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Old Sep 26, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Niw kit from Park Scale Models - The Mini Drake

The Mini Drake is the newest kit offering from Park Scale Models. Modeled after Ken Willard 1950's era .049 powered Drake, the Mini Drake has been redesigned as a laser cut, electric RC kit.

Specifications:

Wingspan: 23.8" (60.5cm)
Length: 17.7" (45cm)
Wing Area: ~117 in² (754 cm²)
Flying Weight: ~4.1oz (116g)
Controls: Rudder, Elevator and Throttle
Power System: 10g brushless outrunner w/5x4.3 prop, 6A esc and a 2S 360mAh LiPo

Product page:
http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=73

Park Scale Models - Mini Drake (2 min 26 sec)
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Looks great!

When do you expect to have more available?

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Old Sep 26, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Oops...I forgot to set it as active. That's all fixed. Kits are available now.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Ordered!

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Old Sep 26, 2011, 02:40 PM
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IS there any possibility of enlarging this beautiful design, say to a "400" size? I have all of the stuff laying around to power one that size, and i think it might be a little more durable for my fat thumbs!
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 04:38 PM
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IS there any possibility of enlarging this beautiful design, say to a "400" size? I have all of the stuff laying around to power one that size, and i think it might be a little more durable for my fat thumbs!
It's not something I would be able to get to for quite a while. I have quite a number of other designs that I need to get done. Simply scaling my design up really wouldn't work.
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Old Oct 02, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Ordered one! What size servo's wil fit this puppy? Also will an Orange Rx be too big?
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 07:00 AM
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Looks like a real winner. Wish I had a place to build over the winter other than the kitchen table with cats and dogs all around.

That plane is a classic design in my opinion.

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Old Oct 05, 2011, 11:34 AM
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I need to get this one. Looks great. Love the size.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Greetings All

This past Monday my flying buddy Ron and I got to maiden the new Mini Drake that he built at our annual Labor Day picnic. Forgot the camera so I do not have any pics unfortunately. The Mini Drake flew great, a few clicks of trim and away she went. Very nice flyer. Looking forward to the Mini Drake flyin off the pond at NEAT next week.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:56 AM
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This is my first balsa build as I normally do foam. I would like to leave the body all wood and not cover it except for wings and tail. What should I use to waterproof the balsa and do I do both sides inside and out? Do I waterproof the pieces before assembly or after its together ?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Hi Rich,

I suggest getting some Mod Podge Clear Acrylic sealer (available from Walmart, Michaels, etc...). You're going to want to spray both sides of the fuselage sides and the bottom sheeting...and any other surface that might be exposed to water. Several light coats with a very light sanding between coats will give the best results. It's suggested to do this prior to any assembly. After the fuselage assembly is built and sanded, a couple more light coats should to it. You can apply a drop of water to the bottom of the fuselage to ensure the water stays beaded and doesn't soak in to the wood.
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I'm out of work lets get started I,ll bring the hot glue
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Hello, I just finished waterproofing my mini drake and fixing to complete assembly. I have a couple of questions though, where is the COG located on this plane and what do you use for hinges on the rudder and stabilizer? I have put 1 coat of polyurethane on all parts to waterproof, do you think this is enough? I plan to cover it with Ultracote. thanks for such a great little plane.
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