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Old Aug 21, 2005, 03:23 PM
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Micro Tensor 3D


I just completed this new 11 inch span Micro Tensor 3D biplane. The Model is all balsa and uses the new Mighty Midget Double Whopper Motor available from Bob Selman. I airbrushed the model with acrylic paint. I am using the Penta receiver and Didel GD servos. The model weighs 42 grams complete with 2-145 Li-poly cells. I put two test flights on the model and it has great performance with this new motor.

Joe Malinchak.
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Old Aug 21, 2005, 05:29 PM
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Me likes Depron...
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B E A U T I F U L !!!
I'm also waitin for my doublewhopper. made an 3mm depron 42 cm span F3A for it...
It's good to see a bipe is possible too at low weight,

Peter
Old Aug 21, 2005, 06:15 PM
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Looks fantastic Joe. Love it!
Old Aug 21, 2005, 06:25 PM
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very cool. Nize size 11''!
Old Aug 21, 2005, 09:54 PM
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Joe,
Thanks for posting. I was hoping you would join RCGroups and post about this plane. Welcome to RCGroups. And, great plane.

Gordon
Old Aug 21, 2005, 10:33 PM
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lookin good. the double whopper puts out serious power, it hovers my 53gram micro egdeling no problem. i had the big tesnor, a small one could be nice in the collection
Old Aug 21, 2005, 10:39 PM
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Thanks, Joe.
Old Aug 21, 2005, 11:03 PM
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Wow!! Looking good!!!!!!!
Old Aug 22, 2005, 01:01 AM
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Joe, Great looking plane! I'm glad you are having fun with your setup

-Happy landings,
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 03:22 AM
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Is it DIY? So beautiful! Where are you hen, Joemal?
Old Aug 22, 2005, 08:02 AM
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JoeMal is the famous Joe Mallanchak, who builds very nice micro scale planes (and larger scale planes too). Lately, it seems, he has been building some scale models of RC models like this Tensor. He also built a scale model of the Plantraco Butterfly. He lives in Pennsylvania and will be at NEAT this year, where he will be flying some of his micro planes at the Indoor Night at NEAT, as well as outdoors too.

Gordon
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 10:22 AM
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Is there a U.S. supplier for the Penta Receiver?
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Old Aug 22, 2005, 10:50 AM
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Dave Lewis at HomeFly carries the Penta. Note that the Penta does not have the micro JST plugs that most micro servos use. I have a Penta and what is required is soldering the wires yourself to pads on the RX. There are common ground and positive pads that all servos' positive and negative power leads are soldered to, and then each servo's signal wire (white) gets soldered to its own pad. I also have a JMP servo receiver and it comes with JST plugs built in. You simply plug the servos in and are done with it. There are other micro RX's with JST Plugs: the MPS, DU, Blue Arrow, and GWS R4P (with JST plugs). Some care has to be taken as a few of the RX's use reversed power and ground wires compared to what WesTechnik decided on when they pioneeered the use of JST plugs for micro servos some years ago.

Gordon
Old Aug 22, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Nice to have you on EZONE.


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Old Aug 22, 2005, 11:01 AM
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Thanks Gordon! Does the Penta come with an adequate schematic or instructions to make the soldering obvious?
Mark


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