DAP Pika
1951
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DAP Pika

Manned prototype of the Jindivik target drone built by Department of Aircraft Production of Australia, later renamed GAF (Government Aircraft Factories).

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, 17.06.2011

air fly

Maurice Nelmes, 26.02.2011

Pika was used to caliibrate the remote control system for jindy.
pilot bottom was only inches from the ground & we lost when it had flame out doing a low level fly past fo VIP s
Badly injured pilot Flyiing offiicer Clements I think decieded to tame the plane , took it up & aerobats , henry must have had kittens seeing his plane butcherd
early models hed Napier Naid jets , later models of Jindy flew with viper engines with annulare combustion chamber being seen as expendble, turns out that viper engine lasted well was used in trainer A/C . i think The macchi.
Just a draftsman so what you are getting is office gossip

John Hancocks, 15.05.2010

I'd like them to give credit to Fiesler for the design, the drone had a strong resemblance to the infamous V 1 and that tail fin is a dead give away.

Avsec, 29.10.2009

It certainly was a jet aircraft. Two were built see
http://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/exhibitions/hangar180/pika.htm for more information.

Dennis, 05.05.2009

It was successful jet drone made at the GAF in Melbourne Australia - please view this address:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jindivik

Lorenzo from Montesilvano(Pe)., 22.02.2009

Was it a jet aircraft?

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