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Old 05-02-2005, 10:21 PM
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Default Wild Stick 40

I couldnt find a dedicated thread for this airplane so I thought I would start one. I just ordered it and should recieve it next week. I plan using the following configuration:

OS 70
4 JR 537's on Ail/Flps
HT 645's on elev/rud

I would really like to hear from anyone flying this plane. My last 40 size was a funtana 40. I will post about how it builds and flies. I am anticipating a solid aerobatic and 3D aircraft thats easy to transport.
Old 05-03-2005, 09:05 AM
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Hi Budget...

I have just completed one...
OS 46ax
Futaba 3004s and one 3010 on the Ruder

Came out extreamly nose heavy...
Moter and battery as far to the rear as they can be...
4 1/4 oz of weight on the tail....

ALSO CAREFUL as the rudder servo hits on the
elevator push rods...

spaced my Rudder servo off the fuse. with wheel colars..
Has a 320cc fuel tank????
I have a MODEL TECH 90 Fun Fly with that size tank...

Must say that the quality of the plane is the BEST I have ever
seen...

HOPE TO HAVE THE FIRST FLIGHT THIS WEEK

Walt...

Old 05-03-2005, 11:17 AM
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It sounds like I will be making a few changes when I build it. Are the servos in the tail up front? Also do you think there is clearance for a 13-14 inch prop?
Old 05-04-2005, 09:47 AM
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I have a 12x4 on mine and it has 2 1/2 inch clearance from the ground..

The rudder servo is under the REAR of the fus and the elevator
in in the provided servo tray under the wing...

This plane is very different than most 3D type...
The wing cord is quite THIN...

This plane is either going to fly GREAT or very BAD...
Hope it flys as good as it looks...




Old 05-04-2005, 02:52 PM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

HMMMMMM,
I just checked mine with an OS 46 AX,and it balances in the center of the range (41/4" behind the LE).
I did put my battery pack in the unused cutout in the servo tray.
All I like is the 4 wing pushrods,and some XP8103 programming,and she's ready.
I have no complaints on anything yet.
In fact, I have this one on backorder.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJUV0&P=0
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:23 AM
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I sure DO NOT understand the weight difference in the two planes..
I used a CG MACHINE to balance mine so I am SURE it
needed the weight....



Old 05-07-2005, 08:57 PM
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I get my Wild Stick Monday. I hope that it is as good as it is supposed to be. This is going to replace a Super Air that I dumped nose first last Sunday. Was my first crash. At least it was a good one with lots of debris!
Any building tricks that you guys could give me before I start the build. I am going to put an OS 50 in it so it should have ample power.

Thanks
Graham
Old 05-07-2005, 10:52 PM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

There's nothing to this one.
You will need 3- 12" servo extensions,and 7 servos.
You really need a computer radio to get your money's worth.
I didn't have any problems with the rudder linkages interfearing with the elevator pushrods either.
It's a simple glue together,and hook up controls type ship.
It is very well made,and easy to put together.
Mike
Old 05-07-2005, 11:08 PM
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I am using a futaba 7chp What kind of programing are you using?

Graham
Old 05-08-2005, 06:33 AM
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Graham,
I downloaded this manual.I'm using the JR XP 8103.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...450-manual.pdf
Mike
Old 05-09-2005, 08:54 AM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

I also put together a Wild Stick. The plane is very nice. The metric bolt packs suck. Some of the small parts were gone. I'm running an older O.S. 50 FSR. Haven't balance or flown yet. I'm pretty sure the battery will have to go way in back. Over all it's a very nice and very light plane. It should fly great.
Old 05-15-2005, 05:58 PM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

WALT, just curious if you have flown yours yet, I will not have mine built until this weekend. I am worried about yours coming out that nose heavy because I wanted to put OS 70 in mine.
Old 05-16-2005, 08:35 AM
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Hi Budget,

Yes, I have 8 flights on mine...
Still trying different props and set ups. Was surprised that i could
hover it and control the wings. I thought the flaps would make it very hard to
steady the wings...

Have not been able to flat spin it yet.. May need MORE tail weight !!!! []
Seems to fly at high speeds better than slow.. very smooth..
I think it is the weight and the small wing cord...

