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Mike Bond Wilga

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Gordon McLean
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Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Gordon McLean »

Wondering if plans or a short kit is available for Colin and Mike Bond's larger Wilga.

Years ago I bought plans for the quarter scale model, but never built it as I couldn't get the gear made.

I now have someone that is able to help me with the gear, and wanted to build one at 33% scale.

Are the Bonds still selling plans ? Is a short kit available? My email to Mike was not returned.

Thanks in advance.

Gordon

Arthur Fielding
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Arthur Fielding »

Hi
A word of caution
Many years ago I bought the Colin Bond 1/4 scale Wilga plan published by a British model mag. The plan turned out to be totally unusable ,none of the parts fitted each other ,and a 1/4 ply engine bulk head held in place by 1/32 ply was never going to hold a 80cc petrol engine. I was given a refund, and kept the plans
Some time after I met Colin at a fly in and mentioned the Wilga plan, he told me the drawing he did was never intended for publication, but some one got hold of it ,and it was published. The plan had already been removed from the plans list.
Some time later I did make the wilga ,after re drawing the plan, and using past exsperiance ,it flew very well.
T here is a kit available in both 1/4 and 1/3 scale made by Fisck (may not be the right spelling) but they are not cheap.
Say safe
Reguards Arthur.

Elliot Howells
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Elliot Howells »

I have Colin/Mikes plans for the 30% and the 25% Wilgas, these newer plans are truly great and any initial issues are resolved.

I'm halfway through the fuz of the 30%, it'll get a DLE 170 when it's done... lord knows when that will be.

SLEC can supply you with a short kit, possibly plans too, but I've always found Mike to be a really nice helpful guy.

Ell.

Tom Pack
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Tom Pack »

I’ve been building a 40% version for the past couple of years.....176” span.....ZDZ-250 power. Those are 8” off-road skate board wheels/tires in the last picture!
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Elliot Howells
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Elliot Howells »

Tom, did you get the plans enlarged yourself or did Mick do it?

Tom Pack
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

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Elliot Howells wrote:
28 Jan 2021, 10:41
Tom, did you get the plans enlarged yourself or did Mick do it?
Mike did them.

Mike bond
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Mike bond »

Tom it looks like the 30% wilga that I draw

Tom Pack
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Tom Pack »

Mike bond wrote:
06 Feb 2021, 10:39
Tom it looks like the 30% wilga that I draw
Mike...... I bought these second hand from a guy that wasn’t going to build it.....and the title block on the drawing says 40% and drawn by you.
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Biggles
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Biggles »

Hello,

I fly the 30% Wilga 2000 for tugging, and I can tell you it flies a treat. Fitted with a DLE 111.
The implementation in the UK of the EASA regulations takes the maximum take off weight up to 25kg.
This means you could build one with a 150cc or 170cc and be well within.

Just a thought...

John
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Elliot Howells
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Re: Mike Bond Wilga

Post by Elliot Howells »

As an aside, here is a cracking build thread from a really tidy Ozzie modeller, makes a beautiful job then puts a big Moki radial in her!

https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/fo ... 1&KW=wilga

Enjoy all 200 plus pages!

Ell.

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