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Minimoa. The famous 1930s German sailplane by Keil-Kraft. This version of the Minimoa plan has re-drawn wing ribs.
Quote: "There have been some complaints that the ribs taken from the kit were not sized correctly and in addition appeared to have a somewhat bizarre airfoil. After some discussion online it was decided to add an extra set of ribs with an Eiffle 400 airfoil fitted to each rib position on the plan. This copy of the Keil Kraft Minimoa plan has this addition."
Update 30/11/11: johnwynn40 mailed in to say: I have my original minimoa and the wing section is as the lower right ones recommended. I dont know where you got the strange ones as shown on the top right!
Update 14/06/2013: Added supplement file of printwood scan, thanks to vintage1. This is scanned from the actual kit, and shows all ribs. 6 pages.
Update 31/12/2020: Have replaced this plan with a corrected version,with thanks to Jack Shettle. This has fixed a few issues with the (previous supplement) older version. Have removed both the 'bizarre' rib set, and the 'alternate' rib set (both not original) have removed the 3-view, have removed incorrectly scaled printwood. That only leaves the main plan sheet. Have then inserted (correctly scaled) printwood as pages 2-4. Hopefully this is all now correct. Famous last words.
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User commentslast new formed rib is to small, Steve.
anon - 07/07/2015
Here are some pics of my recently completed Minimoa [model photo & more pics 003-006]. The build thread is to be found under the RCGroups OZNopic build-off [see https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3144241]. Trimming is not complete yet but I hope soon to send you a pic of the bird in the air.
NicholasTucker - 27/03/2019
Dear Sir, I have been trying to make sense of the Minimoa download for a couple of days now and still at a loss as to what is correct.
I down loaded the KK plan together with the parts sheet. After measuring the wing plan it measured 24 inches. Times two plus a couple of inches for the fuselage gives the correct 50 inch span. All the wing ribs seem to fit the plan OK, but and this is the big problem, none of the fuz formers are big enough. If you download the sheet taken from the KK kit none of the formers are big enough to bridge the gap between the top and bottom keel. If as I said in my comment the formers are enlarged to 120% everything fits. Is there anything you can say to put my mind at rest. The Keil Kraft parts must be correct so how is the plan too big if the wingspan is correct at 50 inches? Regards,
Jack Shettle - 31/12/2020
Thanks Jack, you're right. See update, have fixed this now.
SteveWMD - 31/12/2020
Hi, as per previous comment about the fus. formers being to small, this is still a problem ( All the wing ribs etc. are ok ) does anyone know how to correct this please !!
David - 05/04/2021
I think you might be using the old printwood file. Have now deleted that file, to remove any confusion. If you use the main planfile (4 pages) and use the printwood included in that, do you still see an issue?
SteveWMD - 07/04/2021
The older print wood is closer but still not quite right and somewhat distorted (by planeman)- off by a 1/16 in height in some cases plus upper and lower slots are not equal (7 mm) required. Just did a cad layout of the old fuselage to check the bulkhead vertical dimensions and then the new and they match. The Bulkheads need to be redrawn.
Gene Rock - 07/04/2021
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