Carl Goldberg Falcon 56

The Carl Goldberg Falcon 56 was my first real "pattern" type airplane - at least insofar as its ability to do most of the aerobatic maneuvers that were common in the 1970s. Remember that 3-D was not even in the RC lexicon back in those days. Mine was covered in white and metallic purple Solarfilm and sported a Supertigre .46 engine (no muffler, of course). The only picture I have of it is in a double exposure with my 1969 Camaro; the pic at the right is of Goldberg's resurrection of it as the Falcon III.

Goldberg® Falcon III 40 Kit

Falcon III
Wingspan: 56"
Wing Area: 558 Sq."
Flying Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Fuse Length: 47.5"
Radio: 4-Channel
Power: .35-.45 2-Cycle
.45-.65 4-Cycle
(In Degrees)
Wing: 0
Tail: 2
Engine: Right 2
Down 0
Aileron: 5/16-1/4"
Elevator: 1/2" / 3/8"
Rudder: 5/8"
Center of Gravity:
Balance Point on fuse, measured back from wing leading edge
3-1/4" to 3-3/4"