Curtiss Falcon




Curtiss Falcon

Curtiss Falcon

 

Specifications
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Crew:
Engine:
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Year Deployed:
fighter/bomber
two
Curtiss D12-E
435 h.p.
2,875 lbs.
4,475 lbs.
200 lbs.
none
6 x .30 cal.
27 ft. 2 in.
38 ft.
98 mph
140 mph
950 fpm
14,000 feet
630 miles
1925

 




The Curtiss Falcon (U.S.M.C. F8C Helldiver) was deployed as a fighter/bomber/observation aircraft by the United States Army Air Corps. United States Marine Corps, and United States Navy in 1925.

Curtiss Falcon aircraft saw action in the Brazilian Air Force in their war of 1932, with the Bolivian Air Force in the Chaco War, and the Colombian Air Force fighting against Peru.

The aircraft were retired from U.S. active duty in October of 1937.

A total of 150 Curtiss Falcon aircraft were produced.

RC Curtiss Falcon
RC Curtiss Falcon

The magnificent Curtiss Falcon built by Jack Steward and flown by his brother Jay has won numerous contests. It has a 64 in. wingspan and is 52 in. long. It is powered by an OS .91 four cycle engine. All up weight is 13 lbs. 4 oz.

Dick Katz has the RC Curtiss Falcon plans. It measures 48 in. wingspan, 38 in. length, and works best when pulled by a .40 two cycle engine.

AeroFred.com has three view drawings that can help in building a RC Curtiss Falcon.

The AMA has RC Curtiss Falcon plans for sale. They build to a 30 in. wingspan. Plan no. 31121.




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