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Old 10-25-2007, 01:51 AM
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I am nearly finished with framing up my Telemaster. It has been a pretty simple build other than I have not had a whole lot of time to spend on it. I am remodeling my basement so that has taken up a lot of my modeling time. I have stuck to the plans except for the wing. I am adding ailerons to the plane. The only thing I am debating on now is whether to do 2 servos in the wing or a single centered servo. I can see advantages to each.

Next up is choosing a color scheme. I want to go a bit different with this one. I will post some pictures soon of my plane.

I decided to order a new motor for it as well.

I went with the this one.


KA20-20L

Dimentions: 28x32mm
Rating: 1050kv
Battery Config: 3 Lipo Cells
Shaft: 3.175mm
Weight: 56gr
Operating Current: 6-15A
Max Current: 19A
Prop: 9x6
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:43 PM
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Hello Craig,
I also have a Mini Telemaster Kit but have not yet started building; I will get it going sometime next month or even December.
I'm looking at your motor and wondering where you pruchased it. I haven't heard of a KA20-20L. Is it compatable with an AXI or Atlas or the ones that Tower Hobbies offer?

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Old 10-26-2007, 12:51 AM
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I am getting it here- http://www.planeinsanerc.com/motors.html

You can also get it here: http://donsrc.com/cart/index.php?act...d&productId=40

In fact a lot of places carry the motor. I have no clue how it compares to AXI motors though.
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:11 PM
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Craig, Thanks for the addresses. It looks like a good choice for the Mini Tee. I'm presently working on a Miss Stik Jr. from Hobby-Lobby. I'm at the point ready to cover. It runs on a 300 brushed motor with a finished weight of around 12 Oz's. I haven't built a stick plane in quite a while. I don't build fast but it is a fun project.

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Old 04-23-2008, 03:12 PM
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:08 AM
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The instructions say to cut 14pc 1/8x1/4 forward braces using the bottom lg block as a guage, The side view plans don't show 14 side braces. Am i missing something here
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:26 AM
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Default Cross brace positions

Originally Posted by w5kfg View Post
The instructions say to cut 14pc 1/8x1/4 forward braces using the bottom lg block as a guage, The side view plans don't show 14 side braces. Am i missing something here
Bill
No, their position is not as clear on the plans as it could be. It's actually forward of the top edge of the sheet sidewalls, so as to maintain a constant fuselage width from the nose to the end of the sidewalls.

I made a scan of the plan where I've numbered the 14 positions. You can see my annotated scan plus a photo from my build showing the braces in their places in this posting on RC Groups.

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Old 12-31-2008, 11:04 PM
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Hi: Well due to the snow falling almost every day of December, I have been inside my hobby room building my first KIT model, the Mini Telemaster. I have built 3 ARF Senior Telemaster 8ft. Wing span and ONE 12ft. ARF Telemaster. I use the 12ft. Wing span TM for training and taking Videos for the Forest Service. The Telemaster is without a doubt one of the most stable and consistent RC model planes I have ever flown.
If you are a first time builder of the Mini Telemaster might I suggest you go to Hobby Lobby and download the instruction manual for the " ARF Mini Telemaster"? The instructions that come with the Mini Kit are very lacking in photos but the ARF version will give you a lot of photos and insight into what the poor mini plans lack. I would not have been able to complete the kit without reading and seeing photos of the Mini on this forum. A million thanks to all that have contributed there impute to the Mini Telemaster build forum.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:54 PM
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Issak - it looks great! Nothing flies like a Telemaster....
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:20 PM
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Default Size matters

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... Mini next to 8ft. Could not get my 12ft. Wingspan Telemaster in next to these two.
As a park flyer, my Mini Telemaster has always seemed reasonably large to me. Now I understand why it's called 'Mini'.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:36 AM
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Default Mini Telemaster builld

I'm building a mini Telemaster and enjoyed the write up I see so far.I've
followed most of the plans and looked at some of the details in your pictures. After 50 years of gas models I decided to try electric. I bought a park flyer 2.4 Ghz (Spektrum 7DX) radio ,whitch I know is overkill.
Haven't built a R/C airplane in 10-15 years. Haven't flown R/C in last 3-4
years >>> but do have a 1956 Cessna 182 that I fly all over the southwest U.S. when funds are available. I need a small electric plane to take with me in my 182 on those dirt strips I go to to relax. I'm adding
ailerons and using a speed 400 motor with Lipo 7.4 V and 1500 ma.
battery under belly. Is Monoacoat too heavy for covering ? Don't want to bend wing. Thanks
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:58 PM
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Great to see you enjoyning the build!

