Browse Categories
Hitec H4
Browse by Manufacturer
Mailing Lists
Unsubscribe Newsletter
Translate webpage

Facebook Twitter Youtube

Anniversary 12th

eStar HM-14 Flying Flea (Kit)

Part: ESTHM14FLYINGFLEA

Price: $99.00
In Stock: 1
HM-14 Flying Flea
HM-14 Flying FleaHM-14 Flying Flea
HM-14 Flying FleaHM-14 Flying Flea
icon
Wingspan:
30" (750mm)
icon
Length:
23" (580mm)
icon
Weight:
9-10 oz. (255-285g)
icon
Channels:
2
icon
Good: Neo 300-1400, 8x3.8
Better: Hacker A20 34S, 8x3.8
TP910 2S
Arguably the first homebuilt airplane, the "Flying Flea" was introduced in 1934. It was successfully demonstrated by its designer/builder, Henri Mignet. With the publication of the plans and instructions soon hundreds of Flying Fleas were being built in homes across Europe and the United States. A temporary set-back occurred when a number of these homebuilt Fleas crashed. Detailed investigation by the Royal Aircraft Establishment in England and the French Air Ministry in France revealed the problems and led to the necessary corrections for safe operation. By 1936 Fleas were again flying and have continued to do so ever since. Variations on Mignet's original design can be found in many countries around the world. The Flying Flea was designed to be an exceptionally easy machine to fly, with no rudder pedals and a simple two-axis control stick. The main forward wing of the two tandem wings, pivots for ascent and descent while the rudder and the dihedral in the wings, takes care of turns. Mignet claimed that anyone who could put together a packing case could build a Flying Flea and anyone who could drive a car could also fly it. This highly prefabricated kit belongs in the "super scale competition" models category. Whole construction is extremely light and clean but still able to withstand high load. The manufacturer uses the latest construction techniques including Laser CNC cutting to achieve high strength and low weight. Each part, every detail are meticulously made.

The Flying Flea was designed to be an exceptionally easy machine to fly, with no rudder pedals and a simple two-axis control stick.

Special Features:
- Control surfaces: Elevator and Rudder
- All balsa/ply built-up construction
- Non-removable wings with scale struts
- Fully illustrated instruction manual
- Laser cut interlocking structure
- Scale wire landing gear

More information (links)
* Building Instructions (.doc)

Airfoil
Wing area
Wing loading
: Clark-Y
: 290 sq.in.
: 5 oz/sq.ft.

Video:
HM-14 Flying Flea - 4.9MB

Flash Video:

Suggested Equipment:
(1) Hacker A20 34S
(1) Jeti Advance 08 Pro ESC
(1) TP910 2S battery
(2) HS-55 servo
(1) APC-Slow 8x3.8 propeller
(1) Deans connector
(2) 2.5" Diamond light foam wheels
 

Related Products:

Thunder Power 910mAh Pro Lite G8 Li-Poly Battery Packs
Price: From $20.00 to $28.00    
Thunder Power 910mAh Pro Lite G8 Li-Poly Battery Packs
APC Propellers Slo Flyer
Price: From $3.00 to $4.00    
APC Propellers Slo Flyer
Deans Ultra Connectors
Price: From $3.00 to $4.00    
Deans Ultra Connectors
Hitec HS-55 Servo
Price: $10.00    In Stock: 18
Hitec HS-55 Servo
Jeti Advance 08 Pro Brushless ESC
Price: $39.00    In Stock: 11
Jeti Advance 08 Pro Brushless ESC
Wheels Diamond Lite (63 - 75mm)
Price: From $9.00 to $11.00    
Wheels Diamond Lite (63 - 75mm)
Hacker A20 34S Motor
Price: $43.00    In Stock: 4
Hacker A20 34S Motor

Product Reviews:

(0 Ratings, 0 Reviews)