FVA 8 MS II
Type
Single seat glider
Dimensions
Length 8,5 m, span 20,0 m, wing area        aspect ratio 20
Weights
Empty 182 kg
Performance
 
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
MS II
     
Based on the M Ia the 'FVA-8 MS II' had a 20m span wing fitted to the original fuselage, and was also flown at the 1930 Rhön contest, in company with the 'FVA-7 M Ia'. One built.
Just as with the FVA-7, the assignment of project name FVA-8 is not sure. There are two main assumptions which aircraft may refer to:
The "MS II" by Hermann Mayer
The "Grunau Baby" unknown origin, with the FVA in 1934 appeared for the Rhön competition
However, as the above-mentioned "Grunau Baby"  nothing more is known, but the MS II which was constructed by the "quasi Member" Hermann Mayer , is to be reported at this point about this aircraft.

The "MS II" was designed by Mayer  to the principle of achieving good performance as simple as possible:
"It has done outstanding work in various hang and cross-country flights under the leadership of the designer, especially the maneuverability and the stable behaviour in the air are surprisingly good,  explained by the long, rectangular body, the large rudder and the generously dimensioned ailerons .
From last year's machine ("MI")  the hull, rudder and skid have been adopted. The wing could at the wide span of 20m not be  rectangular, the outer wing swept back from a straight line. The wing has a single spar  with a  torsion plywood nose and auxiliary spar.