Posted: 1/1/2011 11:25:46
I am in the early stages of looking into building a Franklin Sport Biplane. There seems to be limited info available on the net. I am looking for info, photo's, as much as I can find. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: 1/5/2011 20:42:39
I currently own the paperwork for Franklin 90 N11602 S/N 104 and a few parts. May I ask why a Franklin 90 ? Do you already have the Lambert R266 engine? I have heard rumors that the plans were redrawn by an EAA chapter and were available at one time. You might try a direct mailing to the existing owners, maybe one of them has a set. Good luck with your search.
Posted: 1/7/2011 06:52:09
Seeing that you are Alliance, Ohio , maybe you could take a 2 hour driving (or 1/2 hour flight ) trip to Franklin, PA airport (KFKL) .There is a complete history of the plane in the airport there, along with several pictures of the aircraft. If you would contact me via email I can put you in touch with someone that has complete copy of the original Franklin Sport plans available for sale.
Posted: 1/10/2011 18:19:49
Thanks for the reply. I am actually interested in the Franklin "A". I want something that will qualify as a LSA. As much as my dream engine would be a radial, I would never be able to afford one. I have discussed this with a local Waco builder and he seems to think a 0235 properly cowled would look very nice and perform well. I have access to a set of plans, although I think there may be a few pages missing. I can't find any reference in the plans to the rudder pedals or the turtledeck/headrest.
Posted: 1/10/2011 18:23:09
Thanks for the reply. I am in the process of researching owners and the currency of the Type Certificate. As I said in my previous post, I have access to a set of plans.