Winter is fast approaching here in Upstate New York so I decided to keep busy inside and create a new mini Talon QuadPlane from spare parts that I had on hand. I still love the way my original MT QP flies and performs. It is fast and flies like it is on rails. It’s only crash came from an aggressive bird strike, but I repaired that years ago.
I had a spare MT kit and all the parts. Many of my electronics came from my disassembled FX-79 QuadPlane.
I started using the SunnySky x3508 700kv motors many years ago on my Tarot copters and then my BEV FireFLY6 VTOL. They could spin a 12" on 4s and a 10" prop on 6s. They were a lower cost alternative to the T-motor. For this project, I’ll be using 10" props on a 6s LiPo (two 3s in series). Even the forward flight motor will be the x3508 as I have many spares.
I found several 16mm carbon tubes and motor pods in my spare parts which seem to be a perfect length for the QuadPlane bars and fit the x3508 motors. Next to the Multistar batteries is a carbon landing leg that will be used to keep the MT upright.
So, it’s time to break open this MT kit I have had in my loft for years now and have some winter building fun!