Fazer (oz15198)


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Fazer. Radio control sport fun-flyer model. Wingspan 48 in, wing area 697 sq in, for .25 to 40 2-stroke engines.

Discontinued kit from SIG.

Quote: "Building and Flying Instructions: Designing the Fazer, by Mike Pratt: OK I admit it! After flying a number of fun fly models I was hooked on them. In addition to flying R/C I also like to fly control-line models and this kind of 'In Your Face' flying seemed perfect for me, as well as for a lot of other people out there. Little did I know this would lead me to designing my next kit.

After talking (hanger flying) to a number of prominent modelers, we all came to the same three conclusions:

1. Most fun fly models don't perform enough adrenaline pumping maneuvers. Sure they did lightning fast rolls, super loops, and could take-off and land in a tennis court, but what about some of the other maneuvers, like real snap rolls, knife edge flight, and true spins?

2. The gound handling characteristics of these models leaves a little to be desired. Most of them look like a bunch of drunk ducks walking around.

3. One other thing we all agreed on was 'They Are Butt Ugly!' They all look like a Hershey bar stuck on a popsicle stick and because they are full of carbon fiber, they are quite expensive too.

After thinking about it for a while, the light went on - I'll make it look like Leo Loudenslagers world famous Bud Light Laser, the most recognized aerobatic airplane of all time! I will give it a good looking super strong double tapered wing that is 2 1/2" thick at the root, a light one piece routed balsa profile fuselage that's easy to build, a two wheel main landing gear, and a steerable tail wheel for great ground handling, and build it entirely out of Sig quality balsa and plywood. Neat huh!

When the first prototype model was finished and test flown I was more than just pleased, I was ecstatic. The flight performance was more than I had hoped for. Here was a great looking model that not only performed super fast rolls, tight loops, and quick take-offs and landings, but also did really neat snap rolls, horizon to horizon knife edge flight, quick crisp spins, and many other exciting maneuvers.

The kit was carefully engineered with the help of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) drawn plans and CAD generated tooling, so the modeler would spend less time in the work shop and more time flying. Many conveniences were incorporated into the kit to reduce the building time (i.e. routed balsa profile fuselage, die-cut wing ribs with alignment tabs, die-cut plywood doublers, pre-formed aluminum landing gear, many pre-cut balsa parts, and a complete hardware package.) The nunber of parts in the kit were kept to a minimum without sacrificing the quality or complicating this easy to build kit. All of these conveniences were deemed necessary to quickly move the modeler from the work bench to the flying field.

The recommended engine range for the FAZER is .25 to .40 cu. in. 2-stroke engines or .40 to .50 4-stroke engines. There are a tremendous variety of engines available in either type. Each engine type has it's own advantages and disadvantages. The 2-stroke engines are light and powerful but are usually louder and have to turn a smaller diameter prop. The four stroke engines are somewhat heavier than the 2-stroke engines, but they are almost always quieter. They turn a much larger diameter prop that delivers more thrust. The modeler must be extremely careful not to over rev the 4-stroke engines during maneuvers.

Selecting the proper size of propeller for your particular engine is a very important part of the whole set up. The FAZER, like most fun fly models, was designed to use low-pitch props. What we want is climb and vertical performance, not straight line speed. Use the prop selection chart listed..."

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Update 31/3/2024: Added ribs drawing, thanks to dfritzke.

Quote: "A while ago I had to plot some ribs for the Fazer that were missing from a kit I had. I traced what I had and interpolated the rest, based on the plan length of the rib. Better than nothing. I know you can't get the die cut rib sheets from Sig anymore. Dave"

Update 2/4/2024: Added kit review from Flying Models, July 1994, thanks to RFJ.

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