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Old Jun 07, 2005, 02:36 PM
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Ace Wizard .049

Hey folks,
Before I got back into this hobby 5 months ago, the last plane I built and flew about 12 years ago was a little 1/2A called the Ace Wizard... I think. I have no idea what I did with it. It had a one piece foam wing, and a balsa square fuse and tail feathers. I flew it with an .049. I remember the 2 standard servos and Rx + battery had more than enough room. So I'm wondering if this kit is still out there or if anyone can recommend something similar. I don't remember too many specs, but it was rudder elevator and I'd say 32 inch wingspan or so, and looked like a little Cessna. I think with modern micro gear and a 2s lipo this would make for a great little park flyer. Anyone remember this plane. I got it from Tower..... like I said, 12 years ago.
Thanks,
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Old Jun 07, 2005, 04:47 PM
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Ace Whizard

The kit is still being produced, and should be available at your LHS. If not, Either Quantum Models, or Ehobbies should have them. Nice flying plane. It can be flown as an electric, or nitro.

Steve ܰ
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Old Jun 07, 2005, 05:00 PM
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The Wizard brings back many fond memories and yes it is still made. Tower no longer carries them.

Try Quantum:
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/qua...ls/default.asp

But if you want a better choice there are a couple!
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXZS57&P=ML - Herr cloud ranger is a wonderful flier
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/telemaster-mini.htm
World famous Telemaster

These look good also:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJKE2&P=ML
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHCE9&P=7

Mike
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Old Jun 07, 2005, 09:45 PM
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I taught many beginners to build and fly on the Wizard, marvellous design. I even heard of some guys flying Combat with them! Why not, they were cheap enough!
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Old Jun 08, 2005, 10:48 AM
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Just ordered one from Quantum. Thanks guys. Got a nice little outrunner and micro flight pack i'm itching to put in something. i remember it used to fly great all out with a throttle less .049. Should perform even better now. Wonder if it'll make me feel 18 again?
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Old Jun 08, 2005, 11:18 AM
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Wonder if it'll make me feel 18 again?
Let me know if it does. I was 14 or 15 when flying mine (26 years ago!) so if it works that magic I need some!

Mike
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Old Jun 08, 2005, 03:55 PM
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I got the AHS special with teh Testors 049 and Mattel pulse single channel setup, in 1987 or so! All new in the box, Out of date then and even more so now, but I wish there was a warehouse still full of that stuff.
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Old Dec 03, 2005, 10:50 PM
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Hugequark. How about an update? Did you get your plane Did it build well?

Robert
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Old Dec 04, 2005, 04:07 PM
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I have built a half dozen of these. THe first one when I was thirteen (30 years ago!!!) Powered the first one with a cannon micro radio, td 051 with a tarno carb. The most recent one had a little diesel engine..... Too stinky and greasy clean up...

My latest version is powered with an axi 2212 26, 10x6 gws hd prop, 3s lipos!!!! Best flying one yet. That large prop gives it a very wide speed envelope.....
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Old Dec 04, 2005, 04:52 PM
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do you still have plans for $
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Old Dec 04, 2005, 10:10 PM
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Dr E, that looks to be built from a kit. It looks great! Have all yours been built from kits?
A few more details on your setup? What kind of covering? RTF weight?

This plane was originally advertised as a trainer but I found it to be a bit on the fast side and back then with no throttle... kinda scary for some beginners.

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Old Dec 04, 2005, 11:24 PM
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I've got one of these! It was my second plane. Had a Black Widow 049 on it. I was just gonna let it hang from the ceiling, but now I'm kinda inspired to make it electric and get it in the air again.
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Old Dec 04, 2005, 11:30 PM
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Flashback!
I flew the fuselages out from under several of those wings! Still have two of those wings and an in progress kit that I made copies of the fuse & tail to go with the old wings! As I recall most of my fuses succumbed to fuel soaking and cartwheeling and plain hard living! But just a second with a hot iron over the covering and the crunched foam underneath would expand right back ready to go again!
I need to restart those projects and make old Ken Willard smile again! Gotta Go!
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Old Dec 05, 2005, 02:03 AM
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Heh! now thats enthusiasm!
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Old Dec 05, 2005, 09:01 AM
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All up weigh is around 16 oz. The covering is econocote cub yellow and dark blue. The basswood spars were replaced with carbon fiber rods. It flies better than any of the other ones I've built. Slows down for beautiful landings
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