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Old Jul 07, 2011, 05:36 AM
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how many cell were you running with 2w25
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 07:08 AM
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4 cell 2200mah 30-40c batteries and they fit in just right. You can go larger but getting them in past the motor and esc could become tricky.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Damn! Need video
Tried to get some video today but my keychain cam has crapped out. Anyway, got in 2 more flights and I am seriously loving this plane! It's just mad how a plane this cheap can be this good. Everything else I have seems pretty pointless now
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 11:00 PM
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Good to know its not just me that thinks the wasp rocks!

Gonna use mine to get a feel for bungee launches, as the wasp handles well at low airspeed and is predictable, apparently it should leave the bungee at ~120mph
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 02:38 AM
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Yes, launches can be tricky with such a small prop so I tend to wait for days with a slight headwind and give it a good heave. It tends to dip quite a bit and then shoot away and up!
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Is this plane still available and if so from where?

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Old Aug 15, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Is this plane still available and if so from where?

Colin
http://www.launchmodel.cn/enProductShow.asp?id=150
they call it the Swift
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 08:29 AM
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Thanks but I see no way to BUY it from that site? Where is it available for sale?

Colin
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 02:52 PM
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Thanks but I see no way to BUY it from that site? Where is it available for sale?

Colin
i brought mine direct from them if you want to pay more you can get one here

http://www.t9hobbysport.com/item.asp...192&prodid=691

i don't know whew you can get one in the us
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Quick vid of the wasp, bungee'd

Mibo/Launch Models Wasp/Swift/Whatever its called bungee launch (2 min 32 sec)
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Jacko, that bungee launch just looks to easy. I like it. Much up elevator or pretty much neutral at launch?

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Old Aug 21, 2011, 11:13 PM
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It is to easy! I Dont recall pulling up, I forgot I had to hit the throttle when it came off the bungee initially, was too busy grinning.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 11:26 PM
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Didn't get as much speed as I was expecting, but looks like plenty.

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Quick vid of the wasp, bungee'd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4k4wmfjIUs

Hey Jacko,

I've been following you over on the X plane thread as well and I'm very interested in your bungee launching. I do it with my pylon planes and it's so much more consistant and risk free.

Here's my question ... or maybe it's asking a favour? EXACTLY where is your hook on your planes in relation to their CG? Is it possible that you could measure it for me? From the edge of the firewall to exactly where the hook is.

I've found that where the hook is is crucial ito smooth launch. I've found that if my hook position is too far forward the plane can dive DOWN on launch whereas if its too far back it can balloon up (and potentially stall) on launch.

So unless the plane is built for a bungee launch you have to sort of find the sweet spot on your own. Your measurements would help me out a lot so if its not too much trouble, could you do those measurements for me for BOTH the X plane and this one? (I also need your CG points for both)

Thanks!

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Can do, there wasnt anything scientific about it though. Just thought "it looks about right there" !

The X's hook is placed quite far back to allow room for the 16" prop BTW

Ill have a measure up later and post it here.

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Didn't get as much speed as I was expecting, but looks like plenty.

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I was launching everything at 6kg's, this is around 1/3rd of what the hosemonster bungee is capable of Im guesstimating the wasp left the bungee at around 80mph using the 6kg of tension, imagine what 18kg would do
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