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Old 06-25-2006, 08:51 PM
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10x5E prop? I have an AXI 2212-20 in my GWS TM400 running a APC 9x4.5E prop, 3S 1320 TP PL. It pulls 18 amps. How many amps are you pulling with a 10x5E? Tom
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:10 PM
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We were drawing 19 AMPS on 2100 MAH 3S-1P packs. 110 Watts/Lb and thrust well over 100%.
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:56 PM
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I finally found the sweet spot to get the most enjoyment from my Funtana. My set-up is:

Axi 2808/24
Hitec 55's with long servo arm (http://servocity.com/html/hitec_micro_horns.html)
Thunder Power 3 cell 2100mah battery
Polk Hobby Seeker 6 Rx (crystal free Rx with Optic 6 Tx means I can fly on any channel!)
Aluminum Landing Gear
2.5" MPi Indoor Light Wheels (EPW250)
10x5 APC electric prop (not slowflyer prop)
Castle Creations Phoenix 25

Modifications:
Plywood beefed up landing gear area. You can see it under the covering below. Notice the nylon 4-40 bolts. Now rough landings cost only $0.50 and no more headaches! I'll switch back to metal once I get used to landing it.

That's it!
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:15 AM
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I have an ultrafly b/12/08 with the stock prop in my funtana, Maidend it this weekend. Seemed to have enough power but it was flying very slow. I have a 45 amp esc and 1450 mah 3 cell lipo.
Another prop maybe to make it fly faster ?
If i'm not mistaken the stock prop is a slow flyer prop ...
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:16 PM
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I don`t know about your setup, but I think changing to a prop that has more pitch, like a 10x7 for example, but it could as well be an 11x7, I have no experience with your motor. And also I think to have a "non" slow flyer prop thats more for 3D and prop wash if I remember correcly.

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Old 07-10-2006, 12:22 PM
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I'd suggest checking the RPM. Slow flyer props are not supposed to be used above 7000 RPM. We used the APC 10 inch electric props on our MFs.
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:42 PM
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ORIGINAL: elecfly

I have an ultrafly b/12/08 with the stock prop in my funtana, Maidend it this weekend. Seemed to have enough power but it was flying very slow. I have a 45 amp esc and 1450 mah 3 cell lipo.
Another prop maybe to make it fly faster ?
If i'm not mistaken the stock prop is a slow flyer prop ...
The motor has an very low Kv. 750 RPM/Volt. That's why it's flying slow, most Outrunners in this class are 900-1100 Kv. To get that motor to work, you need to go to big pitch, like and APC 11x10E to pull with any authority. The other option is to move up to a 4S Lipo to get it to turn faster.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:58 AM
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Default RE: New: Eflite Mini Funtana

Bigger wheels also seem like a good option or just taking off the wheel pants. Landed on the grass in front of the runway , was to lazy to walk all the way to the runway , and the wheel pants hookd the grass or something and ripped the landing gear block of the fus.
Will go for the runway next time. saves me an our repair time to walk 10 seconds
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:08 PM
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I am all new to electrics, but have been in this hobby for years, small glow and large gas aerobatic airplanes.

I am looking at getting one of these planes, since I loved my .40 size funtana so much.

what do you think about the setup below?

E-flite park 480 1020KV outrunner
E-flite 30 amp ese with brake, or should I go with a castle creations 35A Esc?
11*5.5 APC prop
thunder power 2100MAH 3 cell.
Hitec 55 or 50's?

I am looking at a setup I can change between the funtata, edge and brio in the future.

Here is a basic question but I have to ask, how do you power the receiver? Is it from a lead off the esc or a seperate battery?
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:26 PM
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Default RE: New: Eflite Mini Funtana

Flytime,


That setup will be just fine, strong for 3D. You will be a little dissapointed in the Mini Funtana though. It's not the best built 3D plane in this class by a longshot. It does not fly as well as the F40 or the F90, I have all three. Try the Fliton Mini's if you want a better plane for that gear...

The ESC has a lead that goes to the throttle channel o fthe Rx. It gets throttle signal, but feeds the RX and controls with power. It's called a Battery Eliminator Circuit, or BEC. No need for a secondary battery for the Rx.
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:50 PM
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Default RE: New: Eflite Mini Funtana

thanks for the quick reply.

The plane i really like is the brio for it's shape and style and color. I would love to get this plane but I think it would be not enough 3d for myself.

for the fliton, would the mini extra 330 and icon 312 3d aerobatic take the same gear?

i am looking for a good built up aerobatic and 3d airplane. The only thing is I want something I can easily get in canada, so right now looking at e-flite and filton for arf's.

thanks

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Old 08-19-2006, 06:38 PM
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ORIGINAL: flytime56

thanks for the quick reply.

The plane i really like is the brio for it's shape and style and color. I would love to get this plane but I think it would be not enough 3d for myself.

for the fliton, would the mini extra 330 and icon 312 3d aerobatic take the same gear?

i am looking for a good built up aerobatic and 3d airplane. The only thing is I want something I can easily get in canada, so right now looking at e-flite and filton for arf's.

thanks

Geoff
I have a buddy with a Brio. It's a great pattern plane, but not a great 3D bird. Yes, the gear you have selected will work very well in the Fliton's. I have the Edge, but it appears the Extra is much better.

