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Anyone know what a Wild Thing is??

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Old 12-24-2002, 11:17 PM
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My friend gave me a Wild Thing kit.I put it together and powerd it with an OS .25.
WOW !! It screamed!
It was a whole new ball of wax for me.I really had to watch it.Hours of fun!!!!!!
It is the most exciting thing I have ever flown.
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You are right about the Wild Thing. There is a nearly identical plane called the Crazy Thing, put out by Precision Aero up in Wisconsin. I have one of those, and it really moves.

I put a Cyclon PC4 .15 on it with a 7 x 4. The Cyclon turns 25K and that is one the ground, static. You should hear it unload in a dive!

I used all HS-81MG servos in mine, standards would be a real tight squeeze, but could be used. Mine weighs 2lbs 2oz with a Norvel .25 Big Mig( I took the Cyclon off to tear it down - wanted to see what it was looking like inside after a year, looks like new.)

The plane builds quite easily, and would be a great plane to get as your first real mover.

They used to use them for combat, but not anymore - they would just go poof! against the materials that are being used nowadays.
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Thanks for the reply.
However I am trying to get responses for the Wild Thing
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Hi Brian,
I don't know if your Wild Thing is the same as our Wild Thing but here in New Zealand we are using the them for fun pylon racing.
I have started a web page for them & hope to be able to have the plans available on line shortly.

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~sweetpea/wildthing.htm

Here is a pic of my Wild Thing



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I think they used to be kitted by Sig or maybe Midwest. I've got one with a MDS 48 on it. WOW !!!

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Just to clear up any confusion. I used to manufacture the Wild Thing but sold off the right several years ago.

The new design is called the "Crazy Thing I've modified the design to improve the strength of the tail, allow for standard size servos to be installed easier, put torque rods in and allowed for any mfg. 4oz tank to be used.

In addition it's now a laser cut kit. If you contact me directly through e-mail and tell me you read the post I'll offer you a better deal than through my web site through the end of the month.

rfe45@charter.net
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Hmmmm,
There is a guy in Port St.Lucie,FL. that,until recently,used to kit them too.I might be interested.
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3 clubs do Wild Thing Pylon racing in the Ocala Florida area.

Stock Wild thing,
Stock FP20 or Magnum 15

Simple rules
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The wild Thing comes in two sizes; a .20 size,and a .40 size.
The main difference between the two besides the size is the .40 has landing gear, and the is more suited to combat!
My friend Gary Ballard still kits both sizes in limited runs, and you can contact him @GB.s hobbies Ph.1-772-460-2844 during the day.
I have built both sizes and they are a blast to fly,and quick and easy to build.
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