris Shavrov's excellent almanac "History of the aircraft of the soviet union 1938-1950"