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Old 10-28-2011, 12:58 PM
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I have just gotten this plane at a swapmeet It is just the airframe. I am looking for informationon C\G servos, motor, retracts, and any other information you guys would be willing to share.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:59 PM
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Mike, use this website for the CG if no one knows any better. Put it at the 28 percent point. Dan.
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I have just gotten this plane at a swapmeet It is just the airframe. I am looking for informationon C\G servos, motor, retracts, and any other information you guys would be willing to share.
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Excellent flying aircraft. Although Nick designed it for the G-62, I'd put a Quadra 75, DA85, Taurus 72, or anything close for power. Robart retracts are the norm, but Sierra retracts from Darrell are the best. Dont go crazy with servos, any 50 in. oz. servo will be just fine. The plane plane should weigh around 32lbs. There are plenty of "Sandys" out there if your not quite sure on a paint scheme. Good-Luck with it.
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Quadra 75M, Robart retracts, 80+ oz. servos on the flaps & elevators. No weight needed to balance with this set up.
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Still No CG answer !
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Still No CG answer !
Here are a few pics from the plan. It looks like 5 1/4 to 5 5/8 with gear down. Mines almost done and I'll be balancing soon. I found some other info...

"I balanced mine with the gear down and set the cg about 3/4 of the way back in the cg range. first flight was effortless and it was a perfect spot for the cg.i didnt have to change it at all.
his designs are well proven and i would do as he recomends" from a thread on another site.
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Wow look's nice have you balanced it yet and have you flown it
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Just finished cycling the batts. Just got to install and balance. The fields are still wet up here, but hope to get to the maiden soon. I will have video and pics
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Second and third flights this weekend, very smooth flier!
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Looks and flies awesome. You must be very proud of your work. My next build will be one of these, but probably something closer to 1.6m wingspan, but it wont look anything near as good as yours.
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Thanks Vortrog!
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Is the diameter of the cowling big enough to fit a radial engine, something similar to the UMS 210 five-cylinder radial? I believe 210 radial has a diameter of 11 inches.
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When I get home from work I’ll measure the cowl for you. I've seen a few builds where they made the cowl diameter larger to accommodate a multi cylinder engine. I think they were on the RCSB site

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