I would use the lighter coverings for sure. Monokote is a bit heavy for this application.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:08 PM
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Default Covering ?

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Great to see you enjoyning the build!

I would use the lighter coverings for sure. Monokote is a bit heavy for this application.
What would you use ? How about silkspan like I used to use on old gillow
rubber models ? I'd prefer a iron on with light red or yellow or green.
Thanks

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:45 PM
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Ultracote lite, Solarfilm Lite, Aerofilm Lite, or any other "lite" iron on film will work. Regular Ultracote(like monokote) will bend the wing when shrunk, speaking from experience.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:04 PM
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Yep I like the Nelson Solite. Also sold as Coverite Microlite.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGDV9&P=7

Matt points out some other good ones.

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Old 01-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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I've been seeing a lot of videos on U tube with mini-telemaster etc. I've got a cell phone (Mortorla Razor ) that's no longer usable as a cell phone but camera works good-both still and video ---hmmmm.
Nice light weight that can be downloaded to my computer .Any body else using old cell phone camera ? Ive got extra channels and servos to operate ?
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:58 PM
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Default Definitely a Nice Airplane

I built mine last year. I added strip ailerons and mounted the wing using
4-40 nylon bolts. I also added some additional area to the vertical fin and
the rudder. Power is e-flite 400 with APC 9x6 Prop. Juice is from a
Thunderpower 2250 and an e-flite 25 ESC.

I love the way the plane performs. Plenty of Power combined with the
good manners of a Telemaster.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:26 AM
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Very cool build rcers, is the mini a very easy flying trainer that you rarely fly because its very easy or one that you take out often?
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by PaperAirplane View Post
Very cool build rcers, is the mini a very easy flying trainer that you rarely fly because its very easy or one that you take out often?
If you take a quick look at the date on this thread you will find the age of this airplane.

Sadly it scored a goal at the field I fly small planes at, and no longer exists.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:27 AM
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its a great flyer,very easy to build and repairif needed...don't ask how i know...my mini was my first build and 15 builds later its still a joy to fly.

it was a wall hanger in the playroom,but a thread on skis brought it back to life.....does nice in the snow and looks like we'er getting some tonight..woo hooo.

one thing to note,the fuse breaks very easy in the back.if i were to build the mini again id skip some of the cross bracing and sheet the side with 1/32 balsa..it would'nt weigh much more and stength would greatly be increased.

this birds 2 years old and still flys great after many many repairs.not sure if i already posted a picture of it but this is how the old bird looks now.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rcers View Post
If you take a quick look at the date on this thread you will find the age of this airplane.

Sadly it scored a goal at the field I fly small planes at, and no longer exists.

I definitely noticed

Too bad, it sounded like you enjoyed the plane.
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its a great flyer,very easy to build and repairif needed...don't ask how i know...my mini was my first build and 15 builds later its still a joy to fly.

it was a wall hanger in the playroom,but a thread on skis brought it back to life.....does nice in the snow and looks like we'er getting some tonight..woo hooo.

one thing to note,the fuse breaks very easy in the back.if i were to build the mini again id skip some of the cross bracing and sheet the side with 1/32 balsa..it would'nt weigh much more and stength would greatly be increased.

this birds 2 years old and still flys great after many many repairs.not sure if i already posted a picture of it but this is how the old bird looks now.
Thanks, ill be sure to note about the fuse if I ever get around to building one.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:22 AM
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AWWW The Mini Telemaster....

Well I seen this post and thought I would add to the Telemaster Madness. I have had my MT for over a year and love it, but she doesnt get to fly much anymore as I got to many other planes to play with. Heres the life of my MT from Hobby Lobby...GREAT FUN. Shes for sale on Wattflyer now as I said I dont get to take her out much anymore, but shes waiting for a new owner.





Videos of my fun with the Mini Tele Master

Maiden Onboard
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLwxKdadyUU[/media]

Fish N Fly
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPOO36dZq9s[/media]

No hands Landing
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUBO2a4n4Wo[/media]

Cartwheel Landing
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyGb_n6QoQw[/media]

Thanks for letting me share...Peace
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