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Old 03-17-2019, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by airborn900 View Post
So is there a v3 or v4 then?
I was under the impression there was only 2 different versions. One had sheeted wings one didnít.

Im obviously missing a piece of the puzzle.


There was the Falcon v1 and v2, Turbinator v1 and v2 - essentially the same. Turbinator v3 and v4 which had some carbon fiber loosely attached and heavy glass on the booms. ALL need attention to landing gear mounts, hardening the balsa blocks supporting the boom bolts, engine mount, etc. Do not get caught up in what version. They all need a fair amount of tweaking.
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by airborn900 View Post
How much better out of the box is a V2 vs V1
Not much between them, sheeted wings, two attach screws per wing, That's about it from memory.

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Old 03-17-2019, 03:59 PM
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Well in the Uk none of them had fully sheeted wings, and none where made to take a turbine, until they where re-named Kestrel.
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Originally Posted by BaldEagel View Post
Well in the Uk none of them had fully sheeted wings, and none where made to take a turbine, until they where re-named Kestrel.
Are they still available in the UK? I wouldn't mind one to keep unassembled on the shelf.

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Help!
Anyone have a nose gear (for Falcon 120) available? I don't need a whole gear set.
Would like t purchase.
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by rjbob View Post
Help!
Anyone have a nose gear (for Falcon 120) available? I don't need a whole gear set.
Would like t purchase.
Thanks!
I just use these. Haven't failed in normal service yet. Broke one in crash landing though.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/all-meta...s-10-12kg.html

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Originally Posted by jetflyr View Post
There was the Falcon v1 and v2, Turbinator v1 and v2 - essentially the same. Turbinator v3 and v4 which had some carbon fiber loosely attached and heavy glass on the booms. ALL need attention to landing gear mounts, hardening the balsa blocks supporting the boom bolts, engine mount, etc. Do not get caught up in what version. They all need a fair amount of tweaking.
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What are the must do mods before you try to fly one of these?

Landing gear blocks
boom mounts

what else?
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by airborn900 View Post




What are the must do mods before you try to fly one of these?

Landing gear blocks
boom mounts

what else?
I have previously posted pictures of the mods I have done to my Falcons.
UC mods on page 184 of this thread.
I'll see if I can find some more.

My usual mods;
UC blocks and cutouts for trailing ARM U/C legs.
1/2" aluminium angle under rear deck each side extending forward to rear fuse former.
Dremel rear fuse to locate front case of turbine at rear deck step. (CoG considerations)
Remove covering on wings,, add real glue where needed and sheet.
Remove rear fuse formers, reshape to fit conformal tank and glue in with real glue.
Remove front fuse formers and replace with new one to allow nose retract to fit deeper into fuselage. (nose gear protruded in mine)
(reference to "real glue" is a dig at the factory over the "flour and water" crappy stuff they use)

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Originally Posted by SeaHawk-RCU View Post
I have previously posted pictures of the mods I have done to my Falcons.
UC mods on page 184 of this thread.
I'll see if I can find some more.

My usual mods;
UC blocks and cutouts for trailing ARM U/C legs.
1/2" aluminium angle under rear deck each side extending forward to rear fuse former.
Dremel rear fuse to locate front case of turbine at rear deck step. (CoG considerations)
Remove covering on wings,, add real glue where needed and sheet.
Remove rear fuse formers, reshape to fit conformal tank and glue in with real glue.
Remove front fuse formers and replace with new one to allow nose retract to fit deeper into fuselage. (nose gear protruded in mine)
(reference to "real glue" is a dig at the factory over the "flour and water" crappy stuff they use)

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thank you. Iíll head to page 184 and check it out
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