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Posted by Doug Sipprell | Feb 19, 2010 @ 04:49 PM | 11,259 Views
The interest in micro flyers has really caught on here at WWAerodrome and continues. It started out with the original ParkZone Ember and then grew fairly quickly with the addition of two more Embers, these being the Ember 2 version. The DMS2 capability is really most convenient, and a Spektrum DX6i is being used to fly most of the "Micro Fleet".

Micro Fleet inventory as of 12-02-2012:

1 - Ember 1 (original Ember)

2 - Ember 2's

2 - PkZn UM J-3 Cubs

2 - PkZn UM P-51 Mustangs

2 - FlyZone Playmates

1 - HobbyZone Champ (now lost!)

1 - Replacement HobbyZone Champ

1 - eRc Micro Stik

2 - FlyZone Albatroses

1 - PkZn UM T28 Trojan

1 - PkZn UM Pole Cat

1 - E-flite UMX MiG 15

1 - E-flite Carbon Cub

1 - PkZn Mini Vapor

Most of the fleet are active flyers, three are in sick-bay in need of repairs/mods.

The reason for "2 of everything" was based initially on having one plane for flying, the other as a complete spare and to which modifications might be made from experiences with the first of each type. This was not the case with the Ember 2's. Ember 2 #1 was lost in a late evening flight, not found until several days later, having ended up in someone's swimming pool. A replacement had been ordered after search efforts were abandoned, hence Ember 2 #2 arrived shortly after #1 was found by the neighbor and returned to WWAerodrome.

Both Ember 2's now fitted with the Tiny Brite Lights #2022 micro light system, a...Continue Reading