Flight Line PlansTM : Micro Models

These micro models are intended for indoor flying or outside flight in sensible conditions. Construction is mostly from thin depron with colouring applied using thinned acrylic paint or poster pens.


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Flight Line Plans AT10
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The AT10 is a 10" (250mm) span micro RC trainer. AT10 is short for 'Actuator Trainer 10" span' and if you have never tried using actuators before or micro flying then this design is an ideal introduction to micro flight.

AT10 is simple to construct and set-up. It is powered by a 7mm motor supplied from a single LiPo cell. A micro actuator receiver is required driving rudder and elevator actuators - although the plan is drawn with the excellent Micro Invent Minor receiver and MCA1 actuators, using one of the Deltang DSM2 actuator receiversa and micro actuators is just as easy. Flight times are in the 13 - 17 minute range and the all up weight is only 14g.

It is remarkable how well this model flies on just a couple of watts of power and will loop and stall turn easily. The picture on the left illustrates the diminutive size against a standard Futaba transmitter.

The AT10 plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup.

£ 5.15

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Flight Line Plans PT11
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The PT11, a 11" (280mm) span micro RC trainer, joins the increasing number of micro models in the Flight Line Plans range. PT11 is short for 'Parasol Trainer 11" span' and is fitted with lightweight undercarriage to allow circuits and bumps.

The model is powered by a 6 mm diameter geared pager motor driving a 100x80 mm prop supplied from a single 90mAh or 130mAh Lipo cell. Radio is a sub 1gm receiver (e.g. one of the Deltang 2.4GHz actuator receivers) operating rudder and elevator actuators. Flight times are in the 10 minutes plus range and the all up weight is only 16 or so grams. Construction is from depron and balsa with colouring applied using thinned acrylic craft paint or poster pens.

As with other Flight Line PlansTM micro RC models, it's remarkable how well this model goes on just 1 watt of power and despite its proportions it flies in a very sedate fashion.

The PT11 plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup.

£ 5.15

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Flight Line Plans PT17
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PT17 is 17" (430mm) span up-scaled version of the original, smaller PT11 parasol wing design that offers a convenient and simple to build 3-function rudder-elevator-motor trainer for modern micro RC gear that is also easy to fly.

PT17 is powered by a 5gm brushless outrunner motor driving a 5"x3" prop supplied from a 2S1P 180 - 200 mAh LiPo battery. Radio can be either a micro 2.4 GHz system such as the Deltang Rx35 or Spektrum AR6300 or a 35MHz equivalent such as the Blue Arrow R3P4. Rudder and elevator are controller by conventional 2.5g servos, Falcon 1.6g servos or Toki RC-1 1g servos. A 6A ESC completes the requirement. Flight times are in the 9 minutes plus range and the all up weight with BA R3P4 and 2 x 2.5g servos is around 52 grams. Alternativelly, a Spektrum AR6400 receiver module can be used - this combines a 2.4GHz DSM2 receiver with two on-board servos.

Construction is from depron and balsa with colouring applied using thinned acrylic craft paint. The PT17 plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup.

£ 7.90

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Flight Line Plans Smart Dart xxs
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SmartDart xxs is the latest version of Paul Cook's SmartDart presented as a 10" (250mm) span micro model. This is the fourth Dart in the series with xxs referring the extra, extra small size.

The model is powered by a 7mm diameter pager motor driving a 2.25" prop supplied from a single 150mAh LiPo cell. Radio is a sub 1gm actuator receiver driving rudder and elevator actuators with built in brushed speed control. Flight times are in the 13 - 17 minutes range and the all up weight is only 17 grams.

The SmartDart xxs plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup.

£ 5.15

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Flight Line Plans WattOne
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WattOne is a brilliant micro flying machine just like a scaled down normal-sized aerobatic model. The picture illustrates the size against some grapes and, despite its diminutive proportions, it flies just like a larger pattern plane, managing rolls and loops.

This 10" wingspan model is powered by a 7mm pager motor driving a 2.25" prop supplied from a single 150mAh LiPo cell. Flight times are in the 13-17 minute range and the all up weight is approximately 15 grams.

The WattOne plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup. WattOne can be built in aileron/elevator form or, for more fun, as a 'full house' rudder/elevator/aileron model.

£ 6.20

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Flight Line Plans WattNext
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WattNext is a miniature aerobatic plane for the Spekrum AR6400 or similar receiver modules. WattNext has spectacular performance in either 3 or 4-function mode to control ailerons, elevator, (optionally) rudder and throttle via an external ESC, all from a single Lipo cell. The model would suit capable flyers either for outside use or indoors in a sports hall.

