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Faker ONW  Falcon  Farman Sport  Fighter Ultralight  Firebird  Firebird Flyer  Firebird M1  Firecracker  Firestar I  F.L.A.C  Flamingo U.S.  Flamingo Russia  Flightstar Spyder  Flitplane  Flub-A-Dub Cub  Flybike  Flycycle  Flyer  Flying Flea  Flying Ladder  Ford Sky Fliver  Fournier F-4  Fox  Foxbat  FP-202 Koala  FP-303  FreeBird 103  Fulmer Heron 


Faker ONW. (No info available).




Falcon. (U.S. 1982). Designed by Romuald Drlik as a flying wing with canard. Aluminum alloy and Tedlar wing covering. 3-Axis control. Tricycle landing gear. Wing span 36’, wing area 180.3 sq/ft., length 14’3”, height 5’6”. 27hp  Rotax 277 pusher engine. Empty weight 250 lbs. Payload 255 lbs. Load factors +5.8 Gs and -2.9 Gs. Glide ratio 15:1. American Aircraft Inc. Albuquerque, NM. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/falconflyers/?yguid=75609453.



Farman Sport. (No info available).



Fighter Ultralight. Single seat, high wing, monoplane. Length 16.4', height 7.4'. Wing span 30 ft., wing area 144 sq/ft. Empty Weight 250 lbs., payload 250 lbs. Cruise: 60 mph, Stall speed 26 mph. Climb rate 1000 fpm. 42 hp engine recommended. Not designed for Aerobatics. Plans only. http://www.plansdelivery.com/Ultralight.htm.





Firebird FB-1. (Brit.). Single-seat pusher twin engined high-wing monoplane. Designed by J. Webb and D Howe as a semi-enclosed cabin. Aluminum tube framework with pod. Length 18.5’, height 8.7’, wing span 29.1’, wing area 153 sq/ft. Empty weight 254 lbs. Load factors +4 Gs and -2.7 Gs. Tirith Microplanes Ltd. (Jane’s 85-86, p. 672). 



Firebird Flyer. (U.S., 1983). 3-Axis single-seat, high-wing monoplane with inverted V-tail and pusher engine. Strut braced, double surface wing. Tricycle landing gear with steerable nosewheel. No brakes. Designed by Robert J. Davis and John T. Venaleck. Competition Aircraft, Painesville, Ohio. 





Firebird M1. (Ger. 1978). Single-seat, swept wing monoplane with canard. Wing span 32’ 9Ύ”, wing area 161.5’. Empty weight 214 lbs. Payload 204 lbs. Structural limits +4 Gs and -2 Gs. (Jane’s, 83-84, p. 643).



Firecracker. (1983). Related to Clouddancer by Phoenix Aircraft Co. Designed by Duane Merchant. A high wing monoplane with a tractor 22 hp Zenoah engine and pilot pod. Three axis controls. Double surface strut braced wing. Length 17’, height 7’, wing span 32’, wing area 150 sq/ft. Empty weight 216 lbs and payload 234 lbs. Load factors +4.5 Gs and -3 Gs. Phantom Aircraft.




Firestar I. Conventional 3-Axis controls with steerable tailwheel. Folding wings and tail. Wings and tail of riveted aluminum tubes. Dope and fabric covering. Estimated build time is 450 hrs. Empty weight 250 lbs. Payload 295 lbs. Length 21.3', height 5.8', wing span 27.7', wing area 148 sq/ft. 41 hp Rotax 447 engine. Cruise speed 53 mph and climb rate 650 fpm. Structural limits +4 Gs and -2 Gs. Preceeded by the Firefly in 1995. Kolb Aircraft Rd 3, Box 38, Phoenixville, PA 19460, 610-948-4136.




F.L.A.C. (Foot Launch Air Cycle).  Designed in 1977 by Ken Striplin and first flown 10/78. Single seat, high-wing monoplane. 3-Axis control. Tricycle landing gear with nosewheel retractable. Glass, fibre and foam construction. Length 7’, height 4’, wingspan 32’, wing area 155 sq/ft. Two 11.5 hp. Soarmaster Engines. Glide ratio 20:1. Empty weight 200 lbs.




Flamingo-Derriere. Designed by Bob Harlan.  Originally a tow glider. Wing span 29’, length 20’, Tricycle landing gear. Wood with fabric covering. (No other info available).




Flamingo. (Russia). Single-seat, high wing monoplane with canard. 25 hp pusher engine. Length 18.1’, wing span 31.3’ and wing area 140 sq/ft. Tricycle landing gear. Empty weight 313 lbs and gross weight 491 lbs. Stall speed 34 mph. Wing and tail of tubing and fabric. Fuselage tubing. http://www.easyultralightdesign.com/flamingo_ultralight_aircraft.php.



Flightstar Spyder. Although a bit heavy for FAR 103, this is a beautiful aircraft. They are now being converted to Electric Power. Wing span 30', wing area 144 sq/ft. Length 16.5', height 7'10". 42 hp Rotax 477 tractor engine. Empty weight 280 lbs and payload of 370 with fuel. Cruise speed 60 mph and stall speed 26 mph. Rate of climb 1000 fpm. Estimated build time 75 hours. Glide ratio 8:1. Flightstar Inc. Ellington Ct 06029.




(1995). Designed by Ed Fisher as a 3-Axis with ailerons. Triangular windshield for propeller blast protection. Fuselage of welded 4130 steel tubing and comes already welded. Wing is aluminum tube ladder construction. Dope and fabric covered wings. 35 hp 2SI tractor engine. Cruise speed 40 mph, stall speed 27 mph and climb rate of 350 fpm. Estimated 150 hrs. build time from kit and 600 hrs. from plans. Length 15.75', Height 6’, wing span 27', wing area 145 sq/ft. Empty weight 225 lbs. Payload 270 lbs. Wings of Freedom, Aviation, Inc., P.O. Box 835, Middlefield, OH 44062, 216-834-3254.

