Frye Corporation aircraft projects

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Hi,

The Frye F-1 was a project of four engined high wing transport
aircraft intended to replace the Douglas DC-3.


Source; Flightglobal
 

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I have found what is available about the Frye F.1 Safari (not much), but does anybody have anything more on the Frye F.2?

AN unusual configuration has been chosen for Frye's second
Safari project F.2. Described as a further DC-3 replacement,
the F.2 features two Dart RDa.7 Stage 2 turboprops inboard, and
two jets—possibly General Electric J85s—outboard. The jets
would supply additional power for take-off and climb. The fuselage
has been stretched ten feet to accommodate up to 79 passengers
in an "airbus" interior, 73 in a coach layout, or 65 in a de luxe
version. As a result, the gross weight has increased from 45,000 1b
to 50,000 lb and the zero fuel weight has been raised to 97,000 lb.
Payloads plus fuel weights are given as 19,981 for the de luxe
version, 19,946 for the coach aircraft, 20,676 for the airbus
and a maximum all-freight weight of 24,880 lb. Using the turboprops
only, die maximum cruise speed at 10,000ft would be 205 kt, and
the range with 17,000 lb of fuel, 1,615 n.m. This pre-supposes
the use of optional additional fuel capacity.

From Flight Global 12 July 1957.
 

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The Frye F-1 as shown in Flugwelt 1956, without tip tanks and a
slightly different nose shape (and with retractable landing gear ?):
 

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Jemiba said:
The Frye F-1 as shown in Flugwelt 1956, without tip tanks and a
slightly different nose shape (and with retractable landing gear ?):

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Flight describes this artist's impression as the final configuration of the Frye F1 Safari.

Source: "Introducing the Safari" Flight April 13, 1956 p. 434.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1956/1956%20-%200434.html
 

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If we use the search,

there is no more double post;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2105.0.html
 

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Somewhere over the Internet I found these pictures showing models of the F-2. A man in one of them is Jack Frye, the aircaft's designer.

Best regards,
Piotr
 

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Just another detail about the Safari. Am I right thinking that the Safari's cabin was to be unpressurised?
If so, it would have been quite a substantial difference between it and the Handley Page Herald, which was being mentioned in one of the "Flight" articles as a competition for the Safari.

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And now what I've just found: http://www.sedonalegendhelenfrye.com/1957.html

A complete (I suppose) F-1 Safari brochure. The scans have been watermarked but still remain quite readable.

You simply must take a look at it!

Piotr
 

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Neat, but why the windows on front of the clamshell doors? I can imagine kids with their noses glues to the glass, but still, it seems odd.
 

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Mole said:
Neat, but why the windows on front of the clamshell doors? I can imagine kids with their noses glues to the glass, but still, it seems odd.

I think adults would also look through the windows. The view should have been thrilling.

P.
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Cool find! See also: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4086.0

To the moderators: don't you think both the thread should be merged?

Piotr
 

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Hi All!

A recent donation to the Museum included earlier in this thread. Very happy to have received it!

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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My pleasure - about three months ago, I read a book by Gene Turner (designed the T-40 homebuilt) who at one time worked for Jack Frye and mentions the F-1 Safari in the book. So when the brochure showed up, I knew instantly what I was looking at.

Here's a few more images from the brochure.

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What you have here is a cut-out from the "Flying Magazine" of September 1956 with photos of the mock-up of the Frye Safari.
Piotr
 

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The windows in the front cargo doors are a hoot. I'd go up there to look out, but I suspect many other people would not.
 

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Lawson Airliner, anyone?! ;D
 

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