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Old 01-18-2005, 07:42 PM
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Default Mini Funtana Set Up

Hey,
I have the Eflight 400 brushless motor
3 cell 2000mah lipo battery
All JR Micro Digital Servos
Futaba 9C radio.

What is your setup.
Old 01-18-2005, 11:32 PM
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Sounds like a good setup SukhoiKid. I am running the AXI 2208/24 w/Hs55's all around. 2000mha Kpkam batteries, 3 cell. I am still awaiting the radial mount, but should be ready to fly in a few days.

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Old 01-19-2005, 02:14 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

Hello,this is going to be my future setup for my funtana mini:


Hacker B20 12L

Top creations rc 7.2:1 gearbox

JR quattro 4 radio

4 jr 241 servos

Hacker 18 amp brushless controller

3 cell thunder power 2100mAh lipolys


Should be an awsome setup.
Old 01-19-2005, 04:07 PM
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Sounds like a nice setup to me champion. Good luck and please post your flight progress.

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Old 01-19-2005, 05:22 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

Uberall Nippy Black 1812/100
APC 10x3.8 SF prop
Kokam 1250 (15C) 3S LiPoly
GWS Picos all around (pushrods flex, and the servos don't give a fraction)

AUW: 22.2oz, RTF.
Old 01-19-2005, 09:30 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

This is my setup for the mini funtana.

Himaxx 2025/4200 with Himax gear box 5.33:1 gear.
APC 11x4.7 SF
CC 25 esc
Tanics 2220 11.1V 3S
GWS Naro HP servos (4)
Hitec electron6

I'm pulling about 18 amps on this setup. ( bench tested ) Runs great!
I stripped out my 6.6:1 gear using the APC 12x6 prop with break on the esc. I disabled the break and will see if that helps with the gears.
Old 01-19-2005, 09:55 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

I am really thinking about getting a motor without a gearbox. Is there a way I could have the Eflight 400 without a gearbox? I am just wonder before I go out and pay money for a Himax brushless motor.
Old 01-19-2005, 10:42 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

SukhoiKid try the Axi 2808/24. It's clean, brushless and no gears!

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Old 01-20-2005, 10:33 AM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

I have one flight on mine, and so far so good.

E-flite 400 brushless
CC Phoenix 25 ESC
JR 241 Servos
TP 2100mAh 3 Cell
Stock Prop and Gearbox

This is my first electric, so I went with the setup that was recommended in the Horizon catalog. The wind was blowing something fierce the day I got mine ready, and I waited until right at dark before I decided to chance it. The mini funtana really surprised me in the wind. It tracked and handled great.
Old 01-20-2005, 08:09 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

I am going order one more gearbox and try it and if it does screw up I am changing motors. I just know in the future I am probably going to have problems to. I really think this motor is way too much for this gearbox.
Old 01-21-2005, 10:37 AM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

Anyone have any thoughts about the AXI 2814/12 for it?
Old 01-21-2005, 10:51 AM
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Sorry P-51B I haven't answered yet, because I don't know all that much about this motor. Sounds like allot of motor for the plane, but with good throttle management, it should work.

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Old 01-22-2005, 11:46 AM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

I have the following setup:

Futaba 9Z transmitter
4 Futaba 3108 Micro Servos.....17 oz ins
Hi-Tec Electron Receiver
CC 25 Amp Brushless SC
E-Flight Park 400 (4200 Kv) Motor
TP 2100 MAh 3S Li-Po Battery
HiMaxx 6.6:1 Aluminum Heatsink Gearbox w/ extra GWS heatsink on rear of motor (motor stays much cooler!)
APC 12x6 SF prop
Micro Wattage steerable tailwheel

This setup provides unbelievable performance all the way around! Blenders are way cool, elevators, waterfalls, parachutes, KE, torque rolls, hovers,........you pretty much name it, it does it really well! I love this little plane. I did have to make the servo arms longer for the tail surfaces to get around 60-70 degs of throw........works great!

My 2 cents.......
Scott
by the way, I tried many gear ratios and props, the 12x6 and 6.6:1 is THE Best! Get around 15 min flights.
Old 01-22-2005, 08:35 PM
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Sounds like you have it going on furyflyer, I'd like to see some video. Do you have any you can share with us?

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Old 01-23-2005, 11:21 AM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

I was wondering something. I only had one full flight with mine then the next flight something screwed up with the gearbox but I tried to do a knifeedge and it just wouldnt do one at all. I was on high rate though. I probably was giving it too much rudder. I was going to try the knifeedge again and then it screwed up.
Old 01-23-2005, 06:40 PM
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I am by far no expert, but I have heard very little as far as good reports on the gearboxes. Most electric flyers have told me they only last for a few flights. Again, this is only the input I have heard, I am sure someone with more knowledge will share it SukhoiKid. I maidened mine today, check out the E-flight Mini Funtana thread. I do know, from flying it, the AXI2808/24 is incredible. Smooth and very powerful. Good luck.

