A small, ultra –light plane built as a final exams diploma work at the Mielec Airframe Enginering College. Building took 3 years, and the work has been done in cellar of the house of Jaroslaw Rumszewicz.
Pfotographs show different stages of building the Wing-Ding, among others: a static trials and assembling the plane in the Mielec Aeroklub hangar.
On a static trials photo: two people, who taught me everyting on plane building: aviation designer-Jarosław Rumszewicz and my modeller club instructor Józef Trela. Present are also “the four musketeers”: Jarek Gosek, Tomek Niedźwiedź, Zbyszek Mikrut and me.
Today, the Wing-Ding (however stored) is still with me in Krakow.
LFG Roland DVIb
When I started to work at the aviation museum it became my first restoration project.
I carried it out together with my schoolmate- Jarek Gosek ( see the Wing-Ding) and cooperation with Mr Karol Stroczyński.
The LFG DVIb, the Great War fighter is the only survived aircraft of that type in the world.. It was designed by eng. Kurt Tanzen and was built in 1918 at the Luftfahrzeug Geselschaft.
The project was very difficoult and complex type of restoration, requiring puzzling and glueing pieces of fuselage skin and skeleton. Vast destruction of structure and recreating of the proper fuselage geometry – all that made a big challenge for us, young restorers. In the same time that project was a gold mine of the historic and technological know-how.
In due course we were managed to recreate original fuselage assembly technology of thst non-stsndar fuselage skin- so called the klinkerrumpf.
What was important to me is that in that time i begun a friendship lasting until present days with dr Krzysztof Wielgus and his family. A few years later after completing fuselage reatoration, I recreating replica og Roland’s vertical rudder, which was missing. The complete fuselage is displayed today at the museum.
Step by step, I gather information and material, needed for Roland’s wings building, but my big dream is to built a full scale flying replica of the Roland DVIb.
It was my second restoration project. Similary to the LFG Roland it is also the world’s sole survivor., built on a base of the Siemens-Schuckert DIV, the Great War famous fighter. The aircraft’s modification was carried out in 1926 at the Albatros Werke plant and aimed at utilizing the aircraft to a high altitude flight.
Restoration project had the similar character as with the Roland. Here, the range of destruction, and need for the fuselage complation and restoration was necessary. Restoration took 2 years with cooperation of Karol Sroczynski and consulting of dr Krzysztof Wielgus. Sad to say, in that time a friend of mine, Jarek Gosek already didn’t work at the museum.
Due to planned exhibition at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, on the Polish aviation history, the glider was taken from storage and restored to a static display staus. I carried out the glider,s restoration together with my long time friend- Maciek Borowski
I just started restoration of that small plane. In my opinion, the Prząśniczka was the most important, experimental class aeroplane. Pictures below show: my meeting with Jarosław Janowski-aeroplane designer and his wife Bożena. An archive photo shows Janowski in his flat building the aeroplanes truss.
All footage showing progress in aeroplane’s restoration I will show after completeing the project.
Photos show the aeroplane shape before and after restoration and meeting with aeroplane designer-Jarosław Janowski
On a short film – Janek Psuj starts (after many years pause) Eagle’s BMW motorbike engine
The final Works on the private owned An-2. Now it flies in Mauretania.
Making the wing ribs to a flying replica of the pre-war Polish glider Wrona (crow).
The photos show the Wrona glider at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow, and the archive photo of the glider’s rubber bungies take off.
PWS-26 - Rudder Replica
It may look strange, but it was an introduction to the technical documentation for the flying PWS-26 replica of the pre-war Polish aircraft. From design and formal reasons I was going to make it in 2/3 scale, that’s why I created something in the style of the cockpit, in scale, which showed the possibilities of entering or leaving the cockpit in such dimensions. The design was made by Mr Jerzy Krawczyk, one of the best contemporary Polish aircraft designers. Unfortunately, the project was suspended due to the financial problems.
The fiberglass fairings, imitating the wooden wing struts on the Polish pilot, Marek Szufa’s Curtiss Jenny 2/3 scale replica. After the first flight with the new struts, apart the better look, improved was also aerodynamics.
Budowa repliki Loehle Jenny
This experimental class aeroplane features quite different design in comparison with the wooden construction original. Also, the main dimensions were diminished to a 2/3 scale.
This design was born in the USA, and today, a handful of such replica flies in the world, including two such planes flying in Poland.
It was a non-standard and difficoult project. A commisioned order opf making wheels brakes for the licence built Po-2 (the Polish CSS-13). This is the only in a world modification of such type, as the original Po-2 wheels have no breakes.The project required redesigning of of the wheels rims and hubs, axe attachement points, undercarriage struts reinforcement and matching apropriate type of hydraulic installation.
On the enclosed photos shown are the phases of the wheels brakes making.
On the film shown are the breakes ground trials, carried out in Greece, at the Athens airfield. I was very nervous during that experiment. Take off and landing trials were carried out in October 2007.
According to the test pilot Waldemar Miszkurka the breakes trials came out excellent. Mr Miszkurka is the only pilot in a world, circumnavigating globe in his An-2.
Sopwith F1 Camel
PZL 37 Łoś
PZL 37 Łoś
Shown are the parts made for the PZL 37 Polish pre-war bomber static replica, built by the group of enthusiasts at the PZL Mielec. For that project I built set of propellers, parts for engines cowlings as well as 100 and 300 kg bomb’s mock-ups. For me it was also an oportunity to travel to Mielec and visit the “old dunghill”.