Build and Review of Gary Wright CrazE Wing
Build Notes - Part 1 (August 4, 2016)
I first noticed this model on Hobbico's KEEP IT RC e-bulletin this spring. I was intrigued and the price was right ($49.99), plus I wanted another flying wing (built my first flying wing in ~ 1983, can't remember the company, but it was a foam core wing, covered in plywood. Had an OS 60 for power. Elevator was split from the ailerons if I remember right....). This kit was pre-ordered and finally shipped June 29th. I was on vacation in Colorado at the time and couldn't wait to tackle the build.
I saw a demo flight at the 2016 Joe Nall, and if flew so fast you could hardly see the thing. Real world events (code for work and the infamous honey do list) interfered. So I start the build today, August 4th. These pages will chronicle my efforts..........
I have unboxed the kit and laid it out for construction. The advertisement on Tower said build time is approximately 2 hrs. I originally thought to use a small electric power plant that I had sitting around from our friends at Heads Up RC. It was a Firepower Sport 15 Outrunner, but I thought it might be a little much, so I went with the recommended Tower 30-25-1000 brushless motor.
Parts List w/Links
I used Heads Up RC for the battery and the 45 Amp ESC. I called Tower and made sure that the bullet connectors were 3.5 mm on the motor. Did not want to do any more soldering than I must. I ordered the parts a week or so ago from Tower and Heads Up and received each package within 3 business days. Great service all around!
I had some mini-servos laying around, but they turned out to be much to large to fit with the servo compartment. I opted for two Flyzone micro-servos from a crashed (just broke off the foam nose of my Sensi) high wing trainer, at least to start. The directions call for servos with at least 32 oz torque. I couldn't find any technical data on the servos, but the size matches that of servos that have this much or more power. I'll probably order them and use the new servos before the test flight.
Below are some photos of the contents of the boxed kit and the items listed above (except for the Firepower 15). Click each for a 640 sized image.