Society's Milestones



On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Society of Aerospace Students "Leonardo da Vinci" students wanted to put theory into practice by building their own aircraft. To achieve this goal SSVOBB Lambach Aircraft was officially founded on the 19th of January 1990.


SSVOBB Lambach Aircraft is awarded the prestigious “Diplôme Phénix” by the “Federation Aeronautique Internationale” (FAI). Until this day the society is still proud to have received this Award as only 10 have been awarded since the foundation of the FAI in 1990. Additionally in this year the Impuls project was started.


5 years of hard work finally culminates into a completed replica of the Lambach HL-II, which was officially presented to the public. Later that year the HL-II returned to the skies more than half a century after the original was destroyed at Ypenburg. Lambach Aircraft was also awarded the “Erediploma Generaal Snijders Fonds” by H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.


Work on the Impuls has progressed slowly but steadily. The Preliminary design of the Impuls has been finished and the detailed design of the internal frame, the initial wing design and the engine cooling system has been completed.


SSVOBB Lambach Aircraft became the runner-up for the “Ritsema van Eck Price”.


Large parts of the Impuls have been finished and are stored in our workshop at the faculty. The fuselage frame has been finished and it stands freely on its landing gear. Secondly, the moulds to produce the composite wings have been made and are ready for use. In the year 2008 members started working on the fuel system, which was finished in 2009.


After more than 15 years of work on the Impuls, the project faces a series of complex issues and massive delays. The society is forced to make a tough decision and eventually the Impuls project is frozen. A basis was laid for future projects, consisting of the lessons learned from the Impuls project.


A rough idea to start a new project eventually evolves in a firm set of plans to let students design and build an aircraft. The aircraft originally know as “Lambach Aircraft I” gets the name “S-Vision” in the spring of that year. By the end of 2011 the conceptual design was completely finished.


Delft University of Technology