Mills Mynah (oz13291)
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Mills Mynah. Radio control sport model, for .5 - 1 cc diesel engines.
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Quote: "Hi Steve, details attached re my recent 'Mills Mynah' model as discussed.
It seems to me that the current attitude towards vintage oldtime type models has the system stalled around the ever-aging iconic designs of ages past. My thinking behind this 'Mills Mynah' model was to design a 'modern day' vintage type r/c assist sport model to maybe complement these intriguing machines.
Construction methods are similar to the oldies, i.e. balsa sticks and in this instance, self-coloured (Esaki) tissue covering over doculam to replicate a vintage finish. A couple of minor design aspects I have applied are to use a full 'D-Box' wing, eliminate plastic cockpit windows, I seem to get the glue everywhere, and also cater for a wide variety of engines via interchangeable mounting plates bolted to the engine bearers. I didn't bother with throttle control on this model, rather cater for some of my several small diesel engines which have integral fuel tanks.
There is no reason why a suitable electric motor could not be substituted if so desired - also consider any of the less labour intensive glossy plastic film coverings.
General specs for this model: span is 37" (940mm), length 30" (760mm). Weight of this prototype with .75cc DC Merlin diesel engine, r/c assist and two HXT 900 servos is 400 gms.
To date this model has only been flown with small diesel engines:- .75cc DC Merlin, 1cc ED Bee, and also the delightful little .5cc SAM 50 'Roving Redfin' engine that passed through our region recently.
Performance is very much as expected from a small vintage model of this type - gentle and easy to fly and will loop and barrel roll if pressed."
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User commentsVery refreshing change in direction for design of a small diesel plane. Added to the build list!
Gerry de Groot - 09/09/2021
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