Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 15 of 15

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CLARKSTON, MI
    Posts
    9
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    Hello All,

    I have some pictures of my build, it was a very straight forward build, easy to follow instructions even a newcomer will be able to put it together, instructions recommend a 2 stroke .40 to .46 or a 4 stroke .60 to .70, so I decided on the 4 stroke, an OS .70 Surpass II.
    With the 4 stroke it was VERY nose heavy so I decided to install the battery plus about an ounce of lead all the way on the back.
    I made a hatch under the fuselage, I glued some balsa in front of the battery so it would not move forward and there is velcro as well to hold it down...check out the picture. It balanced just a little bit nose heavy, and it flew great.
    A couple of changes, first I changed the fuel tank to a Hayes 12 oz, the supplied tank looked very small, second I added a couple of spacer blocks under the wing hold-down bolts.
    It is a very easy model to fly, I am having lots of fun with it, plus because it is not as popular as the rest of the warbirds I am always being asked..."what is this?"
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Us55410.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	91.3 KB 
ID:	1014565   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rm39010.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	95.6 KB 
ID:	1014566   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Va72373.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	80.6 KB 
ID:	1014567   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mf96235.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	99.8 KB 
ID:	1014568   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sd44324.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	87.5 KB 
ID:	1014569  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Du21767.jpg 
Views:	68 
Size:	88.3 KB 
ID:	1014570   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hj86660.jpg 
Views:	65 
Size:	110.9 KB 
ID:	1014571   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Po49359.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	111.7 KB 
ID:	1014572   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Kj81675.jpg 
Views:	67 
Size:	69.6 KB 
ID:	1014573   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Qc29650.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	101.9 KB 
ID:	1014574  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ou86172.jpg 
Views:	73 
Size:	86.0 KB 
ID:	1014575   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rc20005.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	102.2 KB 
ID:	1014576  

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CLARKSTON, MI
    Posts
    9
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    Some more pics
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Nl31001.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	71.2 KB 
ID:	1014577   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	So42957.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	71.2 KB 
ID:	1014578   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ze86069.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	65.6 KB 
ID:	1014579   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ic84297.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	99.2 KB 
ID:	1014580   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Do82336.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	74.6 KB 
ID:	1014581  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Vm83531.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	81.1 KB 
ID:	1014582   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Zb58573.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	96.5 KB 
ID:	1014583   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hg20331.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	81.5 KB 
ID:	1014584   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Nl89763.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	93.9 KB 
ID:	1014585   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Vh45491.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	77.9 KB 
ID:	1014586  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Qw92264.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	70.0 KB 
ID:	1014587   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Vg33851.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	51.5 KB 
ID:	1014588  

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CLARKSTON, MI
    Posts
    9
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build


    Just a few more, I promise
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ec89612.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	66.0 KB 
ID:	1014601   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Bw72734.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	67.4 KB 
ID:	1014602   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ns45080.jpg 
Views:	39 
Size:	63.2 KB 
ID:	1014603   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ke91640.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	56.7 KB 
ID:	1014604  

  4. #4
    oceansfiftyseven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Shoreline, WA
    Posts
    196
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    That is one fine looking aircraft! What is the overall weight ready to fly? Also, are those the stock retracts? If so, are they very good? Thanks, Rich.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Leesburg, VA
    Posts
    57
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    Excellent! I'd be interested in hearing about the retracts also. Does it fly heavy, like most warbirds? The last time I saw a model Mig 3 was a scratch build about this size in 1980. It flew exactly once, entering a tip stall on its first turn and spiraling in to destruction. I believe he spent over a year designing and building. ARFs have their advantages

  6. #6
    Kmot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Northridge, CA
    Posts
    10,866
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    Looks very nice! A couple of questions:

    Did the stainless steel socket head cap screws come in the kit?

