Design & Development reference project

Junkers A50 Junior

Weighing as little as in the 30s

This new version of the Junkers A50 is also an ultralight aircraft in the 600 kg class and is designed with open tandem seating. It corresponds to the typical light aircraft image from the end of the twenties, so it has a very classic appearance. Although it does involve use of the latest technology: the A50 is propelled by a four-cylinder Rotax engine producing 100 hp with an MT propeller. The brakes are provided by Beringer and the avionics by GARMIN. These features together with the Galaxy parachute rescue system installed in the previous baggage compartment ensure the greatest possible safety. All necessary information is displayed on modern screens that the pilot monitors from the rear seat, otherwise the cockpit retains its retro trim.  

Workflow

Our job

Collation of data from the 3D scan of a museum aircraft

Creation of a 3D model

Production of individual parts, assembly drawings and parts lists 

Development, construction and testing of forming tools

Development and manufacture of fixtures and workpiece holders for the production of assemblies

Integration of modern aircraft and navigation systems in collaboration with Kasaero 

Prototype construction

Performing breaking tests

Refinements in relation to series readiness

Production of the prototype for flight testing

Gallery

Videoclip

A new version of the “people’s aircraft”

The Junkers A50 Junior ultralight aircraft (UL) in the 600 kg class combines the look of the late 1920s with the latest technology. 

Videoclip

The first flight of the “people’s aircraft”