ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF
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ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF

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$719.95
 
Item# (ECOMWEDELLW-88AAF)
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  • Overview
  • Spare Parts
Wing Span: 88" (2235mm)
Length: 71" (1803mm)
Wing area: 10.2 sq. ft. (95 sq. dm.)
Wing Loading: 29.7oz/sq.ft. (90.5g/sq.dm.)
Flying Weight: 18.9 lbs. (8.6kg) *Weight Information
Radio: 6 ch & 6 servos
Gas Engine: 45cc - 60cc engine. The DLE-55 is a good choice.
Prop Recommendations: : 2-blade is scale.
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

Wedell-Williams, Inc. was organized in 1928 by pilot/designer James Wedell and millionaire Harry Williams; they offered charter services, passenger flights, and flying lessons. They then branched into manufacturing, starting with sport types and then racing aircraft.

Wedell's passion for air racing led him to convince Williams to build a racer for the January, 1930 Miami Air Races. By 1931, Wedell had turned his attention back to the original We-Will and after a rebuild using the lessons learned in building the We-Winc and the We-Will Jr. attained an acceptable level of performance. This version was named the "Model 44". When mated with a Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. engine, the design's true potential began to be realized.

At the 1931 races, Jimmy Wedell came in second place in the Thompson Trophy event behind Lowell Bayles in the Gee Bee "Z" in what was a great contest between ideas - the tear-drop of the Gee Bee and the long narrow shape of the Wedell-Williams racer. This continued into 1932. Among those impressed by the Wedell racer was Roscoe Turner, who contracted for a new Wedell-Williams racer. Since the Wedell-Williams were busy with their own projects, Roscoe had his mechanic Don Young build a major portion of the racer. No drawings existed for the racer, so Don had to measure one of the other racers to get the correct dimensions, Jimmy would also rattle off tubing dimensions.

On the second test flight of Turner's Model 44, the left wing experienced a structural failure and was destroyed in the ensuing crash. Piloting the aircraft himself, Wedell parachuted to safety. After this incident, the assistance of Howard Barlow, an aeronautical engineer, was obtained in the redesign of the wings. The second Turner racer was built with the new wing design and proved to be an exceptional performer. The other two Model 44s were rebuilt according to the new wing specification as test pilots had noted wing vibrations in both aircraft previously. One of these becoming the famous #121 "Gilmore Red Lion." It lead a long life and is now in the Crawford Museum. Photo's of Roscoe's planes throughout his career shows he mastered the art of sponsorship.

These three aircraft went on to dominate air racing for the next several years. Model 44s were raced in 1932, 1933 and 1934 Bendix Trophy races, as well as the 1934 Thompson and Shell Trophy. In September 1933 at the International Air Race in Chicago, the 44 piloted by Wedell set the new world speed record of 305.33 miles per hour.

Wing Span: 88" (2235mm)
Length: 71" (1803mm)
Wing area: 10.2 sq. ft. (95 sq. dm.)
Wing Loading: 29.7oz/sq.ft. (90.5g/sq.dm.)
Flying Weight: 18.9 lbs. (8.6kg) *Weight Information
Radio: 6 ch & 6 servos
Gas Engine: 45cc - 60cc engine. The DLE-55 is a good choice.
Prop Recommendations: : 2-blade is scale.
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

Features:

All wood construction.

Pre-Covered in real iron on film.

Fiberglass cowl already painted.

All hardware is included.

Easy to fly.

Removable wings and hatch

High quality Carbon Fiber wing tubes included

Wings

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ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Decal Sheet
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Decal Sheet
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(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-33)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Left Wing
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Left Wing
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(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-41)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Right Wing
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Right Wing
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$179.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-42)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement CF Wing Tube
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement CF Wing Tube
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(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-46)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Landing Gear Cover
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Landing Gear Cover
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$9.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-81)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Fairing Cover
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Fairing Cover
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$9.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-82)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wheel Pants (Pair)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wheel Pants (Pair)
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$39.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-83)

Tail

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ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Horizontal Stabs
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Horizontal Stabs
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$39.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-61)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Rudder
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Rudder
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$19.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-62)

Hardware

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ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Hardware Pack - tires, fuel tank, pushrods, kit hardware
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Hardware Pack - tires, fuel tank, pushrods, kit hardware
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$19.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-70)

Fuselage & Other

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ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Dummy Engine Cover
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Dummy Engine Cover
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$9.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88A-52)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
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$79.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88ACL)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
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(ECOMWEDELLW-88ACN)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Fuselage
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Fuselage
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$349.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88AFU)
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Landing Gear
ECOMRC Wedell-Williams Model 44 Racer 88" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Landing Gear
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$39.95
(ECOMWEDELLW-88ALG)

 

 

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