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The LOOTM (pronounced LOOT-em or LOOT-um) is the Lust Object Of The Month.  It is simply our current aircraft infatuation.  Since it's an "Object," it has to be inanimate (though one could argue that aircraft come alive for us), and has to be special in some way.  It is only our opinion, and is completely subjective, so any argument, while perhaps amusing, will not really sway the decision.  Thanks, and enjoy.


Okay, so the April Fool Pogo was a real prototype, but didn't really fly off of any ship (at least not that I'm aware of), so April fools! (Or as David S put it, "Har, har, har.")

As I trolled the web looking for a suitable--real--LOOTM, I stumbled across this classic sailplane with an overall shape, and especially a wing, that I found to be quite beautiful. The Goppingen Minimoa series was constructed and flown in Germany in the mid-1930s. The Go 3 Had a top speed of 138 MPH, a glide ratio of 28:1, and was the first sailplane to carry water ballast. But with only 4 flyable examples in the world, most aircraft and images are of models (though some span 12 feet or more!).

 

The (real) LOOTM for April

The Goppingen Minimoa

Enjoy!

 

A gorgeous flying model of a two-seat Minimoa Mo 2a from 1937. The kit is available and is worth a look if for no other reason than the photo of the uncovered wing. 

More here:

http://www.icare-rc.com/minimoa_34m2.htm

 

This photo of a Go 3 speaks for itself. More from Wiki here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6ppingen_G%C3%B6_3

 

A dream-like photo of a dreamy shape. Six more great photos here (check on the left for "Minimoa in the air"):

http://www.szdjezow.com.pl/galeria_eng.html

 

A gorgeous flying model of a two-seat Minimoa Mo 2a from 1937. The kit is available and is worth a look if for no other reason than the photo of the uncovered wing. 

More here:

http://www.icare-rc.com/minimoa_34m2.htm

 

This photo of a Go 3 speaks for itself.

More from Wiki here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6ppingen_G%C3%B6_3

 

A dream-like photo of a dreamy shape. Six more great photos here (check on the left for "Minimoa in the air"): http://www.szdjezow.com.pl/galeria_eng.html

 

 
 


 

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