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Old 10-12-2018, 06:40 AM
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Yes... I use a single 3800 mah 3 cell LiFe... you split the output one straight to ECU... the other goes through a Jeti SBEC regulator adjusted at a steady 8.4... The regulator can be adjusted from 5-8.4v...

Works great... Lighter jet flies better

David
Thank you. That SBEC must be bulletproof to trust the jet to it. Cool beans

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Old 10-15-2018, 11:13 AM
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I maiden the Wizard S yesterday.. Had 5 successful flights on it. It flies so stable and precise. Its not a speed demon as I expected but still VERY fast. It needed a few clicks of up elevator as I think its a bit nose heavy. Over time I will change the battery to a smaller battery to reduce the nose weight. The Ditex servos work so nice and well so quiet no buzzing at all. It was defenetily an attention grabber with the paint scheme. Not too many people paint their jets as the norm is paint in the mold.

Overall very happy with this jet and its definitely a keeper... Thanks again to Danny and the team at "Rocket Factory" for another outstanding project...

David..

Old 10-16-2018, 12:53 PM
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What’s the AUW of the wizard with all that equipment? The model should be overpowered with the 100 I guess.
Paint scheme looks outstanding. Just built a similar size rebel hot, should have actually got the Wizard S quality wise.

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Old 10-16-2018, 02:44 PM
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nice

best part is hearing that ted is still around and doing stuff with modelers...

MINAIR forever
Old 10-16-2018, 04:17 PM
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I saw one of thesep flying, pretty fast (and loud) with no bypass, unless the one I saw actually had a bypass, I did not look inside that one
Old 10-16-2018, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by c_makhija View Post
What’s the AUW of the wizard with all that equipment? The model should be overpowered with the 100 I guess.
Paint scheme looks outstanding. Just built a similar size rebel hot, should have actually got the Wizard S quality wise.

Chatty.

David’s is 14.24 lbs with empty tank and full UAT. A Merlin 70 and vinyl graphics would save a lot of weight. I cannot say enough about how nicely made this kit is. Everything fits well and this makes it a fun build. Not a beginner build but a fun one that a modeler will enjoy as it progresses.

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Old 12-08-2018, 04:25 AM
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Wow.. that's pretty hefty.. I was thinking of putting a K45 in mine and going as light as possible on the install.
Old 12-08-2018, 06:09 AM
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M70 or K70. The K45 is the same weight.

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Old 12-15-2020, 05:20 PM
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This airplane does not get enough love. JP sent me some photos of one under construction and I have one coming to me. I another perfect fit for the X45. Actually, I saw David's at the field and new right away that I needed one.
Old 12-15-2020, 05:37 PM
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Nice and clean, in the white it kind of reminds me of a rebel.
Old 12-15-2020, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by skunkwurk View Post
Nice and clean, in the white it kind of reminds me of a rebel.
I thought its more like an Avanti.
Old 12-16-2020, 04:58 AM
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JP’s airplanes have the nicest glass work of any jet I’ve built. They are a joy to build.
Old 12-16-2020, 10:52 AM
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I fly this one already for 3 years.
Powered by a Kingtech K70. Weight is 5,2 kilo (11,5 lbs) with full UAT.




Old 12-16-2020, 11:59 AM
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You added the little fins at the back. Was that to complete the look? Or to improve handling?
It is a nice model and your's came out pretty light.
Old 12-16-2020, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
You added the little fins at the back. Was that to complete the look? Or to improve handling?
It is a nice model and your's came out pretty light.
I did the vertral fins to make the jet looks even better. But the bonus was it improved the handling of the jet even better. It feels like a “natural gyro”. Like most swept wing jets, it has a tendency to “Dutch roll”. With the ventral vins it improved this tendency a lot.
I am always looking to save weight on my airplanes. Lighter is always better as it is very easy to make jets heavier but not lighter. For example I use carbon wing tubes and a 1 liter fuel tank and can still fly 6 minutes with mixed throttle settings
Old 12-17-2020, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Didier View Post
I did the vertral fins to make the jet looks even better. But the bonus was it improved the handling of the jet even better. It feels like a “natural gyro”. Like most swept wing jets, it has a tendency to “Dutch roll”. With the ventral vins it improved this tendency a lot.
I am always looking to save weight on my airplanes. Lighter is always better as it is very easy to make jets heavier but not lighter. For example I use carbon wing tubes and a 1 liter fuel tank and can still fly 6 minutes with mixed throttle settings
Sounds like a great candidate for the Xicoy X-45.
Do you buy direct or is their a dealer in the US?
Old 12-17-2020, 04:59 PM
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I've ordered directly from JP at ZN Line. He recommends the X45 and it is the turbine he uses in his. I'm getting mine built ready for servos and turbine.
Old 12-17-2020, 05:14 PM
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That should be a super light, super fun jet. The one I built for David has an M100 in it
Old 12-17-2020, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by F1 Rocket View Post
That should be a super light, super fun jet. The one I built for David has an M100 in it
I really enjoy the wizard S.. wish it was faster😁 ... nothing my new X120 can’t solve 😉
Old 12-19-2020, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by F1 Rocket View Post
JP’s airplanes have the nicest glass work of any jet I’ve built. They are a joy to build.
No argument there.. I've built several of JP's pattern airplanes over the years. His glasswork is unmatched IMO.
Old 12-20-2020, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LA jetguy View Post
I really enjoy the wizard S.. wish it was faster😁 ... nothing my new X120 can’t solve 😉
I like fast jets but I don’t think the Wizard was designed to be a speed demon in the first place. 😂
I know JP a little and his intention was to design an aerobatic jet. Please make a video when you go full power with a 120. I wonder at what speed the airframe disintegrate. 🤣

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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
I've ordered directly from JP at ZN Line. He recommends the X45 and it is the turbine he uses in his. I'm getting mine built ready for servos and turbine.
My first turbine in the Wizard S was a Lambert Kolibri T50. Around the same specs as the X45. Great combo and ultra light. Unfortunately the engine was very unreliable. Replaced it later to a K70.
This was the scheme before I painted it to the Navy scheme



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I'm a fan of the Navy scheme, I think it looks much better!
And it would be easier to see in the air.
Old 12-21-2020, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RCISFUN View Post
I'm a fan of the Navy scheme, I think it looks much better!
And it would be easier to see in the air.
Thanks. Yes much better to see in the air. That is a fact. I like the Navy scheme a lot as well. But some of the flying buddy’s liked the grey scheme more. Luckily not everybody has the same taste. 😃
Old 12-21-2020, 06:33 AM
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I like both schemes. But it is not my taste to paint a sport model in a scale scheme. I'd replace the Navy markings with the Wizard markings.
Where did you get the Wizard/ZN line sticker? Are there graphic files you would be willing to share?

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