L.Opdyke French Aeroplanes Before the Great War (Schiffer)
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Flight, January 16, 1909
Maurice Farman's Aeroplane.
THE aeroplane which Maurice Farman, brother of the famous Henry Farman, is having built for himself, will be constructed by Maurice Mallet. It is a biplane with a 10-metre span, and carries the engine and the pilot's seat on a central frame. In front is an elevator and behind is a rudder; means are also provided for warping the planes. Two engines have been chosen with which trials are to be made, one a 40-h.p. R.E.P. and the other a 58-h.p. Renault. It is probable that the machine will be equipped with two propellers driven by chains. The machine is expected to weigh 250 kilogs. without the motor or propellers. Except for the rudder, there are no vertical surfaces on the machine.
Flight, February 6, 1909
The Maurice Farman Biplane.
ONE of our accompanying illustrations this week shows the Maurice Farman biplane, of the construction of which our readers have already been advised. In general the machine belongs to the same type as that employed by the famous Henry Farman, but the details of its construction are, as our photograph shows, very different. It has on the whole a neater and more finished appearance than the Voisin type of machine, but this is perhaps largely due to the absence of side curtains. This peculiarity is especially marked in connection with the tail, which, instead of being a somewhat heavy-looking box-kite, as it is on Henry Farman's machine, has become a neat biplane pure and simple. The engine and pilot's seat are arranged on a half-elliptic girder, which has a smooth external surface, and is provided with a hood in front of the pilot. The elevators are in front, and, like the main planes, have a substantial and rigid appearance. The propeller is not shown in our illustration, but its attachment is immediately behind the engine. The principal dimensions are as follows :- Span, 10 m.; length, 10 m.; propeller, 2-5 m. diam.; speed, 900 r.p.m.; engine 50-60-h.p. Renault; total weight of machine, 450 kilogs.