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Depron Bug V3 Airframe Kit with Motor and Propeller
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This Depron Bug V3 has been totally re-designed from the ground up by MicronWings and is now produced by MicronWings. It features a more classic styling with old style curves, wooden supports and bracing.

Now with a removable 7mm ball raced geardrive and matched 90mm prop, this plane provides excellent flight characteristics at slow speeds as well as being a durable long lasting airframe. It also has a custom designed tall undercarriage which matches well with the retro theme.


Specifications:

Wingspan 39.5cm
Channels 3 (no aileron)
Weight 32 Grams
All up flying weight with typical receiver, servos and battery.
   
Included Components
3mm Depron Airframe
Wooden Fittings
Carbon Pushrods
Control Linkages
Undercarriage
Foam Wheels
Geardrive with motor
Propeller
 
Needed to Complete
Receiver and Transmitter
Battery and Charger
5320 Type Servos
Glue and workshop tools

manual
Build Manual


FRSky Tx Model Icon
(Download Link)


Airframe Overview Video

A quick look at the airframe, kit contents and overview of the design features.

Flight Video - Early Morning Flight
A video of the Depron Bug flying outdoors with a few take-offs and landings.


Flight Video - Take-offs and Landings
A video containing just take-offs and landings.

Price: $33.70


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Related Items
90mm Prop 4mm Bore
molex Nanotech 150mah
dualsky battery DualSky 110mah
dualsky battery DualSky 150mah
DSMX Receiver
frsky receiver FRSky Receiver
5320 SH Black
5320 SH White
  90mm Propeller
Blenderm Hinge Tape
uhu hart glue UHU Por Glue



Optional Extras
Customise your Depron Bug with these optional components. The optional add-on packs below are designed for builders who want to dress up their Depron Bug and make it a bit special.
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Optional Extra - Hardwood Parts
Price: $5.80


These hardwood parts are cut form antique style dark African Sapele wood and can be used in place of the plywood parts included with the kit to give more classic look. The parts can be sanded down with fine sandpaper and varnished to bring out the dark color and woodgrain.


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Optional Extra - Brushless Conversion Kit
Price: $3.90

 

Go brushless with this brushless conversion kit. It features a filler section for the body cavity where the brushed motor originally fitted as well as two side pieces with no cut-outs. The motor mount is pre-drilled to accept the D1103 8200kv Brushless motor sold on our website. If you are purchasing this brushless conversion kit along with the Hardwood Parts kit, you will also receive a brushless motor mount part cut from hardwood.

Recommended components for brushless setup.
Brushless Motor
D1103 8200Kv
3A Brushless ESC
(Any of the below 3A ESC units are suitable)
Propeller - 90mm Grey
(with 1.5mm bore)

Flight Video - Painted Airframe with Optional Brushless Motor
With a fully painted airframe and brushless motor the flight weight increases by about 4 grams.
This gives slightly faster flying speeds.

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Optional Extra - Black Wheels
Price: $3.40

 

Dress up your Depron Bug with the wheel colour of your choice. This set of black wheels can be used instead of the white colour wheels which come standard with the kit.


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manual Design Template for Painting.
Download the PDF file and print it out. The images can be used to design a decoration scheme for your Depron Bug. Sketch outlines and guidelines by hand with pencil first and then colour in with colouring pencils or felt pens as shown in the image below to come up with a design that you like. Then make some templates and trace the design onto the Depron Bug foam parts and paint with water based enamel or colour in with felt pens before building the model.


An airframe which has been painted with water based acrylic paint using an airbrush. The surface must be prepared first with an ink assist coating. Click on the images below for a larger image. This Depron bug has been built with the addition of the optional extra Hardwood Parts as well as the Optional Extra Brushless Adapter Kit. The colour scheme is a vintage favourite cream colour with dark red trimmings.



This video shows the steps involved in preparing the surfaces and painting the parts.

The video above shows the process of preparing the airframe parts with Inkaid for painting .
See links below for this product and other similar surface preparation products.
InkAid
https://www.inkaid1.com/inkaid-white-matte-precoating
Can be mixed 50 / 50 with water or window cleaner.

Golden Digital Grounds Mixed Media Set
https://www.eckersleys.com.au/golden-digital-grounds-mixed-media-set
Digital Ground White (Matte)
Digital Ground Clear (Gloss)

Golden Absorbent Ground (White) 236ml jar
https://www.oxlades.com.au/artsupply/golden-absorbent-ground-white-236ml-jar
https://www.artstoreonline.com.au/collections/mediums/golden

Mont Marte Gesso Primer
https://www.artshedonline.com.au/mont-marte-gesso-universal-primer-500-ml/

Art Spectrum Acrylic Gesso
https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/art-spectrum-acrylic-gesso-500ml-aspecgpa5

HOLCROFT 250ML TRANSLUCENT GESSO
http://riotstores.com.au/item/170707-holcroft-250ml-translucent-gesso-extra-tooth.html

Liquitex Clear Gessos
https://www.eckersleys.com.au/liquitex-clear-gessos

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Decal Images for Stickers and Tattoo Transfers.
Download the text images below and insert them into a word document for printing. You can print your own decals. The reversed image on the right is for Tattoo transfers.



Example Decoration - Click on the images below for a larger image.

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The Depron Bug is a micro kit version of the J-Bug developed by "Jimmy J-Flyer" on RC Groups.
To find out more on the history of this classic design, take a look at Jimmy's J-Bug thread.