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Old Jan 02, 2012, 09:21 PM
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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)

http://vimeo.com/34421262

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

-Adam
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