With a span of 16.5" (420mm) it is powered by an AP03 7500Kv brushless outrunner motor driving a U-80 or GWS 3x2 prop supplied from a 250mAh Lipo. Radio is either the Spektrum AR6400 or Parkzone PKZUA1151 Vapor integrated receiver and 2 x servo module. An external servo and external brushless ESC complete the R/C equipment.

Flight times can be in the ~7+ minutes range and the all up weight is only around 32 grams. Construction is mainly Depron with a balsa fuselage and local balsa strengthening. The finished model benefits from colouring with acrylic paint or marker pen.

As with other Flight Line PlansTM designs, it's remarkable how well this model flies on around only 6 or 7 watts of power and despite its size it flies in an exceptionally stable yet aerobatic fashion. WattNext is capable of all rolling and looping manoeuvres and inverted flight and can be flown both fast and slow due to its light wing loading and high power to weight ratio. Take off distance is about a metre.

The WattNext plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup. WattNext can be built in aileron/elevator form or, for more fun, as a 'full house' rudder/elevator/aileron model.

£ 7.45

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Flight Line Plans WattTwo
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WattTwo is, naturally, a twin-engined version of WattOne. This 10.8" (275mm) span aerobatic model has been extensively test flown outdoors in light wind conditions and indoors. The picture illustrates the size against a pair of English strawberries and both are a true delight!

Two 7 mm diameter pager motors driving 2.25" props supplied from a single 150 mAh Lipo cell power the model. Radio is 1 sub 1gm actuator receiver, operating aileron and elevator actuators and with built in speed control powering both motors in parallel. Flight times are around 9 minutes and the all up weight is only 19 or so grams. Construction is mostly from thin depron with colouring applied using thinned acrylic craft paint or poster pens.

It's remarkable what the doubling of thrust offers and with about 2 to 3 watts of power loops, rolls, wingovers and inverted flight are all readily possible.

The WattTwo plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup.

£ 6.20

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Flight Line Plans Wunwuno
(Top | AT10 | PT11 | PT17 | Smart Dart xxs | WattOne | WattNext | WattTwo | Burd Dawg | PE100 | Frazzle | Weezle | Snazzle | Dazzle | Ezee | Pingwin)

Wunwuno is a 9.7" span 'Cartoon scale yesteryear jet' reminiscent of the evocative early '50s DE HAVILLAND DH-110.

The model is powered by a 7 mm diameter pager motor driving a 2.25" prop, pusher style, supplied from a single 150 mAh Lipo cell. Radio is a sub 1gm actuator receiver operating aileron and elevator actuators and with built in speed control. Flight times are in the 13 - 17 minutes range and the all up weight is only 15 or so grams. Construction is mostly from depron with colouring applied using thinned acrylic craft paint or poster pens with modest insignia additions to complete.

As with the other Flight Line PlansTM micro RC models it's remarkable how well this pusher goes on just 1 to 2 watts of power and despite its proportions it flies in a very spirited fashion managing rolls and loops, inverted flight and swooping passes.

The Wunwuno plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup.

£ 5.15

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Flight Line Plans Burd Dawg
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Burd Dawg is a lightweight cartoon scale version of the US Spotter plane from WWII suitable for the Vapor receiver module, Spektrum AR6400 or similar 3-function micro R/C to control rudder, elevator and motor speed.

The 15" (380mm) span Burd Dawg is designed for indoor or outside flying in light wind conditions. It is Flight Line PlansTM first 'International Project' and recognises the invaluable assistance provided by Ruediger Schmidt in the development and testing program.

The plan shows details of 3 motor options: a direct brushed motor; a geared brushed motor and a brushless outrunner motor powered from a single Lipo cell of up to 130 mAh capacity. Radio is specified as a micro 2.4 GHz system; ideally the integrated RX /servo/ESC Vapor module PKZ3351 or the Spektrum AR6400 which will operate a brushed motor direct or allow connection of an external ESC for the brushless option. Additional information is shown on how to connect and program the Vapor module, which can be salvaged from a redundant donor plane or purchased as a new replacement spare part.

Flight times are in the 7 minutes plus range and the all up weight is around 17 grams. Construction is from depron and balsa with colouring applied using thinned acrylic craft paint. Typical marking details are also depicted on the plan.

£ 7.45

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Flight Line Plans PE100
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PE 100 is a real fun hack whether you want to fly it just as a sports model or as a trainer. It offers a docile performance with 3-function R/C using the Spektrum AR6400 or Parkzone PKZ3351 to control rudder, elevator and throttle via an external ESC, all from a single Lipo cell. The model would suit novice flyers either for outside use or indoors in a sports hall.

