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The parts list can be found in the Video Description.
Also all of you can find something familiar at 5.22 of this video...)
Now Lets begin with this article -
This is my new scratch build & I call it as ME Trainer. M for Mini & E for Easy.
My goal was to build a slow,trainer type, mini & easy to fly plane for myself considering my beginner level flying skills.
But these were the challenges I had in front of me while designing this plane -
1 As Local laws for RC Model Flying here only allows under 250 grams, it had to be under 250 grams all up weight.
2 I only had a mini motor & 7x3.5 prop & 2 cell lipo which only produced about 150-160 grams of thrust.
3 There were no control horn, music wire or push rods available to me.
4 The foamboard I had was heavy as compared to Flitetest foamboards or dollar tree foamboard.
So I designed this plane & build from scratch.
For wing & airfoil design, I choose Under cambered airfoil as its easy to build, great for slow speed & gives a lot of lift at slow speed.
So I used Flitetest method for making this wing as shown in the mini series. So the wing was very easy to build.
As the Foamboard was heavy, I choose a piece of 1 inch Insulation foam as the fuselage. So Fuselage is very light weight.
Next I bring out my innovation & used threads, servo arms as control horns & made a PULL PULL system for moving control surfaces.
Then made Horizontal & Vertical Stabilizer with Elevator,Rudder with Foamboard.
My ME trainer is ready for the maiden flight.
Final specification of this are as follows -
Total All up Weight - 220 grams with 2s 1000 mah Lipo
Wingspan - 30 inches
Wing Chord - 5 inches
Length of Fuselage - 22 inches