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Falconar F-9



The Falcon Avia F9, F10, F11 and F12 series are derived from famous Jodel D9 and D11 from France - Cockpits larger, simplified fittings, shoulder harness, safer stall.

The F9 plans have step by step manuals, full size layouts for ribs, bulkheads and small parts. Built of wood and plywood for ease of construction, no expensive or unique tools are required. The are a minimum of metal fittings - under 32 fittings assemblies. Equipped with maintenance free Delrin bearings and stainless steel hardware for control surfaces, the wing and tail easily removable.

The most important modifications are:
A changed wing design. By moving the crank inboard, Chris Falconar could make the outer parts to fold inward and make it trailerable. This folding mechanism was a (rather heavy) option. Falconar also changed the spar and wing rib design. The original Jodel spar is not the simpelest to construct due to the washout in the wing profile. The Falconar spar is more straightforward and uses different ribs to create the washout. Unfortunatly, this wing seems to be less efficient than the original item.

Much more power. The original D11 had anywhere from 45 to 90 hp. Mostly A-65's and C-90's. The F-11 uses up to the O-290, which has around 125 hp and is heavier, uses more fuel etc. Effectively, the flight characteristics of the plane will be severely altered by this engine.

There are options for different tail configurations.
The possibility to build a 3th seat.
The building time is 1500--3000 hours.
In 2010 the F9A F Series plans sold for Can$190.00


On June 30, 2019, Falconar Avia Inc closed for business and assets dissolved. The Master Sets (Original Drawings, Plans, Info Kits, Documentation) sold included the F-9, F-10, F-11A, E, and E2, F-12A, and Minihawk Series to Manna Aviation

Engine: VW, 60 hp
HP range: 40-75
Length: 17.9 ft
Wing span: 23 ft
Wing area: 99 sq.ft
Weight empty: 400-440 lb
Gross: 660 lb
Fuel cap: 10 USG
Speed max: 140 mph
Cruise: 100 mph
Range: 420 sm
Stall: 31 mph
ROC: 600 fpm
Take-off dist: 320 ft
Landing dist: 220 ft
Seats: 1
Landing gear: tail wheel
Take off distance: 320ft
Landing distance: 220ft

Engine: VW, 50 hp
HP range: 40-75
Height: 4.6 ft
Length: 17.9 ft
Wing span: 23.5 ft
Wing area: 100 sq.ft
Empty weight: 360 lb
Gross weight: 600 lb
Fuel capacity: 10 USG
Top speed: 140 mph
Cruise: 80-100 mph
Stall: 35 mph
Range: 300 sm
Rate of climb: 1000 fpm
Takeoff dist: 320 ft
Landing dist: 220 ft
Seats: 1
Landing gear: tailwheel


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