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    Falcon 56 MkII restoration.

    I picked up a Falcon 56 MkII at a local swap meet.
    It was in pretty good shape, but had a few issues.
    It seemed to be a "low time airframe" but showed
    some hanger rash. One of the nylon aileron hinges
    was broken, and someone thought that covering the
    wing blue top and bottom was a good idea.
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    I'd love to get my hands on one too someday. What kind of restoration are you going to do? I think it deserves silk or a fabric iron on for the old time look and feel! Post lots of pics as you progress! Thanks for sharing. Jon
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    Quote Originally Posted by maukaonyx View Post
    I'd love to get my hands on one too someday. What kind of restoration are you going to do? I think it deserves silk or a fabric iron on for the old time look and feel! Post lots of pics as you progress! Thanks for sharing. Jon
    I'm going with a more visible and more "Falcon like" look in iron on.
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    I've got the plane on the table to asses it. Overall it's in pretty
    good shape. It shows no crash damage. Monokote on the fuse
    is in great shape and will stay. The firewall area was well fuel
    proofed and there is no oil soaking. The wing and stab have
    some patches and a couple of un-patched holes. The outer nylon
    hinge on the left aileron is broken so new ailerons are needed.
    Looks like I've got a winner here. A plane that was flown little but
    suffered some hangar rash, and a poorly chosen color scheme.
    Sadly i didn't ask the seller about the history of the plane though he
    did say it had been in his shop for along time.
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    He who restores an older plane is a GOD. I love to see people restore planes that are not flight worthy, yet are great planes. Thanks sir, though I may never see it fly, I appreciate what you've done and are doing. The plane deserves a chance to do it's thing once again.

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    Great project and a fine flying model. What engine will you put in it?
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    I have rebuilt my Falcon 56 twice now. It is not the MKI, MKII or the MKIII, it is just the Falcon 65. After its first rebuild, on the re-maiden flight, I was letting my brother fly it. He was going to do a touch and go. I said look out for the bush. OK got it, dude, look out for the bush. Yeah, yeah I see it. DUDE!!!! look out for the BUSH!!! I SEE IT, just as he throttle up, he hits the bush at 40 mph or so. Did not do any real damage other then holes in the covering. So I had to start patching it from the first flight. She is ready for another rebuild. I had an OLD!!! very old worn out O.S. FP35 in the nose. Wonder if a newer 25 or 32 would be a good fit?


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    I flew one just recently, what a blast from the past! I learned to fly RC on a Falcon 56 back in 1977 and it brought back memories. Still a great flying bird.

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