Tiny Bit (oz5772)
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Tiny Bit. Tailess radio control sport model.
How small can you get! Further tailless fun from SMA founder member Dereck Woodward.
Remember the Little Bit (oz5763)? She was built in a frantic four days of work before the first ASP Small Models Day. A 28 inch span, box body, 'Stik-y' fin and a performance envelope for the strong at heart.
Now, some say large models fly better (than what?). So, why not a 'large scale' model of 'Little Bit? How many 3/4 full-size models do know of? Enter the Chipping-Norton Ministry of Strange Things!
Hence there's lots of 'we' in this article, as 'Tiny Bit' is a committee effort. Shane Harding did the interesting (building her) and the frightening (test fling) parts and drew the plan. Yours truly got roped in for having a camera with close-up capability, a word processor and being responsible for the idea in the first place!
Board meeting. Servos: the more 'micro' the better. The prototypes use Fleet micros. Receiver: the smallest you can get. A Fleet micro is pretty small - lose the case if brave. The old MB micro Rxs work - can we have them back in pruduction please?
Transmitter mixing is essential. Nicads: as small as you like. You can always fast recharge while the crowd is recovering! A Cox TeeDee .020 makes her move like many want to, but she'll fly on a Cox Pee Wee if built really light. A Tee Dee 010 Go on - try it. We await the first AE micro-diesel powered version with interest.
First requirement - light wood. Hard or heavy not allowed! Build time - trivial. Shane has built a new one because it was quicker than looking for a lost one! Go on - make a 'Tiny Bit Kit'. Won't take long arid the 'bits' will be there when needed...
Quote: "Steve, I just saw the Little Bit (oz5763) plan submission on the website. I've attached a copy of the Tiny Bit which was published in the Feb 1994 Radio Modeller. It's a 20in version of the Little Bit. When I have time I'll scan the article & send it through to you. Regards."
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Article pages, text and pics, thanks to RMCarter.
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