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Old 05-08-2007, 05:27 PM
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Default Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

I recently received one of your 'retract-ready' Bobcat 50 planes. Evidently the kit was set-up around a particular air retract set featured in the documentation, however, I am not able to identify it in the photos. Can you identify the retract set that will fit the stock mounting blocks and wing profile?

I checked your website, and the only retracts offered for sale are mechanicals.

Old 05-08-2007, 06:25 PM
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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

I just called NM, they have a retract ready version of the 50 bobcat, its an extra 10.00 for the plane. They used thier own retracts with cost 14.95 but they are out of stock.

BTW could you email pics of the wing, I want to put retracts in one, I need the location and CG specs.

The fixed wing version has the CG at 260mm from the leading edge of the wing, but the instructions shows mounting the gear to the rear - front to back. That puts the mains about 4"" behind the CG and makes it impossible for the elevator to rotate the plane. If I do a 180 on the mains then they are only 1/2" behind the CG right where most planes like it, trying to find out if the plans are SNAFU or if they do not want the plane to rotate, mows grass pretty good the way they have it set up.
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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

Hi,

Our retract ready version of the bobcat DOES NOT come with retracts. We are working on which retract will do it.

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Old 05-08-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

Hi John,

Thank you for the response. It appears the retracts pictured in the instructions fit very well. Do you know what brand/model they are?

Looking forward to getting in the air,

Robert
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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

Would you post some pictures of the wing with the retract holes.
Old 05-09-2007, 04:26 PM
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It'll be a next week before I can get started on it. The wings are delivered covered solid top and bottom, so I'll have to cut into one before I can post any meaningful pictures.
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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

Hello Guys,I recently finished my 50 Bobcat but indeed the plane refuses to rotate.Any idea where the correct CG is?Definately not 17,5 cm as the manual indicates.
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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50


ORIGINAL: NickHawk

Hello Guys,I recently finished my 50 Bobcat but indeed the plane refuses to rotate.Any idea where the correct CG is?Definately not 17,5 cm as the manual indicates.
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What?

My manual says 260mm or 10.3 inches which is exactly what the guys over on the Jet forums say is right for the Nitroplanes Bobcat 50.

I should have mine opened up tommorrow so I hope to post scale pictures of the retract areas as references and to help with the retract selection.

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ORIGINAL: rcplaneworld

I just called NM, they have a retract ready version of the 50 bobcat, its an extra 10.00 for the plane. They used thier own retracts with cost 14.95 but they are out of stock.

BTW could you email pics of the wing, I want to put retracts in one, I need the location and CG specs.

If I do a 180 on the mains then they are only 1/2" behind the CG right where most planes like it, trying to find out if the plans are SNAFU or if they do not want the plane to rotate, mows grass pretty good the way they have it set up.
The included manual has a mix of pictures, don't assume that they are correct.

Some of the pictures are for the older version and some for the newer retract ready version.

If you have this manual you'll also notice that gear are oriented quite differently in the retract pictures.

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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

Please see this thread:

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5826610/anchors_5930759/mpage_1/key_/anchor/tm.htm#5930759]CLICK ME![/link]

About the retracts....

Old 06-04-2007, 11:02 AM
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Default RE: Retract Suggestions - Bobcat 50

I've ordered and will be installing a set of Robart 510 pneumatic retracts in this plane.

I'll post pictures of the process.

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