View Single Post
Old Jan 02, 2012, 09:21 PM
AJWoods is offline
Find More Posts by AJWoods
Aircraft Designer Guy
AJWoods's Avatar
United States, CA, Santa Clara
Joined Jul 2005
1,671 Posts
Purchased the plans from Donatas last week (Only about an hour between payment and when the plans were in my inbox ). Since it'll be a while before it's comfortable to fly outside in these parts I put together a Mini SUltimate, scaled off of the plans. I used the Beast motor/battery, with the AR6400NBL that comes with the Micro Stryker. For servos I ended up replacing the Spektrum stuff with the HK5320 1.7g servos from Hobby King.

I really like this size/power combo. With a 22" wing and a 50-55g flying weight the wing loading works out to slightly less than the UMX extra. It feels like a full size indoor 3d plane, but it makes the space you're flying in seem much larger, as there are now more airplane lengths for a given hall size. I didn't mill this guy, so there are probably a few grams to squeeze out of the airframe.

Here's a video of John Glezellis wringing it out at the Auburn indoor.

Mini SUltimate (2 min 17 sec)

and with it's big brother (me flying this time)

I love this design, and really look forward to building/flying the XL

AJWoods is offline Find More Posts by AJWoods
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Xperiment Balsa Build
Reply With Quote