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Jul 19, 2002, 05:01 PM
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FVK Mini Graphite


Hi,
Has anyone info. good or bad about FVK's Mini Graphite, electric or glider version.
Thanks, Mike.
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Jul 20, 2002, 07:19 AM
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As mine's still in its box, about all I can tell you is that is of superb quality. I can also tell you that it is not truly a 'Mini-Graphite' in the literal sense, it is more of a hotliner than that.

Gary Retterbush, who frequents these forums, has just received his and will probably be putting his together before I do, so keep an eye open for posts from him.
Jul 21, 2002, 05:40 AM
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I asked quite many questions on this plane too, as I wanted to get it.


I delayed this for now as when I did decide to get it, FVK told me it could take up to 2 months to get it.

I understood though, that it is a beautiful plane, which you can order with, or without, flaps (6 servos or 4 servos versions), that there is some work to do on it, but still considered ARF.

As for the motor config:

Kontronik 501, with 13x8 Prop will do fine, for all around plane, but a stronger, heavier setup would be good, if you want it to be more a hotliner type.

Like the Kontronik PowerDrive set.

I am still very tempted by it, but on hold for now.

You can get the instruction manual, in English, from Electron.
Go to the "all updates" section, then you'll see it on the 6th of June.


Patrick.


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Electron: http://plawner.net/
Jul 21, 2002, 07:34 AM
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M-G


I have the flapped version of the M-G. Here are a couple of pictures:
Gary
Jul 21, 2002, 07:35 AM
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M-G


Tail: You can mount servos in tail or in fuselage.
Jul 21, 2002, 07:36 AM
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M-G


Fuselage with nose cone:
Jul 21, 2002, 07:40 AM
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M-G


It might be that the version I have is different than FVK's. I do know that the quality is outstanding and if it flies half as good as it looks, it will be a real "keeper"!
Gary
Jul 21, 2002, 07:50 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by patrick421
(SNIP)
You can get the instruction manual, in English, from Electron.
Go to the "all updates" section, then you'll see it on the 6th of June.

Patrick.
Electron: http://plawner.net/ [/B]
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Those instructions are not exactly correct for what I have. I think there have been some changes made and the instructions mentioned here are not really up to date. Actually, you hardly need instructions other than suggested control throws and CG.
Gary
Jul 21, 2002, 01:54 PM
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Hi,
Thanks all for info on Mini Graphite, most helpful.
Regards, Mike.
Jul 21, 2002, 04:53 PM
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Hell-o,

I have not seen this plane. Where can I get specs? I assume Aero-Model is the distributor?

Thanks,
Jul 21, 2002, 04:55 PM
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Gary


Could you post a photo of the MG put together? And maybe one of the firewall, if it comes with one.
Jul 21, 2002, 07:30 PM
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M-G


Quote:
Originally posted by Bill Franke
Hell-o,

I have not seen this plane. Where can I get specs? I assume Aero-Model is the distributor?

Thanks,
Try http://www.fvk.de/Englisch/Mini%20Grphit.html
Jul 21, 2002, 07:34 PM
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Re: Gary


Quote:
Originally posted by flyerman
Could you post a photo of the MG put together? And maybe one of the firewall, if it comes with one.
Sure can but it will be a few hours. The firewall is in and a 37mm spinner is required.
Jul 22, 2002, 05:15 AM
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more photos


Motor mount:
Jul 22, 2002, 05:16 AM
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