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From the Archives – 50 Years Ago - Adam-Maranda-Falconar

July 2015 - The July 1965 edition of EAA Sport Aviation has a story about a very interesting Canadian project involving builders/designers in France; Montreal, Quebec; Delta, British Columbia; and Edmonton, Alberta. Bernie Maranda of Montreal modified a design by Frenchman Roger Adam. This design was subsequently further enhanced by Chris Falconar, legend of early Canadian aviation designs, to improve the wing. Apparently this Adam-Maranda-Falconar AMF-S14 was constructed for $2,000.

It is significant to note that this was the first homebuilt to be flown in the region since World War II. The aircraft owner and author of the article, Nigel Chippindale, EAA 18587, managed to add 120 hours to the airframe in the year since he bought it. It is probably still a good choice for an all-wood homebuilt two-seat design with short-field performance and scope for some creative modifications. Read his description of test-flying a friend’s RA-14. As he said, “I think many of you may be interested in a report on it.” Enjoy the article.

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