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Old 12-20-2011, 07:35 AM
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I was casting about last year for a home for my Bp Hobbies 3520-7 motor when I happened to see a magazine ad for the Wingman 2. It looked like a dead ringer for my late TheWorldModels Mach 2, except it promised to be far lighter, well under 4 lbs, where the glow powered Mach 2 was about 5.5lbs.



This was an easy conversion that did indeed come in light at 3lbs 9.5oz RTF, giving it 125 watts/lb through a large efficient apc 12x8e prop. Climb performance is extremely good and the plane does indeed fly much like my old Mach 2, which is a very good thing. Here's some Wingman 2 pics.



The plane comes with glow fuel tank, motor mount ect, but it also has a built in hatch to access the glow fuel tank which makes it easy to access the battery. I think perhaps the designers had this in mind, as it sure make the converson easy.



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Default RE: Thewingsmaker.com Wingman 2

How many cells are you using?


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Old 12-21-2011, 05:31 AM
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Its a 20c4 cell 2650 batt from hobbyking. It works well in this application. My average flight time is well over 10 minutes, and on one flight where Ijust cruised around Isaw 18 minutes before the battery showed signs of weakening. Thats pretty good for a 40 sized plane, and really shows off the advantage of being very light.

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