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Jun 14, 2003, 04:32 PM
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RZ-2500 Powered Wasp


And here it is, as threatened, lol...

I'll report flight characteristics later, when the winds die down a bit here in St. Louis.


Motor: RZ-2500
Battery: 2-Cell E-Tec 1200
Gearbox: GWS 300C (5.33:1 (C Ratio))
Prop: GWS Slowfly 10x4.7 (should use 11x4.7 or x8 for best results)
Last edited by WJ Birmingham; Jun 14, 2003 at 04:34 PM.
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Jun 14, 2003, 04:33 PM
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And a full view.
Jun 14, 2003, 04:37 PM
an earth bound misfit, I
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Yee Ha! Now that will be Fun! Looks great.

What is your AUW?

My 14.4 oz. Switchback is unbelievable with a 2500A.

Looking forward to the flight report. You might want to take some extra shorts.

BC
Jun 14, 2003, 04:42 PM
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Nice WASP

You overpowerer you!

Jon
Jun 14, 2003, 04:44 PM
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AUW is 255 grams, or just a tick under 9 Oz...
Jun 14, 2003, 04:58 PM
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My, my, my. I hope you're not flying near an airbase, because they may scramble a couple of fighters to see what that bogie is My Wasp flat out moves with a geared 010 on it, but the long can Razor should really make yours boogie! Look forward to the report!
Jun 14, 2003, 05:04 PM
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Actually, LMAO, I live just about, oh, 5 miles from Scott AFB.
Jun 14, 2003, 05:35 PM
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That's sick. That's just sick. I'm so proud of you

Martin
Jun 14, 2003, 06:20 PM
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WILD BILL...!!!!!!.......I think that's what were going to have to call you from now on.....

I hope we'll get to see some video of this ?!.....


D
Jun 14, 2003, 06:56 PM
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Just got back in... It's still a bit windy out, and the plane was nose heavy....

BUT...

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need to get the right prop on it and make a vid... Verticle isn't an issue, and I think I could probably get it to hover if I had a rudder on it, lol.
Jun 14, 2003, 08:14 PM
Mark Imbriaco
Bill, at this point it's not VERTICAL, it's ORBITAL. Good grief, man.

-Mark

P.S. Way to go. I love it!
Jun 14, 2003, 10:03 PM
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==and the plane was nose heavy....==

I had to move my battery pack under the aileron servo when I put the geared 010 on. Don't forget to use the industrial strength velcro!

==HOLY COW==

Details, we want details!
Jun 14, 2003, 10:21 PM
Mark Imbriaco
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Originally posted by Tres Wright
==and the plane was nose heavy....==

I had to move my battery pack under the aileron servo when I put the geared 010 on. Don't forget to use the industrial strength velcro!
I bet he could keep the battery in the stock location if he built up a rudder and added another servo for it beside the one for the rudder .

-Mark
Jun 14, 2003, 10:43 PM
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Just got done adding a cross brace to allow the battery pack to be moved further back...

After flying it tonight, I'm thinking it needs more aileron throw than what I had. I could still follow it during the rolls, lol. It's not fun until you can't tell where the landing gear are.

And NB, there's a new Wasp being designed now... 20% bigger, with fully-symmetrical wing and built up ailerons... I coulda sworn I saw that it had a rudder in the design as well.

David will have to confirm/deny for sure though.

Can't wait for tomorrow to roll around so I can go out and try it with it balanced correctly. Heck, it was insanely fun with it as nose heavy as it was.


*edited because I can't spell*
Jun 14, 2003, 10:53 PM
Mark Imbriaco
Bill - The rendered pictures of the Wasp Max skeleton on http://www.cl-i-max.com/ do indeed show a rudder and the description says 4 channel.

-Mark


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