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Falconmeister. This plan shows details to convert a Carl Goldberg Senior Falcon model into an Eindecker/Stik Configuration.
Quote: "Tired of seeing row after row of look-alikes? This first ina series of articleson creative modification concerns MT Hunsicker's renovation of the popular Carl Goldberg Senior Falcon.
The current trend of 'buy-today-fly-tomorrow' seems to be robbing the modeler of one of the most rewarding aspects of our hobby: creative thinking, planning, building, and the thrill of seeing the culmination of these in full and graceful flight. It is hoped that this plane will inspire more modelers to add a little of their creative abilities to that next beautiful bird they plan to build.
The modification of the Senior Falcon (oz6137) to the 'Falconmeister' is easy and simple, despite the fact that these minor changes completely alter the appearance of this fine plane which so many RC'ers have used for learning to fly. The Falconmeister handles well on the ground, is less apt to turn up on its nose in high wind. It takes off with a shorter run and lands at a lower speed, probably because the modification caused a shift of the CG about 3/4 in aft. With an O.S. Max 60 RV up front, I find it will get off on half throttle on rough ground. The original Falcon under the same conditions required full throttle. Another advantage brought about by this modification is a reduction in prop breakage. I have broken only one prop after approximately 60 flights.
In building the Falconmeister, I retained as much as possible of the original general arrangements, moments, areas, etc. Let's begin with the fuselage.
First, remove the landing gear, it just doen't fit a WWI type. Cut out a piece of 1/8 plywood 3/4 wide and another 1-1/2 in wide, both as long as the width of the fuselage where the landing gear is to attach..."
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by MT Hunsicker
from RCMplans (ref:9022)
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