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Old Apr 09, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Hey F5, do you think you'll have it airborne before mid may?

I was going to do some testing with fairly low wing load large jets and flight times for EDFs around that time.

This seems to be 50% bigger than a good sized Skymaster F15 but almost 20% lighter.

I'm thinking when wing load goes down top speed and flight times go up....would love to prove that theory.

Would make a good case to start making really large birds out of high compressed EPO if the stuff is what they claim it to be

TIA for any input
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Mid May sounds about right for flying it. I understand light wing loading would make for a less angle of attack in flight for a little exrtra speed. I would guess ducting, airframe type, and a host of other stuff plays a big roll in it also.
Old Apr 09, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Fans came today..and I shot the white on the fuselage, and put a few decals on.
Old Apr 09, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Oh my god, twin stumax ? I can´t wait to see this bird on the sky...
Old Apr 09, 2012, 04:23 PM
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I KNOW WHAT IM DOING !!!!!!!
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wow falcon that is beautiful ! tremendous job !!!!!!! cant wait to see video of maiden flight ! thanx for the awsome pics falcon !
Old Apr 09, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Just wonderful! Can't wait to hear this thing too... going to sound great.
Old Apr 09, 2012, 06:09 PM
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fly like an EAGLE ;)
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holy cow wingman....i need a beach towel to wipe up all this druel! man, i need to get going on mine. that looks waaaay to good!
Old Apr 09, 2012, 06:10 PM
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was geht , müssen unten kommen
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^ditto!!!!
Old Apr 09, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Bypass Ratio = Infinity
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It looks amazing Andy, can't wait to see video. For giggles I calculated the power required for steady level flight on your falcon with a few assumptions, like CD0 and e. It looks about right, especially given the fact that you will have a lot of inlet drag that I can't account for. 6kW for 204 mph. In reality you will probably need to more than double that number to get that velocity.
Old Apr 09, 2012, 06:16 PM
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deltas are cool
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Andy it looks sweet ...how much weight did the paint add?
Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Will have to weigh it Rodger, I should be able to get a pretty close estimate now on the final weight. Cool power calc Scats, thanks
Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Bypass Ratio = Infinity
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Dear lord, so maiden tomorrow?
Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:46 PM
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She has to spend the night in the garage ..poor thing..she will stink up the house if I bring her in tonight.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:58 PM
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was geht , müssen unten kommen
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Ohhhh no!
Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:59 PM
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