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Jun 19, 2001, 09:06 PM
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Anyone seen the Mini A-10 made by K&A?

I'm an experienced r/c'er mostly with gas models. I am interested in getting into the EDF type of models. Has anyone seen this plane by K&A? I've found it on another website for sale for $99.00 including the two fan units. Is it a relatively stable flyer? How does it build? Any other comments on this EDF would be greatly appreciated. Heres a pic of what I'm talking about.

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Jun 19, 2001, 11:53 PM
EDF all the way!
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The Mini A-10 is from Electric Jet Factory. THe Micro A-10 is available from two manufactures K&A or Dare. Go to for information on their Mini A-10. They have two versions a balsa and foam kit also a composite version. This plane is bigger than the K&A and the Dare kit. It uses EDF 400 or WeMoTec Mini fan units.

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Jun 21, 2001, 04:53 PM
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I mean the model made by K&A. It was designed for the KP-44 fans.
Jun 22, 2001, 12:19 AM
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As BRuff says, the Mini A-10 is from Robert Wagoner at the Electric Jet Factory.

I built mine pretty much stock, but BRuff's flew VERY nicely on two small Astroflight brushless & MF480's. Rog'd with a steerable LG I believe.

Jun 22, 2001, 07:15 AM
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I'd like to try one of these, too. The fans are available in the UK and Chris Golds has made a B-52 using eight of them!

I think the K&A model looks very nice, and should not be too frantic to fly.

Jun 22, 2001, 08:00 AM
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What´s the differences between the K&A and Dare Design models ?
Jun 22, 2001, 10:38 AM
EDF all the way!
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The K&A kit has more plactic parts and a foam wing. The Dare kit is all wood. Also do a search on the KP fan units. The motor has some durablity issues.
Jun 22, 2001, 05:54 PM
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The motors are designed to run at only 4.8V. If you've got two, the usual arrangement is to wire them in series with an 8-cell pack, which simplifies the wiring and reduces the current requirement for the ESC.

Putting them in parallel (as one would normally do) will fry them!
Mar 22, 2006, 04:41 PM
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I just bought an A10 from k&a with no fans for about $60.00. They removed it from the web sight because the fans were discontinued.
Mar 22, 2006, 08:43 PM
Watts your motivation
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I thought the KP44's were 50mm? I'm probably just confused but how were you guys putting a minifan into that sized nacelles? Were they oversized/not scale?


EDIT: Just realized this thread is over 5 years old. Good score on that $60 A-10.
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Mar 22, 2006, 10:09 PM
smug in granny panties
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I would go witht he bigger one from EJF or GWS's. I have the Dare and the RBC and they go well on my Astro Micro fans, but its just such small plane and not very scale. Quite portly for such a small plane too.

Mar 23, 2006, 04:40 AM
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The KP44's are 44mm - which is why they are called...

I have two with std. motors sat in my cupboard doing nothing since I progressed to more powerful 'stuff'...

Wired together in series they produce 7oz of thrust on 8-cell Kan 1050 batteries - and will propel a 16oz model quite nicely.
As long as it is not 'portly'
One day...

Mar 23, 2006, 11:41 PM
Watts your motivation
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Thanks Kev. Small nonetheless.


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