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Apr 07, 2021, 04:11 PM
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The Batwing lives!

What do you do with a UMX F-16 crashed on its first flight by an inexperienced pilot and then given to me by a hobby shop about to close its doors?

Simple. You build a micro Batwing!

Chris Allen at Foam Concepts Jets sold the plans to me a few years back when I'd gotten the wrecked UMX and Greg Tanous at recently sent me the sample sheets of 3mm and 6mm Depron per my last blog. It's a bit rough around the edges, but dang if it don't fly. I'm very happy with this first attempt to cut parts from Depron and glue them into a functional model.

The sound and overall cool factor are off the charts. So is the fun! It flew great! The battery was the stocker from my UMX Gee Bee and the discharge rating is a bit lower than what Chris recommended. The motor was stuttering a bit at full throttle; same problem with my UMX F-16 when the batteries are getting old.

So, if you have one of these gathering dust in a closet or you have a 28mm or 30mm micro EDF system from an E-flite model gathering dust, get the plans, get the foam, and get a Batwing.
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