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Building the FT Mini Guinea speed build kit! YAY!

#1
Hey everyone,

This thread is going to be about building the FT mini Guinea. I will be giving you updates and posting pictures. After a LOT of posting on the forum, researching on FliteTest, and a lot of thinking, I finally decided to build the mini guinea.

Right now, I am soldering bullet connectors on to the motors and ESC's. I still need to order a couple parts from FliteTest.

If I am doing something wrong or need to do something different, please tell me.

Here are some pictures of what I go done.
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mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#3
are you using 2 different sized ESC's? usually best when making a twin to make sure everything matches. last thing you want is for one ESC to be putting out more that the other, or have one fail while the other is still working due to amp load. may not be a problem but could be.

i just finished building my Mini-G and love the plane.

good luck,

me :cool:
 
#4
are you using 2 different sized ESC's? usually best when making a twin to make sure everything matches. last thing you want is for one ESC to be putting out more that the other, or have one fail while the other is still working due to amp load. may not be a problem but could be.

i just finished building my Mini-G and love the plane.

good luck,

me :cool:
Yes, I was planning to use a 20a and a 12a.

Maybe I should get another 12a ESC.:unsure:

Can I see some pictures of your Mini-G?
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#5
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as you can see i used 2x 12A esc running 2204-2300kv, w/ 5x4.5x3 prop, and 3S-1300mah. this thing will go vertical at will, crazy pancake spins, plus fly nice and easy hands off. best of all worlds. only issue i have is the front wheel. need to design and 3D print something better.

laters,

me :cool:
 
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as you can see i used 2x 12A esc running 2204-2300kv, w/ 5x4.5x3 prop, and 3S-1300mah. this thing will go vertical at will, crazy pancake spins, plus fly nice and easy hands off. best of all worlds. only issue i have is the front wheel. need to design and 3D print something better.

laters,

me :cool:
It looks great! Good job!

Would this work for me: 1x 12a and 1x 20a esc, 2x 1806 2300kv motors w/ 5x4x3 props, and a 3s-1000mah battery?
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#10
It looks great! Good job!

Would this work for me: 1x 12a and 1x 20a esc, 2x 1806 2300kv motors w/ 5x4x3 props, and a 3s-1000mah battery?
yes, it will work but can't promise you won't have issues. the 1806's will work fine but will be a little less power. may want to step up to a 6x4.5 prop. battery is really determined by the CG.

good luck,

me :cool:
 
#12
Here's another update! I almost finished the the main body and started the nose.

I am still waiting for my parts from FliteTest, They should be here tomorrow or Wednesday. DSCN6057.jpg DSCN6059.jpg DSCN6060.jpg DSCN6062.jpg DSCN6066.jpg
 

Gazoo

Active member
#14
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as you can see i used 2x 12A esc running 2204-2300kv, w/ 5x4.5x3 prop, and 3S-1300mah. this thing will go vertical at will, crazy pancake spins, plus fly nice and easy hands off. best of all worlds. only issue i have is the front wheel. need to design and 3D print something better.

laters,

me :cool:
I used a pingpong ball for my front wheel on the MG. Thought I'd put that out there to maybe spark some out of the box ideas. It was quite aerodynamic. 20170212_211948.jpg