Stipa-Caproni Replica

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Stipa-Caproni Replica

In Australia, Lynette Zuccoli and Aerotect Queensland designed a 3/5-scale replica of the Stipa-Caproni, accurate even in terms of paint scheme and markings, powered by an Italian Simonini racing engine. They built it in 1998 and in October 2001 succeeded in making two directional test flights with it with Bryce Wolff at the controls. Each flight covered about 600 meters (660 yards) and reached an altitude of approximately 6 meters (20 feet), with Wolff reporting that the replica was very stable in flight and performed much as the Italian test pilots reported that the original aircraft had 69 years to the month earlier.

The replica may never have flown again, and apparently now is on static display in Australia.

Stipa caproni Replica Lynette Zuccoli

Stipa caproni Replica Lynette Zuccoli

Stipa caproni Replica Don Watson

Stipa caproni Replica Don Watson

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