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14th November 2015, 03:21 AM

The Mini Talon V-tail plane is the smaller version of the popular Talon Kit. The kit comes un-assembled with EPO and laser cut plywood parts.

Runs 4S 14.8V 10,000mAh LIPO battery, flight times are long, and wing loading still low thanks to the generous wing area of the Talon. A generous fuselage compartment with large top hatch allows you to access your equipment and flight battery in any configuration you choose.

It is a great plane for anything you want to throw at it. You can use these for site surveying, aerial mapping and FPV fun.


The Mini Talon has more room in its bay, and given that the usable space extends almost its entire length, with the motor at the tail, getting the CG right is easier.
For a bit of range, the Mini Talon is also easier to wire, with the UHF Rx and antenna way at the back and the rest of the FPV gear in front. In terms of agility, the Mini Talon can fly reasonably well, in able hands.

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- The Mini Talon FPV V-tail Drone is the new little brother of the popular Talon FPV plane.
- Its smaller size is great for packing with you on your favorite FPV safari.
- Runs on 4S 14.8V 10,000mAh LiPoly battery, long flight times.
- Low wing loading.
- Generous fuselage compartment with large top hatch allows you to access your FPV equipment and flight battery in any configuration you choose.
- It is an open canvas for your FPV needs.

Kit :All assembly and equipment installation required
- Moulded EPO airframe
- Laser cut plywood motor mount and wing saddle frame
- Mono-wheel landing gear protects bottom of fuselage
- Large fuselage compartment accommodates many battery and equipment configurations.
- Two Piece plug in wings with carbon wing tube

Recommend Parts (Not Included):

6 CH FlySky Transmitter and Receiver Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/FlySky-FS-i6-2_4G-6CH-AFHDS-RC-Transmitter-With-FS-iA6-Receiver-p-922606.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)
4S 5000mAh LiPoly Battery
4 x TowerPro 9g Servos
3536(2814) 1000KV Brushless Motor
40A Brushless Speed Control Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/AL-ZTW-Beates-40A-BEC-Speed-Controller-For-RC-Airplane-p-919065.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)
9x4.5 propeller Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/GEMFAN-GF-8040-8060-9045-1050-1070-9060-Electric-Propeller-1-Pair-p-977960.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)

Recommend FPV System (Not Included):

APM Flight Controller Set 2.8 Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/APM-Flight-Controller-Set-APM-2_8-6MH-GPS-OSD-Radio-Telemetry-etc-p-960341.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)
Eachine 700TVL 1/3 Cmos 110 Degree Lens Camera Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-700TVL-13-Cmos-110-Degree-Lens-FPV-Camera-p-972616.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)
Skyzone FPV 5.8G 32CH 7 Inch Monitor DVR Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/Skyzone-SKY700D-FPV-58G-32CH-Diversity-7-Inch-TFT-Monitor-DVR-p-926987.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)
Eachine TS832 FPV 5.8G 32CH 600mW Wireless AV Transmitter Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-FPV-5_8G-32CH-Wireless-AV-Receiver-RC832-p-975426.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)
Eachine FPV 5.8G 32CH Wireless AV Receiver RC832 Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-FPV-5_8G-32CH-Wireless-AV-Receiver-RC832-p-975426.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)
5.8G Gain Petals Clover Mushrooms Click Here (http://www.banggood.com/5_8G-Gain-Petals-Clover-Mushrooms-Antenna-Set-For-FPV-System-p-919079.html?utm_source=other&utm_medium=fpvlab&utm_content=zhangruihua&utm_campaign=talon)

17th November 2015, 06:14 PM
I was one of the original reviewers of the Mini Talon, it is a great airframe, very efficient and has a huge speed range. I have built at least 6 of these aircraft to date and have a few more kits ready to be built in the near future. However, anyone that has ever had a less than ideal landing will tell you that it isn't very durable, especially the fuselage.

I would really like it if a plastic fuselage, like that of the Pheonix 2000 glider from hobbyking could be developed for the Mini Talon. It should be more durable as well as free up a considerable amount of space in the fuselage.

Another item that I would look into changing (if making modifications to the fuselage). Is a better top hatch design, the dual screw method of attaching is not ideal and makes quick access for unplugging batteries and or accessing electronics overly complicated.

While on the topic, of fuselage updates... a hatch or some form of removable power tray would be a great addition too. Once the aircraft is assembled it is near impossible to access the motor wires for rotation reversal or general maintenance.

Yet another addition to make this already great plane even better would be a forward hatch/access, if going to a molded plastic fuselage it would be easy to incorporate this making wire routing and electronic placement that much easier.

17th November 2015, 07:05 PM
I was seriously thinking of buying one and putting a pulsejet on it :->

17th November 2015, 07:12 PM
I was seriously thinking of buying one and putting a pulsejet on it :->


27th March 2016, 07:44 PM
flight time on 4s 5000?