[1st Attempt] [Carbon Skeeter] [Kolibri] [LeTTO] [Mala Bdzhola I]
[Micro IFO] [Micro Kolibri] [Minor] [Trenton Terror] [Kits]


Minor is very similar to my Micro Kolibri, except it has a smaller (narrower) wing and a balsa conventional tail.

Plane characteristics   Radio and motor
Wing span: 53cm (20.8in)   Component Type Wt (g)
Wing cord: 11.7cm (4.6in)(root)   Rx SkyHooks&Rigging 4 ch 2.7
Wing loading: 7.4g/sq.dm (2.4oz/sq.ft)   Servos 2 @ WES LS-24 2x2.9
Fuse length: 39cm (15.5in)   ESC Pixie-7 1.5
Control: 3 channels (rudder, elevator, throttle)   Battery Pack 4-cell 120mAh NiMH 14.8
Materials: carbon, Reynolds wrap, balsa   Propulsion KP00 (4.2:1) and free flight prop 6.8
Ready to fly weight: 43g (1.5oz)     Total wt 31.6


Scratch built Minor.
(There are more images of Minor in the Photo Gallery.)

Construction details:
Construction was very similar to my Kolibri and Micro Kolibri. Minor is mostly carbon and Reynolds wrap, with a 1/16in sheet balsa tail. The motor is a KP00 motor regeared to 4.2:1 and spinning a 4.75in free flight prop. I used the bushings and part of the housing from a Bob Selman Designs GJS-1A (Kenway KR-1) gear set. Below is close up of the radio gear and motor.


Close up of the radio gear and motor.


[1st Attempt] [Carbon Skeeter] [Kolibri] [LeTTO] [Mala Bdzhola I]
[Micro IFO] [Micro Kolibri] [Minor] [Trenton Terror] [Kits]

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