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Old Dec 18, 2014, 04:30 PM
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nnMiG 3 - FREE PLANS

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nnMiG 3 (1 min 36 sec)


-Jaxx from the FT forums

I wasn't very interested in the speed before watching this video. Now, I have to go find that aluminum spar that you use in your wings.



-jcannon614 from the FT forums

Nic, again you nailed another warbird. Im really enjoying following your builds! keep up the awesome work!


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Hi friends, it's that time again! I have just completed my 4th design and I am pleased to present to you my nnMiG 3 swappable.

When I started to design the nnMiG 3 I had just one thing in mind, speed. I wanted something purpose built from the ground up to be able to handle high speed and high G flying. With an all new, ultra-thin, semi symmetrical airfoil, and razor sharp tailing edge, the nnMiG 3 wing allows you to achieve the highest level of performance. The flush installation of the wing on the fuselage removes the need to cut a Ďwing holeí and leaves a seamless look and feel. The nnMiG 3 is truly a high performing plane and is a real treat to fly.

I covered the design and build process over on the FT forums so if you're interested check out that thread.

If you like this design then perhaps youíll like some of my others as well.







SPECS
WINGSPAN 41.5in
FUSE 30in
CHANNELS 3-4
WEIGHT Airframe - 350g
BEEF Equivalent - 700g
PROJECT Speed - 900g with 45c 2000mah 4S - 1100g with 40c 4000mah 4S

ELECTRONICS
BEEF Equivalent
MOTOR - Turnigy D3530/14 1100kv 73g 315w 22a
PROP - 9x6 APC
ESC - HobbyKing Blue 30a
BATTERY - 2000mah - 3300mah 3S
SERVOS - 4x 9g

PROJECT Speed
MOTOR - Tacon Big Foot 10 1100kv 1100w
PROP - 10x10 APC
ESC - 80a Dynam
BATTERY - 3000mah - 4000mah 4S 40c
SERVOS - 4x 12g metal gear

MATERIALS
3 sheets DTFB
4 BBQ skewer
1 sheet poster board
1 FT Power Pod
1 landscape flag
1 2 liter bottle
1 flat aluminum 1/16" x 1/2" x 3'

BUILD DIFFICULTY
Beginner Ė Youíve never flown a plane before, let alone done a scratch build
Novice Ė Youíve flown a plane but have no experience with scratch building
Intermediate Ė Youíve flown and built a few FT style planes before
Advanced Ė Youíve mastered the standard FT build style and are looking for a new challenge
Expert Ė Youíve mastered all build techniques and arenít afraid to improvise or tackle tedious builds

The nnMiG 3 is an advanced build.


PLANS
nnMiG 3


BUILD VIDEO
I have been unable to make a build video for the nnMiG 3 but some FT community members have stepped up to the challenge. Thanks Guy and Jayz!

Build walkthrough
http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...l=1#post137467

Build videos
GuyaTek's Workshop nnMig3 Speed Wing Build (4 min 3 sec)

GuyaTek's Workshop nnMig3 Cutting the parts (2 min 43 sec)

GuyaTek's Workshop nnMig3 Glueing the wings (4 min 10 sec)

GuyaTek's Workshop nnMig3 from Nerdnic - Final Steps (2 min 29 sec)

GuyaTek's Workshop nnMig3 deck build (1 min 20 sec)

GuyaTek's Workshop nnMig3 build final steps !! I am building the powerpod and settings the radio (3 min 20 sec)



FAQ
What is the nnMiG 3 made out of?
Dollar Tree Foam Board

Will this plane work with the standard FT powerpod and electronics?
Yes. The Beef package/park 425 or greater will work just fine and the maiden video was shot using this type of setup.

How scale is the nnMiG 3?
The elevator was enlarged by a small amount, everything else is as scale as I could make it.

Is the nnMiG 3 a good plane for a beginner to fly?
No. It is an advanced build and requires a skilled pilot to fly.