With a span of 18.5" (470mm) it's powered by a 2g brushless outrunner motor driving a GWS 2.5" prop supplied from a 200-240mAh Lipo although 130 and 70 mAh sizes have also been used. The integrated R/C module incorporates the RX and 2 servos and allows connection of a single cell 3A ESC. Flight times can be in the ~15+ minutes range and the all up weight is only around 28 grams. Construction is mainly depron with a balsa/depron fuselage and local balsa strengthening.

Two wing variants are detailed on the plan; a simple flat plate section and the curious Kline-Fogleman section KFm2 which is no more difficult to make, yet noticeably stiffer. If you haven't come across this before it's worth the experience. The wing is retained by a couple of small elastic bands to offer a little more crash resilience and allows for easy exchange between the wing types.

It's intriguing how well this model flies on only 5 watts of power and it truly deserves the accolade of being 'Whisper Quiet'. No one could ever complain that it's a noisy model. Don't expect PE 100 to be capable of aerobatics, although it does loop and can just be made to roll but it's not elegant! It's best just stooging around or intermittently powering to height and gliding back down, or doing touch and goes off a fine surface. If you have space to fly from your garden, try it.

The PE100 plan is annotated with building instructions and control setup. ESC connection instructions are provided for both AR6400 and PKZ3351 (Vapor module) receiver modules.

£ 7.45

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Flight Line Plans Frazzle
(Top | AT10 | PT11 | PT17 | Smart Dart xxs | WattOne | WattNext | WattTwo | Wunwuno | Burd Dawg | PE100 | Weezle | Snazzle | Dazzle | Ezee | Pingwin)

Frazzle is a 16.5" (419mm) span flying wing designed for exhilarating performance in a very conveniently sized package. This is the first of a linked series of variants to be released in the Flight Line Plans range.

Frazzle was designed around the tiny C18-15-17 motor; unfortunately, this is no longer available and we have been unable to find a direct substitute. Either of the Hextronic 10gm 2900Kv or AEO C10 2900Kv motors would make excellent alternatives but both require a firewall to be installed for mounting. Suitable radio is one of the micro receivers along with a pair of micro servos operating the elevons and an ESC rated up to 10A. Flight times are in the 10 minutes range and the all up weight is only around 83 grams. Construction is entirely in balsa and covered with SoLite. We recommend that a distinctive colouring scheme be employed to aid visibility

It is remarkable how well this flying wing goes on around 50 watts of power and, despite its proportions, it flies in a very spirited aerobatic fashion. Vertical rolling climbs are particularly impressive. Watch the video and prepare to be impressed!

£ 7.45

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Flight Line Plans Weezzle
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Weezzle is a miniscule 12" (309mm) span flying wing with sparkling performance. This is the fourth model in a linked series of variants, the others are Frazzle, Snazzle and Dazzle.

The model is powered by the Hextronic 5 gram brushless motor driving a 3" prop supplied from a 200mAh 2 cell LiPo battery. The radio is ideally the Spektrum AR6300 receiver and a pair of Toki SmartServos operating the elevons and a 6A ESC. Flight times are in the 15 minutes range and all up weight is around 43 grams. Construction is entirely in balsa and covered with Solarfilm So-Lite.

It is remarkable how well this flying wing goes on 10-15 watts of power and, despite its proportions, it flies in a very spirited aerobatic fashion.

Take a look at the RC Group build thread.

£ 7.45

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Flight Line Plans Snazzle
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Snazzle is a 21" (531mm) span flying wing with exhilarating hillside performance in a very conveniently sized package. Snazzle is the second model in a set of linked variations on a common theme - see Frazzle. We've dubbed it as a 'Microlight slope soarer' and it comes into it's own when Zagis stop flying.

Snazzle breaks with tradition - it is the first Flight Line PlansTM unpowered design to be released. It seems odd to list the Flight times but we conservatively state this as several hours just as a guide. In fact it has been calculated that the transmitter battery would be expected to run flat before the flight pack.

Suitable radio is one of the micro receivers along with a pair of micro servos operating the elevons.

Construction is entirely in balsa and covered with SoLite for an all up weight of only around 76 grams. We recommend that a distinctive colouring scheme be employed to aid visibility. The picture illustrates a completed Snazzle showing the light, built up construction, which has proved to be robust and durable.

