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Falcon 2 1.5m DLG

Product Code: FALCON
 (8 reviews)

Price: $700.42

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Description

The new Falcon 2 DLG is an evolutionary improvevment of the well-regarded Falcon DLG. The Falcon 2 is a modern high aspect ratio 2 piece wing DLG with many innovations, a good quality structure and excellent value.

The Falcon 2's wing design unchanged - it is a proven performer and a very friendly wing that suits both low experience pilots and experts. Also unchanged is the simplicity of assembly, with a 4-in-the-pod fuselage. The improvements that were made on Falcon-2 are the following:
  • Smaller cross-section nose for lower drag; the pod still fits the same 4 servos, they just have a bit less space around them.
  • Shorter nose for lower moment of inertia; in most cases very little or no nose weight had been required in Falcons; and with an emphasis on making lighter tails, and the new shorter tail boom (see next bullet), it was thought to be beneficial to reduce the nose length by about 20mm.
  • Shorter tail boom by about 25mm for improved manoeuvrability and circling; with the generous areas of the horizontal and vertical tails, stability of Falcon had never been an issue; it was decided that a small reduction of the tail length would bring some extra manoeuvrability and improve the feel of the plane.
  • Slightly smaller vertical tail, again for improved circling and for weight reduction; the original vertical tail on Falcons is very generous - tests showed that reducing the fin area did not noticeably affect the launch performance.
  • Keyed and removable attachment of the vertical tail; this is one cool feature that needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated; the vertical tail locks onto the boom very nicely and needs only a wrap of tape to keep it from sliding off; this can help those who pack their Falcons for travel; but it will also greatly simplify the assembly process, eliminating one critical step completely.
Designed by Oleg Golovidov and beautifully fabricated by HQ Composites in Ukraine. The quality of the parts is excellent. The fit and finish are superb. You have to see the plane to really appreciate how nice and shiny the surfaces are.

The model is all spread carbon composite construction. The fuselage is a very nice design with a good sized pod for easy instillation of the RC. Additionally underneath a ballast tunnel is built-in, to allow weights to be added easily when flying in windy conditions. The fuselage also features recesses to partially fair in the aileron horns. This ia a great innovation, featuring the simplicity of external aileron horns together with most of the drag saving of internal horns and pushrods.

The wing is beautifully molded from spread carbon with solid core construction, and a good surface finish. The wing aerodynamics are based on the Gerald Taylor's Synergy airfloil family modified to work at the lower wing chords of this high aspect ratio design. All the current stock have 2 piece wings, making storage and transport easier.

The fin and tailplane are substantial and again nicely finished.

The very complete accessory bag contains a very strong launch blade, all control horns, torque springs for the tail surfaces, pull cord wire and two servo trays, for four KST X08 or four MKS DS75K or HV75K servos. Also some inastallations have used BMS 101 servos.

Please see the RCGroups Falcon 2 thread and the original RCGroups Falcon thread for lots more info and photos.

Falcon 2 DLG Specifications
Wing span 1.5 m 59 in
Wing area 19.0 dm2 295 sq in
Length 97.4 cm 38.3 in
Flying weight from 218 g 7.7 oz
Wing loading 11.5 g/dm2 3.8 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 11.8
Wing airfoil GT Synergy2 mod
Dihedral angle 6.0º
Centre of Gravity 62-64 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons


Recommended RC
All servos KST A08, KST X08, MKS DS75K, MKS HV75K, MKS HV70, CHA DS06, CHA LV06, CHA HV06
Receiver (max size approx 60mm x 25mm x 12mm) 4/5 channel rx to match your transmitter, eg FrSky X4R, Spectrum AR6610T, Lemon LM0034, Futaba 6008HS*, Futaba R6106HFC *case removed
Power Tatu 1S 350 mAh, HyperLiPo 2S 300 mAh LiPo, Radient 1S 600 mAh


Falcon 2 Control Throws & Mixes
Rudder 20º each way
Elevator 15º up / 15º down
Ailerons 15º up / 15º down
Recommended Flight Mode Aileron Settings
Speed/Launch 0º camber
Cruise 2º camber
Thermal 4º - 8º camber
Landing mode 35º down


Falcon 2 DLG Typical Weights
Fuselage 37.0 g 1.31 oz
Wing (light) 88.0 g 3.10 oz
Fin 6.5 g 0.23 oz
Tailplane 5.5 g 0.19 oz
Accessories 15.0 g 0.53 oz
Total structure 152.0 g 5.36 oz
Glue mounts etc 2.0 g 0.07 oz
Receiver 5.0 g 0.18 oz
Tail servos 17.0 g 0.60 oz
Wing servos 17.0 g 0.60 oz
Battery 20.0 g 0.71 oz
Noseweight 5.0 g 0.18 oz
Flying weight approx 218 g 7.7 oz
The above weights can be improved on with careful equipment selection. See the photo of the 204g Falcon taken from the RCGroups thread. The builder believes he could have got it down to 200g.

Sorry, this model is not availailable to US & Canada buyers, please buy from Oleg Golovidov.

Reviews 8  


 Review by:

Great DLG

High quality product with a nice surface finish, easy to build and a joy to fly!
Was worried about the short boom and its overall "short" length but it is very stable, very agile and light like a feather. A great DLG!
Great service from hyperflight and received it within 5 working days to central europe.


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Very nice

This was my first new DLG and it wasn't difficult to install the radio. My other DLGs have been old second hand models, this is a lot more pleasing to look at and the fit of everything is very nice.


 Review by:

The best build quality

Already own original falcon which had the best build quality I have seen, even better than the vortex 4 which I also own. I didnít think it could get any better, but the falcon 2 is a further improvement. From the recessed control links in the fuselage to the really well thought out ballast system and now it has a removable tail fin (like a lot of others) but with an internal locking pin so you arenít having to straighten it after each landing. The falcon also happens to be the easiest dlg to put together (Iíve built a few other models) but this falcon 2 should be even easier with the new fin.
Big thanks to Oleg for a fantastic design, I already know how well it flies, thatís why Iím back for another. Great service from Neil at hyperflight as usual.


 Review by:

Very good!

Very good quality and super fast delivery !
and I love precise 2 piece wing ! Thank you Neil

Ukraine forever!


 Review by:

Best DLG I've Ever Owned

I've been flying DLGs on and off for maybe the past 10-12 years and the Falcon is far and away the best flying of them all. The build is incredibly straightforward and most of the hard work is already done for you. As far as thermaling performance goes, I'll just say that the Falcon doesn't want to come down. If there's any lift at all, the plane will tell you where it is, and go up, up, up.


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Excellent DLG

A quick and safe arrival to Australia, my thanks to Neil Stainton, the quality of this kit is very impressive. I know there is not much to build but as I've not assembled a DLG before (or anything else for a very long time) I read RC Groups Falcon thread which was very helpful and I took my time and overall I'm very pleased with the result. Only a couple of flights so far but so rewarding, it adds another dimension to nearly 40 years of my RC glider experiences!


 Review by:

Excellent product

Very good quality plane, good price. This plane is competitive with CX5. Out launches CX5. Easy to fly. I'll take 2.


 Review by:

Nice DLG

Itís awesome for turning with energy saving, and sensitive to thermal upwind. I assembled both light and regular versions. Light version weighs 204g with two KSTs and two BMSs.
Wide range can be covered through many conditions. Penetration is excellent relatively with other slow DLGs.
Nice quality and customer respect.
Ukraine did one more miracle!


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