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Dec 26, 2003, 07:40 PM
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Building my FuntanaMini

Didier, a fellow flyer here in Holland designed this full-fuse 3D plane based on the outlines of Tim Hart's 3DX (thanks Tim...)

Wingspan is 90 cm, estimated AUW 280 gr/10 Oz with Typhoon Micro 6 brushless and 2s1p Irate 1100

After receiving a copy of his plans I started building....

First I made templates for cutting the 3mm Depron and started cutting the fuselage...
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Dec 26, 2003, 07:44 PM
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Here's a build up wing on top of Didier's plans

Bottomwinghalf (3mm Depron) with a 4mm Carbonrod gluid on and 3x5mm balsa, on top of this another winghalf, so the flat wing will be 9mm thick and very solid and light
Dec 26, 2003, 07:46 PM
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Ive got the plans from Didier as well! I will start building as soon as I get some more carbon rods and tubes.

Dec 26, 2003, 07:46 PM
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Bottomview of fusehalves connected, in between a piece of 6mm Depron... Canopy made of 3 mm black Depron seen from bottom too, some ply in the nose for motormounting..
All glueing with foamsafe cyano...
Stab and fin cutted, elevatorhalves will be joined with 3mm balsa later...
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Dec 26, 2003, 07:51 PM
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Topview of fuse with canopy made out of 3mm black Depron,
the canopy will be attached later with supermagnets
Dec 26, 2003, 07:55 PM
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Fitting the wing, motormount area is reinforced with 1mm balsa sheeting inside the nose, motormount will be made of light ply later...
Dec 26, 2003, 07:59 PM
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Hi Erik,

It's a nice plane, have your plans for the Pulse on the harddisk waiting too

Fitting wing and elevator:
Dec 26, 2003, 08:00 PM
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Bottom's up

Wing will be sheeted later with another layer of 3mm Depron,
after I have figured out wher to put the aileron servo's...
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Dec 26, 2003, 08:04 PM
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Cutted the ailerons out of 6mm Depron, everything loose fitted with some clear tape,
nice plane Didier...

Enough for today,

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Dec 27, 2003, 06:56 AM
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How can I get plans to this plane?
Dec 27, 2003, 06:58 AM
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that is a sweet looking plane peter , i look forward to the flight report

Dec 27, 2003, 12:27 PM
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Plans are handdrawed and copied, only available by snailmail....
Lost Didier's emailadres though, I will ask him by PM on the Dutch forum if he is willing to send them abroad...
Maybe I can cut the plan in several lettersize parts and scan them, making a tiled pdf, never done that but should be possible,
I will ask Didier what he thinks about that,

Dec 27, 2003, 09:10 PM
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Thank you for the consideration, and time, for my privet use only.. Craig
Dec 28, 2003, 04:53 AM
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Peter asked me if he can scan the drawing of the Funtana mini .
I have no problems with this.

This airplane is my second version of the mini and is totally redesigned, all the mistakes and nasty couplings are history!
The airplane is totally couplings free.
The airplane is a great allrounder, at the moment I fly indoor with the mini but also outdoor it is a great performer.
He is very 3D capable but he is also very precise. (pattern)
Torquerolling is very easy with this airplane, nice roll rate.
I have 2 aileron servo's in the wing so I can use "contra flaps" (elevator stick coupled to the ailerons).
The loops are very very small!!!
I have a great movie of the mini flown by our top pilot in Holland Derk, but I don't know how I can place it on the web.
Dec 28, 2003, 04:55 AM
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Derk's Funtana mini

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