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Farman F.380

speedbirdted

Well-known member
#1
Hello folks. This is an airplane I've been eyeing to build from balsa for a long time, but thinking about it a little more has made me think that foamboard might be as good of an option.
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Who doesn't love quaint little French airplanes?
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All I've got to show at the moment is the underlying box frame which will have curved sheets glued on top of it. This is a small airplane (I'm hoping the span will be about 26 inches) so there won't be a whole lot of space on the inside. I do want to try and fit a retract in (one retract - man that's a weird thought) though I don't know if that will be easy. Other difficult bits may include the small compound curve at the front of the cowl though I have an idea for that.

More to come tomorrow - it's currently 4 in the morning in my timezone and I think that's a good indicator that I've designed enough for now.
 

mayan

Well-known member
#2
Hello folks. This is an airplane I've been eyeing to build from balsa for a long time, but thinking about it a little more has made me think that foamboard might be as good of an option.
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Who doesn't love quaint little French airplanes?
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All I've got to show at the moment is the underlying box frame which will have curved sheets glued on top of it. This is a small airplane (I'm hoping the span will be about 26 inches) so there won't be a whole lot of space on the inside. I do want to try and fit a retract in (one retract - man that's a weird thought) though I don't know if that will be easy. Other difficult bits may include the small compound curve at the front of the cowl though I have an idea for that.

More to come tomorrow - it's currently 4 in the morning in my timezone and I think that's a good indicator that I've designed enough for now.
Good luck I want to see this through!