Need help choosing next project

Discussion in 'Classics' started by cscardinal, Sep 28, 2015.

Help Support HomeBuiltAirplanes Forum by donating:

  1. Oct 4, 2015 #41

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6,446
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Location:
    World traveler
    I doubt it as the Carte Postale was a one-off but there may be drawings for the Farman Sport (aka "David") biplane that provided all but the wing. The French Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget might be able to help and the Smithsonian, too, as there is a restored Ludington (Farman built under licence) hanging in the NASM.

    5237730536_815443196f.jpg

    Personally, I love the flat-top fuselage with decking only over the forward section, very Volksplane!
     
  2. Oct 4, 2015 #42

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    Would love to have his contact info. I'd be willing to pay for a set. By all accounts, it was a very nice set of plans.

    The Airdrome planes are a nice little collection, with emphasis on "little". LOL

    Chris
     
  3. Oct 4, 2015 #43

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    You're breaking up, please repeat. :lick:
     
  4. Oct 4, 2015 #44

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    I could work from this. It's a basic start. As for the engine, this has me more than a little intrigued: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyRJeZ6s8uM

    postale image.jpg
     
  5. Oct 4, 2015 #45

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    Ha! ;)

    avro type f multi view.jpg
     
  6. Oct 4, 2015 #46

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    I had 3 tripanes on my original list, Sopwith was at the top. =)
     
  7. Oct 4, 2015 #47

    TFF

    TFF

    TFF

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,729
    Likes Received:
    3,321
    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    Replicraft if you want tripe plans. He will stop selling them in the future. I have a set.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2015 #48

    Daleandee

    Daleandee

    Daleandee

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    Messages:
    903
    Likes Received:
    565
    Location:
    SC
    Perhaps a bit of video will spark some other interest. A couple of very cool airplanes here:

    https://youtu.be/bV7nFXhL8QY?list=PLLxQ0IL0-m0g_I3mVsfciIySZI8WK-WcP&t=6

    The engine on the Bleriot Xl at 3:21 has quite a chop to it. But for cool I really like the Southern Martlet at 27:17. Very unique sound from that 5 cylinder radial.

    I'd really love the opportunity to see these up close and personal.


    Dale
    N319WF
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
  9. Oct 5, 2015 #49

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6,446
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Location:
    World traveler
    Not to one-up Dale, but since we're posting videos, here's a recent Farman Moustique replica for atmospherics....



    PS--Dale, the video embed feature on this forum does not like the youtu.be format, but if you edit your post and insert the normal youtube.com address (the URL of the page) with the video clip button it will appear on the page like one above.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 20, 2019
  10. Oct 6, 2015 #50

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    To be honest this is the strongest and most valid point I could ever ask for. Decision made! I actually lost track of how early a craft the Type F was given its "advanced" design for the time.

    Let's now call this thread AVRO Type F build.

    Thanks to all

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
  11. Oct 6, 2015 #51

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    cluttonfred

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6,446
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Location:
    World traveler
    Sounds great to me, I'd love to see one of those fly.

    Do look at this thread -- https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/...r-radial-flight-replica-farman-moustique.html -- for the engine. A 35 hp, 5-cylinder Viale is going to be awfully hard to find, but the Avro would look and sound just fine with a 3-cylinder radial. The 34 hp (42 hp for takeoff) Verner is available right now for 5,000 euros, though you must supply your own exhaust, oil tank and engine mount.

    Here's the big question for the Type F...do you cheat and use ailerons or go with the original wing warping?
     
  12. Oct 7, 2015 #52

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    cscardinal

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    Thanks for the engine link, that would be quite handy to get things moving along quickly. I have built a 1/3 scale Anzani Y motor in the past, and I had envisioned scaling it up for the AVRO. This would make life a lot simpler. There is also this repro: Anzani 3 cylinder engine project But the 16k Euro price tag is a bit daunting.

    As for the wings, it will be original style wing warping all the way. Otherwise it is just an "outline" of an AVRO, not a historical replica. I don't mind making minor updates for the sake of safety or durability, but adding ailerons would ruin all my efforts. I might as well build the fuselage out of plywood skinned aluminum honeycomb...

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
    Joe Fisher likes this.

Share This Page



arrow_white