Official Eflite UMX Mig 15 DF Owners Thread - Page 128 - RC Groups
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Sep 23, 2012, 09:18 PM
Team30 Micro EDF
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It's my 25mm EDF 12" Micro Hawk.

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Sep 23, 2012, 09:22 PM
LiPo-Sucker & Airframe EMT
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Originally Posted by whichwaysup miglet.....
Zat is highly classified!!! Segret of zee motherland!!!!!

Vee haff vays uff mayking u talg!!!

Sep 23, 2012, 09:37 PM
Dr John
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Originally Posted by NitroCharged
It's my 25mm EDF 12" Micro Hawk.
I stand corrected on the fan size.

Sep 23, 2012, 10:13 PM
The Earth got in the way!
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Sorry Nitro. I forgot you did that in a scratch build.

Originally Posted by whichwaysup
What batt do the 50's require?
They come with a 3s 950 I believe. I used 3s 950, 1000, and 1300.....along with 4s 1000's. Get a WeMoTec and a Don's Wicked.

Sorry to get off topic.
Sep 23, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Sep 24, 2012, 10:20 AM
BMFA 190658
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Originally Posted by whichwaysup
Terribly off topic but driving me nuts. What's that model in your avatar? Who makes it? How does it fly?
I've been wondering that too!
It looks like a Hawk but there is something not quite right about it...

... now I find out it's a scratchbuilt Hawk I take my hat off to you. Top work
Sep 24, 2012, 02:36 PM
Just having fun before I die!
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I just picked up one of the Mig-15's at a swap meet just the jet no batteries. It's in perfect shape I'm going to use my GP F-86 batteries but now I see I need to change the balance connector but not a big deal. While I'm re-working the power connector does anybody know of any mods or something I should do while I got the fuselage apart. I like my GP F-86 but I think I'm going to like the Mig-15 better, anybody have both? How do they compare? Can't wait to fly it tomorrow!
Sep 24, 2012, 02:50 PM
we can take off without that
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Originally Posted by RCBABBEL

Nice nose job!

That solder joint looks a little scary.

Did you try liquid solder flux?
Solder tip tinner/cleaner.
Enough heat?
Small diameter rosin-core solder?

It was scary, I tried a rosin pen, 0.8mm multicore solder, but I think it was the heat, it was so hard to get heat to that tiny contact. It finally worked when I held the iron on it for about a minute.

Originally Posted by NitroCharged
Nice repair on probably the best square on nose in I've seen!

Here is a 8 second clip of the crash & bounce. Thinking back now I'm not sure if it was a glitch or pilot error, the confusing thing was I cut the throttle before it hit but it kept going.

umMig15 flight 9 crash (0 min 8 sec)
Sep 24, 2012, 03:04 PM
when down=up, up=expensive
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Sep 24, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by whichwaysup
You are killing me. That looks great. Price (new) isnt too shabby either. Let me know how it goes Tues!
I TRIED to fly the BH Nano F-86, no luck. In the 50mm I flew the JAS29 from HK(kit version is available at Toysonics) off into the sunset, never to be seen again.
Flew the T-45(Goshawk colors) today and the T definitely stands for trainer
because this thing has a great glide capeability, almost as good as my Sensei.
Tried flying the Mirage kit from Toysonics but FODed the engine on taxi with it's
own servo cables, so I'm waiting for parts. I prefer getting the planes from
Toysonics, because if you buy their ARF versions they include a battery, where
BH and HK don't. About the only possible thing that BH has over Toysonics
is that they're offering their version of UMX on some of their 50mm.
Sep 24, 2012, 05:02 PM
Do you see what I see?
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Awe man, sorry to hear 'bout your flights.

I've only owned HobbyZone aircraft so I'm curious as to how the AMX 50mm EDF will fly.
Sep 24, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by green_flyer
I was going to reinforce my Mig nose with finishing resin only (no glass), but before I got round to it this happened. I had 2 good flights in the morning, but I got greedy and went for another flight in the afternoon when it was more windy.
Somehow I managed a perfect nose in. Straight down full power perpendicular to the ground. The Mig actually bounced!

And after repairs. Amazing how well this foam repairs. I dont think any amount of resin would have survivde this crash, makes me question the value of nose protection.

One aileron servo wire came loose. It was a pain to solder back on, solder would just not stick to the contact, even though I used 63/37 lead solder which flows really well.

It actually looks like it will look normal with replacement paint. No worries, I did the same thing to my micro!
Sep 25, 2012, 12:11 PM
Elfi Flyer
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Nose Snivel

Our mowing crew works on our club field on Fridays, and I fly almost exclusively on Sunday AM's, early. So, grass clippings can be a real hassle with the Mini MiG, not so much on the bottom of the plane but inside the intake. Also, with fire ants having a sensational year (due to no real winter weather this past season), the mowers can really blast a fire ant mount into finely dispersed powder. So, when my Mini MiG comes in on a really hot, greased landing, it's "nostrils" can get really gross in appearance. The "damage" is really more than cosmetic, as suitable chucks of grass and finely ground dirt can foul the fan unit.

After extensive study and development, I have been able to provide an answer to the problem, making clean-up and nose sniveling much more effective. Patents are pending.

Oh yes, I recommend dead stick landings where possible, to minimize injestion of foreign materials. Also, a thorough inspection after a flight, of both the intake and exhaust part of the power system. Love this little plane!!

Sep 25, 2012, 02:32 PM
when down=up, up=expensive
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Originally Posted by Doug Sipprell

Oh yes, I recommend dead stick landings where possible, to minimize injestion of foreign materials. Also, a thorough inspection after a flight, of both the intake and exhaust part of the power system. Love this little plane!!

AND BRUSH TWICE DAILY. There's nothing worse than a Russian with bad breath.
Sep 25, 2012, 02:44 PM
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I fly in a Township park that is mowed weekly. I can testify that the dew covered grass is a hazard. After every flight I have to wipe down the MIG and remove the clippings from the intake. Also, I must check the aileron servos and remove any grass from the servo gears. I noticed today that there a rust stains on the aileron servo horns where the wires attach. I do not even want to talk about the goose droppings. I do however enjoy low level strafing runs over the flock.

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