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Old Jan 08, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Micro Monocoupe 90a for UM gear


I'm working on the first of what will be (I hope) in a new line of micro fliers designed around the Parkzone UM gear that I'm going to call the Wisp series.

The idea for this new series is to have them all designed around a common 'Power Pack' that will hold the motor, receiver brick (AR6400) and battery and can be easily swapped from one airframe to the next.

So far the Monocoupe 90a has come along very nicely.This is a completely new style of design for me and has been a lot of fun so far. It's really a whole new world as far as design and building techniques.

I hope to have the prototype ready to fly by next weekend at the North Penn High School Indoor FunFly
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Looking good there. Now to finish it off and get it in the air.
Old Jan 08, 2012, 01:00 PM
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That's pretty cool, lots of precision laser work there. Kind of an extension of the Whim series in a way.

How will you be finishing it? Iron on covering? Dope and tissue? Or just dope and a color coat?

First thing I thought of was boy would that be a cute electric FF.
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 01:31 PM
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That's pretty cool, lots of precision laser work there. Kind of an extension of the Whim series in a way.

How will you be finishing it? Iron on covering? Dope and tissue? Or just dope and a color coat?

First thing I thought of was boy would that be a cute electric FF.
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I'll be painting the bare wood. Seal the wood first and then a couple of light coats of acrylic paint.
Old Jan 09, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Nice and simple .. good design..
Old Jan 10, 2012, 01:38 PM
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wow, just found this thread...Zeke, this is just what I've been looking for!!
Old Jan 10, 2012, 08:43 PM
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very cool. I like the paint idea.
Old Jan 10, 2012, 08:58 PM
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I've been thinking of building a UM in Balsa. How does that compare to foamies weight wise/crash wise in general?
Old Jan 10, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Nice and simple .. good design..
Thanks!
Old Jan 10, 2012, 09:15 PM
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wow, just found this thread...Zeke, this is just what I've been looking for!!
Dan...you know your going to end up buying one of almost everything...just give in and send me your credit card.
Old Jan 10, 2012, 09:16 PM
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very cool. I like the paint idea.
credit for that goes to the late Scott Christensen...that's where I got the idea from.
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I've been thinking of building a UM in Balsa. How does that compare to foamies weight wise/crash wise in general?
I have no idea...this is my first UM sized plane ever.
Old Jan 10, 2012, 09:19 PM
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here's a little more progress...current weight as shown is a hair under 1oz.
Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:03 PM
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i have several micro gear sets .. may have to get one..
Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:53 PM
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QUOTE=zbrubaker;20385091]Dan...you know your going to end up buying one of almost everything...just give in and send me your credit card. [/QUOTE]

Maybe true. I have many of your planes still up and flying regularly, and the coupe is a mainstay in my rotation. I do need one for the indoor now too.


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