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Mini Sportster Thrust Angle

#1
What's up (!) with the downward thrust angle on the mini sportster?

i'm bringing this up, as I'm just now putting together another mini sportster and noticed the power pod was pointing downwards. I build a mini sportster a long while ago (pre-waterproof foam board era), and it flew like a charm. I assume that power pod also had a downward angle, but don't know.

Then, recently, I built another which lawndarted immediately. At that point I though the thrust angle might be off, but didn't notice that the power pod was actually angled.

So, I guess everything is as it should be. Just trying to avoid another lawn dart, and wanted to toss the question out to all you experts. Especially since I only see straight thrust angles on the other Mighty Minis, event the Speedster which looks very similar in shape and form otherwise.
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
#2
Actually a lot of the FT planes have some down thrust incorporated. Take the big guinea pig for example, it has some down thrust built in. I designed a mini twin motors plane that has a bit of down thrust as well. Build it to the plans and build video and it’ll fly like a dream. Good luck!