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Mini Q Slope/Electric Sports Racer 81cm

Product Code: MINI-Q
 (9 reviews)

Price: $146.76

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The Mini Q is a lovely 80 cm (32") composite glass/carbon flying wing model that can be built as an electric sports racer or as a slope soarer. It is fast! We previously listed it as Tiny Q.

The kit consist of a very nicely molded glass and carbon one piece wing and pod. The attractively shaped fin is also molded and fits into a slot in the rear of the pod. A little fettling may be required to get it to slide into place smoothly. A nosecone molding and a carbon firewall are also supplied. Either one of these should be fitted depending on whether the model is built as a slope soarer or an electric racer . The firewall is about 33 mm diameter so it should be possible to mount 28 mm outrunner motors without too much difficulty.

A complete accessory pack is supplied including elevon pushrods with clevises, plywood servo mounts suitable for KST X08 servos, and carbon control horns and servo covers.

Note this model is quite highly loaded and is not suitable for less experienced modellers. Don't forget to reflex the elevons 2mm and start with a forward CG and launch over long grass until the trim has been dialled-in.

Mini Q Electric Specifications
Wing span 0.81 m 32 in
Wing area 10.2 dm2 158 sq in
Length 43 cm 17 in
Flying weight from 397 g 14.0 oz
Wing loading 39 g/dm 12.9 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 6.4
Wing airfoil 7% proprietary
Dihedral (EDA) 2.5º
Spinner Diameter 32 mm
Centre of Gravity 17 - 22 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Elevons, throttle

Mini Q Electric Typical Weights
Wing & body 178 g 6.3 oz
Fin 18.5 g 0.7 oz
Accessories 10 g 0.4 oz
Total structure 210 g 7.4 oz
Receiver 5 g 0.2 oz
Elevon servos 16 g 0.6 oz
Speed control 12 g 0.4 oz
Motor 40 g 1.4 oz
Prop & spinner 15 g 0.5 oz
Battery 100 g 3.5 oz
Glue etc 2 g 0.1 oz
Flying weight 397 g 14.0 oz

Mini Q Slope Soarer Specifications
Wing span 0.81 m 32 in
Wing area 10.2 dm2 158 sq in
Length 43 cm 17 in
Flying weight from 336 g 11.9 oz
Wing loading 33 g/dm 10.8 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 6.4
Wing airfoil 7% proprietary
Dihedral (EDA) 2.5º
Centre of Gravity 17 - 22 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Elevons

Mini Q Slope Soarer Typical Weights
Wing & body 178 g 6.3 oz
Fin 18.5 g 0.7 oz
Nosecone 3.5 g 0.1 oz
Accessories 8 g 0.3 oz
Total structure 208 g 7.3 oz
Receiver 5 g 0.2 oz
Elevon servos 16 g 0.6 oz
Glue etc 2 g 0.1 oz
Battery 85 g 3.0 oz
Noseweight 20 g 0.7 oz
Flying weight 336 g 11.9 oz

Recommended R/C-nano gear only
Elevon servos (2) Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Ripmax SD100, MKS DS65K, MKS DS75K, MKS HV75, KST X08, KST X08H
Receivers 4+ channel rx to suit your transmitter, eg Spektrum AR6610T, AR6100e, FrSky X4R, Futaba R2106GF, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light
Glider battery HyperFlight 750 mAh 4.8V NiMH, Radient 1600 mAh 6V NiMH
Electric batery 2S - 3S 600 mAh - 1200mAh LiPo

See the Alula Flight Pack for a kit of metal geared servo, battery, and extension reald - all you need to get the model in the air except the receiver.

Manufacturer's Recommended configuration
Motor :2207 2650kv
Propeller :6*4
Battery :2S 1200
Servo :5g - 9g mini servo
CG:10mm - 15mm

Control Throws
Aileron: +/- 3mm
Elevator: +/- 4mm
Aileron neutral: up 2 mm

Reviews 9  

 Review by:

Very Good this Plane

Sehr gut aber der Schwerpunkt war dass Problem !! Ca 15mm vorderkante Flšche 3cm vom Rumpf gemessen !! Und beide Querruder innen ca 3mm Hoch - sind dann auŖen ca 2mm dann Fliegt dass Teil :)

 Review by:

Mini Q

The mold quality is low, the model I received has several flaws, too bad because the model deserves a higher quality.

