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Old Apr 11, 2003, 02:49 AM
Putnaja1
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Ace Whizard Construction Help Needed...

Hello all!

I have finally started scratch building the Ace Whizard that I bought plans for
a few years ago.. I have to say, this is one cool little plane! I am very
impressed with this simple design, and the fuselage built straight and true-
probably due to the use of the tabbed "crutch"..

But, now that I have the fuselage together, I have no idea where the best
location/setup for servos is, where/how to mount the fuel tank, where to put
the battery, whether a access door is needed or if everything can be serviced
by removing the wing, etc.

Also, I have not yet been able to find the "Ace Foam Wing" set for this plane,
even though Ace is supposedly selling this plane again in kit form (?)
Whatever the case, has anyone built one of these planes from scratch? Care to
share your build/setup ideas? Got any digital pics of the plane- or can you
take some of your setup if you still have your whizard? I'd very much
appreciate any help you can offer, as this is my first scratch built project!

I am guessing that, if I am not able to find the foam wings, I'll just build up
a set using the same airfoil that is shown on the plan. Anyone done this for
this plane as well? I imagine a built up wing would be much lighter than the
foam ones.. Anyway, let me know what you think!

Jason R. Putnam
putnaja1@aol.com
Old Apr 11, 2003, 02:49 AM
john alt
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Re: Ace Whizard Construction Help Needed...

In article <20030403004553.25704.00000071@mb-cl.aol.com>,
putnaja1@aol.com says...
> Hello all!
>
> I have finally started scratch building the Ace Whizard that I bought plans for
> a few years ago.. I have to say, this is one cool little plane! I am very
> impressed with this simple design, and the fuselage built straight and true-
> probably due to the use of the tabbed "crutch"..
>
> But, now that I have the fuselage together, I have no idea where the best
> location/setup for servos is, where/how to mount the fuel tank, where to put
> the battery, whether a access door is needed or if everything can be serviced
> by removing the wing, etc.
>
> Also, I have not yet been able to find the "Ace Foam Wing" set for this plane,
> even though Ace is supposedly selling this plane again in kit form (?)


The kit is listed at
http://www.acehobby.com/acehobby/pro...ardflyers/ace4
245_whizard/index.html

Have you tried contacting them? there's a link on that page.
Old Aug 28, 2003, 03:40 PM
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Putninja1,
Did you ever get the ACE Whizard finished?
I just got an old kit with no wings or plans.
I will have to dig out my old RCM mag. for Jan. 1974, supposed to be in there.
The plans in there should help. Will try to duplicate a set of wings from my ACE ME109. should be about the same. I have seen other people adding a center section to the wing, may try that also.

Any other Whizard flyers out there?
Regards,
Paul
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Old Aug 31, 2003, 02:00 AM
Robbie and Laura Reynolds
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Re: Ace Whizard Construction Help Needed...

appy2day wrote:
>
> Putninja1,
> Did you ever get the ACE Whizard finished?
> I just got an old kit with no wings or plans.
> I will have to dig out my old RCM mag. for Jan. 1974, supposed to be in
> there.
> The plans in there should help. Will try to duplicate a set of wings
> from my ACE ME109. should be about the same. I have seen other people
> adding a center section to the wing, may try that also.
>
> Any other Whizard flyers out there?
> Regards,
> Paul


Hey Paul,

The Whizard came with a wing center section. It has a spar slot for a
piece of 1/8 X 1/8 spruce. You glue that in, then wrap the joint with
some kind of light fabric and glue. I think that it was originally
tissue and white glue. When you find your article, run the plans
through an enlarging copier and trace the airfoil. You can then cut a
wing from foam or build one from balsa. If it was me, I might try the
balsa because I like balsa better. If I remember correctly, the
wingspan is 42 inches.
By the way, the ME 109 has tapered wings, but the Whizard has constant
chord wings. I would be happy to send you a set, but I don't have any.
All I have is a couple of thousand tapered ones. The Whizard would fly
great with tapered wings, but I would still recommend adding a center
section, because if you reduce the area too much it won't fly like a
Whizard any more.

Does anybody know if Ace foam wings are once again commercially
available?

Robbie
Old Aug 31, 2003, 02:12 PM
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I have built the Whizard kit. It is back in production and the wings are available seperately here in South Africa. Only thing is mine does not fly...I have tried and electric conversion with a speed 400. Will open a new thread on that subject though. But as for servo/reciever positions....here is my 2c worth
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