Frame comes as shown plates hardware arms and landing gear.
Frame weight is 4.5 oa (130 grams)
Arms are 10 1/2" front to back and 9 1/2" apart in the front and 53/4 in the rear.
Using the Sunnysky 2204 2300kv motors with 6x4.5 props create a tremendis amout of thrust and stability. we clocked my mini at 50mph at full throttle.
Sunnysky 2204 2300kv from buddyrc
if they are out do a search on the web.
F-12A fire Red Series SimonK from readymadequads
buddyrc KK.2.1 board
readymadequads has them USA based company (carbon reinforced)
myrcmart has the plastic version out of China. They have several colors to chose from.
in the search bar type 6x4.5 and scroll down to the 2 bladed props.
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Posted by Jukka_t on 24th Jul 2015
Had the mini v-tail for two days now, great fun! , have hit my house two times today, have to learn how to fly this very fast machine :-)
Posted by Steve on 8th Apr 2015
Still love this quad but wanted to add to my previous review. I am flying with a NAZE32 and first of all would like to say it flies much better than the KK2. It is NOT a V tail on the NAZE32 - it is an A-Tail (which it does look like right-side up. Also you will need to lower your PIDS (from standard 4 to 3 on "P" and proportionally on "I". I also would strongly suggest you add some rear landing gear - with wood like the larger "A-Tail" or using zip tie landing gear or hell gear. Otherwise in my experience you will break an inordinate quantity of props in the rear and almost none in the front. The NAZE flies way better than the KK but make sure you don't connect anything backward as I can confirm it "sparks and smokes" (literally) and much more easily than a KK2.
Posted by Thorsten aka Kaffiflight on 3rd Mar 2015
I like the overall style, after all it seems to be the pefect combination between tricopter (flightstyle) and quad (simplicity). The plywood is lighweight and fairly good, but could be of higher quality regarding the abuse it might soon take. For example a 6 layer plywood. I consider a small layer of glassfiber at the edges of the FC-window to strengthen it where it might break first.
I mounted a KK mini and the window is pretty big for that, lol. For stability reasons it could be smaller. Even a standard KK-board could be sufficently accessible with a smaller window.
That´s where I am right now:
KK mini, HK blue "Mystery" 12A speedcontrollers, DYS 1806 2300KV motors. I plan to use 3S. FrSky radio and FPV with flightcam and maybe Mobius.
Not finished yet, looking forward to first flights.
Posted by Steve on 19th Jan 2015
I get a lot of compliments from everyone else flying 250's when they see how this flies- as mentioned it swoops around somewhat between a tri-copter and a quad. I have mine setup with the 6x4.5 and Sunnysky 2300kv, 2204 motors and a KK2 mini and it has plenty of power. I have used anywhere from 1600 mAH's, to 2650 4s (not recommended for these motors and too heavy but it flies ok anyway). Id say 3s 2200 are about right for sport flying with lighter batteries for aerobatics. I like the way the design use metal nuts integrated into the wood as the assembly is easier than with separate nuts. Definitely highly recommended.
Posted by Chad Cervinsnki on 17th Sep 2014
The Mini VTail is a great alternative to spending $100+ dollars on carbon fiber framed minis. This along with Matts recommended products can produce an amazing little FPV racer!! I havnt got into the acros yet but I will. If it breaks you can either glue the wood together or just replace a piece of it...velcro as much stuff as you can so that way your frames are almost swappable.
Posted by Jim K. on 11th Sep 2014
I just (15 minutes ago) had the first flight. Flew right off, only adjustment was to lower the aileron PI to 38 to stop a little shaking. Looped it after second take off.......Realy neat and well designed. I'm going to out together a REMOVABLE FPV pod for it. The kit was great and exceptionally easy to get right THE FIRST TIME.
Posted by Tony Fassi on 28th Jul 2014
Matt, you did it again! Thanks.
Great design, easy build, tons of fun.
I fly FPV with a blackout mini but I plan on moving my video gear over to this v-tail.
Advice to prospective buyers: before you spend a ton on a mini, grab one of these first and fly the hell out of it.
Posted by Jose Mato on 18th Jul 2014
This is my first ( and DEFINITELY NOT my last ) purchase from Simplecopter. Matt has been GREAT with me with our phone/email correspondences with his advice and presale customer service. I received my Mini V-Tail with a few days of ordering it ( I am in FL so shipping time was very fast ) and what can I say, my first impression was WoW !! I can't wait to get this quad built and flying !!! Everyone I have showed it to has been excited as well and wants to test fly it after I get her built. Now to figure out the colors and get the electronics and I am all Set !! Thank You Matt for your BEYOND exceptional customer service, advice and quality of your products !!!
Posted by David Bischof on 23rd Jun 2014
The product parts are fabricated well with clean shaping from quality materials. Will buy from Simplecopter in the future. Almost have it ready to fly with a paint job of bright colors. I used the motors, control board and ESC recommended by Simplecopter. The build video also is a big help.
Posted by Ed Jeffries on 18th Jun 2014
Gave the frame a paint job and had it flying in a couple of hours. I used HengLi 2308 1500kv motors because they were available. Put 7x4.5 props on because of the lower kv. With a 3s Lipo, and all
RTF Quads electronics it runs great. I learned to fly with a SimpleCopter Tri-Copter frame, hopefully I can learn some acro with this one. :)
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