Mini build log here.
Something about the little Mini Tyro really appealed to me when I read the article so I figured I’d have a stab at building one. I had a (self enforced) deadline of the beginning of December because that is when our second child was due. Needless to say I missed this deadline and I’m now hoping to have her finished for Christmas. Hey ho, there is no real rush I suppose!
I used to have a DC Merlin which would have been a nice fit, but that has seemingly gone walk-about, Which left me pondering something to power her with, a chance conversation with Peter down at 308 Hobbies resulted in shaking hands on a deal for one of his ‘spare’ Indian Mills. Power plant sorted then, best crack on.
For those that are interested, I soldered up a little tin plate tank to give me a bit more duration than the in-built Mills one. The design of which was an exact duplicate of the one I put together for the KK Phantom earlier in the year.
Update July 2014
Over the last 18 months or so I have had many enjoyable flights with the Mini Tyro, it is the perfect little aircraft for a calm summer evening. My current flying site restricts when I can fly IC so I am planning on replacing the Mills with an outrunner. I will update this page when I get round to it, which is right after I get the Sbach airborne!
|CG (percent of MAC)|
|Motor / Engine||Indian Mills 0.75cc|
|Receiver Battery||Overlander 750mAh NiMH|
|Servos||2 x Hitec HS-55|