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Old Apr 03, 2011, 05:26 PM
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Yep, that's a 15lb Falcon flying on a 4" fan. I plan to take the nacelle off it again tomorrow and put it in my test stand to get some measurements, I will not get any flying done anyways now that I'm missing a canopy. If I can't get hold of one I guess I will have to make one out of blue foam or something.

FWIW, batteries where right at storage voltage after the flight, so I had plenty of juice left. Looks like a 5 minute flight should be easy enough.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Yep, that's a 15lb Falcon flying on a 4" fan. I plan to take the nacelle off it again tomorrow and put it in my test stand to get some measurements, I will not get any flying done anyways now that I'm missing a canopy. If I can't get hold of one I guess I will have to make one out of blue foam or something.

FWIW, batteries where right at storage voltage after the flight, so I had plenty of juice left. Looks like a 5 minute flight should be easy enough.
Here you go.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/caforfa120re.htm
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Thanks, one ordered now. I will have to find a better way to install the next one, it really should some kind of internal framing to keep the sides from flexing out, I think that's what happened to mine, and then the attachment at the front slipped out and it was gone.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 10:27 PM
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Great job on that 4" fan!! That flew great!!!

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Yep, that's a 15lb Falcon flying on a 4" fan. I plan to take the nacelle off it again tomorrow and put it in my test stand to get some measurements, I will not get any flying done anyways now that I'm missing a canopy. If I can't get hold of one I guess I will have to make one out of blue foam or something.

FWIW, batteries where right at storage voltage after the flight, so I had plenty of juice left. Looks like a 5 minute flight should be easy enough.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 11:36 PM
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heres the final pics of the Stumax Fan in one of my Nacelle.
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 05:58 AM
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falcon 120

Arngeir,
Well done on the maiden flight,can i ask how many watts your fan was producing? as i have plans to try a budget fan and motor on mine as i have another airframe for my xps fan,
cheers Euan.
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 06:10 AM
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I can't tell you the exact numbers as I have not measured the amps with this Turnigy motor, but my guess is it's around 80A on 12S, so it's about 3.5kW. I'll take the nacelle off again to get it painted up while I wait for the new canopy to arrive so I'll put it on my testbench to get thrust numbers as well as amps and watts.
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 09:30 AM
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I can't tell you the exact numbers as I have not measured the amps with this Turnigy motor, but my guess is it's around 80A on 12S, so it's about 3.5kW. I'll take the nacelle off again to get it painted up while I wait for the new canopy to arrive so I'll put it on my testbench to get thrust numbers as well as amps and watts.
Hey Arngier. You should post your vid in the Haoye Turbax Turnigy thread. The flight looked great. Plenty of power. The Falcon gets into the air quickly at only 15 lbs and doesn't need brakes.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 10:56 PM
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Still looking for a Falcon 120 with retracts that's ready to fly....
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 11:14 PM
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Shoot air sally a price..if its good enough he might just do it..
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 12:09 AM
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 10:39 AM
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My Falcon flying wing mod For Sale

I've started a thread in the e-jets for sale section to sell my Falcon flying wing or to put together a new one for sale, or both. Links and pics later today.
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 09:35 PM
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Finally got my fan mounted into Rodgers nacelle, its not as good as the ones he does , but Im still happy with it. Cant wait to fly her this is my first 120mm jet.
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 11:31 PM
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Hey flip that looks great ,nice work .give your self some credit well done !
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