About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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Steve Chesnek's Halberstadt D.II

Website visitor Steve Chesnek wrote back around February of 2010 asking for the highest resolution version I had available of the plans for the Halberstadt D.II biplane. After receiving the digital scan that I made from the January 1968 edition of American Aircraft Modeler, Steve set about constructing is unbelievably fine example of the airplane.

I always ask people to send me photos of their completed models after sending plans files, but rarely do any arrive. This is an example of why I don't mind providing the free service; occasionally, the rewards are huge.

Say Steve: "Hi Kirt, Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it. It's nice to get feedback as I just build them and when it's done, my wife and kids say 'that's nice" and I put it on the shelf to get dusty. The Halberstadt D.II has a 24" wing span. It's sheathed in 1/32 balsa. The engine are dowels and other bits of balsa to try to look enginey. The exhaust  pipe is carved from a block of balsa as is the propeller. For the pipes I use the spars from plastic model kits that I bend over a candle. I haven't thought about any competition. I know a lot of guys out there are really good at this. Please use this on your web page [I asked permission to post them]. I'd be honored. I just ordered a set of plans from X-PLANS for a LVG CVI. I'll probably start on that soon and I'll keep you in the loop if your interested. Thanks again. Steve"

 

Halberstadt D-II - Airplanes and Rockets

Halberstadt D-II, by Steve Chesnek, Engine Detail - Airplanes and Rockets Halberstadt D-II, Top 3/4 View - Airplanes and Rockets Halberstadt D-II, Port Side View - Airplanes and Rockets
Engine Detail                  Top 3/4 View                    Port Side View

 

Halberstadt D-II Plans from January 1968 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets


Here is the Halberstadt D.II page.


Steve Chesnek's Halberstadt CLII, Top Rear 3/4 View - Airplanes and Rockets       Steve Chesnek's Halberstadt CLII WWI German Biplane, Front Port Side View - Airplanes and Rockets

Steve's other WWI German biplane, a Halberstadt CL.II
The wing span is 29", built the same as the D.II
Steve is a private home improvement contractor in Portland Oregon,
and also has a custom furniture shop.
www.builtbysteve.com

(now that you know the kind of craftsman Steve is, give him a call)