View Full Version : cheep hi preformance plane.build

thunder 21
04-22-2006, 01:10 PM
ok guys here is the deal im atempting 2 build a cheep 130 mile per hour plane. this is what i have so far ...spirit elite fuse kit 35bucks canopy 7 bucks after discount i paid 37.00 for both with tax budy works at hobby store:) himax hc 3510-1540...64.00.with tax apc 8/6 prop or 8/8 i live at 4600ft ....i will parallel 2 2100 thunder power pro lites togther for 4200 mil pack ...i need a speed control around 60 amps is tower pro worth a crap at 50 bucks i doubt it or should i buy castel 45 amp control 110 bucks not cheep...so far im at 105 dollars 4 fuse motor spiner and custom motor mount spiner and mount were free ....i have a machine shop..i will cut wing cores this sunday airfoil is hepler 22 pylon airfoil 54in span and a v tail i will post some pictures soon and some video if shee is fast ......ive blabed long enough now its time for you all 2 respond with youre thoughts on all of this ......ps is any one going 2 sandeigo may 5/6/7 for the e fly in i just got my plane ticket,,,,,,

Jason T
04-22-2006, 02:42 PM
I would definitely like to see some pics. Sounds like a nice model. I am also interested to see how this works out.

As far as controllers I mainly use Castle but I do have a Jeti 70 that also works very well. I am not sure if eflight makes a 60amp controller but their controllers in general are less expensive.

04-22-2006, 04:29 PM
For cheap, high speed fun, I'd check out this thread on ezone:D



thunder 21
04-23-2006, 03:54 AM
i bought a electrifly 45 amp control 2day paid 49.99 built a y harness and fired her up with a 8/4 prop i will try other props when budy brings amp meter.....things look good so far i think shes gona rip....

thunder 21
04-26-2006, 11:14 AM
cut wing cores baged them with a little carbon and balsa hope 2 fly this weekend

Jason T
04-26-2006, 02:28 PM
Can't wait to hear the flight report.

thunder 21
05-01-2006, 03:49 AM
i will try and get pictures and video up this week

05-09-2006, 03:27 PM
Hello all,

Thunder 21 shot some video while he was here at the Mid Winter Electrics in San Diego last weekend. I offered to host the video on my website. Here is the link: www.gundersonaerodesign.com/videos/Micro_Stinger.wmv (http://www.gundersonaerodesign.com/videos/Micro_Stinger.wmv). The plane is called the Micro Stinger and was designed and built by Bret Becker. The design is detailed in the thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346032.

Thunder 21 asked that I announce the video on this thread.

I was lucky enough to get involved with the project when Bret approached Gunderson AeroDesign to laser cut the solid wood wings.

The video clip shows Bret with the Micro Stinger followed by a short clip of the plane in the air (watch closely!). Finally the clip includes a short segment with an F5B launch (Thunder 21 and I agree, the sound of that motor/prop is hard to beat).


Jason T
05-10-2006, 12:51 AM
Wow! That was fast! :D

thunder 21
05-10-2006, 10:23 AM
it was clocked over 150 mph not bad 4 a plane running on 1 1320 tp bat and a little screamer out runner

thunder 21
05-15-2006, 06:32 AM
im gona run this plane with a gps thiss week and get some video online 4 all 2 see

08-20-2007, 03:03 PM
Try Slipso400 :)