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Old Jul 08, 2001, 06:30 PM
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Hey Guys Check this out!!!!!! The Wing Thing is Awesome!!

Well ive never built a kit or anything but i decided to try building the wing thing from scratch. Well its almost done and it accually looks like i did it correctly!!! Right now you might be saying big deal anyone can build a plane. Well Im 15! I dont have pacients like you guys. Anyways sorry for bugging you im just sooooo happy!!!!!! Wooohoooo I would really like to thank AZ Chuck for putting the plans on the net so everyone can use them. Here are some pics of the plane so far.




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Old Jul 08, 2001, 06:55 PM
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JStory,

So what do you have in mind for the power plant? GWS motor and props? Rx and servos? Battery size? Wonderful handy work. Keep us posted.

Charles
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Old Jul 08, 2001, 06:57 PM
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Im not sure yet. Ive got my radio gear but i was wondering what prop and motor to use. Im thinking about buying the 1717 motor but its 50 bucks so i dont know yet. Chuck recommends the Arc-1 prop but its 15 bucks and i would snap it in a second. Anyone have any suggestions on a motor and prop also where could i buy it from too.
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Old Jul 08, 2001, 06:59 PM
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Don't be sorry - it's always great to see someone starting out, and you're doing a great job. Post more pics as you go along won't you?
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Old Jul 08, 2001, 07:02 PM
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Thx well if i can build it anyone can. So i really recommend this plane, i dont know if it will fly yet but hey its a whole 2 bucks worth of balsa.
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Old Jul 08, 2001, 08:24 PM
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hey have you seen this plane from bill griggs? looks like a foam wing thing http://www.ezonemag.com/articles/200...do/griggs4.jpg

i wonder when he'll kit it.
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Old Jul 08, 2001, 11:47 PM
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It looks great!! The guys here are always helpful. Since its summer you can mow lawns to get the rest of your gear. Good Luck!
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 05:11 AM
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Hello,

Great ! ! !
Can we have a link to the plans please ?
I'll be making one of those . . .
Thanks -

Keven.
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 07:41 AM
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Looks good JStory. You make me all proud.
You could go with a $18 GWS motor and prop. I have not tried it but other people have said it works good. You will have to rework the beam for the motor. You have done so good so far that I think you can handle it.
GWS is coming out with a GWS A-10 motor, direct drive with a little bitsy prop. I want to try one on the Wing Thing. You might give EJF a call and see if they have them yet. They allso have a kit for the Wing Thing.
Electric Jet Factory. http://www.electricjetfactory.com/
520-579-5609 - Voice.
520-579-5610 - Fax.
Go to for download.
Wing Thing Plans. http://www.geocities.com/azchuckrc/wingthig.html
..AZ Chuck


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Old Jul 09, 2001, 08:03 AM
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JStory
Great piece of work! Keep it up and you'll soon be addicted to having straighter, lighter, better flying models that don't look like a bazillion others.

Patience? Of course you have it, you built this one!

If you're worried about props snapping - probably won't on a pusher - cover it, fit your radio, balance it up and test fly it some as a glider. That way, when you come to do the tricky bit with power - landing - you'll have an idea what its going to do.

Now go start on the next one! Great stuff.

Regards

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Old Jul 09, 2001, 08:43 AM
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JStory, don't apologize. It is that feeling of "Wooohoooo" that makes this such a great hobby. I started this hobby at age 16 (I am now 33) with a stick built glider that my father got me for Christmas. Took me until the next Christmas to get the RC TX/RX to fly it .

Let us know how this flies with a GWS motor. Chuck has done a great job, not only with his design but also with the documentation of his design.

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Old Jul 09, 2001, 01:47 PM
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JStory,

Nice job! It feels good to build something with your own hands, doesn't it?

At least you didn't wait until you were 43 for your first scratch-built project! Now I feel like i'm 15 too...and it's a good feeling!


You may be interested in my "bashed" version and power system depending upon your flying skills...
http://www.isc.rit.edu/~gjc9518/project.htm

Good luck!


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Old Jul 09, 2001, 02:58 PM
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Should i use a GWS-A or GWS-b?? Also what is the best prop to use? Does it have to be a pusher prop? Im almost ready to cover the airplane. I got the cash to buy the motor but i dont have a credit card. Does anyone know a online hobby store that will ship using COD?
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Old Jul 10, 2001, 05:24 AM
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Hello again,

A nuicance isn't it JStory - having the cash and not being able to do anything with it ?
You have no shops near enough to travel to ? There should be a few in Dallas.
( America is so BIG ! )
Can anyone explain to me the difference between the GWS 'A' and 'B' motors ?
Is it the gear ratio, or the ballraces ?
The orange GWS props are great, and very flexible.
I'm going to make one and fit my GWS motor onto it, running the 9" prop I have backwards.
TIA . . .

Keven.
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Old Jul 10, 2001, 08:40 AM
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JStory,

You do have a couple of shops in the Dallas area. I was always partial to <A href='http://www.switchboard.com/bin/cgidir.dll?MEM=1&FUNC=FORMATSEARCH&LNK=3%3A155&C=& L=roy%27s+hobby&T=hurst&s=tx&Search.x=0&Search.y=0
'>Roy's Hobby</a> in Hurst. They have plenty of GWS supplies.

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