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Old Aug 31, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Omega Mini

I recently picked up an Omega Mini to use as a travel sailplane. I wanted something that packs up small, handles well in tight spaces, and can be flown on a slope or flat field.
The Omega Mini fits the bill very well! With a 2-piece wing and separately removable V-tail, it packs easily into a pretty small box.
It's large flaps will deploy to 90 degrees if needed, so it's great for landing in a confined area. Wing span is 1.5M and it weighs about 32 ounces. It thermals pretty well given it's small size too.

I set it up as a warmliner using an inexpensive Hyperion outrunner. It will climb vertically, if asked too, but I wouldn't call it fast.

It's a nice little model that is kind of a jack-of-all-trades and should make a great travel companion.

Lenny
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Old Nov 12, 2013, 12:23 PM
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Lenny, I am about to pick one up, is the motor Hyperion 2220-10 since I have one? What servos did you use?
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Old Nov 12, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Ben,

Yes, it's a 2220-10 turning a 10 x 8 prop. Servos are all DS-09's.

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Old Nov 14, 2013, 10:56 AM
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We'll order went in, should have it in few days. Will post some pics.
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 04:50 PM
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We'll order went in, should have it in few days. Will post some pics.
Ben
Do of build thread if you can. I am on the edge about getting one of these.
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Old Nov 15, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Sure will.
Ok Omega mini came in today.
My setup is about the same as Lenny with few differences (servos).
Ail dimond d60's Levon also the same.
Flap's ds09-amd's.
Motor Hyperion 2221-10 w/10x8
RFM spinner.
CC 45.
With this setup it should be a fun little plane for all around flying.
I will do my best to take pictures as we go.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 11:57 AM
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So far I have had 2 problems with this plane.
1- the left tail plane dose not go all the way down so I had to cut the carbon rod shorter to get good fit.
2- the control horns for the wing is a pain in the a^%#*^# to screw in and I have managed to brake one in there that now I have to do a surgery to fix.
This is where I am so far on the build. Will take some pics later.
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Lenny will you please tell me where is the CG?
Thanks
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:35 PM
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I'm using 84mm.

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Old Feb 12, 2014, 10:22 AM
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Finished and came at 34 oz, now waiting for a good weather!,,
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Old Feb 12, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Good luck on the maiden!
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 08:07 AM
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 09:06 PM
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We'll plane has been ready for a long time but work and weather stopped the maiden, today was my day off from work but it was about 10 to 15 miles wind and I could not resist any longer so I got her together and went out, the wing was shacking in the wind when I let her go in my surprise she took of fast climb no need for any trim so I let her rip, man fast rolls high g turns all together she handled the wind great then caught a thermal about 50 feet up and went up like a crazy bird.
Love this baby
Thx to Lenny to get me going on this.
Best $399 you can spend for a little booger.
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 10:03 PM
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Congratulation on a happy maiden Ben!
I haven't flown mine in a while, but keep it ready as a handy travel plane.

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