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CGS-Falcon-01
Falcon V
 
The Falcon V is a second generation high performance glider that features good penetration and high speed coupled with good low speed and low sink rate. It has no tendency to drop a wing in stalls and is very stable in slow speed landings. It tends to mush considerably before stalling.
 
The king post allows the king post tubing to be simply unplugges for replacement. The Falcon V incorporates and elliptical planform and the shape on the wing tips is maintained by use of radially arranged battens in the wing tips. A S-shaped keel adds camber and reflex to the sail. The control bar bracket allows the spar to fold up umbrella-type setup without requiring tools. Deflexers are used. Seat or harness were optional, as was negative or inverted deflexer blades.
 
The airframe is made from 6063-T832 1.5in x .049 or 1.75in x .049 (depending upon size and model) certified aluminium tubing, bright dipped and anodised for a chrome-like finish. Exterior sleeving is 6063-T832 1 5/8in x .058 or 1 7/8in x .058. Full bushings throughout with dowelings are used in high stress areas. Spar saddles are used.
Rigging cable is 3/32in 7x7 302 plastic coated stainless steel. Cable ends are double nico presses utilising stainless steel thimbles. Turnbuckles are aircraft grade. All hardware is aircraft quality, and all tangs, kingpost bracket, shackles, and rounded nose plate are stainless steel.
 
The sail is made from Howe & Bainbridge 3.8oz stabilised dacron, in 11 colours or combinations. All seams are double zig-zag stitched and stress points are reinforced. The sail is cut for wing spar deflection and has utilised keel pocket construction. A large leading edge pocket is 18in at the nose tapered to 6in at the wing tip.
 
The pilot support system has dual rigging for either prone or seated flying.
 
Leading edge: 20 ft
Keel length: 15 ft
Wing span: 32 ft
Wing area: 195 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 5.25
Nose angle: 105˚
Sail billow: 1.7˚
Weight: 44 lb
Pilot weight: 140-200 lb
Takeoff speed: 14 mph
Stall speed: 15 mph
Max speed: 44 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 8-1
Best L/D speed: 23 mph
Min sink: 225 fpm
 
Leading edge: 22 ft
Keel length: 17 ft
Wing span: 34 ft
Wing area: 220 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 5.25
Nose angle: 105˚
Sail billow: 1.7˚
Weight: 46 lb
Pilot weight: 170-225 lb
Takeoff speed: 14 mph
Stall speed: 15 mph
Max speed: 44 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 8-1
Best L/D speed: 23 mph
Min sink: 225 fpm
 
Leading edge: 18 ft
Keel length: 13 ft
Wing span: 29 ft
Wing area: 160 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 5.25
Nose angle: 105˚
Sail billow: 1.7˚
Weight: 42 lb
Pilot weight: 110-140 lb
Takeoff speed: 14 mph
Stall speed: 15 mph
Max speed: 44 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 8-1
Best L/D speed: 23 mph
Min sink: 225 fpm
 
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