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Hi all,

W.F. 1 glider 1923
W.F. 2 glider 1924
W.F. 3 glider 192
W.F. 4 ???
W.F. 5 sailplane 19
W.F. 6 sailplane 1932
W.F. 7 sailplane 1933
W.F. 8 sailplane 1933
W.F. 9 ???
W.F. 10 ???
W.F. 11 Tourist 1933
W.F. 12 Tourist 1943
W.F. 13 ???
W.F. 14 ???
W.F. 15 ???
W.F. 16 ???
W.F. 17 ???
W.F. 18 ???
W.F. 19 ???
W.F. 20 Tourist 19
W.F. 21 Tourist 19
W.F. 22 ???
W.F. 23 sailplane 1938

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I'm surprised that we do not have a proper list of Dornier model designations here...

Anyway, here is a fascinating discovery, the existence of a Do Q project back in 1925:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16261.0
 

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A few details added to Maveric's Willy Farner list ...

Willy Farner (1905-1978), aka Willi Farner or 'Willy Farner de Granges', [1] began as an amateur glider constructor. In 1933 (or 1934, sources vary), he formed Willi Farner Flugzeugbau Grenchen (later known simply as Farner-Werke AG).

From 1934 on, Willi Farner Flugzeugbau Grenchen, produced spare parts for the Swiss military [2] and for various makes of gliders. In 1946, merged in 1946 with Moutier-based Motorenbau Farner SA (formed in 1942 with German capital).

[1] Willy Farner was based at Granges airfield in the Swiss canton of Fribourg.

[2] Presumably also for the German military, since Willi Farner Flugzeugbau Grenchen was put on a British 'ban' list.

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Aircraft by Willy Farner with other Designers

Aecherli Pfau 7 - 1927 biplane training glider, span 8.20 m*
- Pfau 7: Designed by Hermann Aecherli and Willy Farner
-- * Upper wing, semi-Warren truss bracing, 'bathtub' cockpit
-- https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=2280

D.D. Zögling - 1937 Swiss Zögling variant, span 7.10 m
- D.D. Zögling: Hermann Aecherli and Willy Farner*
-- * Orig. Zögling design by Alexander Lippisch
-- https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=3024

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Farner-built Aircraft by other Designers

Farner W.F.-23P - 1938 shoulder-wing motor glider, span 17.50 m
- W.F.-23P: Single-seat training sailplane, 1 x 25 hp AVA tractor
-- Design by Max Weber and Georg Müller,* retractable main u/c
-- Experimental, 1 x built by Willi Farner Flugzeugbau Grenchen
-- * With brother Heinrich, Müller designed Moswey series gliders
-- https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=2994

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Willy Farner 'W.F.' Aircraft Designations

Farner W.F.-1 -- 1923 biplane ultra-light/hang glider, span 6.00 m
- W.F.-1: Experimental design, 'X' wing bracing, x 1 prototype
-- https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=2200
-- http://static.a-z.ch/__ip/Xwp2smS1SovLtR-nUT2xnEZ72nI/199fb072d3aaa62f4c5cf10ce953eccb8cd25396/n-wide-16x9-fill

Farner W.F.-2 -- 1923 biplane ultra-light/hang glider, span 6.00 m
- W.F.-2: Experimental design, 'X' wing bracing, x 1 prototype
-- W.F.-2 had larger tail than W.F.-1 and a revised wing shape
-- https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=2201

Farner W.F.-3 -- 1925 biplane ultra-light/hang glider, span 6.70 m
- W.F.-3: Experimental design, similar to W.F.-1 and W.F.-2, x 1
-- 3v: https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/3vues/Farner_WF-3_3v.jpg

Farner W.F.-4 -- (??)

Farner W.F.-5 -- 1932 'Elmer Citro' parasol sailplane, span 11.00 m
- W.F.-5: Cockpit enclosure, build assisted by August Hug, x 1
-- http://www.retroplane.net/forum/images/uploads/beat.galliker/Farner_WF_5_Elmer_Citro_1932_394.jpg

Farner W.F.-6 -- 1932 single-seat sailplane, span 16.8 m
-- 3v: https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/3vues/Farner_WF-6_3v.jpg

Farner W.F.-7 -- 1933 single-seat biplane glider, span 7.50 m
- W.F.-7: Designed by Willy Farner and Hermann Aecherli
-- http://www.retroplane.net/forum/images/uploads/ALBAN/WF_7_-_1_193.jpg
-- https://www.sgbiel.ch/images/phocagallery/sgbielc-bilder-von-b458/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_1935%20ca.%20wf-7%20neukonstruktion%20von%20willy%20farner%20grenchen.jpg
-- 3v: https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/3vues/Farner_WF-7_3v.jpg

Farner W.F.-8 -- 1933 single-seat parasol training glider, span 10.00 m
- W.F.-8: 1 x built, currently stored at Swiss Museum of Transportation
-- 3v: https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/3vues/Farner_WF-8_3v.jpg
-- https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=562

Farner W.F.-9 -- (??)

