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Old 04-14-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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So what is the smallest 3d plane out there? I'm looking for an indoor plane but would rather keep it as small as possible.
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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FreeAir's Microblade.

Its prolly not the smallest but its cheap, all EPP, uses "standard" micro gear such as GWS picos etc and flys 3D very well.
I have one and I love it.

span: 600mm
AUW: 110grams

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Look at e-foamies.com -- Revolution 3D-mini 24" wingspan- just got it but haven't built it so no info as yet. Nice design and light weight.

Also look at Hobby Lobby, they also have a mini with a 24" wingspan.

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It it's small that you're looking for, check out the 15" 3d plane here. http://www.slowfly.com/store/view.ch...iew=%231146008
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Those are nice small indoor planes but i was also looking for a really small indoor 3d plane for cheap. Are there any really small cheap ones?? I'm talking ready to fly like. Just plane motor, ecs, ect... no radio needed or radio equipment. It dosent nessecarily need to be 3d either.

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Micro small, with 3D power, is expensive. For a small cheap indoor plane, with no 3D capability, you can't get much smaller and cheaper than the Air Hogs from Wal Mart and Target. The little biplane is the ticket.
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Jasonfreeland asked about small 3D---

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Well i wasnt talking extremly cheap i already know that i was just wondering what cheap good setups others have found. Thats all.:o

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Originally Posted by hbbalfourmd View Post
Jasonfreeland asked about small 3D---
And Crash-D asked about one that doesn't have to be 3D.
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I have basically the same setup as the one from Slowfly. I've got over $500 wrapped up in it.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:37 PM   #11
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Build a foamy Piza Box. 22 in. square 3Ds with the best of them. Flies at walking speed if you like. Only thing is, you have to build it yourself. 6 bucks worth of Depron. Real bang for the bux.

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What about something i can fly inside my house with some ease?

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At MIFF I saw these little warbirds, not 3D, but the size of the little foam things with the plastic prop that spins when you throw them that had enough power to climb vertically. They were just AET though. No rudder.
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I'd probably build a pizza box because i have alot of depron left over from gnat combat. What do you think i should power it with. Probably dosnt need much and i'd probably build it a little smaller than 22 in.

I think i'll move this question to the indoor electrics and stop being off topic sorry, about that. Any help there would be greatly appreciated too.

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I use the Lttle Screamer motor on two cells..On three its a hoot. Should have entered this in the ugliest plane thread. But it is about 4 yrs old and refuses to die:p


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Sorry you have to explain this to me as im new to the really micro stuff and dont know what kind of motors youd use. So explainthis as im a complete idiot please. Im use to the numbers. Whats a Little Screamer motor??

Darion

I was also thinking really small like 1' by 1' or maybe alittle bigger. I just want to fly this inside for fun, when its crappy outside and i dont want to head to the field.

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http://www.dynamoelectrics.com/detail.aspx?ID=914 This is the motor, but it would be a little much to fly indoors. Maybe a gymnasium or a park or a field. It needs the wing area to fly properly and the motor has more than enough power to handle it. There is a carbon fibre rod that drops down so it sits almost vertical on the ground on the two outside corners and the rod like a tripod. Crank the throttle open and it takes off vertically. Batt. and all weighs around 8 oz.

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I was told once in the indoor flight to really just track down one of these Aero Ace bipes. What do you think for indoor flight?

Also i checked and i have choroplast not depron, will that make a huge diffrence? That will make it heavier probably, any other things it might make harder??

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Aero Ace is a fun, tough little plane for backyard stuff but I doubt it would turn in the house. Takes about 15 FT min. to do a circle. Uses differential thrust for steering so it's not that tight. Coroplast is to heavy for electric. My first pizza box was made from meat trays about 18 in. sq. that worked OK. Hope this helps.

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I think you meant the chloroplast is too heavy. Depron is very light.
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Thanks" another old age brainfart

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Yeah i supppose so. I think im just gonna keep flying my radix outside in the back yard on good days and finish my balsa planes on crappy weeks. Or find othere things to do when im bored. Thanks for all the help, some day ill build it.

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Originally Posted by Bill Bush View Post
Micro small, with 3D power, is expensive. For a small cheap indoor plane, with no 3D capability, you can't get much smaller and cheaper than the Air Hogs from Wal Mart and Target. The little biplane is the ticket.
I have one and love it.
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this is my own desighn , minni yak 5.5 oz flying, inmy living room hover,


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Seems kinda big like a 25 in wing span??

What are the specs?
What equipment?

Looks great though -- do you always fly that inside?

I've just been flying my Radix inside the HIgh schools gym. We have such a big gym we could fly glow in there but ofcoarse we dont.

Sorry so many questions really intresting.

What kind of material too. -- Thickness?

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