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Offline hesham

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Re: Dornier Do-212 Experimental Seaplane
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 03:09:55 pm »
In my files,

and as I know there was more than one concept projected and developed from this beauty
design,can anyone light us ?.

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Re: Dornier Do-212 Experimental Seaplane
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 12:34:20 am »
Thanks for this. Very interesting especially as it's a new one on me.
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Re: Dornier Do-212 Experimental Seaplane
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 10:56:11 am »
Thanks for this. Very interesting especially as it's a new one on me.
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Thank you my dear Flitzer,and I hope someone has a direct Info.

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Re: Dornier Do-212 Experimental Seaplane
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 03:00:45 pm »
Dornier 212's main wing looks too small and too far forward. The only it would balance is if the aft horizontal surface provided a substantial amount of lift ala. Delanne.
Also, those vertical fins look too small for yaw stability.

That pusher propeller configuration was based on the Dornier 26. 
Dornier 26 had four Junkers Jumo 205 diesel engines pumping out 868 hp. Engine nacelles were mounted at the bend of the gull wings with two tractor and two pusher propellers. Driveshafts on the pusher engines titled up to keep props out of spray during takeoff a and landings. During cruise, they tilted down to horizontal to reduce drag. The Dornier 26 first flew in 1938 and hauled mail across the Atlantic (to South America) until the start of WW2 when most they were pressed into military service.
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Re: Dornier Do-212 Experimental Seaplane
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2018, 08:02:42 am »
The Do 212 is an absolutely fascinating project - at least for me. Not only the unique pusher configuration but also the that they were using the Hirth HM 512 engine... as far as I know this engine was not used in any other aircraft (I would be happy if somebody could tell me something else).

Above Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009 of Borovik - would somebody know in which issue of "Aero Revue" this artists impression was shown?

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Re: Dornier Do-212 Experimental Seaplane
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2018, 09:33:57 am »
...  as I know there was more than one concept projected and developed from this beauty
design ...

Rear mounted pusher engines, which were tilted upwards for take-off and landing were indeed
proposed by Dornier later in the P340 6-07 design, tendered for the NATO MR requirement (Shown
by Chris in his book "Nimrod's Genesis") 
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: Dornier Do-212 Experimental Seaplane
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2018, 06:48:59 am »
Thank you my dear Jemiba,

and there was some of them before the end of the WWII.