Falcon 880 Flight Lite Composites

Feb 23 2014

1st hand tosses 5 or 6 tosses, needed a little up on the stab otherwise great..

Once I get a hook on it it’s going up the line, may be a little nose heavy but that’s OK for now.:)

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Ready to fly weight

1894 G

4.17 lbs

66.75 oz

There’s a chunk of lead in the nose weighing app. 180 Grams

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Feb 18

Flap servo in place

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Servo tray for rudder and stab servo

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Flight deck

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Servo tray in place

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Aileron servo, I made covers from 1/16 ply

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Nose weight plug

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Lead poured

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Feb 16

Falcon 880 easy build with foam core wing, I spent a lot of time sanding the wings as well as the flaps and ailerons.

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Wings as they get covered blue and white

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Rudder

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Fuse tail

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Feb 14 2013

Stab set

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Covered 55 grams

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Parts

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Dec 31 2013

Plane is still uncovered, fuselage is ready for electronics and rudder.

Still want to do some sanding on the sheeted wings, and some shaping on the tail surfaces

I got out the scale to get some weights

Left Wing 283 G

Left Aileron and Flap 54 G

Right Wing 285 G

Right Aileron and Flap 52 G

Canopy 24 G

Rudder 10 G

Stab set 46 G

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Utilizing a S3021-S3014 airfoil combination the Falcon 880 was designed for overall performance.

The wings are sheeted foam core

  • wingspan 112″
  • wing area 880 sq. in.
  • Aspect Ratio 14.25
  • chord 7.86 in.

Flite Lite Composites was later, 1993? taken over by Airtronics.

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Falcon 880
Falcon 880

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