I want to build the 120MPH version of the nnMiG 3, what do I need to know?
The standard build and 120MPH build are the same. Youíll already need an aluminum spar in the wing but no structural changes need to be made in order to achieve 120MPH. See this post for more info on the spar: http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...l=1#post137423


PHOTOS


































REVIEW

STALLS
Tips stalls at slow speed will occur. They arenít very bad and with very little effort you can recover.


WIND
Wind performance is great. There are no issues in the wind at all.

LAUNCHING/LANDING
Youíll need about half throttle to launch and landing is not bad on the standard electronics. If youíre running the Tacon motor and 4s youíll need to come in hot on your landings.

ACROBATICS
Rolls, loops, and inverted are solid. The nnMiG 3 has a very clean looking roll.

GLIDE SLOPE
The large wing cord helps the glide slope but donít expect too much out of the nnMiG 3 here, she wants to go fast.

SLOW SPEED PERFORMANCE
For the design, Iíd say itís not bad. With that being said the overall slow speed performance is average compared to a standard FT style wing design, but above average compared to comparable EPO foamies.

LOOK AND FEEL
The nnMiG 3 looks amazing with the red decals on the white body. The large winglets and long nose are really eye catching features. Itís hard to describe the overall feel of the nnMiG 3 but the best way I can put it is that you can really feel the weight of the plane. It doesnít feel floaty or impacted by wind. It just does what you control it to do. The controls are responsive and crisp and the plane has follow through. Inputs carry weight and you can feel it as you fly. Itís not something Iíve encountered flying DTFB planes before so it is a cool experience.


FINAL COMMENTS
The nnMiG 3 is a super sleek, extremely fast, and exciting plane to fly. It doesnít have any really bad tendencies with everything accounted for, but donít expect a floaty trainer experience. The nnMiG 3 is an advanced build and will take an experienced pilot to fly safely and well. The standard electronics provide very good performance and for those daring enough the PROJECT Speed setup will give you hours of glorious, white knuckle fun.

Thanks for checking out the nnMiG 3! If you built a nnMiG 3 and enjoyed it please consider donating a few bucks so I can buy more supplies to make more great planes.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=MTRYJY62T4R3N
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 10:50 PM
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Been watching this one over at the flite test forums. Looks GREAT!
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 11:31 PM
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Thanks! Any plans to build one?
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Old Dec 19, 2014, 04:44 AM
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Interesting subject !

The real Mig 3 was a very fast fighter, i see that the R/C model is also a very fast bird
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Old Dec 19, 2014, 08:32 AM
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Thanks! Any plans to build one?
My winter build list is pretty full but I do want to have a few Flite-Test style planes before the next flite fest. This one would be at the top of the list.
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Old Dec 19, 2014, 11:03 AM
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Interesting subject !

The real Mig 3 was a very fast fighter, i see that the R/C model is also a very fast bird

Definitely! It's kinda funny because all the other pilots assume it's some misshaped p51. I always get a pleasantly surprised 'HUH' when they realize it's a MiG 3.
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Old Dec 19, 2014, 11:04 AM
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My winter build list is pretty full but I do want to have a few Flite-Test style planes before the next flite fest. This one would be at the top of the list.

I hear you there, I've got quite a few to dos.

I'm planning to go to flite fest this coming year also so maybe I'll see you there!
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I hear you there, I've got quite a few to dos.

I'm planning to go to flite fest this coming year also so maybe I'll see you there!
Absolutely! Usually I'd tell someone to look for the guy with the ridiculous foamies, but at that event that is the norm
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Old Dec 19, 2014, 06:56 PM
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Ha, I think the best way to stand out there is to not be flying an FT plane.
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Old Dec 26, 2014, 11:48 PM
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Added the last two build videos!
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I have made a 800mm MiG 3 version also. Plans can be found at www.nerdnic.com/mig3800
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Thanks for sharing nerdnic !
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Old Feb 14, 2015, 03:11 AM
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You got it!
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you ever thought about a P-38?
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Old Feb 14, 2015, 06:28 PM
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nnMiG 3 - FREE PLANS

Heh, yep!

http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...and-review-log

Should have it done in the next month or so. I am finalizing my A-10 warthog right now and I will finish the P 38 when I'm done!
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