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Mar 18, 2003, 08:13 PM
Scott Stoops
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Looking for advice on best True 3d Ship for Hacker B20-15L 4:1

Hi guys,
I'm looking for some advice on the best overall 3d ship for a Hacker B20-15L 4:1 motor and 9-10 cell Kan 950 packs. I have been flying a Stevens Cap, Miniflash, and Flashback all with the Hackers and 9-10 cell KAN, Hecells, and 3s 3270 kokams.

I am familiar with some of the designs but want more info on your best reccomendations. What I'd REALLY like is a scaled down E3D for the small Hacker if it existed... What's closest.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Last edited by sukhoi26mx; Mar 18, 2003 at 08:29 PM.
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Mar 18, 2003, 08:24 PM
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Diablotin Micro

Check the Diablotin Micro.
Put 10 cells on it and you have unlimited vertical.
Mar 18, 2003, 08:44 PM
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ZB has one of these micros in a blue covering that looks great too! ~ He needs to 'update' his good deals page and add it!
I have a B20 (26 wind) that I fly a 'pretty', he sold me..

The 15 wind would be a better choice for it if I could do it over again..

Mar 19, 2003, 12:06 AM
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What colors does the Micro come in?
The pretty as well?

Which is a better performer?

Mar 19, 2003, 02:18 AM
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How about the Lil 3Der, a free plan I've got. Second best 3D ship I"ve flown, and perfect for the Hacker you mention.

Span: 36"
Length: 37"
Weight: 15.5 oz
Wing area 390 sq. in.
8 cell Hecell or 600AE cells.

I'm working on the fuselage version right now. I'll post a pic of it in the bones.

Here she is.

Mar 19, 2003, 02:24 AM
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An in the bones shot of the fuselage version. Will have landing gear too. The Fuselage top is pointed like an E3D. I didn't mean to, but the fuselage turned out looking a lot like an E3D. Should fly very well though. The wing specs are the same as the one above.

I use a Carbon fiber tube leading edge for strength and so you don't have to sand the leading edge. Makes for some sharp stall characteristics, which I"m liking for the entry into some manuevers.

I've flown the first one indoors once, so its that slow. It'll slow down as slow as a slow stick if you want it to, and hovering is a thing of beauty.

Mar 19, 2003, 05:58 AM
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i was looking for the exact same thing as you.
i have an E3D Hacker set up already and was looking for a scaled down version of it to be able to fly in parks (even though the E3D does that very well )...and i went for a Mikro Diablotin, better than a Mini Laser 3D i think and it looks very good.
i have a Hacker B20-15L geared for it and will try 8/9 HE cells packs on APC Slow Fly 11x7 and 11x4.7
Mar 19, 2003, 09:44 AM
Scott Stoops
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Thanks for the responses guys!. I'll check them out.

I'm very interested in your plane (particularly the full fuse one). Looks like exactly what I'd want. Is the Lil 3D'er on your site? I'll check it out. I'd be interested in a kit of the full fuse one (planning a kit?). If it'll really come in at 15-18 oz with the Hacker and say 9 Kan 950 cells that will fill a hole in the market. Everything else seems for the most part to be in the 20+ oz range.

Thanks Paul.

BTW your Meridian pattern ship is beautiful. Nice work by the designer and kitter both!

Mar 19, 2003, 11:50 AM
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I don't know if this will get kitted, it probably will, but if you want one badly enough, I might be able to work something out for you now.

I don't have it on my site, but I can tell you more about it if you'd like. I'd say with 9 cells and the landing gear, it will probably be at the 18oz range, but it will still fly verrrry slowly even at that. If you've seen the videos of the Airwave Sukhoi fly, this is similar in flight characteristics.

The best part of it is that it is so light on the controls.

Mar 19, 2003, 02:42 PM
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Paul, that looks very nice. I'd certainly be interested in one if it goes to kit.

One other option might be the "no name" plane that Mike Hall is about to kit. Here's a linkNew 3D flyer design looks like that may be right up your alley.

Last edited by Jim McPherson; Mar 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM.
Mar 19, 2003, 02:48 PM
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I see Paul mentioned it but the Airwave Sukhoi would get my vote. If you don't want the kit version then there is a good clone: http://www.wherzog.de/eflug (projekt sukhoi)

Mar 19, 2003, 03:03 PM
Scott Stoops
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Thanks for the input guys... I think I'm going to try Paul's design.

Jim, You must mean Mike Hall's design (not Bill). It looks interesting but looks to be a bit short coupled in pitch which has me a bit leery of it.

The issue I have is that I prefer balsa and it needs landing gear so that rules out the Airwave Sukhoi...

Thanks guys.

Last edited by sukhoi26mx; Mar 19, 2003 at 05:30 PM.
Mar 19, 2003, 08:03 PM
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If you want a set of parts cut let me know. Really aside from the laser parts, its just some sticks for the built up control surfaces. (Yes you have to hand cut them) with a .125" od CF tube LE.

I'm actually going to be recieving one of the Beta kits of Mike Hall's "Hangover" as its called, so I can give you guys a flight report. I'm gonna use it for just a nice little electric fun fly, for doing stupid stuff with, or touch and goes. etc... The Lil 3Der is a purpose built for 3D ship as such it is going to lack some survivability that Mike's design has.

The tail moment on the Lil 3Der is pretty long. So long that you could probably fly a very nice pattern routine with it. (with low control throws.)

Mar 19, 2003, 08:19 PM
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Mini Laser 3D...
Mar 19, 2003, 08:46 PM
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ML3D, not 3D enough, too fast, etc..

On the Lil 3Der, the mount supports the gearbox, not the motor, so what happens is, if you happen to have a bad prop strike, or something, you don't peel the gearbox off the motor.

Last edited by Paul Susbauer; Mar 19, 2003 at 08:49 PM.

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