Falcon F5K took everything the best from the Falcon F3K version and turned it into an electric-powered model. It’s designed to fit four KST X06 servos and a Vladimir models power set, but pilots can also use the other similar electronics.
The model is very similar to an F3K version and shares the exact same wing and tailplane. The fuselage is slightly modified with a shorter nose and tailplane pilon mounted on the top side of the boom. The fin is also modified to get a more conventional shape used in the bigger F3J and F5K models.
The nose cone is completely removable for easier interior access and smooth assembly process.
There is also an opportunity to ballast up the model by inserting the additional weights into the supplied ballast tube.
It can fly fast to penetrate the strong winds or make the fast passes across the field as well as “hover” in the tiny thermal with a small camber input. This glider would be a great choice for both a beginner pilot as well as for the pro F3K competitor considering its price, compared to the similar models.
|Falcon DLG Weight Data (g)|
|Fuselage||31 – 33||35 – 37||39 – 41|
|Nose Cone||6 – 6.5|
|Wing||90 – 100||100 – 110||115 – 125|
|Horisontal Stabilizer||5.5 – 6||6.5 – 7|
|Vertical Fin||6 – 6.5||6.5 – 7|
|Accessories and glue||10 – 12|
|Empty weight from||150||165||185|
|Flying weight from||190||210||235|
The model features the complete accessories pack including a motor mont, control horns, torque springs for tails, pull wire, a servo tray, and mounting screws.
You can also specify to have the tails in a naked black carbon layup or in a colored glass layup. Both stab and fin may be mixed this way in any combination you wish.
For more specific build tips, please, refer to the RC Groups Thread about Falcon F5K
Wingspan – 1500mm
Wing area – 19.0dm2
Length – 1040mm
Flying weight – from 218g
Wing airfoil – GT Synergy2 modified
Recommended CG – 63 mm
Controls – Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder, Throttle