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Old Jan 12, 2010, 12:47 PM
tape does magic......
Moldova, Chisinau
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Micro indoor flyer

Hey guys! i recently built a micro plane. I used the electronics from a Blade MCX, not mine of course. Its mostly balsa(even the pushrods), i was trying to use the lightest i could find. Gearbox is all homemade, i just took apart an old standard servo. It seems like the gears were designed to fit the pinion on the mcx motor. Prop shaft is a screw from that same standard servo... I'm using just one motor, MCX has 2.... so i get like half an hour flight times with throttle management, on a 130mah 1cell lipo. Half stick keeps the plane airborne. The prop i used....i think its the one from Vapor, but cut down and bent a little.
I'm using 3 channels:rudder, elevator, and throttle. And the good thing is that the gyro doesn't affect the flight performance.
I know, i know it not a beauty, but it flies GREAT!! However it doesn't like the wind, a little breeze blows it away. Sorry i don't have plans for it. I just imagined what i want the plane to look like, and built it....in half an hour...

Michael
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 05:12 PM
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Congratulations!
It does what you want, how you want and when you want
No point making something pretty if it doesn't fly. Quite the novel gearbox there, from looking at the pics.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 10:02 PM
tape does magic......
Moldova, Chisinau
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Thanks! Yeah... it was doing what i wanted to for at least 3 hours but a little later i tried it with 2 mcx motors))) it became a different plane... was really hard to fly indoors at wot
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 01:23 AM
Love the sport, not the plane
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You would think so. Whats the AUW?
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 07:39 AM
tape does magic......
Moldova, Chisinau
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i have to imagine its around 1 ounce, cuz its definitely lighter than my p 51
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