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Ken Catt26/11/2010 11:13:47
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Hi... Nice build..What servo,s have you used?
 
regards
ken
 
Gary Murphy 108/01/2011 13:23:35
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Whats happened to the build???
I have one of these on order,my first proper build.
Would like to know how things have progressed for tips etc.
 
Phill Mainwaring17/02/2014 16:34:35
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Hi

this reply may be a little late but due to circumstances I've been unable to do any building, I've now completed

my mini panic but confused as what wing to ballance it on . upper or lower it seems to need a lot of weight

to ballance it on the upper wing

thanks Phill

GrumpyGnome17/02/2014 16:39:37
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I extended the nose on mine by about 1.5" and still needed a lump of lead Sorry but not organised enough to weigh it !

Flew nicely but is currently in the eaves - biplanes take up too much boot spaced in the car.

GG

Phill Mainwaring18/02/2014 10:39:54
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thanks grumpy

I still don't know if its upper or lower wing but from your reply I assume its upper

Phill

Mike Smith18/02/2014 10:45:05
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Hi Phill,

I can confirm that the balance point should be 3" back from the leading edge of the top wing.

Mike

Phill Mainwaring18/02/2014 10:55:05
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Many thanks Mike

I had one of the early ones with a c of g at 2 3/4 and the amount of lead was huge

Phill

Mike Smith18/02/2014 11:06:11
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I was lucky... mine came out just right, but then again, I did have the advantage of living only a stones throw from Avicraft and got great support from them during the build (and even the maiden flight!!). smiley

Phill Mainwaring18/02/2014 11:11:50
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Hi Mike

How did you manage to get it to come out right mine is way out and I tend to build light

Phill

Mike Smith18/02/2014 11:28:03
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I literally just followed the instructions to the letter (poorly written though they were!). I have a fairly recent kit... I believe that earlier versions may have been slightly different, but don't know if they were more tail heavy. I have an Airtek Exel 3536 / 1100kv up front and this is mounted on four rubber mounts (recommended by Avicraft) which push it forward by about 8mm. The 2200mAH 3S LiPo sits tight up against the firewall. Came out just right.

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Phill Mainwaring18/02/2014 14:21:52
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Thanks again Mike

my lipo sits under the wing where a former is so if I move it forward and rubber mount the motor that should do it

I don't think it would have flown with the amount of lead I had in it and it would have wrecked a nice plane

Phill.

Mike Smith18/02/2014 15:49:04
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Hope you can balance it without any lead... do let us know how it goes.

Mike

Stevo18/02/2014 17:07:11
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Here was mine.. a little under powered (I rated the motor a wee bit small) but nevertheless aerobatic. And yes, a small church roof was installed to get the CoG correct even with a 2200MaH battery!

I have to admit that the instructions were poor. I threw them away and built it from instinct!

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Edited By Stevo on 18/02/2014 17:08:01

Mike Smith18/02/2014 18:37:49
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Nice colour scheme Stevo... I tried to emulate the Caterham 7 with mine (racing green and yellow) but it lacks something... I think a little detailing is needed, but not sure what.

I understand the instructions are being revised at present.

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Chris Jones 718/02/2014 18:51:39
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Loving the Panics, currently mine has a 250mw VTX on it and can be seen doing FPV aerobatics over Melton Mowbray airfield! (Flat spins are violent enough to make me dizzy and sick!)

Good luck with the maidens. Oh and I set the CG at the recommended point initially but it's not very sensitive to it and climbing flat spins can only be done with a very rearward CG. Still flies ok so it's not something to overly worry about.

Chris

Phill Mainwaring19/02/2014 11:27:07
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Thanks to all of you you've been very helpfull

I've chopped of the front, moved the lipo up against the bulkhead and am now moving the motor

forward 10 m/m I'll let you know how it goes

Phill

Mike Smith20/02/2014 17:51:20
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Took my Mini Panic out on my first fully solo flight yesterday and tested my new Mobius camera on it. I'm reasonably pleased with the initial results:

Mike Smith06/03/2014 10:02:14
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More antics with the Mobius camera attached to my Mini Panic yesterday. I have to admit to not being the pilot on this one!

Mark Taylor 615/05/2014 16:31:33
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Don't think my Mini Panic is under powerd.............LOL

She has an SC 32 up front turning a 9 x 4 prop for unlimited vertical climbs and she takes of with three feet!!

Balances nice to.

Mike Smith01/10/2014 20:28:51
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...and finally some video footage of my Mini Panic ...from the ground this time.  Best viewed in 720p resolution, full screen.
 
 

 

Edited By Mike Smith on 01/10/2014 20:30:11

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