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Voisin-Farman 1

 

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Made by Voisin, this machine was modified by Henry Farman. In this form it became the first aeroplane, after the Wright Flyer No. 2, 1904, to remain airborne for over a minute and turn a complete circle. The latter flight, made on 13th January, 1908, won Farman the Deutsch-Archdeacon prize of 50,000 francs for completing the first official circle of one kilometre in diameter.

 

Around 80 were built.
 

 

Engine One 50 h.p. Antoinette.
Wing span 33 ft. (10.2 m.)
Weight empty 115 lb. (520 kg.)
Seats: 1.
Speed 40 m.p.h. (64 km.p.h.)
Range 1,640 yds. (1,500 m.)

 


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