• Short Summary

    A FRENCH FIRM HAS BUILT AND FLOWN WHAT IS REPUTED TO BE THE WORLD'S FIRST ALL FIBRE-GLASS PLANE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. FACTORY
    0.04

    2.
    LV INT. SKELETON OF FUSELAGE ACROSS FACTORY FLOOR
    0.08.

    3.
    SCU SECTION PREPARED FOR FIBRE-GLASS
    0.15

    4.
    SV FIBRE-GLASS CUT INTO LENGTHS
    0.18

    5.
    SCU FIBRE-GLASS FITTED ONTO PREPARED SURFACE
    0.25

    6.
    CU COMPLETED SECTION TAKEN FROM MOULD
    0.33

    7.
    CU MAN HOLDS ANOTHER SECTION
    0.37

    8.
    SV PARTIALLY COMPLETED AIRCRAFT
    0.40

    9.
    CU THE ENGINE
    0.42

    10.
    SV INT. & CU COCKPIT (2 SHOTS)
    0.49

    11.
    CU NAME ON SIDE OF PLANE 'WASSMER-AVIATION'
    0.51

    12.
    SV PLANE TAXIES ON AIRFIELD
    0.55

    13.
    LV PAN PLANE TAKES OFF
    1.03

    14.
    AIR TO AIR SHOTS PLANE IN FLIGHT (2 SHOTS)
    1.14



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A FRENCH FIRM HAS BUILT AND FLOWN WHAT IS REPUTED TO BE THE WORLD'S FIRST ALL FIBRE-GLASS PLANE.

    THE PLANE, A FOUR SEATER WASSMER, HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED WITH AN ALL FIBRE-GLASS BODY AND IT IS CLAIMED THAT THIS IS THE FIRST CONSTRUCTION OF THIS TYPE IN THE WORLD. THE COMPANY MAKING THE PLANE REPORT THAT FIBRE-GLASS WAS CHEAPER TO USE THAN THE NORMAL ALL METAL CONSTRUCTION AND THAT CONSTRUCTION TIME OF THE BODY WAS CUT BY 20%. THEY SAID THAT IT WAS EASIER TO TRAIN LABOURERS TO USE THE RELATIVELY SIMPLE TECHNIQUE OF FABRICATING PARTS FROM FIBRE-GLASS.

    THE PROTOTYPE, WHICH TOOK FOUR YEARS TO DEVELOP, IS EXPECTED TO BE IN COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IN ABOUT TWO YEARS WHEN IT SHOULD COST BETWEEN 60 AND 70 THOUSAND FRANCS (GBP4,400 - 5,800). THE PLANE, WHICH IS POWERED BY A SINGLE 150 HORSE-POWER LYCOMING ENGINE, HAS A RANGE OF 620 MILES (1000 KM) AND A CRUISING SPEED OF 160 M.P.H. (260 KMS/HR).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29ZS4R832S5ICYBG9W1N8HIG5
    Media URN:
    VLVA29ZS4R832S5ICYBG9W1N8HIG5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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