Originally Posted by Jeremy_D
I'm running Electron ER-40 retracts with KMRJ Jets struts and trim wheel and bakes.
I have been hammering the poor old Falcon Ver 1 pretty hard since Jan this year. The new K80 now has 7 hrs 51 minutes on it. All in the Falcon. I usually run 7 minute flights and land with fuel for another 4 minutes or so. I am about to start my second Ver 1 Falcon and am looking at KMRC struts. Do you have any pics you can show me please? The struts on the current Falcon are trailing arm nose gear struts from HobbyKing.
Much to the horror of the purists I run mostly HobbyKing gear in my current Falcon. The servos were hooked up to a servo tester and cycled at 1 cycle per second for 4 hrs before fitting to the model.
The electric retracts were cycled for 30 mins. So far all good. Servos are Corona digital metal gear servos and all have passed the cycle test. The only problem I have had with the Falcon is when it lost a fight with a fence post while taxii'ing.
A pair of Version 2 wings from Ken were fitted and the Falcon continues to fly.
uTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrBdMA2Iq5Y