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Old Jan 02, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 10:00 PM
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Just finished typing up the instructions for the micro 330, I hope to have it posted on my site before the end of the week.

Unlike the Yaks I plan to offer it as a complete kit, CF control horns, CF motor mount, Push rod stand off's, vinyl graphics and optional hinge tape, along with all the CF rods/spars, heat shrink and music wire needed for the model.

This one, and the previous 3 prototypes all built in right at 1.8 oz RTF with 2x Hyperion 160's.

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:11 PM
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So you're running 1S in series?
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 12:08 AM
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Yeah, 2x 1 cell packs plugged into the Eflight Y-harness. Its running the electronics out of a UMX Beast.

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:01 AM
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That's not a bad idea! Nice for balance, eh?
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:03 AM
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That's not a bad idea! Nice for balance, eh?
It is nice to be able to place 1 cell on each side of the fuse and not have to cut a hole weakening the airframe for the batt to sit in.

I just read through the instructions for the first time(start to finish) all looks good for having the kit out this week, I'm off to procure some material for paint templates then I will start cutting the first run of kits

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What are the flight times with this setup?

Very interested. I've become fed up trying to keep good brushed motors in my single cell 3-D planes.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:10 AM
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What are the flight times with this setup?
I was wondering the same thing.

Also, any chance we could get the entire plane (or even just the upper fuse) painted a solid color?
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 12:26 PM
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What are the flight times with this setup?

Very interested. I've become fed up trying to keep good brushed motors in my single cell 3-D planes.
I think I was getting around 4 min of very aggressive flying, IMO the performance of the 2s set up's vs the 1s brushed set up's are night and day apart, I hope to have a short video to post soon to show this. At 1.8 oz it has virtually the same performance as its larger 34" counter part, including climbing flat spins and the classic inside windmill.

You can see me flying the micro 330's "full size" counter part here:
Bowkers new Depron Extra 330 #2 (3 min 42 sec)


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I was wondering the same thing.

Also, any chance we could get the entire plane (or even just the upper fuse) painted a solid color?
Possibly a big announcement about that in the next day or two....not everything is set in stone to offer it as a production model so I don't want to say yet...but bare minimum some painted models will be available as a "special order" item...there is already one on the list so you might want to get you name in before it fills up It will be the "GT" scheme seen on my larger 330's.

Thanks for the interest!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Chris,

How would it fly on 1s and a brushed motor (like the E-Flite Extra 300 or 4-Site setup)?

Thanks,

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:44 PM
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Hey Don,

For that I'd recommend an 18" version... similar to the Yak this thread is about, I know I haven't mentioned it but it will be out shortly after the 22" is available. I'm almost done finalizing the paint masks for the 22".

I had thought about trying a 1s setup in the 22" but the weight of the foam parts alone is about 6g more than my 18" Yak, You could probably sport fly it but I don't think it would have much vertical performance.

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:13 AM
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Thanks Chris. Sounds like that's the one I should wait for since I have "guts" to fit that size.

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:03 PM
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A little behind scheduled on the 330. The paint masks took a little tweaking, but seem to be producing good work now

I'll post some high res photo's tomorrow.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:08 PM
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Sorry about the delay, Here's some pics of the first two 330's I painted up using the masks, let me know what you guys think. For the amount of time it takes to paint each one I'm going to have to charge an extra $20 for painted kits. I was hoping to get them done fast enough to only ask $15 but it didnt happen They will come with a painted "crash kit" that you can see in the photo's, this contains an extra set of parts to rebuild the nose and an extra set of wheel pants/skids. Also it looks like the price on the white kit will be $38 with an option to add hinge tape for $2ish more.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Doesn't seem like a bad price, though I'd prefer a white kit.
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