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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Micro StingRay Kits with Video and Plans

Well, I thought I should post this here, even though technically it is a scratchbuilt foamie. There are a couple of things that qualify it for this forum though. It is micro and utilizes the gear from a Parkzone Champ. Something other folks might like to try.

Still need to conduct the intial flight, but power to weight ratio is looking good, better than 1:1.

Micro StingRay
Wingspan - 16"
Wing Area - 62.39 sq in.
OAL - 9.5"
AUW - 26.6g with stock (150 mAh) Champ battery

This model is a compliment to both of its larger brothers, the StingRay (32") and the Mini StingRay (24"). The original being the 32"er which was developed for outdoor streamer combat, and the Mini for indoor streamer combat. Now this one is for use in the Ultra Micro class with the local guys.

I am flying this with my DX7, but initially firing it up on the stock Champ Tx indicates that it can fly elevon if you rotate the Tx 45 degrees to the left.

Kits are available at my website below.

Hope you enjoy,
Ken
www.kenscadmodels.com

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Cool cant wait for a video
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Really like this. Interested in a kit for sure.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Look forward to seeing it fly at JR this weekend Ken.

I bet it would be a hoot with Beast electronics!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Got a couple of videos from yesterday's maiden and subsequent flight testing. This ones a keeper. Flys just like its bigger siblings only micro.

Ken

SEMFF Micro StingRay Maiden Flight 30-OCT-2012 (1 min 17 sec)


SEMFF Micro StingRay Towing Streamer (1 min 31 sec)
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Looks great Ken. Look forward to seeing it this weekend. Are you going to have any kits of it with you at JR?

Have you found a streamer material that the 1S motor and prop can cut?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Looks great Ken. Look forward to seeing it this weekend. Are you going to have any kits of it with you at JR?

Have you found a streamer material that the 1S motor and prop can cut?
Pete,
I will have the prototype, and will endeavor to have a few of these kits with me. Just tweaking the details on it right now.

Love to see what streamer material you've found.

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Ken,
Looks like a great kit to get , PM me when you have them available would like to show it off to my indoor fly in coming up soon. Also I am going to the National Building museum in DC and that would be a great opportunity to demo one there. Thanks
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 08:10 AM
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As for streamer material I use the two ply toilet paper and make it one ply then cut the streamer in 1"width and about 3' length and tape it to my vapor and away I go!! Now your preference to the type of toilet paper is up to you softer and fluffy mmmmmm
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Plans now up in the first post.

Have fun,
Ken
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But can other planes cut it?
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Plans now up in the first post.

Have fun,
Ken
Cool video! Thanks for the plan!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Ditto! I may have to hack one out tonight to bring to Columbus.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Super thanks for posting the plans will try it out!!!!! Where do you have the bigger ones? Is it in the Scratch build foamie site. Again thanks.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Super thanks for posting the plans will try it out!!!!! Where do you have the bigger ones? Is it in the Scratch build foamie site. Again thanks.

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