Ft Mini Guinea Review pt.1 "The Build"

by Klinger RC | December 7, 2014 | (5) Posted in Projects

 

Hey guys! I had been waiting for a long time for the release of the Mini Cruiser for some small, slow fpv, but when I saw the Mini Guinea, I chaged my mind. This is the build process and my first thoughts of the plane. The maiden flight will be on my youtube channel (Klinger RC) soon! (Sorry for the audio in the video above...)

I'm using Hitec HS-55 9gram servos.

 

I decided to leave te rudder fixed to keep some of the tail weight off.

The windows in the cockpit were done with a permanent marker and I used vynel for the stripes on the fuselage.

The wheels would have been detrimental at the long grass field I fly off, so I just covered the bottom in packing tape for belly landings and possibly belly takeoffs!

Overall the build was very easy and quick. It took me about two and a half hours from printing the plans to having a completed airframe. I definetly recommend this plane to anyone even slightly considering it. Check my youtube channel for the maiden and fpv flight soon! I should have the video (and hopefully an article) up by next saturday.

Thanks for spending your time on my article and have a great day!

COMMENTS

Trauma50 on December 8, 2014
Once you get the FVP gear loaded, I would like to know if it would cruse on one motor? Climb and turn would be cool to. To save battery power and also be redundant if you lose a motor while far out, could you get it back on just one. Just a idea. Joe.
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Klinger RC on December 8, 2014
I don't know if that would work... Wouldn't it induce a flat spin? I'll test it out when I get the motors!
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anonymous rc pilot on December 10, 2014
I know from personal experience twin on one motor sucks but Trauma50's idea is interesting. i can imagine a pusher-puller type plane that could cruse on its' rear motor and use both for a little extra kick just one thing, i recommend setting up an esc brake for the front motor as wind-milling props create huge drag. for referance here is on of my early design/builds http://flitetest.com/articles/mac-odd-twin-preview
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Bellows on January 11, 2015
A rule of thumb for twins is that either motor IS powerful enough to get you to the scene of the crash :)
LooseBruce
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notsane on December 8, 2014
One motor and no rudder = spin
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Young Flight on December 9, 2014
hey man, awesome to see someone the same age as me also into the wonderful hobby of flight, and doing a YT channel at the same time. hope to see ya at a flight fest maybe. keep doing whatcha doing.
-Josh P (Young Flight)
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Klinger RC on December 10, 2014
I'll defininetly be Flite Fest 2015! This year's was great.
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c.sitas on December 9, 2014
I agree with the spin thought. No rudder to offset things, your gonna take a wild ride, then ----- you know what is gonna happen.
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Klinger RC on December 10, 2014
I know exactly what will happen. The plane will land right in from of me, no damage, just like a helicopter!
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Ft Mini Guinea Review pt.1 "The Build"