01 March 2010

Mark's Wipeout clone

Mark Phillips knocked off this eyeballed red/black Wipeout clone, using a lamination of two sheets of local 6mm thick "Isoboard" foam of similar texture to Depron. The fuselage a tad sleeker and a simple single main spar makes the project suitably rigid and, given that our intentions are not combat, quite rigid enough. Mark's was sixty odd grams heavier but, if anything, flew even more locked down than the original. Having watched Paul and Mark cut a fresh combination with Stanley blade in a shade over twenty minutes, it would seem that Mark's claim of a two hour build time is quite attainable. The Witblitz drive train again proved ideal for the project size, although Sy1 is about to build a double size version for displays, should be interesting........

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