As with other Flight Line PlansTM models, it's remarkable how well this very light weight soarer flies not only in calm condition but also in winds up to 15 mph with its accurate and nimble performance.

£ 7.45
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Flight Line Plans Dazzle
(Top | AT10 | PT11 | PT17 | Smart Dart xxs | WattOne | WattNext | WattTwo | Wunwuno | Burd Dawg | PE100 | Frazzle | Weezle | Snazzle | Ezee | Pingwin)

Something unusual from the Flight Line Plans wizards. Dazzle is 19.5" (495mm) span aerobatic design with exciting performance and unconventional controls. Paul, the designer, wanted to be a little radical with this model and incorporated a taileron control system. If you haven't tried this concept before give it a try, you will certainly be surprised.

Dazzle is powered either by one of the diminutive 18mm 10gm brushless outrunner motors or the slightly more powerful C18-15-17 motor driving 5" or 4" props supplied by a 2S 300mAh LiPo battery. Radio is ideally the Spektrum AR6300 or a micro 35MHz receiver along with a pair of micro servos operating the tailerons and an ESC rated at 6A or 10A. Flight times can be in the 14 minutes range and the all up weight is around 97 grams. Construction is entirely in balsa and covered with SoLite.

As with other Flight Line PlansTM models, it is remarkable how well this model flies on around 30 - 50 watts of power and, despite its size, it flies in a very spirited sportingly aerobatic fashion. Dazzle is capable of all rolling an looping manoevres and inverted flight.

Checkout the linked plans for the electric flying wing Frazzle and micro slope soarer Snazzle.

£ 7.45

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Flight Line Plans Ezee
(Top | AT10 | PT11 | PT17 | Smart Dart xxs | WattOne | WattNext | WattTwo | Wunwuno | Burd Dawg | PE100 | Frazzle | Weezle | Snazzle | Dazzle | Pingwin)

Ezee is a 12" (309mm) aerobatic model with exciting performance. Ezee was designed to be Ezee to build and fly, small enough to fly in a park or from small field and designed to be stable yet responsive.

Ezee is powered by one of the miniature 5g brushless outrunner motors driving a 2-3/4" prop supplied by a 2S 200mAh LiPo battery. Radio is ideally the Spektrum AR6300 or a micro 35MHz receiver along with a pair of Toki RC-1 SmartServos operating the rudder and elevator and an ESC rated up to 6A. Flight times can be in the 15 minutes range and the all up weight is around 38 grams. Construction is entirely in balsa and covered with SoLite.

As with other Flight Line PlansTM models, it is remarkable how well this model flies on around 10 - 15 watts of power and, despite its small size, it flies in a very spirited sportingly aerobatics fashion due to its incredible power to weight ratio of 190W/lb. Ezee is capable of looping, snap and stall turning manoevres.

Checkout the linked plans for the electric flying wing Dazzle, Frazzle, micro slope soarer Snazzle and Weezzle.

£ 6.20

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Flight Line Plans Pingwin
(Top | AT10 | PT11 | PT17 | Smart Dart xxs | WattOne | WattNext | WattTwo | Wunwuno | Burd Dawg | PE100 | Frazzle | Weezle | Snazzle | Dazzle | Ezee)

Inspired by the BBC hoax broadcast on 1 April 2008 which alluded to the flight capabilities of Antarctic penguins, Gordon and Paul of Flight Line Plans resolved to prove that this delightful creature can indeed fly and was worthy of a realistic representation to demonstrate to modellers and others around the globe. Everyone knows that Penguins can't fly... until now. As Baldrick said... 'We have a cunning plan'. The Pingwin plan was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Radio Control Model World and is available from Micron by kind permission of the editor.

Pingwin is powered by the HexTronik 5 gram brushless outrunner HXT 1400-2000 motor driving a 3" prop supplied from three ~200 mAh Lipo cells. Radio is ideally the Spektrum AR6300 2g nano receiver, along with a pair of Blue Arrow 2.5g servos operating the ailerons and elevator and an ESC rated at 6A. Flight times can be in the 7+ minutes range and the all up weight is only around 73 grams. Construction is mainly Depron with load bearing inserts of balsa. The finished model benefits from colouring with acrylic paints in a lifelike way and adding distinctive colour patches on the throat and head aid realism and visibility. The King Penguin seems to offer the best appeal.

It is remarkable how well this model flies on around 20 watts of power and despite its size it flies in an exceptionally stable yet spirited sportingly aerobatic fashion. Pingwin is capable of all rolling and looping manoeuvres and inverted flight but perhaps you will just enjoy accurate close in flight to admire the bird.

£ 6.20

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