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#1 f1wanabe Mar 08, 2012 07:42 PM

MIG 1.44 Flatpack Profile
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I love Russian jets. The maneuverability is amazing on the Mig 29 and SU37, and maneuvers like cobras, stalls, high alpha, etc seem effortless. I have been flying the J20 nano from Bobduhbilda55 and most recently what I call the RCPowers J20 2.0 which is my modified version of the J20 Easybuild.
Those two J20s feel Russian. They share similar flight characteristics of an SU37- stability, long loops, great high alpha, great slow flying ability, etc. But, the J20 was born of the MIG 1.44 "Flatpack" concept plane of the Soviet era which was lost when the Soviet Union fell. Only a couple fights were made with the plane, but the plans made their way to China years later and became the J20. The two planes look very similar: Delta Canard layout, twin stabilizers far back on the fuselage, Elevons, Thrust vectoring, Large angled canards. But the J20 seems to have been stretched to accommodate greater payload for a multi role purpose whereas the MIG 1.44 serves a light fighter role. I wanted to build the MIG 1.44 because it reminds me of a J20 leaned down and on steroids!
Since the Mig looks much like the Eurofighter Typhoon, which I think is one of the most precise planes I've flown, I hope the MIG 1.44 will perform at least as well as a Eurofighter with thrust vectoring! Can't wait to find out!
Here is my build. I used the same dimensions as the Excellent Feng Shui J20 nano from Bobdabuildah55. Although the Flatpack is slightly more narrow and shorter:

The Feng Shui j20 vs The F1 Mig 1.44 Profile:

Will post plans shortly- tweaking now- and build pics. Please let me know if anyone else is interested in this build. Recommended Power System:

Grayson Microjet v3/ 20 Amp ESC/ 6x4 Prop
1600 mah 3s Battery
Elevons and Elevator or Elevons and Thrust Vectoring Vanes
Active Canards Optional
Wingspan: 27.5 in.
Length: 34.5 in.
Weight: 15-20 oz. Depending on Set Up

My Youtube channel :

#2 f1wanabe Mar 08, 2012 07:55 PM

F1 Mig 1.44 Walk Around Video
This is the plane assembled and ready to go:
MIG 1.44 Flatpack Walk Around (3 min 22 sec)

#3 f1wanabe Mar 08, 2012 07:59 PM

F1 Mig 1.44 Maiden Flight Video
Wow! What a nice plane! The design of the mig 1.4 is really a combination of a Mig 29's maneuverability with the precision of a Eurofighter Typhoon. WHat a blast to fly and really gives you extreme confidence! The easiest maiden flight yet!

MIG 1.44 Flatpack Maiden (6 min 9 sec)

#4 f1wanabe Mar 08, 2012 08:01 PM

F1 Mig 1.44 Plan Links
Thanks to Jay (Boxermad84) I have tiled plans available. Thank you Jay! So, Here are the Tiled plans:


And Untiled Plans:


I hope you enjoy the plane as much as I do!

#5 f1wanabe Mar 08, 2012 10:45 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Added rudders tonight and painted :
Attachment 4694760

#6 f1wanabe Mar 10, 2012 10:59 PM

Extreme Maneuverability/ High Alpha Video of the Mig 1.44:
Music Video:
Mig 1.44 Extreme Maneuverability (4 min 12 sec)

No Music:
Mig 1.44 Extreme Maneuverability No Music (4 min 12 sec)

#7 f1wanabe Mar 13, 2012 08:40 PM

In order to stabilize the wing rock I experienced in the last video I did a kf2 test. The 3mm kf 2 really does wonders with the high alpha-ability and some cg tweaking really made for spectacular stability. Here is the video:
Mig 1.44 KF2 High Alpha Testing (6 min 33 sec)

#8 mesnick Mar 14, 2012 04:46 AM

Congratulations :)... very nice!!!!

#9 f1wanabe Mar 14, 2012 08:41 AM

Thanks! It definitely is the best all around plane I've flown.

#10 mesnick Mar 14, 2012 10:47 AM

it's true I remember my model flew very well.



#11 JettaManDan Mar 14, 2012 11:43 AM

plane pusher....


#12 f1wanabe Mar 14, 2012 12:09 PM

I remember seeing your thread! Very impressive! Your plane is a work of art! Having done the Shumate SU37 I realize how much work you put into your model especially with your nose assembly process. This model is disposable so that I take more chances than I would with your plane. But the design characteristics seem to still hold. I do a lot of low level flying with high alpha as my preference, but the high speed maneuverability is also excellent. Thank you for your kind comments- And your excellent videos!

#13 f1wanabe Mar 19, 2012 09:59 PM

After zeroing in on an excellent set up both for high and slow speed I decided to rebuild in depron. The dollar Tree foam was very light but brittle. Will be airborne again by the weekend.

#14 f1wanabe Mar 25, 2012 11:41 PM

Just remaidened the mig 1.44 after rebuilding it in depron rather than dollar tree foam. A little heavier but much stronger. Still plenty of thrust from the mjv3.

#15 f1wanabe Apr 01, 2012 09:42 PM

This mig 1.44 is a flexible plane. I have moved cg back 2 inches from plan. Normally this would make the plane difficult to fly but using the downward angle of the canards to compensate for this I can have the plane set up for great maneuverability and high alpha while maintaining the mid to high speed performance.

Mig 1.44 High Alpha CG and Canard Set Up (4 min 19 sec)

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