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Old 09-02-2010, 09:21 PM
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Hi Guys

I see 2 very similar models listed on your web site.

The "Super Bobcat 25 and Falcon 25" look identical to me, covering aside. I have a little OS 32 SX that needs a new home and I would like to make sure both of those little pusher Jets are OK for glow use. By the description it sounds as though they are.

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Old 09-07-2010, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: Falcon 25 Question

Yeah a .32 makes this plane into a winged ROCKET.

FYI:

Caveats:

- I found that the canopy was EXTREMEMLY thin on the newer versions and mine arrived cracked in multiple places due to shipment.

I applied tape on the outside and glassed the inside of the canopy.

I then repainted the outside after light sanding, and it looks great now, and is much sturdier.

- The gear tend to push back on rough landings, enlargening the anti-torque hole, causing slop in the wheels.

I bent some music wire and soldered it to the existing gear to form a support "arm" at 90 degrees to prevent this from happening.

- The fuel tank MUST be installed facing FORWARD.

- The rearward facing engine makes dealing with mufflers a bit awkwards.

Here is what I did in the larger .50 Falcon/Bobcat...



I doubt that you can do the same on the .25. On mine I used a GMS engine I had and I left the muffler as it came.

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So just to confirm both models <25 size> will accommodate a glow motor? One looks to be touted for electric?
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Default RE: Falcon 25 Question

Yes, both can be set up either way.

BTW: Set the C.G. with the plane FULL of fuel.

Also with the controls CENTERED the trailing edge of the elevator should be EVEN with the topmost part of the control surface... this results in a slight upward deflection.

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BTW: Set the C.G. with the plane FULL of fuel.
Why? How big is the tank? I would assume 8ozs on a little model like this.

Where is the fuel tank in relation to the C of G?
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All pusher prop jet planes like this have the fuel tank behind the ideal C.G. hence the need to set/check the C.G. with the tank FULL.

The tank itself is about 6-8oz or so.

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Thank you for your help.

I could not pull the trigger as the shipping to NY just kills the sweet price of this model.
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