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Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 04:13 PM | 7,120 Views
This is the big brother to the UFO Wild Wing. 48" wingspan. Flying weight about 32 oz. I am flying this one with a HET Typhoon 4W motor, APC 6x4 speed prop, and a pair of Common Sense 1650 (8c) 3s packs. Amp draw at WOT is about 25. Previous version radared at 78 MPH, but speed was severely limited by wing flap. This one has top and bottom CF spars as well as glass reinforcement of leading and trailing edges and the center section of the wing. (after the Chris Klick "Riteway"). It is much much stiffer with only 1/2 oz. in weight gain. I haven't had a chance to radar this one, but it flies great in combat.
Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 04:07 PM | 5,357 Views
This is a Steve Shumate design that I have been flying for about a year. The front third of the airplane is mostly glue d/t the occaisional crash. It is a fun plane to fly. Powered by a Hyperion Y-22S 6000kv motor pushing a Wemo microfan with Hyperion 1200 20c 3s batts. Radared at 65 MPH. Very sensitive around the roll axis. It has nearly reached the end of it's life. I will likely build another to house the mechanicals and electronics as soon as it gives up the ghost.
Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 04:03 PM | 5,395 Views
When I saw this on RCGroups I knew I had to have one. I had to order it from Taiwan. It's a bit smaller than the GWS kit (42" vs 48" wingspan), it ends up being more expensive since the GWS kit includes brushless motors, but it looks more detailed and scale-like to me. I covered mine with silkspan and poly-acrylic, then airbrushed the colors on. It has two BP-21 motors with two 20 amp ESC's feed from one TP 2100 3s battery. The maiden flight was marred by one motor detaching from the mount and acting as a large airbrake. Extensive repairs have been completed and she is ready to fly again.
Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 03:29 PM | 5,130 Views
This is a sweet looking and sweet flying plane. We have had as many of four of these up at the same time in our group. Mine still flies great, even though it picked up some extra weight after some fairly extensive repairs to the nose. I recovered from a flat spin about 2 feet below an asphalt playground.
Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 03:26 PM | 5,012 Views
After going through a few iterations of design, we came up with this plane as a small space, 3D capable plane. It's actually quite fun to fly, but not at all stable. It is made of sliced EPP foama and is durable, but due to the constant control input needed it would not be a very good trainer.
Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 02:27 PM | 7,045 Views
Our club had been flying this wing for some time, and calling it the Wild Wing, for some time before the same name was used on a commercial product. We now call ours the UFO Wild Wing to differentiate it. UFO - UtahFlyers.Org
I think this is my 5th one. Powered by a Razor 400, TP 1320 3s Prolites it was our primary combat airplane until many of us switched to a larger version. It is still a kick to fly.
Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 01:27 PM | 4,929 Views
This little plane flies on a 40mm GWS fan powered by a Medusa 12mm motor and TP 730 3s batteries. Kind of on the back shelf right now because I stole the receiver to use in another project.
Posted by jwjohnson | Mar 13, 2007 @ 01:24 PM | 4,975 Views
Originally flown for nearly two years on HiMax 2025-4200 with gearbox. Covered with 3/4 oz fiberglass and PolyAcrylic then airbrushed. Currently awaiting a new cowl and motor after a recent mishap. Flies very nice. Only bad tendancy is to snap roll to the left with hard up elevator.