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Old 05-05-2011, 07:19 AM
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Guys do you know what is the name of this airplane ?


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Ford Flivver
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:21 AM
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OOPS he beat me to it.


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That is a Ford Flivver.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:53 AM
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Thank you so much all!!!!
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At one time Henry Ford was very interested in aviation. From what I understand the Fliver was an attempt to bring flying to the average citizen just like Ford had done with the Model-T car. They abandoned the idea though. I saw one of these in the Henry Ford museum. Definitely a unique airplane.
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I searched for available plans on Google but came with no results at all...
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Kostas1,

I think that plane was offered as an ARF. An older pilot at my club had one with a Magnum 91 4 stroke in it. He flew it for quite some time until the day he tried to do a flat spin with it and you can guess what happened...........[:@]

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David,

i haven't seen it so far as an ARF. Maybe they've discontinued it ???
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Ihave seen a kit before. It was at an estate sale so I'm sure it was older and no longer in production. I also know a guy who bought an ARF online that was made by a German company but that's about all I know about it. I have seen the Great Planes Slow Poke covered to look like a Flivver too. It isn't exactly a scale replica but it does look pretty convincing.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:38 AM
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Hmmm look at this...

[link=http://www.schaeuffele.homepage.t-online.de/Modellubersicht/Motorflugzeuge/Ford_Flivver/ford_flivver.html]Ford Flivver ?[/link]
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I think at one time Hobby Lobby RC offered an arf but discontinued it some time ago.

Plans are available from RCM plans service for a 50" wingspan, .20.28 powered airframe. Would probably be an easy electric conversion.


http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1883

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:56 PM
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Yes that's it!

Thank you so much....I am going to order the plans and maybe enlarge them.

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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_94...tm.htm#9514279

pretty cool vid
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ORIGINAL: airtime82

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_94...tm.htm#9514279

pretty cool vid
wow really cool vid. If it was a warbird it would have looked as if it got shot down..lol
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On that video...do you think that the wings are *all over the place* ?

It seems to me that it is not very stable...?
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I don't know if he had engine trouble on that approach or not, but from the buffeting in the micrphone it is possible the instability was the wind kicking it around. It did look like it dropped a ton during final but it also seemed to stabilise just before it hit the wires. Too bad. Nice looking plane!



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A friend has one, flys it on a Saito 50, as I recall the ARF came from Dymond, the servo folks? A nice little plane!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:26 AM
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There were also some plans for a large scale at one time. I don't have any details, but one of our club members built one about 10 years ago. It was 80" or so. I think he had a Quadra 35 or US 41 in it.
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Oh any pictures of your friends Flivver ?
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:58 AM
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Sorry I do not have any photos but it looks exactly like yours....
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What i got in the mail today ???

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If anyone wants a copy of the plans, let me know!
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