Fane AOP (oz5702)
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Fane AOP -Radio control scale model, for electric power. This is a modern-day plan, but the subject is an interesting vintage aircraft.
Quote: "Mornin' Steve, Here's my 1/8th scale interpretation of the Fane AOP, a one-off 1940's British Observation aircraft derived from the Comper Scamp. Alan Kemp, Lincoln Ross, and David Terrell all contributed to the development of these plans. Photographs were my only reference, along with general dimensions. I built a 28" WS foam version as a test bed, and ...not too encouraging. As a model, I think she needs more wing, a lot more, and more dihedral, probably 6 degrees each side, twice what she has now. These are just my opinions, I could be wrong. I think I know why only one Fane was ever built... Sidney Camm wasn't anywhere around to help! Way too many unknowns: AOI, Thrust Angle, Airfoil, Stab Incidence, to name a few. Photographic perspective and foreshortening make determination of those properties an approximate guess, at best! I think this airplane would require a Class AAA expert to build and fly her... but at least there's a set of plans to remember her by."
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