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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:38 PM
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New Wasp project

Wonder if this will work?

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:15 AM
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It's a joke. It's ok to laugh.

A brushed motor that weighs 3 times as much as the heli....


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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:05 AM
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I was going to say you would need to tie a brick to the tail to balance it. That reminds me of one of my planes. I had a GWS SlowStick, the version with the full foam fuselage. I bought it from the LHS assembled for $10. It needed a motor and electronics, but I had plenty of stuff lying around. The motor I used was a big brushless model taken from a much heavier plane, kind of looked like your Wasp. The SlowStick is not meant for speed, it's called SLOWstick for a reason. Anyway I figured what the hell, and gave it a try. It didn't need any runway to take off, just hold it in your hand, aim it straight up and hit the throttle. So I did! It went straight up like a rocket about 200 feet, sheared both wings off, rolled over and headed back to the ground. The speed was enough to shear the tail assembly off as it plummeted. It hit the asphalt street like a bullet!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:53 PM
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A good one!!!

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I was going to say you would need to tie a brick to the tail to balance it. That reminds me of one of my planes. I had a GWS SlowStick, the version with the full foam fuselage. I bought it from the LHS assembled for $10. It needed a motor and electronics, but I had plenty of stuff lying around. The motor I used was a big brushless model taken from a much heavier plane, kind of looked like your Wasp. The SlowStick is not meant for speed, it's called SLOWstick for a reason. Anyway I figured what the hell, and gave it a try. It didn't need any runway to take off, just hold it in your hand, aim it straight up and hit the throttle. So I did! It went straight up like a rocket about 200 feet, sheared both wings off, rolled over and headed back to the ground. The speed was enough to shear the tail assembly off as it plummeted. It hit the asphalt street like a bullet!
I sat at my computer laughing like a fool after reading this; I still chuckle everytime I think about it. Thanks for a good laugh!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:49 PM
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I sat at my computer laughing like a fool after reading this; I still chuckle everytime I think about it. Thanks for a good laugh!
The cool part about these foam planes is you can repair them. I found all the pieces and glued the whole mess back together. The missing pieces of the fuselage were filled with Gorilla Glue. The foam fuselage protected everything but the motor. It still turned, but not very well.
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