Farner W.F.-10 - (??)

Farner W.F.-11 - 1933 2-seat biplane tourer, 80 hp Pobjoy R, span ?? m
- W.F.-11: aka W.F.II, c/n 1, HB-UIF (Feb 1934 A. Schild/Grenchen)
-- http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/switzerland/farner_w-11.jpg

Farner W.F.-12 - 1943 2-seat high-wing tourer/trainer, span 11.00 m
- W.F.-12: 1 x 90 hp Blackburn Cirrus Minor mounted behind cabin*
-- * Jointed extension drive shaft ran above the enclosed cabin
-- W.F.-12: Airhistory says HB-AFA (c/n 5), photos show HB-EVI
-- http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_HB-.html
-- http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/switzerland/farner_wf-12.jpg
-- https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1943/1943%20-%202887.PDF
-- http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4336.msg34303.html

Farner W.F.-13 ... (??)

Farner W.F.-20 - 1934 2-seat biplane tourer (??)

Farner W.F.-21 - 1935 4-seat high-wing tourer, Compte AC-4 deriv.
- W.F.-21: Modified 3-seat Compte AC-4 c/n 13 to W.F.-21 c/n 5
-- aka W.F.-21/C4 or 'W21/C4' (after pax or Alfred Comte AC4 ??)
-- http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_HB-.html
-- https://farm1.staticflickr.com/489/19187424813_e33fc1f08a_o.jpg

Farner W.F.-22 - (??)

Farner W.F.-23 - 1938 motor glider/sailplane, see W.F.-23P (above)

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There is some online confusion between Willy and Hans Farner. So, for completeness...

The HF 1-SL Colibri canard has sometimes been attributed to Willy Farner. The Colibri designer was Dipl-Ing Hans U Farner, a professor at Universität Zürich and unrelated as far as I know. Aerodynamicist Hans Farner was killed testing Canard 2FL HB-3000 in 1980. His Canard 2FL, Canard SC, and Canard SCM designs were then withdrawn from the market by his financer and business partner, Heinrich Bucher.
-- http://m-schoenherr.de/Drachenfluggeschichte/Geschichte4/Leistente/default.htm

Hans Farner Aircraft Designations

Canard 2FL - 1978 experimental composite canard glider,* span 13.50 m
- Canard 2FL: V-braced (lifting struts) parasol wing glider, x 4**
-- * Described as rigid-wing hang-glider or foot-launched sailplane
-- ** HB-3000 (Sept'78), HB-3001 (Apr'79, HB-3002 (Aug'79), HB-3003 (Aug'81)
-- http://all-aero.com/index.php/contactus/1161-aviafiber-canard-2-fl
-- 3v: http://all-aero.com/images/stories/pics29/Aviafib-Can-2FL-ld.jpg
-- Fibreglass contr.,* aka Aviafiber Canard 2FL, Bucher Canard 2-FL
-- * Airframes constr'd by Ruppert Composites of Wald, Switzerland
-- http://www.ruppert-composite.ch/images/stories/unternehmen/flugzeuge/03.jpg
-- https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=2081
-- Günter Rochelt's 1980 'Solair I' a/c based on Canard 2FL airframe
-- http://www.ruppert-composite.ch/images/stories/unternehmen/flugzeuge/04.jpg
-- http://m-schoenherr.de/Drachenfluggeschichte/Geschichte4/Leistente/default.htm

Canard SC : 1983 prod'n vers. Canard 2FL by Canard Aviation, x 2 (HB-2152/HB-3004)
-- 3v: https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/3vues/Canard-SCM_3v.jpg
- Canard SCM: 1984 motor glider vers. of Canard SC, 1 x 15 kW Koenig 2-stroke, x 2
-- Canard SCM designed by Ernst Ruppert with ETH Zurich, HB-2152 (V-01) conversion
-- http://www.ruppert-composite.ch/images/stories/unternehmen/flugzeuge/06.jpg

Canard 3 - [Project] Parasol canard hang glider trainer, span 8.70 m

HF 1-SL Colibri - 1979 single-seat canard ultralight motor glider sailplane
- Colibri: 2 x 13.6 hp McCulloch MC-101A 2-strokes, span: 17.50 m, x 1 (HB-2036)
-- http://aero-nation.weebly.com/uploads/5/4/9/9/54991907/1081572_orig.jpg

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