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Sequoia F.8 Falco
Aviamilano F.8 Falco

Sequoia Falco F8L

A two-place aircraft with an optional third seat for a child, the Falco offers an unbeatable combination of high-speed cross-country travel with complete aerobatic capability. Designed by an Italian, Stelio Frati in 1954, a Falco equipped with an optional Christen inverted fuel and oil system is capable of unlimited inverted flight and the full range of aerobatic maneuvers. Landing gear are fully retractable, activated by a simple mechanical system. Designer Frati has been responsible for such airplanes as the Waco Meteor/SF 260 and the F20 Pegaso. Designed in 1955 and between 1956 and 1968, 101 Falcos were built as production aircraft. Now earmarked for homebuilt construction in the United States through Sequoia Aircraft Corp., the Falco is made of wood, except for the firewall forward, the landing gear and the sliding canopy. Fuselage and wing skins are dacron. Power is supplied by either a 150- or 160-hp Lycoming behind a fixed-pitch or constant-speed prop. Gear and flaps are operated electrically.




Two examples of the Aviamilano F.8 Falco appeared in Britain during 1960.
Aviamilano F.8 Falco


The Falco has been produced in kit form since 1974.

Price 1982:  $24,000 (Excludes engine and propeller). Units delivered  to June 1981: 80.
Kit price 2008: US$108,440

Engine 160-hp Lycoming
HP range: 160-180
Gross Wt. 1880 lb
Empty Wt. 1212 lb
Fuel capacity 40 USG
Full fuel payload: 434 lb
Wingspan 26’3”
Length 21 ‘4”
Wing area: 107.5 sq.ft
Top speed: 212 mph
Cruise 75%: 190 mph / 165 kt
Stall clean: 75 mph / 65 kt
Stall landing config: 62 mph / 54 kt
Climb rate: 1140 fpm
Ceiling: 19,000 ft
Takeoff dist: 570 ft
Takeoff run: (50’) 1150 ft
Landing dist: 750 ft
Landing roll: (50’) 1150 ft
Range: 870sm
Cabin width: 42 in
Baggage capacity: 90 lb


Engine: Lycoming IO-360
Wing span: 8 m
Wing area: 9.89 sq.m
MAUW: 853 kg
Empty weight: 550 kg
Fuel capacity: 151 lt
Max speed: 344 kph
Cruise speed: 319 kph
Minimum speed: 100 kph
Climb rate: 7.5 m/s
Seats: 2
Fuel consumption: 36 lt/hr
Plan price (1998): $400
Kit price (1998): $70,000






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