This famous German glider designed in 1935 is almost a cult classic amongst old-school glider pilots and those looking for something a little different. Its distinctive nose, stubby tail and gull wings are both attractive and functional, helping the original version to reach an altitude record of 6,687m in 1938!
Our Minimoa is a large (2mtr) RTF glider made from super strong reinforced EPO foam. This model comes pre-built with motor, esc and servos already installed. All you need to do is include your own receiver & battery to be ready to fly in 10 minutes.
The HK Minimoa is well designed, with easy access to the battery compartment, and the wings being easily removed with 2 nylon screws and a wing support bracket, making this an easy glider to set up at the field and fit into the back of your car as it takes around 3 minutes to assemble the main wings. The gull wings are kept strong with 2 reinforcing rods, inserted at the time of moulding the EPO; theyre fixed in place and will never move, providing a strong and slop-free support to the wings.
Everything is included with this kit, all you need to provide is your own receiver and battery (around 2200mAh 2 or 3S, 20C).
I just wanted to put this out there. During assembly, my wing bolts wouldn't properly thread into the nuts embedded in the fuselage. I remedied this by removing the plastic nut holders in the fuselage and replacing them with these. I had to drill out the red wing holes a little to make them fit properly, but so far I haven't had any problems.
Could you tell me the administrator Can send to Los Angeles International Airport on time? I want to buy and buy one But it will be at the airport in 8 hours that I have, then set out and fly go home Do not know this way is feasible? Will be there special messengers that help me to deliver goods? I know for the cash on the spot
Question for existing owner (ie, no guessing PLEASE!) What is metric size - diameter & length - of the wing mounting screws that are provided, please? Several reports of just barely reaching - I want to order longer screws for it along with the plane. Thanks!
Well Henry, most even simple-minded people would measure the SCREWS, as I asked, and just write it down here as a reply, eg "M4x30". Don't worry your little head about it tho - this is probably above your cognitive skills level.
As I live in the United States, I couldn't tell you the metric size since we don't use that system.
Perhaps you might ask tech support your question?
I have the plane but I doubt my measurements would do you any good.
On the other hand...why not order the plane and measure them yourself as I doubt you can get proper diameter and length screws from here?!
It appears you belittle people but take offense when others try to help you and accuse them of belittling you. I see you have the same problematic attitude with others in your postings on other threads! Since I now see you live in the US you should have plenty of access to tooling stores or the Internet to purchase the screws you might need...so why keep bothering everyone with such a request that's irrelevant??? You are the type of person that tries to solve a problem that may not even exist!!!
Watchin' the detectives..... Henry, apparently you're incapable of properly comprehending the written English language. If you'd bother to go back and re-read my original question ** perhaps have someone explain it to you - you'd see I asked for the size of the MOUNTING SCREWS (NOT the wing), SO I COULD ORDER LONGER SCREWS AT THE SAME TIME I ORDERED THE AIRPLANE SO I'd BE ABLE TO ASSEMBLE IT WITHOUT HAVING FURTHER DELAY WAITING FOR THE LONGER SCREWS. And yes, I belittle incompetence. It deserves belittling. It's people like YOU who have NO idea what they're talking about who try to impress others with their "knowledge" when it's nothing more than guesswork or sheer blathering that causes others harm, and believes all they have to do is say "SORRY" & that's supposed to fix everything, that I so loathe. And then when you're called out on it, come back casting guilt trips.
Short answer - if you don't KNOW, then you should keep your effing mouth shut. Meanwhile, BITE ME!
Actually I did realize I mis-read the original posting but of course you came back with such an immature reply (instead of just saying "I think you misunderstood my question...etc") that you deserved what followed. How many times are you going to keep repeating "It's the screws"?? I think we all get that by now!!!
I do own the MiniMoa but I'll be damned if I'll measure the screws for you. I paid my money for it...now you you spend yours to get the answers! By the way...I never said "Sorry" and didn't try to impress. I have no need to.
By the way...where are the reports saying the wing bolts are too short? There are none such in this discussion and only one even mentions the bolts, stating he didn't think two was enough...nothing to do with length...so please share your knowledge so we can all benefit.
If you live in the united states, I would suggest going to your local home depot, lowes or ace hardware store. Most of them are pretty good at keeping metric bolts on hand. That's where I go when I have this issue. Ace is used to me bringing in my rc stuff so I get just the right size. It sure beats ordering something and finding out I'd missjudged the size.
Actually, 1/3 back from the leading edge works fine for a rectangular wing planform or one evenly tapered front and back, but this wing planform is a little more complicated than that. I would be more inclined to use the instructions CG of 54mm.
Has anyone used ailerons as spoilerons on their Minimoa? If so how much travel did you use & were they effective?
I read a lot of comments about how long the glide is so I thought spoilerons would help with shorter landings.
Hi, has anyone flown this glider on 2s 7.4v lipo & if so, how did it perform? I've read some reviews saying that it seems over powered for the type of glider it is so thought maybe it would be better on 2s.
i replaced the esc with a turnigy 30 amp esc. the stock esc burned recently. fortunately my plane landed without damage. i had to do a lot of modifications from servos, motors and esc. i even had to put new hinges. can't believe the work i did.
I am relatively new, Looking to buy my second glider (my first was a Wild Hawk From Harbor Freight).
This will be my first plane with Ailerons. My question is, which would be better The Minimoa 2mtr R/C Glider
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewIt em.asp?idProduct=14886 ($113)
or the Easy Fly Glider
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_ viewItem.asp?idProduct=17415 ($77)
Is the Minimoa worth the $40 extra cost?
i have the minimoa and i have to do so many upgrades to get it flying well. i changed both servos, re-attached the rudder, changed motor, and now i need to find a way to attach the main wing on because 2 nylon bolts aren't enough (IMO). i don't know about the easy fly to report. take your pick.
