about modifications to a project as good as the falco could seem really
a bad idea and concept.In fact this is no modification over the ing.
Frati conception, but this is his own development over the Falco versions
that were produced.All the modifications we've done to the Sequoia
projects were suggested and specificated by Ing. Frati and Ing. Valtorta.
ot that in Trento an A&P mechanic had a set of original metal
control surfaces.We went to see them and we found that these parts
were in a very good condition, but most of all had flushed rivets
and different measures; flaps were larger and both flaps and ailerons
ribs were longer, giving a major area to the wing control surfaces.
The original series 4 falcos had metal surfaces, but didn't have flushed
rivets and the dimentions were equal to the wood version. The fact
was really strange, because we had never heard about such a modification,
but we were sure that they belonged to the falco since were marked
LAVERDA and you could see that they had flown.
came from Ing. Frati, that in first moment didn't remember anything
about them (big pain for us), but he found old notes (written with
pencil ) about the fact that larger flaps and flush rivets worked
fine when tested by Laverda and gave good improvement in take-off
and landing distance.He then suggested us to use them.
it's really an interesting situation, even if the larger assembly
required many modifications in the wing.It makes everything more interesting!