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Posted by Bajora | Mar 13, 2011 @ 10:06 AM | 23,846 Views
It took me a few weeks to get all of the components dialed in on this little guy but I was finally able to fly the maiden flight yesterday. And the winds were a fairly steady 7-10 MPH, with intermittent higher gusts. I didn't want to wait another week though and so up she went.

Sky Angel Micro EDFs - 40mm Mig 15 (2 min 44 sec)

The first flight was amazingly uneventful. I didn't need to dial in any trim at all and the CG was pretty close to being right. I didn't have any factory recommendations to go by but as set up, she flew great!The flight ended a bit unceremoniously, when I was fixing to set up for a landing and pretty much cart wheeled the little Mig in. With an AUW of just under 4 ounces though, there is not any real mass to cause any damage with such a less than perfect landing. The new Thunder Power G6 65C lipos are perfect for this application! I am thrilled to see Thunder Power release these wee packs, as they should be really useful to some of the micro flyers, especially EDFs.

Components used:

Sky Angel micro brushless outrunner, 40mm 5 bladed impeller and 6 amp ESC

Thunder Power G6 65C 2S 325mAh lipoly battery

Spektrum DSM2 AR6300 micro six channel receiver

Hobby King 2.5g servos

I had to source alternate servo leads for the Hobby King servos, as the connectors that they originally had on therm were not compatible with the Spektrum receiver.

I will now turn my attention to the Migs adversarial twin, the F86. I plan to run a hotter power system in the F86 and will use an AEORC 30mm fan and motor, coupled to a Castle Creations Phoenix 10 ESC and the thunder Power G6 65C lipos. This micro stuff is pretty new to me, so it is entriely possible I will not get it right but hopefully with a little help from Pdwag and Nitrocharged, I will get there!

2010 was the year of the Sky Angel 50mm EDFs IMO ... will 2011 be the year of the Sky Angel 40mm EDFs?! And I thought the 50s were small!