Senior Falcon Plans Build

I finally started building a Carl Goldberg Senior Falcon.  I’ve never had one, but have flown others’ airplanes.  I’ve always wanted one because they are such good flyers, and excellent general-purpose models.  The kit’s been discontinued for quite a while, so I’m building it from the plans. The kit is one of those where you can easily use the plans to build and entire model, if you’ve put a few together.  There’s enough information to make wing ribs, fuselage formers, and all the other assorted parts.

Let’s get into the build.

I started-out by thoroughly examining the plans.  You want to be very familiar with your modeling subject when you start a plans-build.

Fuselage and half wing plan

Wing and Stabilizer plan

Then, you have to decide where you want to start

I decided to do the wing first, so I traced the shape of a rib,

Trace wing rib from plans.

and then transferred it to plywood.

Transfer traced rib to plywood.

This is an easy thing to do, and you don’t need to be perfectly-accurate.  After all, you DO have sandpaper to fine-tune things.

Next, we’ll cut out the template and make some ribs.  See you next post!

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6 Responses to Senior Falcon Plans Build

  1. Alan Williams says:

    I would like to purchase a copy of the Sr. Falcon plans. Please email me if interested. I will also pay for your time and shipping.

    Thank You,


  2. Dominic Aradio says:

    Hello Bax,
    Thanks for the info on the Senior Falcon plans…I am currently flying a De Bolt Champ built from plans…


  3. bax says:


    I lucked out and managed to find an actual deBolt Champ in new-in-box condition! I hope to build it in the somewhat near future.


  4. Brian D. Reid says:

    I was wondering if you could take photos of sections of the fuselage plans and send them to me. I can almost decipher them as they are but they are just out of focus enough so that when I blow them up they are undreadable. I got the kit from a chap getting out of the hobby and I only have the wing/rudder plan. I have almost solved the puzzel of where the various pieces go but it sure would be nice to be certain. I plan to electrify this version.

    I’ve been a life-long modeler and have built many planes from plans so know my way around. Just need that little verification.

    Brian Reid

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