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Old Feb 12, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Concept Models Fleet bipe CG

Hey guys,

I came across a great find recently at an RC auction - a built 1/6th scale Fleet bipe from Concept Models. I usually look for kits but this was nicely built and is already set up with a MaxCim motor and controller, and just needs to be recovered and detailed. Most of the guys at the auction had no clue about electrics so they avoided it and I got a nice buy

What I'm looking for is the CG for this puppy. I sent a message to Concept Models asking for info but never got a response. I'm wondering if someone on the forum might have one and can share the CG info with me.

Thanks for the help!

Rob

PS: This plane was originally built with 16 2000mah NiCad cells. The new LiPoly pack (4s1p 4900mah) will take roughly a pound out of the airframe. Gotta love technology!
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Old Feb 13, 2009, 10:44 AM
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From Lennon on Bipes. This is what I have used in my scratch building, and it always works.

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Old Feb 13, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Thanks a bunch Les - I'll check that out. I've got Mr. Lennon's book at home, but never thought to check there.

Rob
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Old Feb 14, 2009, 10:28 AM
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It's not it the standard Lennon book. It was an article that was specifically "Lennon on Bipes".

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Old Feb 14, 2009, 10:55 AM
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Post some pics! I had one of these powered with an OS .40 back in the 70's, but no longer have the plans.
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 04:38 PM
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Rob... is this the concept fleet with the 49" winspan? If so do you still need the CG?
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 07:00 PM
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If there is any doubt, call Concept models, nice folks, glad to help.


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Old Mar 12, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Rob... is this the concept fleet with the 49" winspan? If so do you still need the CG?
The one I have has a 55" wingspan. If that's the one you're referring to I'd still appreciate the CG if you have it. I'd be curious to compare it to what comes out of the Lennon calculation.

E-Challenged, I sent the folks at Concept Models an email around Christmas asking for info but never got a response. I assumed that since I wasn't buying a new kit that they didn't have time to get back to me. I guess I could try again.

I'll post before and after pics once I finish up the recovering and detailing. I want to have this plane ready for summer but need to get another project out of the way first. Same old problem - too many planes, not enuf time...

Rob
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Did you try calling concept models? Yeah... you are probably right, if your not buying something then why would they wanna help. Seems like thats the norm these days. I will pull the plans out this weekend and get you that info but yes, i have the 49" Concept models kit so wont be quite the same. Let me know if you need the phone number to Concept.
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