Farman F.80

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Farman F.80
Role Basic training biplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Farman
First flight 1920s
Number built 9

The Farman F.80 was a 1920s French biplane designed by Farman as a basic trainer.[1]

Development[edit]

The F.80 was intended to compete against the Hanriot HD-14 as a basic trainer. It was an equal span two-bay tractor biplane with tandem open cockpits for instructor and pupil. It had a tailskid landing gear with the two main units widely spaced for stability on the ground. The aircraft also had a pair of auxiliary wheels in front to prevent the aircraft nosing-over on the ground and damaging what was then an expensive wooden propeller.[1]

The aircraft did not meet with any success and was not ordered into production.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (instructor, pupil)
  • Length: 8.20 m (26 ft 10¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 13.0 m (42 ft 7¾ in)
  • Wing area: 46.50 m2 (500.54 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 770 kg (1698 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1100 kg (2447 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Renault 8Gd 50° V-8 piston engine, 142 kW (190 hp)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 1739
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.