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1910 Henri Farman Joe Nall Big Build 2019

Check out the video of the 1910 Henri Farman Community Build at Joe Nall 2019.

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2019 Joe Nall Big Build

The 3rd Annual Joe Nall Community Build is this giant 1910 Henri Farman. This is such a cool project as anyone could stop by the hanger to see the build and even participate by glueing some parts together, or covering, or helping out in anyway they saw fit. It took a week to build and was put together by hundreds of people from the Joe Nall community. Check out the video below to hear more about the build and setup and to see if it flys or not.

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Old 05-20-2019, 09:14 AM
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Did they retry it Saturday?
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:18 AM
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Cool project, but it seemed way under propped. Did they even check the static amp draw?
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:47 PM
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The motor is a 300cc electric capable of 20 cell lipo but unfortunately the ESC was only capable of 16 cell. Friday night they attempted 18 cell but the ESC was not happy with it so they stopped before burning it up. I'm sure they will look into it further and hopefully will fly next year.

It was alot of fun working on this late into the evenings.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:59 AM
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This thing needs a giant gear reduction unit! Someone call Aeroplayin'
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:59 AM
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looks like a fun build and would love to see it fly but with that fat AF wing & huge firewall blocking the propwash...


good job otherwise and I look forward to film of it flying!
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:58 PM
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A couple things that would have been better, bigger wheels and get rid of the solid plywood firewall. These are things that were not built according to the original Farman design, btw.

First, what's with the little wheels? There's a big energy suck right there. The original Farman had much bigger wheels. Yes, rolling resistance matters.

2nd, the flat front on the fuselage. The original Farman did not have a solid firewall, but was open behind the motor. The solid plywood firewall with sharp corners would kill the thrust.
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