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 Posted: 7 February 2012 04:44 pm
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BobH



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My Mini Panic kit arrived today :)

I'm not really in any rush to build it yet, but it looks like its going to be a really quick build.

I've not made my mind up what to put up front yet. I know it was really designed for electric, but I was thinking of putting one of the Chinese 30 four strokes up front or maybe my Enya 41 FS.

If any have already built one of these, any advice will be most welcome.

Bob

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 Posted: 7 February 2012 06:56 pm
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Hello Bob . I havn't built the mini but have done the original Panic. The Enya will definately be too heavy for this model and the cheap 30 FS are a bit on the weak side . The cheap 25 2st(SC,ASP,etc) though would fly it a treat , wouldn't break the bank and  would have plenty of power and dont use too much fuel. The cheap 30 FS vary so much in QC . Some have little or no compression and most are very low on comp , this leads to poor idling and low throttle reliability. A good second hand OS 30( bill picked a really good one up for £40 at wings and wheels)  would be great but still heavier than the 25 2st but more reliable and powerful than the cheaper versions . Perhaps someone who has built the mini will be able to give more info ?

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 Posted: 16 February 2012 09:49 pm
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Hi guys

I've started to think about building this little ugly beast. I thought you may like to see what you get in the pack for the money. I paid £54 that was with the wheels and postage as I could not be bothered to drive to Avicraft in the bad weather :(

I thought it was good value for money, I've seen laser cut packs for planes at twice the price and that does not include all the balsa spars etc.

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 Posted: 16 February 2012 09:53 pm
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Nicely cut parts

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 Posted: 22 February 2012 07:15 pm
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Looks like Too much engine to me.


Proportionally it looks too large, what do you guys think?

Bob

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 Posted: 22 February 2012 09:31 pm
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Hi Bob . Definately too big  and heavy for the airframe. I reckon a 15 2 stroke would do just fine on that . 



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 Posted: 23 February 2012 02:45 am
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I had a foam bipe at one point of around that size, flew very well with an ASP32 2 stroke on it. Either a decent 25 or 32 would be ideal.

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 Posted: 23 February 2012 05:50 pm
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I spoke to Rob at Avicraft today about my concerns for the size of the FS 30. He said they do look large but it will be ok for the model, however I may be better to stick the rudder servo in the tail if the CG is too far forward.

Other than that he says people stick the SC 32 in it.

I'll ponder on it for a bit while I'm building the wings etc.

Bob

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