Fleet Biplane (oz12788)
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Concept Fleet. Radio control scale model for electric power, using Astro 40 motor. Wingspan 56 in, wing area 896 sq in. Scale is 1/6.
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Quote: "Hi Mary, Steve, I’ve attached the plan for the Concept Electric Fleet kit. The kit was produced around 1990. I bought the kit along with the required Astro 40 motor and nicads. It did not take me to long to realize with the weight of the motor and batteries this plane would not last long with me flying it. I still have the kit. With todays brushless motors and batteries it would come out at least 50% lighter. I know several were built with four strokes in them."
Update 14/02/2021: Caution. There is some distortion on this scan, running down the RH edge. This stretches the RH wing tip, also the tail section. Advise extreme caution. Check all measurements. Currently the RH wing panel is 1/2 in longer then the LH. Many thanks to theshadow for pointing this out. I have spent a while looking at this, and it is beyond my skill to correct the geometry of this scan with any confidence. If anyone else wants to have a go at this, we have a copy of the raw uncleaned scan to work with. Steve.
Update 24/02/2021: Replaced this scan with a corrected version, thanks to PaulDallimore.
Quote: "As a result of the above note I've attached a revised plan offering. The wings are somewhat more symmetrical after some attempt at correcting distortion from the print machine stretch / slippage. The wings apparently were slightly bowed too, presumably unintentionally, so I un-bowed them. Viewing in the pdf viewer and flipping between the original plan and the attached revision should show you the revisions in more detail.
I didn't check the other areas of the plan in great detail, but got the impression that it was originally a very well crafted drawing that was rearranged in a wobbly print machine...."
Update 8/2/2022: Added kit manual, also addendum and scale reference pack, thanks to Kevin Lechmanski.
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- Fleet Biplane (oz12788)
- Plan File Filesize: 1090KB Filename: Fleet_Biplane_56in_oz12788_.pdf
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