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SPECIFICATIONS:


TYPE: Free Flight conversion WINGSPAN: 8 inches WEIGHT: 0.4 ounces


TINY TIM MATERIAL LIST


>> #25-1 Guillow’s glider or equivalent >> ParkZone Mini Vapor receiver unit and pushrods (PKZU1261)


>> 6 mm x 15 mm brushed 15,000 Kv coreless motor or equivalent


>> 3 PP IRXU EODGH SURSHOOHU ¿ WV PP PRWRU VKDIW


>> Venom Fly 70 mAh 1S LiPo battery (or similar) >> (2) GWS 9/16 lightweight foam wheels >> 3.5-inch piece of .032 music wire >> Blenderm medical tape >> Thin and medium CA glue and kicker >> Five-minute epoxy >> (2) #0 x 1 pan-head screws >> Two-pin male micro motor connector >> 1.25 x 1 x 1/32 balsa sheet >> 1 x 1 x 1/32 plywood


Carbon-fiber pushrods, wire pushrod ends, and heat-shrink tubing connect the receiver to the control surfaces.


replacement package. The fuselage within came equipped with a tiny, all-in-one receiver unit that included a DSM2 receiver, two linear servos, and a brushed ESC. This package also included carbon-fi ber pushrods, wire pushrod ends, and heat-shrink tubing. All of these parts were usable, but electronics and pushrods harvested from a used or damaged Mini Vapor will work as well.


I strongly recommend that you fl y


over grass. Tiny Tim’s small size and speed practically guarantee that there will be a few bumps along the way. Because of its diminutive size, the airplane has little mass, which equates to a correspondingly low “crunch factor.” I have had my Tiny Tim dive full


speed into a grassy fi eld, and it simply bounced. Now, I don’t recommend you make a habit of doing that, but grass ensures that the airplane will survive your learning curve. If you haven’t had much stick time, you might also consider asking a seasoned fl ying buddy to give you a hand when fl ying it over grass! The tiny Guillow’s #25-1 model (guillowgliders.com) I chose to use was a “free giveaway” glider. Our community hosts a number of fairs and events. Perhaps yours does too. During one such gathering, our local newspaper gave away some small balsa gliders with its name printed on the tiny wings. I’ve seen these gliders sold online at places such as the Guillow’s website.


Although frequently sold in large lots, I’ve seen them offered in smaller quantities as well. Takeoffs are possible, but they are tricky and require some practice. I recommend that you hand launch your little airplane, especially for your fi rst few fl ights. A calm morning would be best, but your Tiny Tim will fl y nicely in a light breeze as well. When you are cleared for takeoff, face into the wind and advance the throttle to full. Now briskly launch your Tiny Tim up at roughly 30°. If balanced properly, your little model will accelerate and climb out smoothly. Continue climbing until your airplane has ascended to a comfortable height for you. Now throttle back a little but keep


Read a detailed construction article at THEPARKPILOT.ORG 17


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