Originally Posted by billp
hello, im a newbie to rc planes.
i have a falconIII model plane that i finished converting to electric drive.
it was a kit i purchased over 20 years ago, and i finally got a chance to finish it this year.
the thing about the conversion, is that it bumped up the published flying weight from 4.5 lbs to 5 lbs, 12 oz.
the motor is an eflite power32, and the battery is a 4S, 3200mAh lipo.
the speed control is an eflite60 ESC.
now, i haven't flown the falconIII yet. i will be asking an experienced flyer at the flying club to take it up for a test flight.
however, before i do that, i would like to get any opinions from experienced flyers of the falconIII and falcon 56 airplanes, on the following question:
- is the current flying weight of my electric - converted falconIII
too heavy ???
thanx in advance, for your time.
your good to go
you have a big wing span and lots of Square Inches of surface.
FALCON III Stock Number: GBGA0050 Kit Number: 50 Wingspan: 56" Wing Area: 558 Sq." Flying Weight: 4.5 lbs. Fuse Length: 47.5" Radio: 4-Channel Power: 2-stroke .35-.45 4-stroke .45-.65 INCIDENCE
(In Degrees) Wing: 0 Tail: 2 Engine: Right 2 Down 0 THROWS Aileron: 5/16-1/4" Elevator: 1/2" / 3/8" Rudder: 5/8" CENTER OF GRAVITY
Balance Point on fuse,
measured back from
wing leading edge 3-1/4" to 3-3/4"