This listing is for the kit version of the Carbon Falcon.
If you would like see the Quick Build Carbon Falcon Click Here.
Parts to finish this kit can be found Here.
Aloft Hobbies is proud to produce the new Carbon Falcon in house. The Falcon is a fun, unique R/C flying wing utilizing wing warping for control and is highly portable when rolled up like a kite.
We've taken the original Carbon Falcon design from Ken at Ace Sim RC and reinvigorated it with modern R/C components, modern manufacturing and new materials and a few tweaks to improve flight dynamics. All of this and a flying weight below the FAA's 250 gram limit!
Check out this video review from RC groups.
The lightweight and robust frame is mostly made from carbon fiber, that supports a colorful, high strength rip-stop fabric sail. The airfoil shape is provided by specially designed ply battens that don't lose their shape. The fabric we utilize is an advanced material designed in the USA for sailboat spinnakers. The fabric and the frame design combines to make a VERY durable aircraft.
As for flight characteristics, they're great and very forgiving for both new pilots and advanced pilots alike. Lazily float around at walking pace or open up the throttle and zip around performing aerobatics. Loops, rolls, hammerheads and even inverted flight are all possible and rewarding. Thermal shenanigans or slope soaring in smooth lift are also options.
The Carbon Falcon is an excellent park flyer. If you are like us, you probably do not hand catch your models. The Falcon will probably be your exception, this plane is EASY to hand catch. The wing reflex provides excellent low speed handling making her a dream to catch.
The Carbon Falcon is highly portable and ready to travel. Ever disassemble a kite? it's about the same and takes just a minute or two to roll up for storage and set back up for flying fun. When rolled the plane is a traveling dream! As Ken likes to say, it's the only plane you can carry in your pants pocket. (We suggest the 3x3x25 inch box we ship the model in.)
We designed the plane around a specific servo, so we include those in every kit. We suggest the Carbon Falcon is built with our recommended power package. The Emax motor is a great match for this airframe. This is an overbuilt motor and we are not working it hard at all. It should last the life of the model with ease. We even designed skids into the motor mount to protect the motor. A 2S 800 or 1000 mah lipo is the minimum suggested battery, anything lighter will require adding additional nose weight to meet CG.
We think the Carbon Falcon is so pretty that we include a custom wall mount so you can proudly display your model when you aren't out flying her! (Optional table mount available.)
The Carbon Falcon makes a great night flier! Check out the optional night LED set.
Our suggested motors and ESC now come with wire lengths optimized for the falcons, and all connectors are in place. Nice and simple!
- Carbon frame parts (EZ to assemble)
- Pre-built Sail (available in a wide range of colors)
- 2 High Torque Servos and Linkage Hardware
- Motor Mount for recommended Emax 1407 motor
- Spare sail tensioning Bands
- Ply Sail Battens
- Wall Mount
- Download very detailed instructions at link below.
Suggested items to complete:
- Carbon Falcon Power Pack
- Simple Tools
- Medium CA Glue
- Fine grit sandpaper
Instructions can be found here: LINK TO INSTRUCTIONS
|Wingspan (approx)||1092mm (43")|
|RTF Weight||8oz (226g)|
|Wing Area||360 sq. in. (2.5 sq. ft)|
Motor: Emax ECO 1407 3300kv
Prop: GWS 4.5x4 or Super-S Indoor 4.7"x4"
Battery: 2s 800-1000mAh (minimum)
Servos: 2x High Torque Servos (included)