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Old 01-23-2005, 10:53 PM
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I hate Gearboxes!!!!

Every one I have ever used has been a pain in the neck. The closest to a gearbox that was useful was the Hobby Lobby Belt drive. It flew on My Viking old timer for over 9 years before I converted, and took off nearly half a pound in weight.

Since using AXI brushless motors, and using the info on Hobby Lobby - comparing thrust, current, prop size, I have gone away from gearboxes completely. In most cases I have reduced overall weigh,. And improved performance greatly.

Granted it takes a bit of research, soul searching, and release of funds, but the payoff has been worth it.
You get what you pay for.

I have now all my planes on AXI outrunners, and they are all flying better, and in the long run, cheaper.

Even my Old Timer Viking is better. Stays up longer, but has power to spare when needed. So I'm sold on the AXI line of motors. Have 7 of them in various ranges and they are great.

I even have a 60 Size Pheonix Extra 300 that I've flown with an AXI 2820/12 - 12/6E Prop - 3S-2P Kokam 2000 MAH batteries and it flew OK. To be practical if it is flown again, I'll go up a bit in power.
Old 01-25-2005, 06:01 PM
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Default RE: Mini Funtana Set Up

My Mini Funtana is being shipped either today or tomorrow morning. I ordered an-

Eflite brushless 400-4200Kv
11.1V 2100mAh 3-Cell Li-Po, 16GA
20-Amp Brushless ESC
Hitec HS-55 all around
5 Ch Micro 555 FM DC RX 72MHz:JR/AIRZ
With a JR 6102 to control everything
Stock Gearbox
Stock prop
Old 01-25-2005, 08:22 PM
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I finished mine last week and find the plane very touchy to fly .I'm going to lower my rates .It's anice looking plane but I've flown better 3D planes although I haven't given up yet .I'm almost there . The set up is Jeti Phaser 15/4 direct drive motor turning a 10/3.8 prop ,running a 2100 mah 3S1P TP pack , and a 30 amp speed control . Oh ya ,the battery placement is very critical for 3 D flying . I had to go farther than they recommend back because of the motor I'm using is weighs more than the motor they used when creating it .
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One Man's Medicine is another Man's Poison!

I love mine, and yes it is touchy to fly. You have to fly it every minute. It is designed to hold whatever attitude it is placed in until you tell it otherwise. But that is the characteristic of any good aerobatic plane.

And so far I've heard nobody else complain about the plane. As to the balance, I had to put some weight in the tail to get it at the recommended CG point. Also you might check the lateral balance, that can cause a plane to be squirelly. I also have kept the wing in the aft position. I like it where it's at.
Old 01-26-2005, 01:56 AM
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Come on Dick, nothing ventured...nothing gained. Move that wing forward and go for it! I find this plane totally predictable. It has to be one of the best flying planes in my possession.

Mike
Old 01-26-2005, 09:18 AM
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I like the thing about lateral balancing .I haven't done that . I will try it .
Old 01-26-2005, 05:12 PM
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Sorry guys........don't have any videos of this thing yet, can't find anyone crazy enough to stand out in the cold snow and tape for me!

This thing truly is a great flying plane, however, you do have to FLY it the WHOLE time, requires lots of attention though the payoff is big if you like crazy 3D aerobatics. Make sure you laterally balance the thing! It WILL drop a wing if you don't!

I will say that even the HiMax GB is still somewhat undesireable, only able to get a few flights out of each spur gear. I even e-mailed them and they said they are working on the longevity problem, they claim they are getting a few hours on each gear. I find that somewhat dissapointing, even though the spurs are only $5 for 2 at my LHS. I told them they should use delrin, holds up excellent in my Fury!

I have an AXI motor in my Hellraiser (2212/34) and it is just Awesome! Nice and quiet and plenty powerful! I'm not sure which model number to use on the MF, or if it would be too heavy anyway. I may try this in the future if I can't get the GB longevity issue fixed.

Anyway, I may post a vid as soon as the weather cooperates.

Scott
Old 01-26-2005, 09:25 PM
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I've got the Himaxx gearbox and only had about 4 or 5 flights before the spur gear stripped clean. I disabled the break and will see if that helps. If I new of a good replacement motor with plenty of 3D power (NO Gears), I would switch. I think the mini funtana is a great flying plane. I'm having trouble with it holding a good knife edge though. You do have to pay attention at all times.
Old 01-26-2005, 09:32 PM
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The motor you mention in your hellraiser. The motor you mention would fly the Mini Funtana. I originallly flew mine with 2212/20 swinging the 10-6E prop. I had to wait for the stronger motor to come in, and got anxious. It flew OK, and drew about 100 Watts.

I've since gone up to the 2208/24 and it is really powerful. Static draw is 200 Watts, and I fly at about half throttle most of the flight. At half throttle Static it draws about 95-100 Watts, still swinging the 10/6E prop.



Others are using the same motor, and a 9/5 E Prop with good results. The thread on this plane should give you a lot of info. Lots of people are lovin it.

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