Multiplex MiniMag

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Cute box

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Everything in the box

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Glued the spars in the spar joiner

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Spars glued in the wing

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Extended servo wires with a MPX plug

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Servo placed in the wing

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Control-horn and linkage in place

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Canopy latches glued in place

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Canopy latches glued in the canopy

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Servo in place in the fuselage, trimmed away some foam for the control-snakes

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Linkage in place

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Since I’m going to use a steerable tail wheel, I trimmed away the foam tailskid as recommended in the manual

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Tailwheel driver wire bent and done

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Made it fit in the foam

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Wing bolt support glued in place

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Fuselage halves glued together

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Glued the undercarriage support

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I had to dremel away some plastic to get the brushless outrunner to run without rubbing

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Another view of the motor

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Motor glued in place

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I made a “fast connector” for the servos. I got the idea from the Multiplex Blizzard

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Servo connector on the wing

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I really like not having to hook and unhook two small connectors all the time. Now I simply put on the wing and screw it down and it’s done.

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Landing gear in place

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Always use Loctite on metal to metal screws

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Tail wheel in place

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Time to do the floats

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Bending some metal

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Water rudder is made from 1,3mm steel rod and depron

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Rear mounting plate for the floats

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Front plastic glued

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Back plastic glued

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Holders in place

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Test fitted. It takes about 5 minutes to switch between wheels and floats

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I made a little compartment in which I placed a low voltage LiPo alarm since the flight time will be varying so much

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ESC and battery in place

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Ready for a maiden flight

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Up, up and away!

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Time to fly

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Minimagg1
The MiniMag flies even better than I expected. It has an extremely low stall speed and it’s very gentle flier.

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It looks good in the air as well.

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Looks awesome with floats as well.

mmi2
A great plane not only for the beginner.

Motor: KDA20-20L 1053kV
ESC: 20A Hobbyking SS
Battery: 3s 1800mAh 20C LiPo
Servos: 4 x HXT900
Prop: 9*4,7 APC
Power: 13A @ 11.7V @ 9350RPM = 152W @ 67km/h
All up weight: 601 grams (with wheels and battery)

Maiden flight video:

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