Champion Freedom Falcon

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Freedom Falcon
Role Motor glider
National origin United States
Designer Ken Champion
First flight 1982
Status Production completed
Number built one

The Champion Freedom Falcon is an American mid-wing, T-tailed, pusher configuration, single-seat motor glider that was designed and constructed by Ken Champion, first flying in 1982.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The Freedom Falcon was constructed with a wooden frame, covered with plywood and doped aircraft fabric covering. It mounts a 36 hp (27 kW) OMC Golden Phantom Wankel engine behind the cockpit, with the variable-pitch propeller above the tail boom. The 42 ft (12.8 m) span wing employs a Göttingen 549 airfoil and mounts spoilers for glidepath control.[1][3]

Only one example was completed and it was registered with the US Federal Aviation Administration in the Experimental - amateur-built category. FAA records indicate that the aircraft's registration expired on 30 June 2011 and was not renewed, so it is unknown whether the aircraft still exists.[1][2]

Specifications (Freedom Falcon)[edit]

Data from Sailplane Directory[1]

General characteristics

Performance

  • Maximum glide ratio: 26:1 at 48 mph (77 km/h)
  • Rate of sink: 156 ft/min (0.79 m/s)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Activate Media (2006). "Freedom Falcon Champion". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Federal Aviation Administration (August 2011). "Make / Model Inquiry Results N110F". Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

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