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    smallest RC plane?

    anyone think they know of the smallest plane?, post pics or links here.
    bout time to git the old dusty trail....
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    *runs out of doorway*

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    smallest RC plane?

    A fellow named Matt Keennon built a SCALE P-47 that weighs 43 grams and has a 9" wingspan (1/32 scale). Electric motor W/3 channels. Flys at just under 40 mph. See the December '02 Model Avaition. Very, very impressive.
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    smallest RC plane?

    Henry Pasquet's little CO2 plane sits in his hand.

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    smallest RC plane?

    Several years ago, there was an article in MAN about a small in-door flyer. It had a small electric motor from some type of medical appliance if I remember correctly. It ran on a watch battery. The control was a keyless entry remote. It seems that the total weight was just over a gram. It was so light that the modeler could extend the flight time simply by getting under it and blowing it to a higher altitude.

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    smallest RC plane?

    Do an internet search for "MAV" or "Micro Air Vehicle"

    You find lots of these little buggers.
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    smallest RC plane?

    That looks fun, wonder if I can fly it in the living room? Better cover the big screen tv. Probably make a nice hole in the screen when I hit it.
    Fly it till the wings come off.

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    smallest RC plane?

    What engine is on that thing?

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    smallest RC plane?

    Originally posted by Elwood
    What engine is on that thing?
    I believe that's a Cox .010
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    smallest RC plane?

    how the heckers do ya see that thing flying??
    I Am Sam.

    Just a little further....little futher..come on...CRASH...dammit...stupid engine!

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    smallest RC plane?

    Believe it or not, most of them have on-board video!
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    smallest RC plane?

    Pull it up on google, lots come up. Pretty cool. Would love to have one. Bet they cost a bloodey fortune.
    Fly it till the wings come off.

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    smallest RC plane?

    A company in CA named Aerovironment has built some of the world's smallest MUAV's:

    http://www.aerovironment.com/

    They are involved in many other "cutting-edge" technologies as well.

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    Jett

    Originally posted by Elwood
    What engine is on that thing?
    Dub Jett made some of the MAV engines..they used to be on his site, but he never gave any specs AFAIK. Dang small.
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    smallest RC plane?

    We have flown <4.5 inch airplanes but thats about our limit with our current design/equipment

    Just a few weekends ago we flew in competition a 5" plane for aprox 13 min without a camera and we have flown 4.5" plane with a wireless camera for about 7 min unfortunatly not in competition

    In competition we flew last years design a 6"er 600m away to the target and almost aquired it if not for blurry camera (the plane was built at the feild in a really big hurry)
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    smallest RC plane?

    To the person that commented about cost all the components of ours is off the shelf (some of it is modified but its all off the shelf)


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