T61 Falke Motor Glider Short Kit & Plan


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T61 Falke Motor Glider by Cliff Charlesworth

A well-designed model of the T61 Falke motor glider. This model is a dream to fly. Cliff has captured this subject in all its glory; a model that will please novice and experienced modellers alike. Scope for a good scale representation is all there. Just really down to the modeller in how far he or she wishes to push themselves.

1/4 scale model with a wingspan of 3.75 m. Suits .60-.90 cu.in motors. The electric conversion would be a simple job to do.

Designed for radio control up to 5 channels.  Aileron, elevator, rudder, motor and spoilers.



The Wing has now been modified to an easy build version Cliff discussed this with me before he passed away, it is just a shame he did not see the finished design.

SKU: LCS-CC-T62-Falke-motor-glider-short-kit-plan Category:


Slingsby T61 falke Motor Glider

The Slingsby Type 61 Falke was a licence-built version of the Scheibe SF 25B Motor glider built by Slingsby Sailplanes. It entered service with the Royal Air Force for air cadet training as the Slingsby Venture.


n 1970 Slingsby acquired a licence to build the SF 25B as the Type 61A Falke, a side-by-side two-seat dual training monoplane. This first variant was powered by a 45 hp Starck Stamo MS1500 engine and first flew at Wombleton on 8 February 1971. During May 1971 one aircraft was evaluated by the Royal Air Force as the Venture T1 and an order for 15 aircraft followed. The aircraft were to be operated by Volunteer Gliding Schools for basic air cadet training. Following replacement by the Grob Vigilant T1 they were all sold in 1990.


Production variant fitted with a Starck Stamo MS1500 engine with manual engine start, 26 built.
As T61A but fitted with a Franklin 2A-120-A engine, one built.
Production variant fitted with a Starck Stamo MS1500 engine with an electric engine start, 8 built.
One T61A refitted with Rollason R.S.1 engine in 1972.
Production aircraft for the RAF as Venture T2, 15 built later modified to T61F.
Production aircraft for the RAF with electric engine starter as the Venture T2, 15 T61Es modified and 25 built.
One aircraft powered by a Limbach SL1700 engine.
Venture T1
RAF designation for one T61A bought for evaluation in 1971.
Venture T2
RAF designation for production T61E and later T61F aircraft.

Specifications (T61A)

General characteristics
Crew: Two
Length: 24 ft 11 in (7.6 m)
Wingspan: 50 ft 4 in (15.33 m)
Wing area: 188 ft2 (17.47 m2)
Aspect ratio: 13.4
Empty weight: 740 lb (335 kg)
Gross weight: 1,170 lb (530 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Starck Stamo MS1500, 45 hp ( kW)

Maximum glide ratio: 22
Rate of sink: 200 ft/min (1.00 m/s)


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