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Original Modelcraft Wasp|
This is the original Model Craft Wasp. It has a 60" wingspan
and was designed as a Class B or C gas powered aircraft with .15
to .25 engines. This model was designed by the 1938-1939 Senior
Canadian Champion Robert Milligan. Pre-1942 design, eligible for
Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight gas powered model kit contains a full size
rolled plan, instructions, hand sorted and weighed printed balsa,
balsa sheet wood and balsa strip wood, laser cut aircraft
grade plywood, hardwood, wire, and Silkspan tissue covering.
You will need an engine, fuel tank, fuel, propeller, wheels, building board, cutting tools,
wire cutters, pliers, fine sandpaper, glue, and paint.
FFP-02 Original Model Craft Wasp
Class: Sport model
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
photo of your model!
Masahiro Kozawa built this 2 channel radio control Wasp
with a split wing for ease of transport. Weight without flight
controls is 407 grams (approximately 14 ounces).
"Word has it that the Wasp had a reputation of being direct
competition for the Comet Zipper, however it is way easier to build.
The Wasp fuselage and pylon are just about idiot-proof to build!
It is done in such a way where it's difficult to build it anything
but straight. I built the entire airplane using Tight-Bond rather
than CA type glue. I feel that Carpenters white glue gives the
best glue joints and as strange as it sounds the overall building
time is about the same as using instant curing (CA) adhesives.
It is powered by a Bunch .45, weight 28 ounces (approximately 793 grams)."
- Dan Rhinehart For construction notes click here.
"Just a quick update on my WASP. The picture shows the dry lake where we fly.
We have miles and miles of flying field, but it does get a bit hot in the summer.
It is hard to see the WASP, but it is in there. I have added elevators and it makes
it a dream to fly and very controllable." - Bill Milliron
"As you can see I made the fuselage square and it is electric powered. I
covered the wings with Monokote. Had to add a bunch of weight in the noseI
would recommend extending the nose a couple of inches to get the
CG close. Either that or move the wing pylon back. With the long
tail moment it takes alot of lead to get the CG forward." ...
"Just wanted to let you know my Wasp had it's first flight yesterday.
I am going to have to add a little more weight to the nose. I
have 3.5 oz in, but I think I am going to go to 5 oz. Might have
to put a piece of wood under the trailing edge of the wing to
make an incidence adjustment to keep it from stalling. We have
a dry lake bed here that goes for miles so it is perfect for
test flights. Also, it did an ROG just perfectly." - Bill Milliron
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.