Mercurian Mite (oz2885)

 

Mercurian Mite (oz2885) by Ray Malmstrom from Aeromodeller 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Mercurian Mite. Control line flying saucer model. For .5 engines.

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Mercurian Mite (oz2885) by Ray Malmstrom from Aeromodeller 1955 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz2885)
    Mercurian Mite
    by Ray Malmstrom
    from Aeromodeller
    July 1955 
    7in span
    IC C/L
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 06/05/2012
    Filesize: 446KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MikeNelson

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This 3mm Depron foam version of the Mercurian Mite [pics 004-007] was our first attempt at indoor C/L in 2011. Initially, we used a Parkzone "Vapor" type Rx/esc/servo module to control the gearmotor. The pit crew simply applied full throttle with the Tx, launched the model (first photo), and waited for verbal instructions from the pilot. This method worked very well, but seemed like "cheating" somehow, so the Rx module was replaced with a C/L timer and ESC (second photo). The model is surprisingly easy to fly, and many clubmates had a chance to try it. However, the lack of U/C ensures that every "landing" is basically a rollover crash - and the hardwood floor took it's toll on the motor mount, prop shafts, and propellers. From this time onward, all our indoor C/L models would have a proper undercarriage! Flying photos by Peter Smith.
ChrisMoes - 19/11/2020
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