Micro Wolf

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by Barry_Cole » 19 Jul 2017, 16:41

chris williams wrote:I was thinking a micro-Greenley might be more fun, complete with micro-underwear :)
Sounds like a plan. JG will be proud..

:D :D :D :D

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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by john greenfield » 20 Jul 2017, 07:05

chris williams wrote:I was thinking a micro-Greenley might be more fun, complete with micro-underwear :)
Off to the toy shop then Chis to sort through Barbie outfits !!!?
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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by chris williams » 23 Jul 2017, 20:31

...and when it stopped raining, went to the hill this evening to cry 'Wolf'. Very surprised: my expectations weren't that high, but she performs really well. A long, flat glide and no tip stalling, even with full military up-elevator ;)

Even now, BC's Wot 4 is cringing in its hangar
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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by Barry_Cole » 24 Jul 2017, 08:03

No, I checked, it's fine. Motley's, WOt4, however was last seen going down the road shouting Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Glad it went well, despite being 8 Oz over weight...

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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by chris williams » 25 Jul 2017, 20:16

1st aerotow today, wot fun!!

To quote the incomparable DJ Trump: 'Who knew!'
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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by Jolly Roger » 25 Jul 2017, 21:14

Now this looks like a whole heap of fun!

So... what weight did we end up with and which section did you use on the wing? Do spill the beans...

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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by chris williams » 25 Jul 2017, 23:07

AUW 38ozs (sounds so much lighter than 2+lbs!) Wing section the trusty HQ35/12. Loops and rolls with ease: please, no muttering from the Scale Police, the full size was stressed for aerobatics.

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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by SP250 » 25 Jul 2017, 23:28

Wot are you doing at the tug end for the extra servo and release?

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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by Trevor » 26 Jul 2017, 07:25

FrankS wrote:
Barry_Cole wrote:A Wot 4 Foamie. Works a treat.
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A Wot4 "Foamie" I was expecting you to say you'd built a suitable scale Chipmunk or similar :lol: I don't feel quite so bad now using a foamie Riot XL to tow up light weight gliders :P
At the risk of taking this excellent thread off topic, what size glider can the Riot XL cope with and did you beef up the power train? I ask because I have just been donated one to operate as a club tug. I've not seen it yet, and rumour has it that it has spent a few weeks up a pine tree in a former life, so I'm not sure what I've let myself in for!

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Re: Micro Wolf

Post by Barry_Cole » 26 Jul 2017, 11:10

The choice of the Wot 4 foamie, was totally non technical. I just happened to have a spare one. The need for it, was to tow up a West Wings Skylark that I had built. The W4 has plenty of power and is easy to fly, and as the plan was to get CW to do the towing, this was critical.

As you can see from the photos the release is very basic, but as loads are low, I figured it would do the job. I had no idea how well it would go, but it has turned out to be great fun, and as you can see it has provoked CW into designing and building a small model. After another great day out yesterday, he was off home to design another one.

To be honest it was worth all the effort, just to see Chris's face the very first day I handed him the Tx and told him he had to fly the tug. In true CW fashion, he instantly grabbed his camera, and handed the Tx to Geoff.
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