It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for—the MiG-3 is finished! Josh, Alex and TJ test out its limits while going into third-person (thanks Hyperion!) combat in the sky.
The MiG-3 is the second plane in what we call the Community Series. The first one in the series was the FT Bloody Baron by Dan Sponholz (AKA the SponZ). The the idea behind the Community Series is we take an awesome design from one of our community members and we work with them to create a new design that uses several of our build techniques, which makes it all swappable (powerpod, electronics, etc.).
One thing we’re really passionate about is making every build experience the same and also take place in 3-5 hours. The MiG-3 can be build in approximately three hours. And although it doesn’t reach 100 mph, it does have a respectable speed to it.
Something we enjoy about these foam board war birds is that they have a lot of similar tendencies to a trainer—including undercamberd wing tips, which helps prevent stalling.
The MiG-3 is very forgiving and doesn’t stall as easy as a typical scale war bird. On our plans we have throw gages and if you dial them in and use our CG, you should be able to pin the elevator back in slow flight and it shouldn’t drop a wing tip.
Another little tip: If you’re using a 4-cell battery, make sure you don’t use over a 9x5 prop.
A big thanks to Nic Lechner (AKA Nerdnic) for helping make this beautiful design become a reality!
Additional shout outs to one of our team members, Chad Lewis, for always painting the planes to look incredible and Dan Sponholz for creating some 3D printed details of the plane!
Are you excited about flying the MiG-3? What aspects of this war bird interest you the most?