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Old Jan 07, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Minimoa 2mtr R/C Glider for FPV?

Was gonna buy a plane for FPV and decided to go with the
Minimoa 2mtr R/C Glider from hobbyking. It looks like it can take the extra
weight and from what I heard its really powerful with the stock motor, it can go vertical! I was thinking of a 3s 2650 zippy for a flight pack and video stuff (ill add a filter), and I'll use the stock motor and prop. People say it needs nose weight so I'm not gonna be worried about that. I was just wondering what you guys think of the plane. Anybody have pictures of their setup up? It looks like a very good replacement for the easyglider.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 03:20 AM
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I own it, just opened, then repacked and will sell it, not good, imo.
The wing mount seems so fragile to me that I don't give it even a loop chance.
The rudder mount also call for break in the air, as is designed now.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 03:29 AM
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As the HK reviews says you need to improve the motor mount/firewall if you don't want to loose your motor
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 06:57 PM
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renato if you really dont want it then ill buy it from you, not just now
but later on, how much do you want for it.

I saw a vid on youtube and its really fast plus glides very well.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 07:52 PM
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I have the minimoa and it loops no trouble but I would not consider it as a stable platform and as mentioned the motor mounts only suit cheap bell type motors ,thatbeing said I would be taking a close look at this http://www.art-tech.cn/english/Artic...?ArticleID=261
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 01:58 PM
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renato if you really dont want it then ill buy it from you, not just now
but later on, how much do you want for it.

I saw a vid on youtube and its really fast plus glides very well.
Are you from my country ?
Else, I am afraid that the shipping of a 5kg 140cm monster, even in Europe, will be a fortune. If you want to details more, please PM me.
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 04:00 PM
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Renatoa i did the calculations already, price plus shipping wont be
a problem if I order from the USA warehouse to ship to my area, the US, it
would be about 14 dollars.
What I'm really interested in is performance, Ive been following this thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...287892&page=11
and no one has brought up the problems stated here.
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 01:30 AM
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Wasn't aware about that thread, what I stated above is based on my experience.
Thank you for that link, that thread reveal an even more flawed model
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Wasn't aware about that thread, what I stated above is based on my experience.
Thank you for that link, that thread reveal an even more flawed model
But it seems like its worth the trouble
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