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Talon. Radio control sailplane. Wingspan 50 in, area 310 sq in.
Discontinued kit from Bob Martin. Note this design was also kitted as the Dynaflite Talon (also discontinued) see supplement plan file. The 2 plans are essentially identical apart from the title block and credits.
Quote: "Hand-launch sailplane for thermal or slope flying. Flat wing with ailerons for ultimate maneuverability. Rugged, lightweight balsa/ply construction. Optional V-tail version.
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Dynaflite Talon. While the Talon is not necessarily an advanced glider, it is intended for modelers with some previous R/C building and flying experience. Due to its flat wing and relatively thin airfoil, the Talon is quite maneuverable and penetrates well, so it is at home either on the slopes or the breezy planes.
The unique fuselage construction yields an interesting triangular cross section that builds rapidly and is pleasing to look at. This instruction manual also shows you how to build both the conventional straight-tail version or the V-tail version. We hope you enjoy building and flying your Dynaflite Talon..."
Update 26/08/2018: added article from Spanish magazine RC Model, issue 1990/109. Also article on building tricks from Slope Soaring News, May 1989 (pgs 4-7). Both thanks to alcalaino.
Supplementary file notes
Kit manual (Dynaflite) complete 24 pages, thanks to D_Dawg.
Alternate plan scan, from the Dynaflite kit.
Articles: RCModel (Spanish); Slope Soaring News.
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User commentsLOL I was just looking for the plans for this glider the other night and lo and behold you read my mind. I had the earlier version of this plane that had a conventional tail assembly and after the first flight converted it to a V-tail to avoid damage. 6 months later they came out with a newer version of the Talon which now had a V-tail. I think I deserve some financial bonus from Bob Martin... "just kidding of course." This is a great fast flying glider, it is also pretty easy for a beginner, but it can be tricky to build. I lined the interior joints of the fuselage with fiberglass strips to give it a bit more strength. I found it helped immensely when I accidentally got too close to the base of the hill I was on and saw that the glider had cut off the tops of some cactus, yet it was still intact with only some minor cuts in the covering.
PaulAyala - 22/08/2018
I was very happy to see one of Bob Martin's Talon plans appear on Outerzone just a few days before the maiden of my own Talon [model photo & more pics 006-010]. Even if I've built it from a Dynaflite kit, I hope my pictures will be of some interest to people wishing to build it from plans. Martin himself 'liked' some pictures of this model when I posted them on a Facebook Slope Addict group. It was a great pleasure, the designer himself 'liking' my build!
RaffaelloB - 19/10/2018
A Talon, Dynaflite kit bashed into a Super Talon (span bumped to 60", flaps added, original airfoil). Love this plane, flies on wires, with flapperons active rolls are fast and crisp [more pics 011, 012].
EricM - 04/12/2018
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- Talon (oz10349)
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- Supplement Filesize: 5366KB Filename: Talon_RC_50in_oz10349_article_RCModel.pdf
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