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Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.**

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Trevor
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Post by Trevor »

I can't recall what the design weight is for this model but those wings do carry weight pretty well - and if there is an issue with the tailplane incidence, it can be trimmed out with the elevator, so hopefully your pessimism is misplaced.

Either way, it's looking great. Good luck with the maiden.
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Max Wright
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Thanks, Trevor.

The rear stabiliser is adjustable as well - provided we can get up and down in one piece. I built it according to the plan, so it will be a good starting place.

Yours came in at around 5 kg, so this build is a new interpretation.

I'm hoping that our long runway will give us a chance to get a good look in.

Cheers
Max
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I use wing cube loading to assess a models performance to take account of scale.

http://www.flyrc.com/wing-load-calculator/

Yours comes in as 7.3 , so the same as a trainer/light sports model. Perfect.
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Max Wright
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Hi guys

Today was Classification day - inspection by the Heavy Model Inspector and a proper maiden.

I took some hasty video with my iPhone and cobbled it together using unfamiliar editing software.



It was very well received on the day.

Cheers
Max
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Well done Max, looks like it was all worth the effort in the end.

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Nice Max. Looks like it flies nicely.
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