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Old 05-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #26
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There's a couple of us on RCG converting 1/6 scale Sterling Stearman's to electric... so it ought to work out to about the same size plane. I already did quite a bit of research on power-plants, so I thought I'd share:

I have a ton of 3S lipos so I planned to run them in series and parallel to make 6S2P 4400mah (That's 4x 2200mah 3S lipos). I will use a Turnigy 50-65A 400kv or Turnigy G60 motor to turn a 16x10 prop, which is "scale" for the Stearman. This is the same size motor as the Monster Power 60 or the E-flite Power 60 if you are retired and have lots of money to spend The big motor should help get weight forward for balance, and give me surplus power for efficient cruising or emergency thrust.

If you want to run on 4S, try the E-flite Power 46 instead with a 14x10 prop. Cheaper alternatives are the Monster Power 46 , or the Turnigy G46.

In-between the 46 and the 60 is the Turnigy 50-55B 600kv or Turnigy SK 50-55 580kv.

Congrats on retiring, getting married, the new house.... and getting back to the Fleet.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:44 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Taylorcraft_ASEL View Post
Well guys, I have retired, married, and moved to a new home. Seems I will now have time to finish the Fleet! I will keep you posted.

Ken
Ken too cool - what is the status? You will have to come to the 114th to fly that!

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #28
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Does anyone have any info on Concept? I'm pretty sure I just picked up the 1/6th scale bipe at a swapmeet. Do they have a URL? Any product support? I can't seem to find them via standard searching methods.

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Originally Posted by aerodromeflier View Post
Does anyone have any info on Concept? I'm pretty sure I just picked up the 1/6th scale bipe at a swapmeet. Do they have a URL? Any product support? I can't seem to find them via standard searching methods.

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http://www.conceptmodelsllc.com/

This answers all of your questions about Concept Models. Apparently, the 'concept' did not prove to be worthy of sustained life in todays economy.

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That's a shame. Thanks for the info!
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Originally Posted by skypup View Post
Yes.......I had the plans for the Skypup but did not build it. I did build an easy riser bipe, Eipper MX and a Hi Max.

I started r/c in 1964......if you started in the 60's your are an "old timer".
Ditto on the electric. Isn't it great? Sure makes starting an engine a lot easier
This has to be my most favorite "reason for flying electric" quote.

I started flying about 8 years ago and have only flown with electric, starting with brushed motors and the big damn batteries that ran them. It is great to see how elec. flight has evolved...

I just got my hands on a 1/6 Concept Fleet along with a Power 25 and was surprised to find out here that it was originally designed as an electric. I am soo looking forward to flying it without all that weight of the old power system...
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This has to be my most favorite "reason for flying electric" quote.

I started flying about 8 years ago and have only flown with electric, starting with brushed motors and the big damn batteries that ran them. It is great to see how elec. flight has evolved...

I just got my hands on a 1/6 Concept Fleet along with a Power 25 and was surprised to find out here that it was originally designed as an electric. I am soo looking forward to flying it without all that weight of the old power system...
I recently found a 1/6 kit on ebay and bought cylinders. Too many projects to start building it. I'm working on a Proctor Jenny Biplane.
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I gotta get started on the Barnstormer before the old instruction sheet and plans become more yellowed and hard to read. Actually it is called a Fleet Model 2 and used a Kinner K-5 engine, built around 1929. I'll probably use a Cobra 3525/12 and Cobra 60 amp ESC with 5amp SBEC and 4S 4500 lipos same as I used in my Maxford Gee Bee Model E.
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I just re-read my post from above and laughed at my remark about the Power 25 in the Fleet. I've flown it quite a few times with the 25 and it's like flying a balloon, it doesn't really fly as much it just floats around.
It definitely needs more power, but I'm not so sure about a Power 60. I'll try a 32, a 46, and then a 60, if I absolutely need to.
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Since I was one of the original posters, I thought I might check back into this thread. My wife and I have been traveling full time in our RV for about the last 5 years so the Fleet has been waaaay back on the back burner! The Fleet and all my other RC projects were passed to our youngest son. At the urging of my wife, I have returned to flying full size again. Dang that woman...built me a hangar on a private airport and bought me a Cessna 140 for Valentine! I think I just might keep her.��

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