 Review by:

Mini Q slope

Just got back from a maiden flight with the Mini Q. What a plane! Been flying slope for 20yrs and love small, quick and aerobatic gliders. This thing ticks all the boxes. 15mph wind and away she went. Beautiful axel rolls and good turn of speed. No hint of tip stall when I slowed her down into wind.
My advice, go with the recommended C of G. It seemed insanely too far forward to me but worked. Also donít forget the 3mm of up trim. Never had a model require this before but it works.

 Review by:

Mini Q Slope

Very pleased with the quality of the moulding. Iíll be using this on the slope.

The mid body plywood bulkhead where the wing spar would be now has a fiberglass bridge that makes the wing completely rigid. Well done.

The fin needs a little fettling to get it to fit, but once the gel coat is sanded off the mating surfaces, thereís very little that needs to be taken off the fin sides to get it to fit. The nose cone is a bit of a sloppy fit, which is a good thing so thereís room for some carbon / epoxy packing. I didnít like their metal clevises so I am using black MPJ plastic ones as they match the carbon horn.

Fast and well packed service as ever. As soon as it stops raining, Iíll be heading for the hills.

 Review by:

Very nice and low priced slope-flyer.
First crashed it,because of wrong CG,
fortunatly very solid,than CG 25mm,
neutral up 3mm,enlarged fin,now flies well.
Thanks a lot for nice hours!

 Review by:

The MiniQ 32inch Moulded Glider

Great piece of kit,flies great in strong winds.
Made a YouTube video,here is the link.

 Review by:


Firstly the finish of this model is impressive, on par with my Voodoo's, it's simply slick!. Much better priced than the Voodoo. First time out today with my new Mini-Q,
I've uploaded a short video on Youtube , my second flight and as you can see the performance was awesome. Mine turned out considerably heavier at 480g as I used a Mega 16/15/3 (turning a 4.7x4.7 prop) and a large/heavy 3s 1300ma pack. Despite the weight launching was straight forward however and maybe due to the weight and forward CofG I had to tune in 4mm of up on the elevons to maintain level flight, once trimmed the flight was 'on rails' using Hyperflight's recomended CofG (not the manufacturers!). I'll probably switch to 4s and a 4.1x4.1 and push the speed even further. The only downside is the non availability of a spinner to match the nose/firewall, nearest is 2mm smaller which is a little disapointing. Perhaps Neil could feedback this to the supplier and either move the firewall slightly forward to match 32mm spinners or to supply 34mm spinners. The fact that I'm buying another two says it all! One for a sloper and another for a different motor setup.

 Review by:

Mini Q

A lovely moulded model, as indicated a little bit of work with a file to get the fin/fin slot perfectly mated but no great hassle. The supplied wooden frames for the KST servos were used as well as the KST X08H servos themselves and a Hobby King motor which at the time was at a reduced price, a Spider SP2206 2300kv (33g) outrunner sitting outside in the fresh air, a 5.2X5.2 Cam Speed prop and a 3s 1300 mAh LiPo. I have the option of upgrading to a 2600kv motor if I feel I need more speed. I set my Tx. for 50% expo. recognising this baby might be a touch twitchy and was glad I did so for on its maiden flight I suffered my usual twitchy thumb syndrome (every maiden) so the flight was conducted circumspectly. The model in its present set up might not be the fastest in a straight line but oh boy pull in full elevator and it changes direction very fast. I was glad I chose the Yellow top surfaces with Black undersides and Yellow flashes as this makes it easier to decide which is up and which is down, do not let this model go too far away as if you do get a bit too far distinguishing which is up and down might be difficult.

 Review by:

Mini Q

Itís a nice model. Iíve put this one together as a powered model and was happy with the performance with the suggested motor and prop combo. I may need to buy another one to do as a dedicated slope model and as usual great service from Hyperflight.

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