BC#011 Searching 400
Aircraft Name: Searching 400
Manufacturer/Designer: Miniature Aircraft Factory/Peter Kent
Type: Electric sports
Construction: Built-up balsa fuselage, wing and tail -Prototype bought second hand
First Flight: Warrington Model Club, May 1997
Wing Span: 34"
Power type -Electric
Motor: Sp400 6v
Tank/Battery: 7x Sanyo AR500 Nicd
Propeller: Robbe 6x3.5" folder
Receiver: Hitec Mi04
Flight Pack: BEC
Servos: Elevator (snake) - HS101, Rudder (snake) HS101
Undercarriage - none
Covering: White Solarfilm, trimmed with purple Solarfilm
Current status: Written off, destroyed in crash 11 April 2004 due to operator error (TMC) distracted by horse fly.
RC Groups Thread:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...00#post2047122
After Peter Kent sold us ( Fivestar products UK ) The Miniature Aircraft Factory we made the kits for the Searching on and off untill 2003 , then a few batches here and there till last year, All the ones we did were diecut unlike Peters kits (he used a bandsaw) ,we have introduced some kits already and from June this year the laser cut Searching 400 kits will be available from the UK `FMK models` or `The Miniature Aircraft Factory` websites and maybe at some shows in the UK if i have time to get there.
Picked up another Peter Kent built Searching 400 as a replacement, for a song - lovely model, very well built and true. the motor and motor switch are ancient, and will get a brushless transplant and hopefully the little Searching will be back in the air again very soon.
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