Tiny X

I've had this plane for  quite some time and it's been through many iterations on the power plant. It started with a GWS DX-A, flew fine on that but eventually I upgraded it to a brushless Astroflight 010 geared 4.43:1 with 9x7 prop on 3x600 HO li-polys. That was a very ncie setup, gave good vertical performance and outstanding aerobatics. Eventually I moved that motor to another plane and installed an 010 with 4.4:1 planetray on it, but the performance was nothing compared to the previous setup. It languished for a while, then I strapped on the most outrageous motor yet, a Razor 400 brushless in a GWS gearbox, geared 6.6:1. I ran Whattmeter and thrust stand tests on the motor, it generated 25 ounces of thrust at 9 amps!! That's a 3:1 thrust-to-weight ratio! The vertical is AWESOME! It will actually go vertical at half throttle, but at full throttle it takes off like an Estes rocket!

I was one of the first people to build a Tiny X, Todd sent me one of the first kits he made (see his site HERE ). He requested a couple of pics for marketing purposes, the above pic is one of the shots I made for him. It ended up in Backyard Flyer magazine.

The covering was something new for me, I had never tried flames before. The flames are hand cut from SoLite, I peeled the backing off, laid it over glass and cut the flame patterns freehand.

Equipped as follows:

Razor 400 in 6.6:1 "D" ratio GWS gearbox

GWS 12x8 prop

3x1200 E Tec li-polys

Hitec HS-55 servos (x2)

GWS Pico 4 channel receiver

Wingspan is 27"; weight without battery pack is 5.9 ounces, 8.6 ounces with battery pack

Covering is SoLite translucent red, black, yellow and white

Run times are over 25 minutes of non-stop aerobatics.

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