Champion Freedom Falcon
|National origin||United States|
Design and development
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.
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.
Specifications (Freedom Falcon)
Data from Sailplane Directory
- Crew: one
- Wingspan: 42 ft 0 in (12.80 m)
- Airfoil: Göttingen 549
- Empty weight: 515 lb (234 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Outboard Marine Corporation Golden Phantom Wankel engine
- Maximum glide ratio: 26:1 at 48 mph (77 km/h)
- Rate of sink: 156 ft/min (0.79 m/s)
- Activate Media (2006). "Freedom Falcon Champion". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
- Federal Aviation Administration (August 2011). "Make / Model Inquiry Results N110F". Retrieved 10 August 2011.
- Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 1 July 2011.
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