RE: Midwest Tri-Squire
ACS, What combination of electric motor, ESC, and batteries are you using? I've decided to go with a non slimer for my Tsquire. Thanks, Bill
Posted on: 10/15/2009 11:38 AM by Author "Pro from Dover"
in the forum "Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC"
RE: LIL WIZARD
The Wizard is pretty capable of several manuvers. I was fortunate enough to be taught to do some stunting with a Wizard in my early 20's (about 20+ years ago). Yes, a Wizard. I was tutored by a gent who was a control line combat champion when he was in the US Army stationed in Korea in the early 60's. I was showing him what a hotshot I was with the Wizard I had built in college. I was at the stage where I was doing some near wingovers... I asked if he wanted to fly it and he said sure, even though it's a trainer. I cranked it up and on the second lap he flew it inverted (albeit quite nose high...). After a lap or two of that he started doing loops. After he showed me the finer points I was doing them myself. The Wizard requires you to enter these manuvers with some energy so I typically would start with a healthy down line. You have to walk into the loop a bit to help it around. The Wizard will also sink when you do go for inverted flight so make sure you have some altitude. I was (and still am) running a Black Widow on it. I doubt if the old bird may be able to do those stunts with a regular BabyBee. A great trainer none the less. It can do some stunts. Not great but it can do them... After I flew the Wizard I flew a Cox PT-19 and realized what a slug the PT-19 was. My brother was a big PT-19 flier. The PT-19 made the Wizard feel like a snappy race plane. Of course to be fair I was running the Black Widow. I have checked out numerous folks on the Wizard and it still flies dependably. I finally had to retire my first airframe because there was more CA glue than balsa... Ship 2 is twenty years old and still flying... I'm getting ready to get a couple of Brodak Wizard kits for my son. The beat goes on... Bill
Posted on: 2/13/2007 3:10 PM by Author "Pro from Dover"
in the forum "Control Lines"