The minimoa is a stunning plane to look at and fly, but if this is your first aileron plane the moa is not the place to start(Actually flies well but is very hard to set up and power up to gliding height without experience) . I couldn’t recommend the AXN floater jet enough It comes receiver ready or in kit form just add servos and receiver and it is very inexpensive flies smoothly and even thermals (I specked it out twice this past weekend to my surprise). The AXN is worth the wa
You don't have to use a 3000 mAh battery...just add a little nose weight. The Minimoa is made by ArtTech and comes with a NiMhi 9.6V battery pack as standard. You can get the whole RTF version...plane...Tx/Rx/battery pack/ESC...etc everything you need to fly except the Tx batteries on sale right now at **********s**** for $131.
running the motor hard can lead to it melting the mount. if you were to replace the motor with a different motor, would you have to use a similar bell motor or could you use any other brushless motor that would fit in the plane with similar specifications and modifications?
i changed the stock motor and installed a Turnigy bell 1200kv motor and a 9X5F prop. at full power, i got 8.9 amps and 100 watts. thinking of going with a 10X6F prop since the motor watts max is 180 and esc is 30 amp. i'll test it tomorrow.
i do, but sometimes you can't believe everything you read. i've heard of this bird arriving with parts missing. here say i guess but possible. maybe to those who bought minimoa know if it came with everything in the description.
yes, you are right. it would help. i want to buy this plane but i've heard too much people talk about the motor heating up and melting the mount. i want change the motor and install a better motor. but it's not that simple. i think. been reading rcgroups regarding motor and prop upgrades. i may order this plane though. it maybe the only way i'll know what to do. thank you.
I received mine last weekend, nothing missing, came with everything...I am thinking about putting this motor as an www.link this motor mount from the Parkzone Radian Pro...
Will post later with results...won't be for at least a week...
yes, but as other people have reviewed, it might be a good idea to replace all the servos in this plane. I've had 2 of them go bad on me so far. The start shaking really bad when plugged in and they don't flow through stick movements very well.
* Runping. If you have a programmable controller, you can wire each aileron separately on it's own channel, and program them as flaperons. I used to fly my Bixler 1 that way until I got the Orange 3 axis stabilizer which does not support flaperon programming. I'm tempted to dump the stabilizer and go back to flaperons, The Bixler flew great and I loved the added control.
i like the stabilizer in my bix. kept it level and great for video work. got some videos of my flights on youtube
After assembling with ESC replaced (RC forum chat) and balancing it with about 1 oz of lead in the nose in less than 1 hour, I had an uneventful maiden flight with little trim needed. It had lauches straight and true with very good climb. It made my glider flying look very proficient after several easy landings on a grass field. Thank you HK!
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Part 1) I gave this plane five stars because it looks good and glides nicely however, be advised that the plane has problems. The motor has no ventilation, and it will melt the plastic mount if you work the motor too hard too much of the time. Read the reviews from the international warehouse before you decide to buy this plane. My experience confirms what I have read there about the plane there. I forgot to take it easy for just a little while on a 70 deg F (21 C) day, and the mount melted so badly that I thought it was broken on landing. I realized only later after it re-solidified that it was all about the heat. Additionally, I was very unhappy with (1) the friction between the pushrods and the pushrod tubes and with (2) the elevator pushrod exiting the fuselage parallel to the axis of the fuse and missing the bottom hole of the elevator by more than an inch. I corrected problem (1) by pre-bending the pushrods to follow the bends of the pushrod tubes. The pushrod tubes do not cross instead they nearly touch halfway between the servos and the tail, and then they veer outward. I corrected problem (2) by cutting a hatch in the fuse and then re-routing the elevator tube to sweep gently upwards starting about four inches forward from where it exits the plane so that it exits about a half inch higher and points to the elevator horn. I glued the hatch back in place.
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Part 2) With both pushrods pre-bent outward through midpoint and with the elevator pushrod pre-bent upward to match its tube’s bend upward I removed at least three-quarters of the friction on both tubes. I don’t know what others have done about the pushrod/horn misalignment but a big Z-bent or angle up in the pushrod impressed me as possibly problematic. I suspect a little bit of adverse yaw from the ailerons. I set mine up as five channel, and I’m going to see if applying a little differential doesn’t make a difference. Applying rudder with the ailerons takes care of it for now. Mine came with only one spar. Another one would fit into the rear wing tubes, but the single spar has held under the stress of a fairly tight loop. Also, one of the blind nuts for the wing bolts was hanging by a thread of glue, and the other had glue in the threads. I had to chase those threads. I’m glad that I bought the plane. I’m either going to change the motor and the way it’s mounted, or I’m going to try to be more careful about pushing the throttle. I didn’t have any problems with overheating as long as I was climbing quickly and gliding most of the time or as long as I applied only enough throttle to maintain altitude. Romping around is not allowed.
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Fun GLIDER! Took it out on cliff and was able to ride the up drafts without using the motor!
OH yeah and its way durable! I hit a old box car with it and all it did was put a dent in the wing!
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Nov / 28 The test started in Bogot Colombia, three flights of 45 minutes each, the engine performed well, to avoid overheating was drilling in the spinner and the spinner support plate, the engine was used only to gain altitude "I did not use it all the time" this improved performance in the mechanical state of the engine and battery life 2,200, will also improve ventilation inside the fuselage. To improve the fit in the wings are secured with plastic screw and servo horn plastic holding and securing the wings, see files.
I am very satisfied and happy with this bird of Hobbyking, six crowns for this plane