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Spinthing Electric 1.2m

Product Code: SPIN-ELEC
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Following the current trend, the Schloiderding F5K - we are calling it the Spinthing Electric is a powered mini discus launch type model, of 1.2m (48") span.

Despite its compact dimensions, it is has good performance and is attractive to all levels of model plane flyers, from beginners to experts. The tail unit has been improved over the glider version and the F5K version is now superior, with improved damping and directional control.

Except for the tail boom, the Spinthing Electric is made entirely of wood and is therefore easy to repair if the worst comes to the worst. The front of the wing is solid balsa and the rear is of built-up construction. A sanding aid is included to help achieve the correct wing profile. With this tool the wing surface can be shaped very easily and quickly.

Construction is built-up balsa, ply and carbon fibre with Oralight or Feather
Cover covering.

Manufacturer's recommended powertrain: Hacker A10 or Pichler Pulsar Micro 1510/1650, a 7x4-8x5 prop, 2S 300-600 LiPo, 15A ESC, 2 small servos and a small receiver. The performance in powered flight is more than sufficient.

Although designed to use a 30mm spinner the nose could be extended with a little balsa block and our Lightweight Electric Glider Powerset (with a 25mm spinner) could be used instead. This will be lighter and should keep the weight below 250g.

Customer's setup: Hacker A10-9L, 7x4 Aeronaut prop and 30mm Aeronaut Cool-nose spinner 30/2.00mm (part 7259/00), Overlander 12A BEC ESC, 2 D-Power nano servos and Overlander 450mAh 2S 40C LiPo, 210g RTF weight. Our thanks to David Camp for sharing his setup, model photo, and plan translations (see link below).

Kit contents
CNC milled balsa and plywood parts
Carbon tailboom
Sanding aid for the wing surface
Mounting hardware for wing and tail
Steel wire 0.3mm for the tail torque springs
Full size construction plan with all relevant dimensions and parts
Transfer "Schloiderding F5K"

Spinthing Electric Specifications
Wing span 1.20 m 47 in
Wing area 14.9 dm2 231 sq in
Length 86 cm 34.0 in
Flying weight from 180 g 6.3 oz
Wing loading 12.1 g/dm 4.0 oz/sq ft
Aspect ratio 9.7
Wing airfoil Proprietary
Dihedral angle 7.7º
Spinner Diameter 30 mm
Centre of Gravity 57-61 mm from wing leading edge
Controls Rudder, elevator, throttle

Recommended R/C-nano gear only
Elevator & rudder servos Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-101HV, Hitec HS-40, KST X06, CHA DS06
Receiver Spectrum AR6610T, Lemon LM0034, Futaba R6004FF*, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R4 & R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light*, FrSky D4R II
Battery 300 mAh - 450 mAh 2S LiPo

Spinthing Electric Typical Weights
Total structure 120.0 g 4.2 oz
Receiver 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Rudder servo 4.5 g 0.2 oz
Elevator servo 4.5 g 0.2 oz
Speed Control 4.0 g 0.1 oz
Motor 12.0 g 0.4 oz
Prop & spinner 5.0 g 0.2 oz
Battery 25.0 g 0.9 oz
Flying weight 180.0 g 6.3 oz

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Spinthing Electric mini F5K

Usual great service from Neil, arrived within 2 days of ordering, well packed. Very good quality wood, CNC routed/cut parts, all fitted perfectly. Very clear plan, easy to Google translate the few text instructions. A pleasure to build.
Mine came in at about 210g, using Hacker A10-9L, 7x4 Aeronaut prop and 30mm spinner, Overlander 12A BEC ESC, 2 D-Power nano servos and Overlander 450mAh 40C LIPO, MPX RX5 light receiver. Only flown a few times, rocket like climb and nice floaty glide, reacts well to patches of lift. Very pleased with end result.

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