The Minimoa 100 is a truly breathtaking, gull-wing, scale radio controlled sailplane, for the experienced builder.
AT A GLANCE
- Wingspan: 100" (254 cm)
- Power system: Glider; Suitable for RC
Born from a thread started several years ago on the RC Groups forum, this is a massive project to play with and features top quality laser cut parts to save time with construction. Based on some of the test builds, all up weight should be around 3lbs 2oz (1430g) with the COG around 3.5" of root rib (43%).
A really good flyer, that looks fantastic in the air. Lovely!
The original build thread is here: Minimoa Build Thread
- Full size plotted plans with basic instructions
- 23 sheets of laser cut balsa wood parts
- 3 sheets of laser cut plywood parts
- 2 sheets of laser cut bass wood parts
- Piano wire, steel rod and brass tubes
- Semi-pneumatic wheel and tyre
- Vacuum-formed canopy
- Snakes, quick-links and mylar hinges
- 2.5mm carbon rod
- Covering material (Oracover or Oratex recommended)
- Radio Gear (Servos, transmitter, receiver, battery)
Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.
For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.
Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.
Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.
For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.
A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.
The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.
For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.
These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.
For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!
This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.