It is more an aerobatic type than a 3D type aircraft...

GOOD LUCK... Walt....

Old 05-16-2005, 05:58 PM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

Well I just opened my kit and it looks very nice. Nice big surfaces. I will have it built for this weekend.
Old 05-17-2005, 04:38 AM
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I finally flew mine yesterday evening.
I only had time for a 10 minute trim/break the jitters flight.
With the 46AX,and APC 12.25X3.75 it's still pretty fast.
Did a few loops,and rolls,and landed.
All in all,I'm happy with it. I have a little trimming,and some programming tweaking to do yet.
This was my first flight in about 3 years,and it was no problem to put it where I wanted it.
I was flying mostly @ 1/3 throttle as I was worried about those giant control surfaces fluttering.
I'll update after a few more flights.
Mike
Old 05-17-2005, 05:18 PM
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Hey walt, you said you were surprised at how much aileron control had even with the flaps while hovering. This is leading me to believe you dont have it set up for flaperons. You would get even more control with this set up.
Old 05-18-2005, 12:09 AM
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Anyone set their wild stick using a futaba 7c or maybe a 9c? I am using a 7chp and am trying to get this thing programed like the way it tells you on futaba's website in the "faq" section using the 7 servo setup as an example. I I can't get the damn thing to work the way I want it to! I am new at programing mixing. Tonight i spent 2 hours messing with it and have got nowhere.

Can someone give me some advice?

thanks
Graham
Old 05-18-2005, 07:52 AM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

lets here some more flight reports.
Old 05-18-2005, 11:45 AM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

[]

Hi Budget,

On my transmitter, with two servos for flaps only and two for ailerons only
you can not set up flaperons like you can with ONE large strip aileron...
The FLAP servos BOTH go in one direction up or down,,,,

ALSO if anyone is building one please note:

THE DECALS TURN MILKY AFTER YOU INSTALL THEM..[:-]
I have been told that after a day or so they CLEAR UP..
[/i]

Walt...
Old 05-19-2005, 12:14 PM
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

How are the landings? Does it float in or drop in?
Old 05-19-2005, 07:33 PM
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I had one for a few weeks and it was a very nice plane i could get it to do real good Inverted flat spins and it would hover real well BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT THEY DO A TERRIBLE JOB OF PUTTING THIS PLANE TOGETHER I HAD THE LANDING GEAR BLOCK COME OFF DURING FLIGHT AND THE COVERING KEPT IT ATTACHED TO THE PLANE AND THE GEAR WERE ON TOP OF THE WING IT WAS VERY HARD TO LAND THIS WAY IT WANTED TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT . SO I FIXED THAT WITH SOME EPOXY WHICH IT SEEMED THEY FORGOT TO PUT INTO IT
SO I TOOK IT OUT AGAIN LAST NIGHT NOT EVEN THINKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NO GLUE AT THAT JOINT MAYBE I SHOULD CHECK THE FIREWALL SO ON MY LAST FLIGHT I WAS ABOUT 300 TO 400 FEET UP AND MY SAITO POPPED OFF THE FRONT OF THE PLANE WHEN I FOUND THE ENGINE IT HAD PULLED THE FIRE WALL OFF THE PLANE AND THE PLANE FLUTTERED TO THE GROUND AND THE WING WAS DEMOLISHED SO IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE PLANES GLUE IT UP
BESIDES THAT AND THE TRIM NOT STICKING AND PEELING OFF EVERYWHERE IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD FLYING PLANE ELEVATORS SUCK THO PLANE WILL PORPOISE
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Default RE: Wild Stick 40

How big is your Saito? Did it break loose from vibration, or was there no glue on the firewall too?
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No glue there either it is a .72 saito
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Well not to say there was no glue
just very little
and the glue used was not epoxy
and the bottom of the fire wall had no glue what so ever
Old 05-20-2005, 02:30 AM
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Wow, I cant believe we are talking about the same airplane. I just started building and I came on to post how awesome this kit came out the box. I will double check the rest of the plane before I continue. I was going to hang my OS70 on this thing but maybe I will throw my 50 on it.

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