Lilienthal’s Glider

This model, which also had long gestation, was coceived during a direct contact with Bernd Lukasch, director of the Otto-Lilienthal-Museum in Anklam: it is one of the gliders built by the aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal, who, four hundred years after Leonardo’s experiments, managed to hover.

Despite its great complexity, we made it in the spirit of Dahimo, aiming to make it easy for those who want to rebuild it without having any particular experience in the field of model making.

His fine-tuning made use of the precious indications given to us by Lukasch, who followed the construction phases, intervening carefully when necessary.

Instructions

In this Playlist Video you can find all the assembly steps.

This is our Lilienthal Glider Model.

Below, the assembly instructions in a convenient playlist.
Let’s start building our Lilienthal Glider Model step by step!


N.1 Assemble body and front ribs

Assemble body and front ribs: See on Youtube


N.2 Gluing textile on the wing – Part 1

Gluing textile on the wing – Part 1: See on Youtube


N.3 Gluing textile on the tail

Gluing textile on the tail: See on Youtube


N.4 Gluing textile on the Tail Plan

Gluing textile on the Tail Plan: See on Youtube


N.5 Removing the Gluing kit from the wing

Removing the Gluing kit from the wing: See on Youtube


N.6 Gluing textile on the wing – Part 2

Gluing textile on the wing – Part 2: See on Youtube


N.7 Removing the Gluing kit from Tail

Removing the Gluing kit from Tail: See on Youtube


N.8 Preparation of tail parts

Preparation of tail parts: See on You Tube


N.9 Assembly of the ribs

Assembly of the ribs: See on Youtube


N.10 Fixing the textile to the ribs

Fixing the textile to the ribs: See on Youtube


N.11 Fixing the “X” support to the body

Fixing the “X” support to the body: See on Youtube


N.12 Inserting of the tail to the body

Inserting of the tail to the body: See on Youtube


N.13 Placing the lower wires on the ribs

Placing the lower wires on the ribs: See on Youtube


N.14 Assemble of the must – part 1

Assemble of the must: See on Youtube


N.15 Assemble of the must – part 2

Assemble of the must: See on Youtube


N.16 Placing the top wires – part 1

Placing the top wires from 2 to A and from 25 to B
See on Youtube


N.17 Placing the top wires – part 2

Placing the top wires from A to 14 to B: See on Youtube


N.18 Placing the top wires – part 3

Placing the top wires from A->5->13->22->B: See on Youtube


N.19 Pulling the wires

Pulling the wires: See on Youtube


N.20 Placing the top wires from – part 4

Placing the top wires from C1->1->A1->12->15->B1->26->D1
See on Youtube

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