You will be a bit dissapointed with any of the 3D balsa built mini's. The are all squirrly compared to thier big brothers. If you are a very good pilot, you'll have fun with them, but going down in size means everything is faster and less stable... it's just the scale that does it. You fly gassers and larger nitro planes, so downsizing you will find them less forgiving and stable. Not that it isn't fun, but unless you go to ultralite foamies, it's all about wing loading. The smaller they get, the higher the wing area to weight ratio needs to be for them to 3D really well.

good luck!
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:02 AM
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Default RE: New: Eflite Mini Funtana

To some extent I have to agree that smaller planes are somewhat squirelly compared to their big brothers. But I've built and flown the mini Funtana, and once trimmed out, it was a lot of fun to fly just Aerobatics. Which is all I do. But in the hands of some of our club hotshots, the same plane flew 3D extremely well.

But even more fun was the BME Mini Yak. It flies like a big plane, and landings are a dream. Check it out at:

[link]http://www.e-flightline.com[/link]

As to the Brio. One of our members is a competative Pattern flyer, and flies the Brio to relax. And relaxes by doing his Pattern flying closer to the ground with the Brio. In my opinion, Designed by Quique Somenzini says it all.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:03 PM
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Hello, I have a brushless motor E-flite 370 5400kv, is there any body who knows if it will be a good option for Mini Funtana with the included gearbox (6.6:1 ratio), 12x6 prop, ...I going to use a 2 cell lipo 2100 mah ( or better 3 lipos ), instruction said this motor run on 2 lipos ????, what will happen if I make run it on 3 lipos, the motor is going to blow up ?, or instead with 2 lipos it will fly ?? .....Thanks
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:25 PM
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I've got my MF ready to go, just waiting for a chance to get to the field to try it out. I have a himax 2816-890 w/ 11x4.7 prop, 2100mah 3c and e-flight 40amp esc (I know that's overboard on the esc). Does that sound like a good set-up? I'm still pretty clueless about this electron powered flight...
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:47 AM
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ORIGINAL: griffin

I've got my MF ready to go, just waiting for a chance to get to the field to try it out. I have a himax 2816-890 w/ 11x4.7 prop, 2100mah 3c and e-flight 40amp esc (I know that's overboard on the esc). Does that sound like a good set-up? I'm still pretty clueless about this electron powered flight...
That a preimium setup for that motor. Right at the top of the rating charts. It should make about 200 watts on a fresh battery, which is good enough to 3D okay. Not ballistic, but adequate.

Good Luck, and have fun. Dial the rates down on the elevator till you get a feel for it, it's a little touchy.
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:54 AM
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Thanks TMan,
It's good to know my LHS is giving me good advice, because I sure don't know. I have a blast with the F90 and I'm looking forward to trying out little sister. I'll remember to keep the elevator on mellow for the first flight.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:23 PM
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I maiden the MF last week and using the called for CG I had a large tail-heavy condition. I tried trimming it out first ( no-go) then landed to check equipment ( nada) . After reading a lot of this thread decided to put the ELEV Servo and RUD servo in the fuse @ the TE of the wing. I'm using the front wing placement with the below set-up.
I needed to add 2oz. of weight in the cowl to get it to balance @ 75mm from LE. It is flying stable enough now but forget anything 3D or highly acrobatic! Any ideas?PLEASSSSSEEEEEE AUW @ 27oz WOuld moving the wing to the back position have any effect on CG??????

Steerable tail-wheel from Piper Cub.

6.6:1 gearbow w/Park 400 motor 4200Kv
E-flight 20 amp ESC velcro on firewall under stick
TP 1320 PL, against front Firewall
JR 6ch Rx over CF wing rod
Hitec 55's inside fuse at wing TE.

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Old 08-29-2006, 12:18 PM
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My setup:

- EF Park 480
- EF 40 AMP ESC
- TP 3C 2100 MAH
- JR micro servos all around w long arms
- Aluminium landing gear
- Nice red spinner and 1/6 Pilot

Technical report / improvements:

-Sweet plane, very powerful with this setup, can perform acrobatic manoeuvers and hover
-Had to reinforce the area under the landing gear and got rid of the weak carbon figer gear
-Also put piano wires to the stab to reinforce it
-Steerable tailwheel (Dubro)
-Wheel pants are rock-solid with blind nuts & screws passing through the aluminium landing gear


With just a few improvements, I have nothing to say against this product, it is an everyday plane that can go easy or very acrobatic. Lots of fun and many hours of usage.

Enjoy!



Will post pictures later.

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Old 08-29-2006, 08:57 PM
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Here's some pictures. First, my sweet MF:

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Old 08-29-2006, 09:01 PM
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Steerable tailwheel, stab reinforcement and a view of the landing gear & wheel pants
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Well folks, it was time for an upgrade and after many many enjoyable sessions my MF's exterior has been put to rest. Transferred everything in the new Mini-FuntanaX that I should maiden any day now.
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