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cluttonfred

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Does anything resembling full scale drawings exist for the Carte Postale?
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.

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Personally, I love the flat-top fuselage with decking only over the forward section, very Volksplane!
 

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Redfern had DH-2 plans several years ago, his son has taken over the Redfern Plans business. I talked to him a year or two ago (he lives about two miles from me) but he didn't have the DH-2 plans "in stock" so I went home with a set of Dr-1 plans instead. His DH-2 is very authentic and probably a pretty challenging build.

Airdrome Aeroplanes has a 75% DH-2 but it's not super authentic looking.
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
 

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Replicraft if you want tripe plans. He will stop selling them in the future. I have a set.
 

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Hi folks. I've come to a point in my life where I would like to have a "legacy" build. This would be something that gets passed on after I go for its historical more than sentimental or financial value. I would like to build a pioneer aircraft with good flying characteristics, but there are too many choices and too little information.
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.


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cluttonfred

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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.
 
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Just a thought... The AVRO F came out in 1912, 2 years before WW-1 started. Only 9 years after the Wright Brothers first flight (14 years before the Carte Postale).

...besides if you build one I can use your plans to build mine:gig:
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
 
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Sounds great to me, I'd love to see one of those fly.

Do look at this thread -- https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/firewall-forward-props-fuel-system/22661-verner-3-cylinder-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?
 

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Sounds great to me, I'd love to see one of those fly.

Do look at this thread -- http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/firewall-forward-props-fuel-system/22661-verner-3-cylinder-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?
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
 
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