Mini Concord (oz13730)
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Mini Concord. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 40 in.
Quote: "Streamlined sport radio plane for 1 to 1.49 cc motors. For single channel lightweight receivers operating rudder only (possibly flip-up elevator) or pulse proportional rudder. Ideal motors are Webra Record, DC Sabre, PAW 1.49 AM 10 & 15, Cox Tee-Dee .049, etc. All above motors will give ample power reserve to fly this model when fitted with silencers."
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Quote: "This is the reduced version of the very nice Concord (oz13655) multi RC streamline aircraft as designed by the late Phil Smith and kitted by Veron in the mid 60s. This small version is as beautiful as its big brother and flies extremely well. I made one several years ago using my Futaba and a Cox TeeDee .09. I'm planning to make another one shortly. Not difficult to build from plans since the fuselage formers are all rectangular and all other parts can be obtained from this plan. Good luck and best wishes from Colombia. EDUARDO"
Update 1/4/2022: Added kit review from Radio Modeller, July 1966, thanks to RFJ.
Quote: "Building and flying the Veron Mini Concord. Our Northern Correspondent reports.
I was most favourably impressed by this kit. With its fully detailed plan and step by step illustrated fuselage construction sequence, not even the rawest recruit to the ranks could claim to be puzzled - provided he thoroughly studies the plan and excellent instruction leaflet. These aids, together with an abundance of spindle moulded parts, press out ribs, tip shapes, etc (and everything really did press out), confirmed my first impression that the Mini Concord was a typical well thought out and presented Veron kit.
There is however one complaint material-wise. The two 3/32 balsa fuselage sides were as different as chalk and cheese. One was so hard, and the other so soft, that I discarded both and cut new pieces. This is the only complaint as everything else, including the top deckings - which were a perfect fit - was just right. The only constructional part which I found a bit tricky concerned the coaming over the top of the wing. To make this a snug fit was tricky, but not too bad provided you don't get too rough with the sandpaper.
Power plant: I originally decided to power the model with a Cox TD 049 and accordingly drilled the ply plate to suit this motor. However, having covered the Mini and applied three coats of Keilkraft Ethylrate red to the fuselage, fin and wing trim, I decided that it would suit my requirements better to have a bit more poke up front.
Accordingly I substituted a Medallion 099, fitted with throttle control for future use. This motor proved to be no trouble to fit, but did necessitate carving away some of the nicely streamlined, snug fitting, front cowl. A great pity as I liked just the top of the 049 head showing above the cowl, but current weather conditions in this wonderful climate of ours seem to demand a machine that 'goes like a bomb,' in order to be able to make any headway into those balmy breezes of anything over 20 knots!
Installation: Those two wise old gentlemen known to the public as The Editors, but to those who get bossed about by them as 'im and 'im, were heard in my presence to praise the Futaba single channel gear, so I decided to use this equipment, together with a Ripmax Dynamite compound servo. This is a really fast servo operating off 1-1/2 volts and I have still plenty of room left in the spacious fuselage to install later its matching brother (or should it be sister ?), the Dynamo three position sequential motor control servo.
The Futaba equipment chosen was the F6-STR superhet receiver and the matching FT-5C transmitter. This is an extremely neat and compact outfit, the receiver being a 6 transistor superhet with relay, operating off 9V and housed in a most attractive and strong, polished metal case. The equally attractively finished transmitter is of very small size and housed in a horizontal type case which makes it very easy to handle.
I had a bit of fun and games matching up the Futaba wiring diagram, which is rather sparse and difficult for anyone new to radio to follow, but eventually things seemed to tick when the button was pushed, so a calm day was awaited with impatience..."
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