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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Definitely a good one to start on, it is very resilient to damage because it is so light!
it's funny because over the years I have had plenty of guys say that they reinforced this and that when all they did was strengthen one spot and cause increased pressure somewhere else. Lighter flies better, but less inertia also crashes with less damage
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:19 AM
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That is a very true statement, one of the most important being there are always trade offs in this hobby.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:16 AM
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That is a very true statement, one of the most important being there are always trade offs in this hobby.
One of which is the tradeoff between redesigning something (with potential success and failure) versus just enjoying it as is
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:40 PM
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I bought one today and as is, it's an amazing model. My first Parkzone BNF.
I consider myself an intermediate pilot and it's still a challenging model flying inside.

A dream come true!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Added a pic.
I don't have time for modelling lately so this is ideal. Even when I travel I can take it with
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 03:48 PM
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It wasn't a "project" when I started. :)

One of those things I quickly wished I'd never started. I figured it would be an hour or so tops. Took the better part of 3 full evenings to get everything buttoned down. I added Micro Invent 3 pin female connectors with the center pin snapped off. The outer pair straddle the motor and battery solder pads perfectly. Male ends are just fine solid wire with a bit of heat shrink to make a connector. The LEDs are off a Blade MCX2 micro heli. All the flashing circuitry on the Blade MCX2 is on the RX, so these are on solid. The wire is in place in case I run across a white strobe/flasher that is light enough for the tail. Porked her up to 9.3g too.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Tim is that a MCF prop?
I installed a MCF5030S and posted in the Micro RTF forum today. Great results.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Tim is that a MCF prop?
I installed a MCF5030S and posted in the Micro RTF forum today. Great results.
Nope. Stock prop.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:57 PM
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I've found the mini vapor is an indoor flyer with the 30 mah battery and a outdoor flyer with the 70 mah vapor battery. Same spot on the frame too for battery location. Weight of the 70 brings the cg forward and the wing loading up versus the 30 mah and files better that way outdoors versus indoors.

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:35 AM
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I've flown mine with the 70 mAh battery indoors and its fine in rooms down to about 8x 13

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Flying yesterday at the gym and two midairs, both knocked the Mini out of the air. one mdair was with a min vapor and the other unknown. No damage just looked it over and flew again.

One tough little bird due to its light weight. Later I may try flying indoors in my living room.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Still love flying this thing in the living room, it is great!

The 70mah batts are nice for extra punch and longer flight times but the little 30mah batts are nice and light! I was able to repair the landing gear with some CA so far so good!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:28 AM
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What is the smallest space folks are comfortable flying in ? The smallest I have tried is my 8 x 13' hobby room but that was a bit claustrophobic.

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:35 AM
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I fly circuits in our family room and it is 16 x16 with vaulted ceilings, have also flown in our living room as well that is a bit smaller with the standard 8 ft ceilings and it was fine.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:32 PM
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3x5 meters, but that's a rough gues.. Works fine with me. The challenge is endless
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