1910 Farman III (Representation)

Contributed by Owls Head Transportation Museum


Henri Farman’s (1874-1958) introduction into aviation in 1907 was when he flew an aircraft built by the Voisin brothers of France. Within months, Farman began modifying the Voisin craft. In November of that year, Farman won the Archdeacon Cup for the first official flight of more than 150 meters by flying 1,030 meters in 1 minute and 14 seconds. The first aircraft produced by Farman, the Farman III, was unveiled at the 1909 Rheims International Air Meet. It had full ailerons which made it controllable by giving roll, or banking, control as well as sprung wheels on the landing skids to come " ... to earth most perfectly and with the least shock." It won distance, altitude and passenger carrying awards at the meet. The Farman III was the first aeroplane to fly from England to Ireland.

Specifications: Span 34 ft. 6 in.; length 43 ft. 6 in.; takeoff weight 1270 lbs.; engine 50 hp. Gnome seven-cylinder air-cooled rotary (original); 150 hp. Lycoming air-cooled flat four (representation); speed 45 mph.

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About This Item

  • Title: 1910 Farman III (Representation)
  • Creator: Owls Head Transportation Museum
  • Creation Date: 1997
  • Subject Date: circa 1909
  • Town: Owls Head
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: metal
  • Local Code: 1995S01
  • Collection: Vehicle Aircraft
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Owls Head Transportation Museum
PO Box 227, Owls Head, ME 04854
(207) 594-4418

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