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Old Feb 02, 2013, 11:51 AM
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that is light ....it is going to rip with that wattage
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Well i got the battery tray done, the tray will also allow me to relocate the batterys back more if need

16.6lbs RTF
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Can you say "Unlimited Vertical" Can't wait to see some video on that sweet looking bird
Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Joe i lost the first one way back a couple of years ago ..then built and flew the second one for a couple of years ...so i got attached to it sales of nacelles has dropped not sure if it caused by no dynamax fans plug and play, or if no falcons are selling .Larry at southeast model products is working on electric gear for these.
I found what looks like Larry's web site, pretty skimpy. Is there another site I can go to and check out his work or do I need to shoot him an email?
Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Joe pm him or e-mail tell him i sent you
Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:50 PM
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that is light ....it is going to rip with that wattage
One last thing to do, track down a slow leak in the retract lines.
Old Feb 02, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Hey Ed, that's one sharp looking color scheme and layout, sure makes for a sweet looking Falcon. Nicely done - Joe
Joe:

Thanks for the kind words on the paint job. It is all PPG base coat/clear coat. In case you had not seen the bottom, I attached a photo.

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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:24 PM
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That's fantastic, a real work of art! How many hours do you think you have in the finish?
Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Joe:

Thanks for the kind words. This is one of the Gen2 Faclons so the entire airframe is sheeted with balsa (except of course, for the fuse which is glass) so the glassing was relatively easy. I have about 16 hours in the sanding/glassing/priming about 20 hours in masking and painting the colors, about three hours masking and painting the American flag and then a few hours applying the clear coat.

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:13 AM
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I found what looks like Larry's web site, pretty skimpy. Is there another site I can go to and check out his work or do I need to shoot him an email?
Hi guys.............Sorry for my website, it sucks. So far I have the design completed for the turbine version of the main gear retracts. They are complete including brakes and gear door sequencers. Just plug you gearr door servo retract into the retract. The nose is just about done except for the final strut length. I also have another design with the same mechanics, but no gear door, or brakes. of course they will be a bit cheaper. The mechanics are completed, just waiting to get back PC boards for the drive electronics. For some information, all the electric retractis I make use a planitary gearbox instead of the linear gear train everyone else uses. No gears to jam up or brake. can work on 2 to 3 cell Li batterys. A feature I have intergrated is, when you get to the field, if your retracts are in the up position, all you need to do is apply power to the retracts, and the gear come down. No need to turn on the transmitter and rec. The retracts can handle up to 25 lb. aircraft. I will post additional pic's when the other retracts are completed.

Larry E.
SouthEast Model Products
Orlando. Fl.
Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:42 PM
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good news, a lot of cool ideas built into them
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 06:36 PM
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Nice marvin ,is that the lander 120mm fan ,or something else? took off in a hurry .
Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Nice marvin ,is that the lander 120mm fan ,or something else? took off in a hurry .
The RcLanders Fan only on fresh 35c packs
Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:37 AM
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Impressive sir.
Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:38 PM
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What servos to use?


What are you guys using for servos for ailerons and flaps? I have some JR, DS537 digital servos 44 oz. torq. at 4.8V, about 50 oz. at 6V. I would never use them with a turbine, but you think there OK with an EDF. I'm powering the Falcon with one of the EDF's I make, probably about 6 KW.

Larry E.


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