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Jun 26, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Wattage RTF Micro Flyer (thread #1)


Hi All. I was in the library and somehow got a hold of the AUGUST 2004 issue of RCM and there an add for an RTF indoor flyer was adverised by Wattage. It has a 9" wingspan and closely resembles a Clancy Lazy Bee in wingstyle and fuselage. Weight is claimed to be 31 grams, Throttle and rudder control, seems to be coil actuator for rudder, comes with Xmitter powered by six aa batts which also charge the flight batteries. Oh There's a link that is given also in the ad. http://watt-age.globalhobby.com I checked that website but found no info on this thing, sorry about that! Best Regards
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Jun 26, 2004, 10:08 AM
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Does the ad give the name of it? I'm not seeing it on the web site.
Jun 26, 2004, 10:14 AM
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Hi tiberius. Its called the Wattage Micro Flyer, I could'nt find it either even though the ad says Need Info? and gives the url. I'm not making this up, the ad shows the now mystery plane nestled in someone's hand though. Well mabe not nestled but it's sitting on an uptuned palm.
Jun 26, 2004, 12:27 PM
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If the specs are right, 31 grams seems pretty heavy for a 9" wing span.

Dave
Jun 26, 2004, 12:40 PM
Micro Brushless crazy
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If it's like a lazy bee, at 9" span, It'll have 6" chord

Uttam
Jun 26, 2004, 01:19 PM
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I'm a subscriber, so It should show up any day now.

I'd have to agree with Dave 31 grams on a 9 in. wing sounds like a guided missle.
Jun 26, 2004, 02:40 PM
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9" span and 6" chord sounds like one of those pizza box flyers!

Dave
Jun 26, 2004, 03:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Wulff
9" span and 6" chord sounds like one of those pizza box flyers!

Dave
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Jun 26, 2004, 03:47 PM
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how are you brother!!
patrick.
Jun 26, 2004, 09:07 PM
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Not sure who the guy is but I found this pic on the net.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/r...7/IMG_4019.jpg
hogan
Jun 26, 2004, 09:15 PM
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I e-mailed watt-age.globalhobby.com who has two adds in "BACKYARDFLYER" and this is their reply:
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: WattAge - Micro Flyer


> Sorry the ads beat the web updates. They should be updated this week.
>
> -Mike
>
> Customer Service
> 18480 Bandilier Cir
> Fountain Valley CA 92708

FYI
Don-Basehor, Ks
Jun 27, 2004, 11:55 AM
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oh yes, I was once on Rcuni.. I got an email about a huge indoor rc convention.. I'll try to find it.

Edit:

Here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=337

and the plane:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=337

bottom of page. Unfortunately, it's the same pic and complete lack of info... sorry.
Jun 29, 2004, 10:35 AM
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Wow, looks like a cool new toy! Wonder how well it will fly.
Jun 29, 2004, 08:14 PM
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The new issue of Backyard Flyer has a full-page ad on page 1 and a Current News item on the Micro Flyer on page 17. The only specs: single Li-poly cell, 6 minutes duration, wingspan 8.8", length 8.25", weight 2 oz., controls: rudder and throttle. It's cute and VERY small.
Jun 29, 2004, 08:54 PM
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The guy in the picture


The guy in the picture with the little airplane and transmitter is Mike Greenshields, he works for wattage, he's a good guy to talk to.