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Old Aug 21, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Butch, finished my ww boomer and it comes to 9.8oz all up weight with the 2 celled lipo pack, is that a good weight?

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Old Aug 21, 2008, 11:11 AM
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where are the photos of the finished boomer? You know you can't make a post telling us it's finished and not attach a couple of photos of it.
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Butch, finished my ww boomer and it comes to 9.8oz all up weight with the 2 celled lipo pack, is that a good weight?

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Old Aug 21, 2008, 08:02 PM
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Butch, finished my ww boomer and it comes to 9.8oz all up weight with the 2 celled lipo pack, is that a good weight?

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Sounds a bit heavy. What motor are you using?
The 24g outrunner only puts out 7-8ozs of thrust on a 2 cell.
And what size batt??
Most of our combat Boomers, with the 3.5"cut, 24g outrunner on a 2 cell 600-1000mah, are about 6.8-7.8ozs. Butch
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 11:37 PM
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where are the photos of the finished boomer? You know you can't make a post telling us it's finished and not attach a couple of photos of it.
Its coming real soon as I charge up the camera batteries promise lol!

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Old Aug 21, 2008, 11:41 PM
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Sounds a bit heavy. What motor are you using?
The 24g outrunner only puts out 7-8ozs of thrust on a 2 cell.
And what size batt??
Most of our combat Boomers, with the 3.5"cut, 24g outrunner on a 2 cell 600-1000mah, are about 6.8-7.8ozs. Butch
Oh Oh.... I did something wrong then maybe... I used the same 24g motor, esc, berg rx as you suggested with a 7.4v 900mah lipo. I did not cute as much off the wings as you did though, could that be it?

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Old Aug 22, 2008, 12:22 AM
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That center section only weighs a few grams.
Did you paint it or use alot of strapping tape or put in the wing spar as well??
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 10:38 AM
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That center section only weighs a few grams.
Did you paint it or use alot of strapping tape or put in the wing spar as well??
No, I only used two long strips of the red tape on the bottom of the wings so I can tell the bottom from the top. I didn't put in any wing spars but I did glue in some bamboo skewers along the leading edges of the tail fins/stab... also I didn't shave off enough material from the blue epp fuse... the servos are 4.3g each x3... and maybe I used a little too much shoe goop glue too, not sure. I'll just toss it into the air and see how she flies I'll make sure its a big park! lol

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Old Aug 22, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Maybe your scale is just off a little.

BTW, Butch, are you using the HD 8060 or EP 8060 props generally? I think that I might like to have just a little more speed in windy conditions than the EP 8043 prop gives. The calculators say around 10 mph more with the HD 8060.

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Old Aug 22, 2008, 02:32 PM
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Hi Guys
I see that Hobby People are advertising Wild Wings .

Do you think it is worth a shot at getting a straight one based on Butches experiences ?
Thanks
Charlie
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Jasper,
your fuselage does look a bit larger than ours and ours is hollowed out back from about the middle.

Gary,
We're using the 8x6 slowflyer props and even a 9x7 cut down to clear the booms.
They'll pull more amps, so be sure your batt can take it.

Charlie,
10 out of the 15 WildWings I just received were warped. Last order was 3 out of 10.
Order before that was 4 out of 20 if I remember right.
I may have a buddyof mine in LA, go to a couple close by Hobby People shops and see if he can get me a couple more before they run out.
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 10:00 PM
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Hey Jasper,
What did you use for the tail and ailerons?? Looks like balsa.
On the stock WildWings kits, the balsa elevons could be from 4.5 grams to 11 grams each! So 2 heavy ones could be 13 grams more than the light ones. That's almost 1/2oz for just ailerons!
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 10:54 PM
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Hey Jasper,
What did you use for the tail and ailerons?? Looks like balsa.
On the stock WildWings kits, the balsa elevons could be from 4.5 grams to 11 grams each! So 2 heavy ones could be 13 grams more than the light ones. That's almost 1/2oz for just ailerons!
I remember you suggested not to use them so I used foam tray material (same as depron I think but just a tad thicker) I took the pic in a dark room so that's proly why they look like balsa. I'll take a better pic with the blinds open, you'll see it clearer. I did use one of the trailing end pieces of wood that came glued onto the ww and cut it in half to glue onto the booms with crazy glue and baking soda filler as a base for the stabs/fins since the white glue I use doesn't seem to like to stick to carbon rods, but I don't think that would add too much weight (I hope) I also used the extra motor mount that came with the motor instead of the lighter carbon tube... dunno, I can't think of anything else that added weight accept the fuse/nose is too thick and maybe the shoe goop glue I used to glue epp to epp is mabye a heavier glue.... not sure, I'll carve down the fuse and see what happens I think it will still fly this way but maybe not as slow as I would like to start flying at. I'm getting a lot of stick time on FMS rc model simulator hoping this might help me not crash as often as I used to years ago LOL!

Thanks for all the help Butch!

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Old Aug 22, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Well if it doesen't seem to have enough power, the 24g outrunner will put out about 14ozs of thrust on a 3 cell!
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 11:51 PM
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Well if it doesen't seem to have enough power, the 24g outrunner will put out about 14ozs of thrust on a 3 cell!
Awesome!

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Old Aug 25, 2008, 11:33 PM
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Yikes...last night I carved off some foam from my fuse hoping to bring it down to as close to 7oz as possible and I got too carried away, there is barely any fuse left and whatever is left is really rough uneven looking lol! I kept cutting until I got to 7.7oz but wasn't careful enough to make the fuse look good. I stopped when I realized I had cut into the hollow part of the inside. I was thinking of just sanding the rest as smooth and even as possible but I don't like the fact that there is no material for me to grab onto with my hand to throw it into the air. I don't even think it is thick enough for me to install the battery. Oh well, live and learn I guess I'll cut out the fuse completely and reinstall a new one, what do you guys think? Some pics attached of the poor thing after I butchered it! LOL!

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