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Old Oct 27, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Hi All
been working on the tail mounting. Onto fin and rudder next, was thinking of splitting the elevator and having a control horn on each side
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 02:36 AM
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Been busy on the tail section, nearly done then back on to the fuselage.
Just beginning to sink in what a big project this, it seems never ending !!
Have made the tail section removeable for easy transport
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 04:11 AM
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Looking good Julian - it is a lot of work, but it will be worth it in the end!

Ian; any news of first flights with yours yet, I've been waiting impatiently!
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 01:07 PM
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This upcoming Monday is the big day. The last one was too windy. I fly RC at my friends site which is 70 miles away, so when he calls and says it's going to be windy in the morning I don't go. I think we'll be good for this week though. I'm ready!
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Just beginning to sink in what a big project this, it seems never ending !!
Julian
I think you'll find that a recurring theme throughout this thread, but as Sundancer says it's worth it. Hang in there don't get burned out now.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 05:41 PM
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She fly's, she fly's!!!
3 non-eventful; flights today - it was fantastic. I settled on a 30% CG and it worked out perfect. All it needed was a couple of clicks of right trim and one click of down. I need to adjust the idle on the engine as it would come in too fast and bounce a bit. It flew around no problem on a little under half throttle. Plenty of power to spare. Tom took some video and skip helped with the prep. Tom is going to upload the video later.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Yep, I can spot the Falcon:-) What a perfect flying day today. Excelent weather for a first flight. What a great first flight it was. At the low throttle setting that keeps the Falcon aloft and your 6 ounce tank I bet you could cruse around for a half hour or more. Very nice.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:24 PM
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"...3 non-eventful; flights today... It flew around no problem on a little under half throttle. Plenty of power to spare..."
Congrats, Ian! Always nice to hear about maiden flights coming off successful.

Your comment about having plenty of power makes me re-think my earlier question about the engine to use for this model...
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Congratulations on the successful conclusion of this long and satisfying build Ian. I had no doubt it would be fine, Falcons always fly well, but it is nice to get those first few flights over - enjoy!
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Congratulations Ian. It looks just great in that beautiful sunshine and landscape. The realisation of a long held dream. And thanks for your interesting progress reports along the way.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm glad it's finally done and now it's time to enjoy it in the air. So, who's up next?
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 10:05 AM
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I've just finished covering mine in white solartex, and have now got to put on some paint trim.
Then install glazing, engine & radio. So at least a couple of months before flying I reckon.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Mine is covered in natural Solartex and paint trim is under way though this will take a couple of weeks. Glazing is done. Radio and engine are ready for refit. Lift off could be December depending on weather.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 05:47 AM
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Ian,

Congratulations. A beautiful model and a result that clearly justifies all the work involved to create it - never enough Falcons in the sky!

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Fantastic Ian - I'm so glad she flies well! A beautifull model
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