Astron Falcon (oz12328)
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Astron Falcon. Rocket glider model. Boost glider.
Quote: "Estes Industries Inc. Astron Falcon. Rocket Glider. High climbing rocket ascent - smooth, flat-gliding return. Only $1.00. Recommended engines: 1/2A6-2, A5-2, B4-2."
Quote: "Astron Falcon is my #1 favorite rocket glider. Unfortunately because it ejects the rocket motor at the top of its flight it would be illegal to fly today. When I flew it in the past with a B size motor it would go almost OOS and then make circles all the way to the ground. Posting it for nostalgia only. Use light balsa and will probably have to use some clay on the nose or the tail."
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User commentsI see that you’ve recently posted the Estes Falcon plan. Here are a couple of pictures of a Falcon that I build a few years back [main pic, 005,006]. Feel free to use on the site.
StanH - 16/07/2020
What are the dimensions for the sheet balsa before the parts are cut out? I want to know to simplify the scaling.
Thanks : )
James - 17/07/2020
It's a 3 inch wide sheet of balsa. The plan is full size. You can measure details like this for yourself, using your PDF reader. For help on how to check the scaling of pdf plans, see our Knowledgebase article #106: Checking the scaling of a PDF plan
SteveWMD - 17/07/2020
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