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Jan 16, 2007, 07:59 PM
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just a little info, 2mm depron has the same weight as 3mm. the 2mm has more skin to it because of the process used to make it. it was discussed in depth in the indoor and micro models board.
maybe i should go for a record breaker of under 5 grams ive got all the gear to do it

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Jan 17, 2007, 12:45 AM
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mini mini

here a few details to my mini mini twirl,23 grms weight 14 size of the halfsize twirl. (just printed out the 1/2 size twirl 2 pages to the one page) has the plantco scout setup and this gives it just enough power to fly around the hall at about a meter height. Turns nice and flat looks great. Will experiment with a bit more power. Had a plug in undercariage took it of after first flight trying to go higher.
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Jan 17, 2007, 02:16 AM
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I love the little one! I've been thinking about doing a Plantraco-based Twirl for some time but never did anything about it. Yours is most impressive! I'm looking forward to it's reaching its full performance potential, and to a video if you can post one.

Well done!

Jan 17, 2007, 07:15 AM
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Your mini-minitwirl looks great - as iter says, it would be great to see a video of it in flight if you can.

Jan 17, 2007, 01:34 PM
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Hi all
his sunday our club has its indoor meeting this sunday, I wiil try for some film then.
Dec 26, 2008, 08:02 PM
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hi i have built a mini twirl it does fly like it big brother here some pics
Dec 27, 2008, 05:42 AM
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Nice work Jeff,
Would be nice to see a video of your gyro in flight if you can.

Regards Rich
Dec 27, 2008, 09:43 AM
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soon as the wind let down ill try get some video and here is the finish pics
Jan 29, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Thanks to inspiration by this thread and a $5 fuselage from a swap meet the contained an E-Flite 180 motor, Castle Creations ESC, and two micro servos, this is my MiniTwirl (yet to be maidened).
Jan 29, 2013, 11:08 PM
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look good is that 6mm foam you use keep us post on flite
Jan 30, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Mostly 5mm with some 4mm (Dollar Tree foam with the paper stripped). Then the blades are 3mm with bamboo skewers on the leading edge. I'm scared to weigh it, but the E-Flite 180 will almost hover it out of my hand ( @ full throttle).

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