|Mini Graphite Specifications|
|Wing span||1.9 m||75 in|
|Wing area||35.8 dm2||555 sq in|
|Length||116 cm||45.7 in|
|Flying weight from||1056 g||37.2 oz|
|Wing loading||29.5 g/dm||9.7 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||98-105 mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||V tail, ailerons, flaps|
|Mini Graphite Typical Weights|
|Fuselage||169 g||6.0 oz|
|Wings||524 g||18.5 oz|
|V tail||66 g||2.3 oz|
|Accessories||40 g||1.4 oz|
|Total structure||799 g||28.2 oz|
|Glue; mounts etc||4 g||0.1 oz|
|Wiring||25 g||0.9 oz|
|Receiver||10 g||0.4 oz|
|V tail servos||16 g||0.6 oz|
|Aileron servos||20 g||0.7 oz|
|Flap servos||22 g||0.8 oz|
|Battery||100 g||3.5 oz|
|Nose weight||60 g||2.1 oz|
|Flying weight||1056 g||37.2 oz|
|Recommended Control Throws & Mixes|
|Ailerons||20mm up, 8mm down|
|Aileron-crow brakes||12mm up|
|Ailerons thermal||2mm down|
|Ailerons speed||1.5mm up|
|Flap Crow brakes||70-80 degrees down|
|Flap thermal||3 mm down|
|Flap speed||2 mm up|
|Rudder||10mm up, 10mm down|
|Elevator||9mm up, 9mm down|
|Elevator crow brake mix||3-4mm down|
|Elevator thermal mix||1mm up|
|Elevator speed mix||1.5mm down|
|V tail*||MKS HV6125e, MKS DS6125e, MKS HV75K, MKS DS75K, MKS HV6100, MKS DS6100, KST X08, KST DS113MG, Blue Bird BMS-105HV, Corona DS843MG, Ripmax SD150, Graupner DES 261BB|
|Flap||MKS HBL6625, MKS HBL6625 Mini, MKS HV6130, MKS HV6130H, MKS DS6125 Mini, MKS HV6100, MKS DS6100, KST DS135, Blue bird A56V, Blue Bird BMS-105HV|
|Aileron||MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6110, MKS DS75K, MKS HV75K, KST X08N, KST X08, Corona DS843MG, Blue bird A56V, Blue Bird BMS-105HV, Ripmax SD150|
Review by: Rob PowellMini Graphite (Glider)
Just bought this from Neil.
Excellent service as always - arranged to be delivered to my work on a nominated day - all worked out perfectly - arrived very well packaged and as ever with Vladimir's Models, the quality of the kit is impeccable.
Why did I buy, what some people might describe as an old kit??? - Well I bought a Graphite 2 (Electric and Glider) from Neil in 2010 and simply love it. I also have a 2 M Erwin, a Needle 100 and an Art Hobby RES.
I like all these gliders but none of them could really be described as a plane for all seasons / conditions…… I fancy the M-G will be.
The Erwin only gets on step in stronger winds and doesn't really deliver much in light winds, the Graphite 2 is also a bit of a handful when the wind gets above 25 mph…..
The M-G will be getting a ballast tube and once complete (it will be several months before I get around to building it) I think it will be my go- to model for all conditions -lght wind slermalling to also being able to handle a blow (I fly on the South Downs).
It also looks a million dollars - not in a modern, needle-esque manner, but with a decent size fuselage and reasonable control surfaces on the tail (The Erwins are small and the rudder is pretty ineffective).
I could have bought a Stormbird (may yet do that as well !) - but with the Graphite being so good I think the Mini Graphite is likely to press all the right buttons. I will revisit this page and up-date the review once I have had it in the air.
Radio will be JR DMSS, Wing servos Airtronics 94761Zs (with MKS Becs) - Fuselage - haven't decided yet - possibly 2 of the new sensorless KSTs - battery will be a 2100 Li-Fe.
I also didn't want to bother kitting this out with the last word in MKS platinum geared (well they might as well be at that price) uber-servos - So I think what I have selected (OK I had the Airtronics ones sitting around since I found out they wouldn't fit in the wing of the Erwin!) should make for a robust and good performing general sports model.
Thank you Neil - Really looking forward to this one.
Review by: duriaux ivanmini graphite thermal
finition et accessoires au top!
performances ébouriffantes, même en plaine en thermique pur. Départ à la catapulte pour 20minutes de chasse aux thermiques..simplement magique!
Review by: Steve rogersVladimir models mini graphite
The mini graphite arrived promptly superbly packaged,fit and finished second to none. The flight performance is exactly what I was looking for in a do it all model, floats on a whisper but will still scream around without ballast .
I am delighted with my purchase and the service from hyperflight, thank you ,you will get my return custom unlike sloperacer
Review by: Chris StudleyMini Graphite - Thermal and Speed
I have visited the Mini Graphite page on many occasions over the last year or two after seeing a friend and regular on the slopes of South Wales flying his MG in conditions ranging from 5mph to 30+.
I finally succumbed in this August (2014) as the mix of thermal ability and speed I have been witnessing assured me this was what I was after.
I've been buying from Hyperflight since 2010 and delivery was as prompt as ever before and the new kit arrived within a day or so - packaging was superb. I utilised all stock items and built the Mini Graphite in a few partial evenings.
The finish on the model is excellent and with all control horn points pre-drilled and threaded including the ball connectors ready to screw on the already threaded tail pieces, the build was very straight forward indeed!
I made use of an existing switch harness that used Multiplex "greenies"(originally put together for a Mini-Vec) - I used MKS6125-mini in the wing (As I had two already from a previous F3F) - and some
trusty Savox SH-0255 (also in my collection) for the Flaps, rudder and elevator. Perhaps not the recommended suite - but I was happy to use what I had.
I placed the servos through a cut out piece of painted shaped ply that sits flat on the surface of the cockpit area (not sure if that was needed - but it worked well and looks great. I have placed the battery (intellect type 1600 2/3a) beneath the area inside the fuselage in the nose.
The battery will be removable in long term by removing the ply plate the servos are sitting in (modest contact adhesive holds the plate against the glass bed). The battery connection and a magnetic switch are all that reside on the platform of the cockpit area in front of the servos.
All up weight is strikingly light compared to my other models (which admittedly are larger F3F types) at 1.18KG it is slightly above the estimated 1.1Kg mark - but I'm very happy with that.
Initial throws were left as per Hyperflights recommendations and I maidened with a safe and steady 100mm from leading edge. It was a great maiden at the Bwlch (Mickeys West for those that know it) in a constant 15 mph wind.
She found lift unbelievably easily - soaring in thermals off the slope and with speed flap came down at a terrific pace. A bit of tweaking no doubt still to do - but I have exactly what I was striving for - a very thermic and very fast 2M Glider. I went for the Yellow with blue tips and Yellow red underside as the white Welsh cloudy skies can instigate a nerve jingling game of "now you see me now you don't" with my white Ascot Short. It does look great in the air. All in all- a great service, superb Glider,
straight forward build and I'm hoping for many happy hours on the slope. This 2M model has been around a while - and whilst I have been tempted previously with offerings like the RCRCM Tucan - this is a class apart imo. If Thermal and speed is something you are looking for - I don't imagine much out there bettering this great model from Vladimir's stable.