StevensAero - microMAX 103 Laser Cut, Micro RC Kit

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Catalog Number
SAK-MMAX103
Shipping Weight
0.40 lbs
Product Origin
Made in Colorado, U.S.A
Wing Span (in.)
18.5
Wing Area (sq. in.)
65
Length (in.)
12
Flying Weight (oz.)
1.5
Loading (oz. / sq. ft.)
4.9
Wing Cube Loading
3.3
Control Layout
RET
Retail
55.00 USD
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39.00 USD (Save 29%)
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Summer 2013 (July) Micro Builder Program Model.

Introducing microMAX, This quarter we were inspired to capture the simple lines, easy construction, and delightful performance of the MiniMax, a popular part 103 legal home built.. The microMAX, offered by Stevens AeroModel is a refreshing change of pace from previous quarter's more complex micro builds and features generous wing area and delightful handling.

 

Background:

The Team Mini Max was designed by Wayne Ison and marketed through TEAM aircraft. This highly successful mid-wing strut braced single seat rag wing design found favor among many home builders. TEAM eventually folded but the design lives on and has shuffled around from business to business (currently being sold through www.teammini-max.com). We decided to model the older three-view as published in Bill Hannan's Peanuts & Pistachios resource and it should be noted that this three view deviates somewhat from current full scale production. We chose to keep these deviations as they lend a unique "Space Man Spiff" look to the aircraft.... and being a home built design, there's great variance in the completed airframe as each builder offers their unique twist on finishing items such as cowl, wing tips, and empennage.

Kit Includes:

  • Precision laser cut parts
  • Full size plan set
  • Photo illustrated step-by-step assembly instructions
  • Hardware package including push-rods, control horns, gear struts, pre-cut acetate wind screen, and wheels.

Kit Requires:

  • 1/2 oz. Thin and Medium CA glues
  • Sanding Block with 220 grit paper
  • AeroLITE covering film (Red and White - One-Two Patch Packs Suggested) AeroTRIM self adhesive trim (White) - Optional
  • ParkZone PKZ3352 Receiver/ESC/Servo unit ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor 130mm x 70mm
  • Propeller EFL9051 or PKZ3601
  • DSM2 Compatible Spektrum, ParkZone, or E-Flite Radio 

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Customer feedback

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4 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Patrick O'Connor
Jul 14, 2014
What a great micro kit and flyer! I have built everything from .40 size glow to 30cc gas and the microMAX was the first micro kit I have built. The laser cutting was very good and the parts fit perfectly. The build insrtuctions were clear and easy to follow...I did not have to read and re-read them to understand them. I decided to paint the tail feathers and covered everything else. I would not recommend painting as I feel to get a good look, you need a few coats, which I think added too much weight. This was actually mentioned in the build instructions, but I wanted to try something different. The microMAX is a very stable, gentle, easy flier. You will not be dissapointed. I am looking forward to building another StevensAero kit.
Patrick O'Connor
Jun 29, 2014
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I have built everything from .40 size trainers to 1/4 scale Decathlons and the MicroMAX was my first micro RC plane build and it was a very good experience. Everything from the laser cutting of the parts to the hints and tips in the instruction manual was top notch. I will admit, I had to get used to a few things such as using CA glue very sparingly, but the built up airframe and wings are actually very strong for the size and thickness of parts. Flight characteristics are awesome, not needing any trimming during the first flight. I have a few other StevensAero kits to build and I am looking forward to another rewarding experience. Thanks for putting out a great product! Pat
Patrick O'Connor
Jun 27, 2014
This is my first micro RC plane, my first micro RC kit, and my first StevensAero plane and I have to say I am very impressed. I have built a few kits before from my first .40 size trainer...notice I said first trainer, to a 1/4 scale Taylorcraft and Decathalon and others in between. The laser cutting is excellent and the MicroMax builds straight and true. I elected to paint all of the tail components just to try something different which I feel was a mistake. I think it added a lot more weight than the covering would have and they even cautioned this in the manual. I installed all of the recommended components as I usually do and the MicroMax flies flawlessly, even no trim was necessary for the first flight. I have some other StevensAero kits to build and I cannot wait to begin. Thank you for putting out a great product.
John
Nov 10, 2013
Great kit, super quality laser cutting and parts fit.

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