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Mini Funtana ( 37 in. / 94 cm )

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Mini Funtana

DMorris Design's Mini Funtana

The original Mini Funtana was an ARF from E-flite, introduced in 2004. It was designed for Pattern aerobatics and featured a re-positionable wing that, when placed in the forward position, makes it suitable for flying extreme 3D maneuvers. It has been discontinued for many years and parts are unavailable. I acquired a much-bashed model that needed rehabbing. There are no plans available anywhere, so I carefully measured my example, looked at the pictures in the Assembly Manual, and looked at the damaged areas, and created plans in CAD. I have incorporated some reinforcing (thin plywood and carbon fiber). T
Supplemental File #1 is a PDF of the original Assembly Manual where you can find tips and setup information for the control surface throws.
Supplemental File #2 "Mini-Funtana Parts Layout is a vectorized and suitable for use with laser & CNC cutters.
Supplemental File #3 was listed in error and I have asked that it be removed.
UPDATE: I have created and uploaded a set of Build Notes for construction. They are Supplemental File #4

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Details: Full Details
ID: 101708
File Size: 1.1 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Acro
Motor: Electric-Powered
Motor Size:150-To-300-Watt 
Wingspan: 37 in. / 94 cm
Publisher: DMorris Design
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Doug Morris
Date: 10/2018
Weight:20 oz.
Listing Editor: DMorrisPE
Added: 19/10/2018 03:16
Updated: 13/03/21 01:36:34am
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I'm a retired Professional Civil Engineer living in Charlotte, NC. Been building and designing model airplanes since 1952, but just recently (2015) got into radio-controlled planes. Member of https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteAeromodelersClub/

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Plan ID:101708
Keywords:Balsa radio controlled aerobatic replica of original
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Acro
Wingspan: 37 in. / 94 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Flat
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Motor Size:150-To-300-Watt 
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:20 oz.
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:DMorris Design
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Doug Morris
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Category:Full Size PDF Plans, Vectorial, Wood
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Date:19/10/2018 03:16
File size:1.1 MB
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Date:19/10/2018 03:16
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Mini Funtana Build mail4dean on 28/11/2023 02:31
I was given an original Eflight Mini Funtana by a generous club member after crashing a 90" Extra due to radio failure. Not knowing what I really had, I was a little careless and tip stalled it into the ground. Twice. Although I repaired it, twice, into a little heavier and not quite as straight flying park flyer, I regretted my reckless behavior and decided to build myself a new one from scratch.
I have sourced all my materials and as they come in piece by piece I'll try to keep up with logging best I can as this will be my first.

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