Wicked Wing - Flying Wing Transformed 5 Times!

by DJO | January 20, 2015 | (0) Posted in Projects

Almost a year ago I bought a "Wicked Wing", the 48'' slope soaring/combat flying wing from HobbyKing, along with a few ~11g, metal geared servos and a 1600mAH 2S LiFe pack for the RX.  I slope soared it stock for a while, but never thought that nearly a year later I'd still have it, and it would have gone through 5 different 

Config 1 - Stock Wicked Wing for slope soaring.  Original airframe build information can be found here:

SETUP: Stock airframe, 11g metal geared servos, 6ch RX and 1600mAH 2S LiFe RX pack.

Config 2 - Modified to electric power for FPV called "Wicked Zephyr":
SETUP: 1350kv motor (about 52g), 40A ESC, same MG servos (now mounted on top of wing), 4500mAH 3S.  Also incorporated 2.3 GHz FPV system onboard with UHF at one point.  Videos never published other than LOS flying.

Config 3 - Used a lighter power system on it for LOS flying "Wicked Zephyr V2".
SETUP:  Small ~1600kv motor, 20A ESC, 1600mAH 3S pack, push prop config

Config 4 - Converted it into a smaller slope soarer (seen in next video)
SETUP: Same as original wing but cut down wingtips and center.  Reinforced any holes made from previous FPV gear, with foam stuffed in them.

Config 5 - Now it's back to a powered conversion, but with a tractor prop
SETUP: Same ~1600kv motor, 20A ESC, now a 1300 mAH 3S pack with 9x4.7 prop

This spring will be a year with the "Wicked Wing", I hope the V5 configuration lasts! :D




LordVader on January 20, 2015
Really cool. didn't think something like that could go thru so much and still fly. I like the puller prop version, different from what you're used to seeing.
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ScottFPV on January 21, 2015
I love the wicked wing. I've flown mine for a long time now. I use a fiberglass center though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_PP-7XI39Y The thing is indestructible. I can't break it. 40mph crashes no problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr1dB2MMtfc
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ScottFPV on January 21, 2015
This is my favorite flight I've had on the wicked wing so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTJGKDxOi4g

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sailorJohn on January 20, 2015
Learning with each step.
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Wicked Wing - Flying Wing Transformed 5 Times!