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plane next to computer mouse This is my MicroPlane. It's wingspan is 4 inches, the length is 5.5 inches. Wing cord is 1.25 inches

Total weight: 140 mg.

The rubber is a 5 inch loop of .012 x .025 inch Tan II.

The prop blades are .005", C Cut, helical formed, then glued to a spar that's .032" tapered to .010". Prop pitch is 5"
The prop shaft and hook are .008" music wire (guitar string).

Spars are .028" x .020", ribs .025 x .015

Motor stick is .03" x .06"

It flies quite well

Some other notes:

  • The rubber takes about 2000 turns, flight times are in the range of 2 to 3 minutes... so far.

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