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Carl Goldberg, the Falcon, and the Mustang.

Old 11-10-2017, 08:13 AM
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Default Carl Goldberg, the Falcon, and the Mustang.

I think all the old timers like me have built a few Goldberg kits, and one of the favorites has to be the Falcon series- Senior Falcon, Junior Falcon , Falcon 56, etc. I know I built the Junior Falcon when I was in Junior High (fitting) and flew it as a free flight (too poor to buy radio gear as a kid). There was always something attractive in the lines of that plane. I have been scratch building a "who-knows-what" and looking for some tail inspiration I decided to revisit the Falcon series on that wonderful resource outerzone by pulling up a couple of old falcon plans. In the process I think I discovered why that plane was so appealing. Yes, the stick type fuselage could be a bit homely, but the tail section looked cool and now I think I know why-Carl Goldberg must have been inspired by everyone's favorite warplane, the P-51 Mustang, when he designed the tail section of that plane. It looks quintessentially American. So what do you think? I've attached a close up of the falcon and mustang fin and rudder, from plans of the jr. falcon and mustang (kyosho's). You can file this under "things that don't really matter" but I think it's interesting.
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