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Old 12-12-2008, 02:57 PM
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You can also tell a first generation kit by looking at the fuse sides. The early kits had a "finger" joint that joined the fuse sides.
I flew an Esquire on single channel and moved up to the Falcon 56. I had a Kraft single channel setup with a Bonner Varicomp escapement and had an SN 3 position escapement for the throttle. It was powered by a Fox 15 R/C.
I taught my son to fly on the Gen II Falcon 56 many years later.
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There is a company that sells new laser-cut Falcon 56 kits, can someone tell me their name?
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:32 PM
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Hi, here is picture of my kit box, it must be around 60. One piece side and larger engine possible. I will power with a K&B veco 19, NIB.
Nostalgia! Nostalgia!

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Early RC Models sells the laser cut repro kit. It does have the hardwood spar caps too.

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Hi, here is picture of my kit box, it must be around 60. One piece side and larger engine possible. I will power with a K&B veco 19, NIB.
Nostalgia! Nostalgia!

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I built a couple of these Falcons in the early-mid 70's...one had the multiple pc. fuse. sides and the other (kit purchased from Tower around '76 IIRC ) had 1 pc. fuse sides.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:59 AM
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Goldberg seemed to change the Falcon 56 kit early in 1968. Besides making the nose wider for larger engines, the "deluxe" kit was also the start of the inclusion of pushrods and other fittings in the box. In '68, the kit had been produced for about 6 years.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:06 PM
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don't it bring back memories? i never built one myself but helped a good friend back in the early 80's build and learn to fly with one. what a sweety it was. just recently goldbeg came out w/ an arf of the falcon 56 and sr falcon and the skylark, now the're gone again discontuied by gp. wonder if any one knows if there are nostalga fun flys are the country at any given time. wouldn't thsat be a kick in the pants???? bring out all the old timers and all those great old planes out of mothballs!!!!
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don't it bring back memories? i never built one myself but helped a good friend back in the early 80's build and learn to fly with one. what a sweety it was. just recently goldbeg came out w/ an arf of the falcon 56 and sr falcon and the skylark, now the're gone again discontuied by gp. wonder if any one knows if there are nostalga fun flys are the country at any given time. wouldn't thsat be a kick in the pants???? bring out all the old timers and all those great old planes out of mothballs!!!!
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Default RE: Q: Carl Goldberg Falcon 56

This sure brings back memories.

My first plane was a Jr Falcon. My radio equipment was a Controlaire Mark II Mule transmitter, Kit built Regen receiver and Bonner escapement.

It flew great until one day I was doing some loops and the wings folded up. Definitely needed a stronger wing spar.

My second plane was a Falcon 56 with a Controlaire Galloping Ghost system, which also flew great.

Several years later I got another Falcon 56 and built a Heath kit RC radio kit to go with it and yes you even had to build the servos.

To this day the JR Falcon and Falcon 56 stand out as my favorite planes. I may get a Falcon III 40 some day but right now I'm into park flyers.
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