    Did the interior wood come varnished from the factory?
    ~Tom~

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CLARKSTON, MI
    Posts
    9
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    Hi all

    The flying weight is about 5 to 6 lbs, unfortunately the retract are optional, they cost around $29.00 and I think they are good enough for the job. The airplane comes with fixed gear.
    I must say that this airplane flies excellent, I must say that is my best flying airplane in my hangar, it beats my Hangar 9 P-47 60 size.
    It is semi-scale so the wings do not look like the scale airplane.
    I purchased new hardware, and NO, the airplane was not varnished from factory, I did that to fuel proof it.
    I still have to upload a picture od the finished product, will do that soon.....

    I am just having lots of fun with this plane.

    laters

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CLARKSTON, MI
    Posts
    9
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    Here it is
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Pn35994.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	128.4 KB 
ID:	1206716   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Bw73535.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	176.6 KB 
ID:	1206717  

  9. #9
    nemesis4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Bryan, TX
    Posts
    3,039
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build



    NICE RIDE!!!!!!!   If you post any videos online let me know!!



    -CHEERS!



    TOMAS
    VQ WARBIRDS



    www.vqwarbirds.com



    "KEEP 'EM FLYING"



    TEXAS, USA

    R/C WARBIRDS / RC TANKS ENTHUSIAST
    VQ WARBIRDS, KMP, & RCV

  10. #10
    tIANci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Posts
    10,489
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    This plane looks nice, just needs a better colour match for the cowling. She is one warbird that does not easily stall and will not nose over on landings. She is a smooth plane to fly.
    Its nice to be important, but its more important to be nice ...
    Revver Brotherhood No. 232

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Milton, WI
    Posts
    704
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build



    Very Nice ! I have the same one except in Winter Camo. Mine has an Tower .46 and has yet to be flown ; hopefully sometime soon I can get er maidened. I'll post pics as soon as possible.



    TF96


  12. #12
    nemesis4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Bryan, TX
    Posts
    3,039
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build





    WELL,,, JUST AN FWIW, FYI... if you like.love the .46 size MiG-3... here is the NEW COMING SOON VQ FW-190 .60 SIZE... comes with airfoil shaped tail surfaces, split flaps, and also battery hatch / fuel hatch for easy battery changing, fueling... THIS IS ONE GOOD LOOKING "BUTCHER BIRD"



    http://www.vqwarbirds.com/products/a...vq60fw190.html



    -CHEERS!



    TOMAS
    VQ WARBIRDS



    "KEEP 'EM FLYING"

    R/C WARBIRDS / RC TANKS ENTHUSIAST
    VQ WARBIRDS, KMP, & RCV

  13. #13
    tIANci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Posts
    10,489
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    She looks nice and I love the access hatch! That makes live so much easier for EP guys.
    Its nice to be important, but its more important to be nice ...
    Revver Brotherhood No. 232

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Reseda, CA
    Posts
    334
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    Looks great. I bought the Winter Camo version off of a guy, it was rigged for a YS 110. I put the TH .75 with stock muffler in it and kept the 20 oz fuel tank installed. It already had the upgraded retracts with working strut attachments. The wings have been clipped to 58", along with a little off of the horizontal stab. Great plane, fast with the TH .75 and will climb from 0 ft. to over 400 in a few seconds! Rolls quick! Lands a little on the fast side though. I love it.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Reseda, CA
    Posts
    334
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: VQ Models Mig 3 Build

    UPDATE ON VQ MIG 3.
    I HAD the VQ Mig and only got 7 flights on it before it crashed today (1-29-10). I flew the length of the runway, banked hard left, and the LEFT WING FOLDED!!! ; it wasn't at the center where you glue it together, it was inboard of the retract landing gear well. I chopped the throttle and she went for about 100 feet, then became a DART. Luckily it has been raining here for a week and the field was muddy where it went in. I got everything but the plane and a servo back. When we looked at the wing, there is no plywood joiner inboard of the landing gear, just two pieces of THIN Balsa with FOAM inbetween on a major spar. Unacceptable building practice. I don't overpower planes by much, and this should have up to the stress from my ST .61. What a stinko, cheap plane, and especially at the price they are these days. I had retracts also. NOT WORTH THE $$$. Needless to say, it went into the trash. Guess I won't be buying that .61 Hien I was looking at.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:22 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.