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Mar 24, 2010, 10:28 PM
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Well, the rudder and fin are almost done.
I do have a question though; what year did the Falcon come out?
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Mar 25, 2010, 02:58 AM
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Ian, as far as I recall the Falcon came out in the late 1940s; I understand that it was based on, or a copy of, a design, the name of which escapes me, from the late 30s in the US. I think it was a ben shereshaw design but couldn't be 100% sure.
Mar 25, 2010, 06:53 AM
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I do have a question though; what year did the Falcon come out?
Here's part of a KK ad from the back cover of Aeromodeller September 1946 and is the first mention of the Falcon kit I have come across.

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I understand that it was based on, or a copy of, a design, the name of which escapes me, from the late 30s in the US. I think it was a ben shereshaw design but couldn't be 100% sure.
Design was based on the Shereshaw Cloud Cruiser.

Ray
Apr 03, 2010, 01:24 AM
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No photos at the moment but the fin/rudder is complete and two sides have been framed up. I cut 3/8square balsa strips down to 5/16" square with my dremel table saw. It's the first time I've had it do something really well.
Apr 03, 2010, 02:44 PM
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Well, the rudder and fin are almost done.
I do have a question though; what year did the Falcon come out?
the new zealand vintage lists list the KK falcon in 1949

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Apr 03, 2010, 06:14 PM
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Must have taken three years to reach New Zealand

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Apr 12, 2010, 09:36 AM
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Must have taken three years to reach New Zealand

Ray
Speed my ones fly they'd still be en route
Apr 15, 2010, 11:36 PM
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OK here's a few photos of the progress (forgot to photogragh the tail - next time)...
Apr 16, 2010, 01:16 AM
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I have a December 1946 Aeromodeller mag. here that on page 68 the FALCON, COMPETITOR, SCORPION, JUNIOR 60, AJAX AND ACHILLES are all advertised.
The FALCON it says won at Eaton Bray in September 1946......so '46 it must be.

FWIW the AJAX and ACHILLES go back pre WW2. '38 I think from memory, without looking it up.
Apr 18, 2010, 01:01 AM
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Does anyone know where you can purchase electronic DT's (or get plans to assemble one)?
May 10, 2010, 03:07 PM
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On the subject of electronic DT's I bought a couple from Airtek - tiny and light they are.
May 10, 2010, 03:08 PM
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The next step is to sheet the front! More wood!!
May 10, 2010, 03:41 PM
D'oh.. Dumb Left Thumb
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I saw really nice one at the Boddo memorial bash at Old Warden at the weekend

I have no idea what Charlie the red plane behind is...
May 10, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Sweeeet lookin models

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