Skill Level 2. Previous experience helpful.
This model builds into a 1:48 scale replica of the Facetmobile, and may be built as a static display model, or (without propeller and landing gear) as a glider.
You will need a colour printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets. 67 lb cover stock (approx 8.5 thousandths of an inch or 0.2 mm thick) is recommended.
The Facetmobile is the creation of aviation engineer Barnaby Wainfan. This single-seat homebuilt aircraft is designed using the "lifting body" principle, in which lift is provided not by wings, but by the entire body of the aircraft. Since 1993 it has flown more than 130 hours, and a larger two-seat version is being planned.
Last updated 26 June 2013
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