1/2a Micro Telemaster is done! - RC Groups
Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Jul 21, 2012, 04:58 PM
Resident giant scale guru
my c210's Avatar

1/2a Micro Telemaster is done!

I kit bashed a micro telemaster to accept a norvel .061 AME on a tank mount. I had to move the firewall back almost to the first bulkhead to get it to fit, but if does! The landing gear I bashed, making it a piper cub style gear, with faux airfoiled bungee covers. I still have some electronics to install but the basic build is done. I really want to send this model in to Model Aviation's "Focal Point".

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Jul 21, 2012, 05:41 PM
Registered User
coriolan's Avatar
Looking good, will be an excellent flyer!
Jul 21, 2012, 08:39 PM
Registered User
Might put a thin aluminum heat shield (pop can material) behind the exhaust outlet.
Jul 21, 2012, 09:01 PM
Resident giant scale guru
my c210's Avatar
I'm way ahead of ya! Exhaust exits through brass tubing out the bottom of the fuse.

Yes I know... The firewall and cheeks are getting fuel proofed tonight.
Jul 24, 2012, 04:28 PM
Registered Misuser
Vince77's Avatar
Awesome. Plane and simple. Last Telemaster I saw was a giant putting overhead at a swapmeet...
Jul 26, 2012, 11:02 AM
Registered User
boingk's Avatar
Very nice indeed mate... might I ask if there are plans available for the Mini Tele? Wouldn't mind having a crack at it at all, and I do have a .061 hanging around!

I've got a set of plans for the 'Mini Tyro' but would much rather a Telemaster.

Cheers - boingk
Aug 24, 2012, 09:49 PM
I am interested too. I have a ton of 0.49 hanging here needing a plane
Aug 27, 2012, 11:39 PM
Registered User
RknRusty's Avatar
It's gonna be a fast little sucker. I hope you'll take your video cam when you fly it. Great work.
Aug 28, 2012, 12:29 AM
Registered User

Very Nice !

Very Nice Telemaster ;

always a lovely plane .
Any chance to post a plan ? I have a small electric setup ready to install on it .
I got a mini tyro plans from RCME magazine some months ago , but ,,, you know a telemaster have much more presence .
Thanks in advance to anyone .
Aug 28, 2012, 03:36 PM
Registered User
hlsat's Avatar
Here the plans in Zip file with inside Pdf and Dxf file for the plane Telemaster 400.
36.5in. wingspan.
Engine Electric.
Good building.

Elijah Greece.
Aug 28, 2012, 05:07 PM
Dieselized User
gkamysz's Avatar
It's great to see that Telemaster 400 drawing still passing around. I drew that based on the 40 size plans in '99 or so. Actually, the DXF says 1/29/99.

I need to build one for a Norvel.

Aug 29, 2012, 03:25 PM
Registered User

Thank You

Thanks a lot for the plans ,
now I will to tile print it , select the balsa and star to cut in a few days .
I order these itens in hobbyking , what do you think ? Is a good choice ? Any advice about the gear ?
Aug 29, 2012, 04:09 PM
Registered User
coriolan's Avatar
Good motor choice William:
Will be almost the same weight as an 1/2A power with more power and the advantage of speed control! The recomended 8X4 prop for two cell pack is more efficient than the small prop used with a .049<.10 glow engine.
Aug 29, 2012, 09:03 PM
Registered User
boingk's Avatar
Hi there Will, good to see you getting keen on building the little Tele!

I've a few tips on the gear:

1: Get the slightly larger 4.3g servos in that series if you can... they're only a half gram heavier (actual weight) but have a good amount more torque. I find that they are generally a nicer servo than the tiny 3.7g's and at only a very minor penalty in size and weight.

2: The motor seems fine as long as its in the 1500~2000kv range. I would personally fit a Hextronik 24g 1700kv motor and run an MAS 7x5 prop on an 800~1000mAh 3-cell pack. They are good motors that are cheap and run extremely well. Use an 18A ESC and expect good sport performance once you get used to her.

With the gear I listed above you'd easily get 10 minute flight times or more, shortening to 8 minutes if you like a lot of throttle for speed or vertical maneuvers. Thats based on me flying a 15oz / 40" highwing parkflier with the same system.

Any questions just ask, hope that helps!

Cheers - boingk


Link for motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=5208
Link for prop: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8012
Link for servo: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=5458
Sep 03, 2012, 06:16 PM
Registered User

Thanks for the suport .

Thanks everybody for the valuable suport , I need one more help ... I think will be the last , sorry for all trouble .
How I up scale and tile print these plans in my home print ? Any software to make it ?

Thank again .

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Vintage 1/2A engine problems - I need advice ezryder Vintage & Old-Timer Designs 24 Jul 04, 2012 04:53 PM
Discussion Good Control Line for 1/2A Plastic RTF's? Ah Clem Control Line 12 Jul 02, 2012 09:02 PM
Sold 1/2a Stealth Sport Plans jim1970 Aircraft - General - Miscellaneous (FS/W) 0 Jun 30, 2012 10:31 AM
Discussion Has anyone done a 1/2A conversion on a StevensAero kit? DoonRaker 1/2A Planes 11 Nov 20, 2009 05:50 PM
Lainer 1/2A "Shrikeski"...almost done mopar_man Sport Planes 6 Jun 04, 2002 12:31 PM