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Old Jan 03, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MIT KID View Post
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.

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

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

Hi Adam, great project and i can say flying characterystic's are great. I will sure try something like this, but probably with miller ore mylar covered airframe. Keep up good work!!!
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