wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

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mick a
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wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

Post by mick a » 24 Dec 2015, 19:36

hi has anyone had one of the wilgas from eco rc (yt models )
ive had another model by same firm , and think i got a monday morn job , wings didnt fit
poor wood no strength at all
was wondering if wilga was better , as would like a nice scale tow plane
and too busy building glider at mo
thanks mick

rossco
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Re: wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

Post by rossco » 26 Dec 2015, 20:29

Hi Mick. for a little more money you can buy the Blackhorse Wilga. it is the pick of the bunch a flies a lot better, has more detail and is a significantly better model. I flew mine with a dle 35RA with canister and header, tows up to 1/4 scale with a nice steady climb rate. I put my tow point in the middle of the back window rite in the trailing edge of the wing.

good luck and look forward to seeing your project.

mick a
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Re: wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

Post by mick a » 26 Dec 2015, 20:35

hi
thanks for that , i think blackhorse a lot better , can you still get hold of them
or are there still supply probs ?
I'm looking to tow gliders 5 meter and about 8 kilos
will it be big enough for that ?

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Re: wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

Post by Elliot Howells » 28 Dec 2015, 12:43

Mick, that's gonna be a challenge at 35cc, doubtless possible but marginal.

I'll second the blackhorse vote, excellent models. YT not so much. My experience of YT customer support and product air-worthiness would make a good horror story.

best of luck, you cannae beat a wilga for scale towing.

Ell.

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Re: wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

Post by matt » 01 Jan 2016, 19:12

Hi Mick, i have towed up gliders up to 9.5kg with my multiplex big lift and zenoah 26 (with tuned pipe) and plenty of practice! A DLE 35 probably produces around the same power on its standard exhaust if not more so it will be possible.

However i would suggest that if possible use a dle 55, it will tow with power to spare! The problem i have found is that gliders that weigh more than the tug can be detrimental to its handling up in the air! Matt

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Re: wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

Post by rossco » 04 Jan 2016, 22:51

Buy the same token there is no greater satisfaction than a long scale tow, but to be successful at it the glider pilot actually has to fly the glider and not just a passenger, that means placing the glider through the entire flight.
25 years back my 8.5lb 3.6 meter Graupner Ventus C was towed with a greatplanes J3 cub powered buy and OS 90 4 stroke. The tow plane couldn't make the glider roll, but with a shove of the glider we were underway..... 10 minutes later and half a tank of fuel and I was away. All in all very rewarding.

mick a
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Re: wilga from eco rmc (yt models)

Post by mick a » 24 Jan 2016, 10:18

thanks gents
ive settled on the hangar9 valiant with a dle twin 40 up front
i think this should be ample
ive seen one tow a 6 metre ka6 up so it should be fine with a bit of beefing up
anyone els had one of these ?

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