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Shinto 3m

Product Code: SHINTO

Shinto 3m

The Shinto is a great new design optimised for F3F, F3B, and fast sport flying, either from slope or flat field sites. Aeronautical design is by Max Steidle, a highly regarded aero engineer, with input from Stefan Eder and structural design and manufacture by Vladimir's Models. The aircraft is available in two versions, F3F (slope racing competition) or F3B (flat field multi-task event). Both versions are strong and reasonably light, with the F3B version the lighter. All our Shintos are ready fitted with servo frames and IDS servo linkages to speed assembly, and come with excellent quality wing and V tail bags. These are extras from other suppliers.

Quote by Simon Thornton, F3F Champion of Champions: It is a superb model, very light but very stiff, so it will happily fly in 25 m/s slope conditions without getting squirrelly. Ideal battery pack is a 1600 mAh LiFe. I have found the supplied noseweight is a little too heavy, so it is worth advising buyers to check before gluing in! This is the model that helped me win the UK F3F League 2015 and 2015 F3F Champion of Champions contest.

The wing is a two piece hollow molded structure with a very substantial spar and joiner system. The wing skin is a Carboline spread carbon - Rohacell - Carboline sandwich, with a strong carbon spar and carbon sandwich shear web. A full wiring harness is supplied with the model, so no soldering is required to install the RC.

Shinto wing construction

All our Shintos are supplied with IDS (stands for Intregrated Drive System, also called LDS for Linear Drive System on Vladimir's site) frames installed in the wings with ready to connect linkages for the flap and aileron servos. These beautifully engineered Integrated Drive Systems allow the servo to be dropped into place in the pre-fitted frame. A pre-fitted pushrod of optimal length and geometry is already connected to each of the control surfaces, massively simplifying the installation. This system utilises an external bearing built into each servo's mounting frame, increasing control rigidity, reducing servo forces, and improving the structural integration of the servo in the wing. It also allows the servo to be removed easily for servicing or replacement if required. All models are fitted with IDS frames and pushrods suitable for either Futaba/Robbe S3173 or Graupner DS 3288, JR DS 171, JR DS 179 HV, JR DS 189 HV, JR DS 378, or JR DS 398 servos. The servos required are listed with the colour scheme below the price.

Shinto wing joiner construction

The Shinto wing joiner is made of carbon prepreg in the steel mold with high pressure and cured at a temperature of 130 deg C. The wing joiner includes ballast compartments for mounting 680 g of steel ballast slugs. These joiner-ballast slugs are included in the kit. For improved performance in windy conditions we highly recommend the optional extra Shinto Wing Ballast Set is also purchased.

The Shinto fuselage is laminated in an aluminium mold using a pressure balloon. The forward part is made of Kevlar and high modulus glass, and is 2.4Ghz friendly. The rear part is laminated using high modulus carbon fiber. The adjustable tow hook and the control rods are installed already. A beautiful V-tail horn carbon hatch is supplied. The translucent Shinto canopy is made of plastic with the Shinto and VM logo molded in, to look good and give reinforcement. The Shinto is supplied with a molded nose ballast, with a weight of approx. 100 g. Note this may need reducing, depending upon the battery used.

The Shinto V-tail is a spread carbon sandwich construction. The stabilizers fit perfectly to the fuselage and the elevator horns are installed and hidden by the tailcone fairing. The stabilizers and wings must be secured to the fuselage with tape after assembly.

Nice build photos here.

Shinto F3F Specifications
Wing span 3.0 m 118 in
Wing area 55.6 dm2 862 sq in
Length 147 cm 57.9 in
Flying weight from 2050 g 72.3 oz
Wing loading 36.9 g/dm2 12.1 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 16.1
Wing airfoil M164792S-Straak
Dihedral (EDA) 2.5º
Centre of Gravity 91-93 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps

Shinto F3F* Typical Weights
Fuselage inc nose weight 365 g 12.9 oz
Wing 1250 g 44.1 oz
V Tail 65 g 2.3 oz
Wing joiner 117 g 4.1 oz
Accessories & wiring 30 g 1.1 oz
Total structure 1827 g 64.4 oz
Receiver 10 g 0.4 oz
Tail servos 41 g 1.4 oz
Wing servos 82 g 2.9 oz
Battery 90 g 3.2 oz
Flying weight 2050 g 72.3 oz

*The F3B version is approx 50g - 80g lighter.

Recommended RC
Elevator & rudder JR DS285MG, Graupner DES 261BB, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100
Flap Graupner DS 3288, JR DS 171, JR DS 179 HV, JR DS 189 HV, JR DS 378, JR DS 398
Aileron Graupner DS 3288, JR DS 171, JR DS 179 HV, JR DS 189 HV, JR DS 378, JR DS 398
Receiver 6 channel rx to match your transmitter
Power 1600 mAh LiFe, 2S2P 1000mAh LiPo

Recommended Control Throws & Mixes
See the Shinto-F3b-recommendations-from-Stefan-Eder.pdf file (link below).

Shinto 3m

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