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.
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 printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets.
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The model files
The parts and instructions are in Adobe PDF format, and have been compressed into ZIP files for faster transfer. They should work on any Windows, Macintosh, OS/2 or Unix/Linux computer. You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader and an un-ZIP program.
If files are unavailable or slow to download, try at a different time of day, when the file servers may be less busy.
Primary site: Follow this link to download the instruction and parts files.
Secondary site: Not currently available.
Facetmobile Home Page - The official site of Facetmobile builders Barnaby and Lynne Wainfan. Includes photos, drawings and the history of this unique aircraft.
Last updated on 8 February 2010
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