About Us

The purpose of www.e-redstar.net is to provide the public with the opportunity of buying rare aircraft illustrated comparative studies, commercial aircraft leaflets and other works in electronic format of great scientific interest at affordable prices.

The extensive use of photographs, detailed drawings, explanatory illustrations coupled with the limited use of text are employed in an attempt to facilitate a greater ease of understanding for the reader while enabling him to form his own opinion in the most honest and undisputable manner.

The debut of www.e-redstar.net is celebrated with the first of a series of comparative studies regarding two widely publicized amphibious aircrafts which are at the epicentre of aerial firefighting. Beriev BE-200ES and Bombardier’s C-415 Superscooper represent two different schools of aeronautical design and are the sole airplane gladiators battling for their survival in an ever challenging international fire fighting market of the 21st century. Which will finally prevail?

The works offered at this site are conspicuous for their simplicity, high aesthetics and accuracy while maintaining, at all times, the engineering approach and the scientific style dictated by the nature of the subjects.

It is the editors wish to relay their enthusiasm, experience and knowledge to the public on a discipline that is considered by many to be more of an art than a science.

We aim equally at the novices and the less amateur readers in the aeronautical sciences. The procurementofficers who seek a quick, initial and unbiased presentation of an aircraft prior to tender publications. The aircraft model makers who need detailed photos of the less exposed parts and systems. The inquisitive tax payers who fund, through their compulsory contribution to state revenue, their national aircraft fleets.

A note to the readers
In www.e-redstar.net , we maintain independence and impartiality by not accepting advertisements, donations or any other means of subsidies. Our sole source of income stems from selling the works of the founders and we would highly appreciate your recommendation to friends and colleagues in order to continue supplying you with similar products.

THE AUTHORS

Constantinos Panitsidis has graduated from the Kiev International University of Civil Aviation as an Aircraft and Aeroengines Maintenance – Mechanical Engineer.
He is an author of dozens of monographs, several hundred aviation and defense systems articles and six special theme articles on aerial firefighting. Many of his articles have been published in magazines; some of his futuristic illustrations were published on the front cover of high circulation magazines. He is the author and publisher of the book "Power of the Skies" and of the electronic dictionary for engineers. The dictionary is written in two languages and is available for free from his website www.redstar.gr.
He is also the founder of www.redstar.gr, a highly regarded site within the aviation and aircraft kit model enthusiasts and the co-founder of www. e-redstar.net
He has made many painting propositions for aircrafts and helicopters to companies of the private sector. Some of his propositions are exhibited permanently at www.redstar.gr. He has been involved in exploiting novel ideas on unmanned aerial vehicles and provides advise to people wishing to invest on the design and production of such aircrafts.

Georgios Maridakis has graduated from the University of London as an Aeronautical Engineer and specializes on stability and control of aerial means. He has worked as a dynamical system analyst on both civil and military sector. He has been involved on many diverse subjects but his keen subject remains aircraft flight dynamics.