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12-31-2003, 02:07 PM
What can you guys tell me about the Falcon? I can't seem to find much infomation on it.
12-31-2003, 03:19 PM
Gaylon, It's a CLT machine, you can buy sub kits, or a complete airframe. The sub kits fit together nicely, all the holes line up. when I bought mine, Neal didn't have a construction manual, which was a pain. You can use a number of engines, soob,rotax etc. I put 100 hours on mine, it flew good. I haven't talked to Neal for a couple of years,don't know if he still owns Rotor Hawk,give him a call, he is a nice guy, very helpful. hope this helps. John Mini
03-18-2004, 06:31 AM
I am interested in the Sparrrow - UL side of the Falcon I. John, can you or anyone else expand on the Falcon's flight characteristics? Compare it to other gyros? I have found very little in the way of pilot reports. What little info I've found is positive, however.
I understand there is a builder's manual now. Neal still sells parts/kits through Vortech which is on the web.
03-18-2004, 07:12 PM
That is good to know, I didn't know he was selling with vortech. I'll have to check that out. I can't help you with flight characteristics yet. Of course with the EJ22 and enclosure, I'm sure they will be very different acting birds. However, I have been happy with the quality of components that I have. My only complaint is Neal is a little hard to get ahold of, but very helpful when you do! I have the Sparrow information pack, and it does look to be a very neat gyro.
03-18-2004, 07:51 PM
Neal is in the semi-retirement mode but will still keep his hand in the rotorcraft business. I've spoken with him several times over the past 2 weeks. I believe he said he bought Vortech which looks like a brokerage company for a number of designs - both FW & RW. He's got pics of the enclosed Falcon on the site.
I've been told by a few that the design is "very stable" but that term by itself is not overly descriptive. I saw Rusty fly it several years ago at Mentone but I didn't follow up. Neal appears to have a quality act.
Did I see your Falcon at the Copperstate fly-in a couple years ago (Phoenix area)?
Thanks for the input.
03-19-2004, 04:39 AM
Yes Mike, You probably did. The previous owner lived in Camp Verde north on Phoenix. He trailered it down for Copperstate. The Gyro was on the cover of Rotocraft in December 2002.
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