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Carl Goldberg Falcon 56

The Carl Goldberg Falcon 56 was my first real "pattern" type airplane - at least insofar as its ability to do most of the aerobatic maneuvers that were common in the 1970s. Remember that 3-D was not even in the RC lexicon back in those days. Mine was covered in white and metallic purple Solarfilm and sported a Supertigre .46 engine (no muffler, of course). The only picture I have of it is in a double exposure with my 1969 Camaro; the pic at the right is of Goldberg's resurrection of it as the Falcon III.

Goldberg® Falcon III 40 Kit

Falcon III
Wingspan: 56"
Wing Area: 558 Sq."
Flying Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Fuse Length: 47.5"
Radio: 4-Channel
Power: .35-.45 2-Cycle
.45-.65 4-Cycle
(In Degrees)
Wing: 0
Tail: 2
Engine: Right 2
Down 0
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"

About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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