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Old Jul 19, 2001, 02:51 AM
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What is the smallest RC plane made, that you can buy??

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Old Jul 19, 2001, 04:56 AM
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No it doesn't!

Do you mean smallest wingspan, shortest length, or lightest weight?

Do you mean ARTF, kit, or plan?

Well the Mini IFO (24?" span, <4 oz AUW) is probably a good start point (it's a kit, plan, and ARTF) ... depending on your criteria!

There are a number of small biplane kits that have a shorter wingspan with approx. 3 times the flying weight.
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 04:59 AM
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Well i guess shortest wingspan, i dont care if its a kit or arf.
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 07:08 AM
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OK, how about the DeltaSTAR 500 (span 500 mm, 19.6"):
http://www.idnet.de/homepage/scholl/...ltaSTAR500.htm

Offhand, that's the smallest span kit design I can think of.
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 07:20 AM
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Graupner's Micro Taxi has a wingspan of just over 14''



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Old Jul 19, 2001, 09:02 AM
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I'm flying a Wren- old Simprop design- biplane 18" wings- 19" fuse- Astro 010 at 12 ounces. Fun to fly.

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Old Jul 19, 2001, 09:28 AM
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How about a Cox Viper (P-51) free flight conversion? I think the span is 17.5".....good flyer, easy to build, decent looks and cheap too.

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Old Jul 19, 2001, 10:04 AM
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The Flitter B has a 22 inch span and weighs about 6 ounces. It is made of pink foam. Sold by EAM and others. For indoors or out.
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 10:35 AM
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It isn't the smallest mentioned here. But the Model Air Tech TumbleWatt has a wingspan of 26 inches. Its a kit that goes together fast and flies great at 14oz.
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 06:36 PM
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The Positron and Wattage Mirage both have small wingspans. Around 20 inches (just guessing).
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 09:18 PM
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Sorry, I only play quiz shows when there are prizes offered for the best answer. ;-)
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Old Jul 19, 2001, 09:53 PM
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Either the RoadKill series or the PF5.

You can see them here..
http://www.toddsmodels.com/slowandpark.htm


What happened to your Wing Thing?


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Old Jul 19, 2001, 10:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by stevem:
How about a Cox Viper (P-51) free flight conversion? I think the span is 17.5".....good flyer, easy to build, decent looks and cheap too.

Steve McBride

Sorry - 20"

Did I win anything?

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Old Jul 19, 2001, 10:47 PM
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Im just curious, i dont need a plane now but i was just wondering. I covered my Wing Thing with renolds wrap and it took me like 20 trys im still not satisfied with the cover so i gonna try again. Im waiting on a motor for it anyways.
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Old Jul 20, 2001, 12:49 AM
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At the University of Florida, we have a 5" span R/C airplane. In fact, that's a 5" maximum dimension (both length and span). It's not for sale but if you're pretty ambitious, it might give you some ideas for a scratch built model.

Good luck finding the carbon-fiber!

Here's a link if you're interested. http://aeroweb.aero.ufl.edu/microav/Main.htm
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