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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, printed balsa parts, hand-picked balsa sheet wood and balsa strip wood, laser cut aircraft grade plywood, hardwood, and music wire. You will need an engine, fuel tank, fuel, propeller, wheels, building board set, cutting tools, wire cutters, pliers, fine sandpaper, glue, and covering material.
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 25% off individually priced items! There is a limit of 2 sets per order.item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 25% off individually priced items! There is a limit of 2 sets per order.item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 30% off individually priced items!item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 23% off individually priced items!item B331 Price: $34.95
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
"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 nose. I 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
"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