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Old 12-30-2010, 06:47 AM
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Hey guys,
I just finished my Minimoa review and have posted it up on youtube. I hope you enjoy it!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS2FhFhho-w[/media]

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:24 AM
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Don - That was one of the BEST REVIEWS I have ever watched on a plane! Thank You! Very thoughtful and well presented. Practical tips, too. I've been considering a replacement for my first glider - a HK Phoenix 2000 - and had caught notice of the Minimoa. It's great to see an honest appraisal of this plane, and now that I know what to expect, well I think we may see one in my future! PROPS! +k-
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:56 AM
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Very well done!!! This is a very nice sailplane, and all your notes are spot on! I took your advice on the wire loop...great idea!! Your notes on CG "I HOPE" buyers will take heed~!! She flies like a piece of crap if you go by factory setup.! Were you using 2.4 gear? if so..did you throw a SAT receiver in?

NICE JOB DON!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:07 AM
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Hi Don
Great review
Love that aircraft in fact i ordered one 2 weeks ago
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Still havent received her yet but your video makes me want her even more now
Thanks ever so much
Take care
Yours Hank
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:51 AM
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Hey Don

Great review. I have been looking into this glider for a bit now but I was wondering how it handles high wind situations. I live in Hawaii at the moment so a "calm" day is 10-15 mph but we will fly up with gusts up to 30 mph.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:26 PM
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Not sure what Don's experience is in wind with his minimoa, but mine with the 2200 lipo (suggested) will fly just fine up to 15kts steady winds, it has enough weight to penetrate. The factory will give you weights (4.6oz) total to help set the CG where you like it. I have mine at 30% OF Chord.
With gusty winds to the amount your saying...its not going to do well.

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for the info. I may just have to leave that one in the car when the wind picks up. A few guys fly the AXN-Floater out at the field and it will handle the wind suprisingly well, just wanted to see if this one would do it as well.
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