Tony Ray’s Aero Models Minimoa 1936 Glider
Balsa Laser Cut 1/6 Scale Kit for Radio Control
This kit is a 1/6 scale R/C model of the Göppingen Gö-3 Minimoa glider which is a single-seat sailplane produced in Germany. It was designed by Martin Schempp and Wolf Hirth and was produced the year after their first glider, the Göppingen Gö 1. It first flew in 1935. The name is derived from the name Moazagotl given to Altocumulus Lenticularis clouds caused by the Foehn wind in Sudetenland. The name was used for one of Hirth’s earlier gliders and since the Gö 3 was a smaller version, it was called ‘Mini’ as a diminutive.
It established several records, including the world altitude record of 6,687 m (21,939 ft) in 1938 in a thunderstorm. Richard du Pont and Chet Decker flew Minimoas to win the US Championships in 1937 and 1938.
It was made out of wood and fabric with cantilevered ‘gull’ wings. A B-version in 1938 had thinner wings with a modified section and the gull’s kink in a different place. The undercarriage was non-retractable. It was the first glider built to carry water-ballast in a tank behind the pilot.
Minimoa 1936 Glider Kit
This model builds into a wonderful glider for many hours of flight in the summer dusk. The construction is challenging and great fun and results in a very reliable model airplane with a fun factor guaranteed. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.
The model features a graceful gull wing with scale structure design.
The kit can also be built as a beautiful static display model.
- Scale: 1/6
- Wingspan: 112″ / 2,844mm
- Wing Area: 54.8 sq. dm
- Fuselage Length: 49″ / 1,246mm
- Flying Weight: 2.1kg
- High-quality laser cut balsa pieces
- Step-by-step instructions contain 300+ real photos with notes
- Complete hardware bag
- Vacuum-formed canopy included
- Model can be flown 3 different ways:
- Slope soaring
- Powered flight
A .pdf copy of the building instruction manual for this model is available HERE
Radio Control Operation:
Recommended Electronics (Not included):
- Transmitter: 3+ Channel RC Transmitter
- Standard Receiver
- 9g Servo (2 each) (Recommendation: Dualsky DS395 servo)
- 17g Servo (2 each) (Recommendation: Dualsky AS82MG servo)
- 43g Servo (2 each) (Recommendation: Dualsky AS549 servo)
Optional Parts (Not included. Please click on links for parts available in the FlyBoyz Store.)
- Motor: XMotor 3548EGL
Note: This item ships at the ‘Over-sized’ Flat Rate