Flub-A-Dub Cub.
(U.S.,81). A homebuilt design by Dick Rake. All aluminum with wood ribs. Wing span 32' and wing area 142 sq/ft. Empty weight 260 lbs. 20 hp Lloyd 2-stroke engine. Dick says it was underpowered, but it flew. He's considering adding a 440 Kawasaki engine.

Flybaby. Designed by Don Light. Steel and aluminum tubing. Wing span 34', length 21'. Rotax 503 tractor engine. Top speed 60 mph. Landing speed 20 mph. Empty weight 270 lbs. Payload 280 lbs. Ultralight model in development. Lite Flite.




Flybike. Herbert Beaujon designed aircraft that flies like a bird. Unique control system. Length 14.1’. Wing span 28’7 3/4”, wing area 92 sq/ft. 8hp Briggs and Stratton engine. Empty weight 145 lbs. Payload 240 lbs. Cruise speed 45 mph, stall speed 23 mph. Glide ratio 12:1. Load factor +3.5 Gs. H. Beaujon. Ardmore, OK.


Cockpit in second pic. (No other info available).




Flyer. Proto-type flew in 1970. Single seat, twin tractor engines. Steel tube and fabric construction. 3-Axis controls. Double surface, strut braced wing. Taildragger. Length 20', height 4.3', wing span 29' wing area 160 sq/ft. Twin Solo 209 engines. Cruise speed 35 mph and stall speed 18 mph. Empty weight 185 lbs. Wing loading 2 lbs/sf. Structural limits +4 Gs and -2.5 Gs. Glide ratio 8:1 Kolb Aircraft, Rd 3, Box 38, Phoenixville, PA 19460, 610-948-4136.



Flying Flea HM-160/1/2. Based on Henri Mignet's favorite HM-16 "Baby Pou." Wood and fabric design with taildragger landing gear. Notice how the wings fold over. Length 10.5’, wing span 15’, wing area 77 sq/ft. Empty weight 242 lbs. Approximate build time 400 hrs. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-VHAuBEjUGQU/flying_flea_aircraft_mystery_pou_du_ciel/.


Flying Ladder. (No info available).




Ford Sky Fliver. Henry Ford’s ‘Everymans airplane’. Designed by Otto Kopen in 1926. Single seat, monoplane weighing 350 lbs. Wing span 22’ and length of 15’. 35 hp Anzani engine.



Fournier F-4. (No info available).




Fox. (Swiss, 12/1982). Designed by Hans Gygax. Single seat monoplanes with 3-axis control. Cable braced, double surface wing. Steerable nosewheel with brake. Length 15.6, height 8.7’, wing span 33.1’, wing area 142 sq/ft. Empty weight 190 lbs. and payload 252 lbs. Load factors +6 Gs and -3 Gs. Cartoppable. Hans Gigax.





Foxbat. Designed by Bill Armour. Foldable flying wing (tailless) with pusher engine. 37 hp Kawasaki 440 engine. Tricycle landing gear with steerable nosewheel. Wingspan 32’6”, wing area 157 sq/ft. Length 8’. Empty weight 200 lbs. Payload 275 lbs. Glide ratio 12:1. Stall speed 20 mph. Climb rate 900 fpm. Manta Products Inc., Oakland, Ca.



FP202 Koala. Cub lookalike. Length 18'1', height 5'7", wing span 31' and wing area 140 sq/ft. Cruise speed 75 mph, stall speed 32 mph and rate of climb 1100 fpm. Wing loading 5.92 lb/sq.ft. Empty weight 250 lbs. 28 hp Rotax 277 tractor engine. Fisher Flying Products, 71 Marycroft Ave., Unit #24, Woodbridge, ON Canada L4L 5Y6 905-856-7050.



(1984). 3-Axis, low-wing with Lexan canopy. Airframe and wings are made from wood with covering of plywood & doped fabric. Construction kit requires 400 hrs. build time. Empty weight 235 lbs. Payload 215 lbs. Length 16.5'. Wing span 27.9', wing area 111 sq/ft. 28 hp Rotax 277 tractor engine. Cruise speed 60 mph and stall speed 25 mph. Climb rate 700 fpm. Structural limits +4.6 Gs and -2.3 Gs. Glide ratio 9:1. The FP Series includes the FP-202 Koala which is a replica of the Piper Cub, the FP-505 an open cockpit parasol ultralight, and the FP-606 Sky Baby an ultralight replica of the Cessna 150. Fisher Flying Products, 71 Marycroft Ave., Unit #24, Woodbridge, ON Canada L4L 5Y6 905-856-7050. (Info provided by Paul Riedlinger).


FreeBird 103. (Aus, Summer 2010). The New FreeBird 103, which is in development, was computer designed to assure a legal 254 lb ultralight with 3 axis control, steerable nose wheel, and a hydraulic brake system. Approximate build time 250 hrs. Free Bird Innovations, Inc. PO Box 904, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502.



Fulmar MP-16 Heron. (Belg, 1978). First European manufacturer to motorize a hang-glider. Two-axis high wing monoplane. Length 16.5', height 6.7', wing span 32.1', wing area 151 sq/ft. 22 hp Sachs SA-340 pusher engine. Empty weight 199 lbs. Payload 220 lbs. Load factors +6 Gs and - 3 Gs. Cruise speed 37 mph and stall speed 20 mph. Climb rate 300 fpm. Fulmar Ultralight Diffusion.