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Old 06-01-2009, 10:25 PM
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Yes, you must check that the wing tubes reach right to the end rib. If the tubes are too short, there is a serious chance of failure of the wing. I have mentioned this many times, some spars are @ 1 inch too short.

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Old 06-01-2009, 10:34 PM
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Remy, please let us know how your first flight goes. I reckon it took me about 2 days to read this thread, which included following the many excellent links. Good luck! You'll love it!
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:21 AM
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Guys...where can i get one of these mounts? I have seen a few of you use them.There was an ad in one of the jet mags with an email add....but they never replied....Any ideas?


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Old 06-02-2009, 04:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: Gripenflyer

Guys...where can i get one of these mounts? I have seen a few of you use them.There was an ad in one of the jet mags with an email add....but they never replied....Any ideas?


Thanks in advance!

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Gripenflyer hi i made those mounts thats mine in the pic you put on your post, why it went in the jet mag was a friend of mine which i made a set for though i would make some to sell . which was not the idea andi havent got time but there was some one out there which copyed them and was selling them on ebay.

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:08 PM
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Here`s a link to a video of the 2nd flight on my EDF Falcon120 done as a flying wing. It`s powered by twin 90mm fans with a total of 6kw (8hp) of power.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p28NrrNzSUo[/youtube]

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:39 PM
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New2jets,

Thank you for the reply. Will have to make another plan.......
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:50 PM
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Hey Knife,

That is sensational. I love the wing only mod! Looks like you just shortened the booms and flies great! Note you did not use flap on landing. Those twin EDFs look cool. What is the power set up specs?

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:25 PM
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Thanks Mav, I`m about to get off-line for tonight, but here is a link to my thread on the plane. Lots of info there. I`ll check back in soon. Lee

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Old 06-06-2009, 07:01 PM
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Hi guys, im in Savannah in Georgia, for around 3 weeks, anyone from that area or any one know of jet flying or shops in that area? cheers Tim
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:43 PM
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HI

Maiden my Falcon 120 phushed by a PST 600r. Thats my first turbine powered flight!

Anyone else with the same turbine? It flies great, easy to land and is looking good in air.... dont think its fast enough though,,,,,

But all in all im super satisfied...
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:37 PM
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Hey all, its been a while since i have posted here.

Anyone know where i can source a falcon 120 in the uk? According to a few of the sites over here they have gone our of production but im determined to get my hands on one.

Any suggestions ?

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:25 PM
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Hi, Try cochestera1models.com, bought two from there, when you build it, make sure the wing spars are long enough to reach right into the end ribs of both wings ,cheers Tim
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:12 AM
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Its Bickley jets this coming weekend. I'm interested to see how many falcon's will be there.

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:54 AM
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Well....maidened my Falcon this afternoon! Flew great....really happy with it! One wheel came off on the landing as i applied the brakes. Lesson....LOCTITE EVERYTHING!

Here are two videos,one taking off and the other the "landing".

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHd9RtcEPAU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIOuD4Equeg

P.S Forgot to mention Jetcat P60SE (Kerostart)...More than enough power!! Airpower RA 250 retracts with skymaster brakes and wheels. Two Li-Po running a powerbox (Overkill i know).
Fuel is a 2 liter Coke bottle with a PST bubble tank. JR 9XII 2.4.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:17 PM
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Hey t777jet, i saw your falcon vid on youtube, what landing light did you use? I want to fit one to mine, i did check out the luxenon lights that you can get and was tempted to fabricate one but if there is a better option would be interested.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:57 PM
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:58 PM
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The LED I purchased from an electronics shop in Paris. The price is high, around £25,as I recall. It runs from a single small cell Lipo, directly conected. The mount is a tiny piece of ally plate to dissipate some heat. I switch it on just before take off as im not sure how long it will last without a proper heatsink. The view is very good, nearly 180 degs and it is briter than any other LED i have seen, but havnt seen too many. It has completed probably 100 flights and still going ok. I think it is slightly less bright after a couple of nose gear collapases, and subsequent ploughing of the field. This LED has saved the model several times, when in low light conditions or when the sun pops out from behind a cloud. I leave it powered all the time. The bat lasts at least 7 or 8, eight min flights.
Dont go to Paris at the moment, but if any one needs one let me know, and i can prob get a few and send them on, but wont be for couple of months. The videosthat show it, dontdo it justice.cheers Tim
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:59 PM
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Hi Tim, can you post a link to the vid of your Falcon.  Also, do you have details of the LED so I can chase some up down here? - thanks, John.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:22 PM
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Did the guy that sells canopys ever produce conformal fuel tanks? I recall he mentioned that he would make the tanks and post pictures.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:55 PM
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No, he did not as someone is alredy doing them.  Look a few pages back.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:53 PM
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:55 AM
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No, he did not as someone is alredy doing them. Look a few pages back.
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His is not a conformal tank and does not go over the rear spar, if you could do a proper conformal tank, say with an optional smoke compartment I am sure you would have lots of takers, me for one.

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Old 06-18-2009, 05:21 AM
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Little bit of mixed video,with and without light,dosent really show the landing light well, maybe some of my other videos show it better, just search for my user name, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG210SWDLKQ
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Hello All,

 I am in the process of making Conformal Fuel Cells. One for the fuslage and one tank for each wing. The wing tanks fit inside the wing just behind the forward tube.... just like BVM Bobcat.They should be about 20oz each and the main tank around 78oz. I will post pics very soon.

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ANY MODS TO AIRFRAME??
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