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Old 30-11-2010
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Wow this thread brings back some memories, IIRC the Wasp car was called the Fury and based on a Schumacher Procat, it had the orange/red main drive belt but I seem to remember (could be wrong) that it had a geared rear end rather than using the two small belts like on the Schuey plus the awesome Wasp slipper clutch, I was flicking through an old RRCi magazine at our shop in the office the other day and recall seeing the advert for it.

And the most popualr WASP racing item ever surely had to be the 12 volt soldering iron, everyone had one of them.

From what I recall Spec racing took over the name and continued some of the product line on several years back now. The other company from around those parts at the same sort of time was the bodyshell people -Racecraft, cannot remeber the guys name who run that for the life of me...
The FURY thats the car! i forgot the name of it, its been so long with alot of issues (family)

yes it had a orange/clear drive belt possibley from another make, losi? (speeling) and your right it was geared at the rear end rather than belt driven

It was a big thing the gearing on the "fury" i remember dad and his brother talking about pitch deepth on the gears, the "fury" had a small spur gear and a big pinnion plus the geared rear end the car was rapid of the line!
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look here on the bottom of the page for the Wasp transmission
http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.ph...=wasp&start=15
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I still have and use my wasp 12v soldering iron top bit of kit! got a wasp racing battery case in the shed 2

I only saw the wasp car at the british GP indoors at the NEC, can't remember much as that was a few years ago, but I can remember a fair bit of machined ally.. and the orange belt. I can't remember who the belts were from, but quite a few people had them on the XL and XLS then the procat. May have been SRM ( Pete stevens, who then became pete's awsome products) that them became RW racing errm I think (may be very wrong) in which case some one can correct me

Luke burley is on here somewere, he may know something,
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I used to belong to the club in moor lane JNR school and then Sanddown in the late 80s and early 90s. I remember Terry used to call me sunshine what a great bloke reading this thread brought back some great memories we had loads of the wasp kit from what I can remember including the battery boxes. We used to go to the house in Raynes park to buy kit LOL memories memories.
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Wow! it's fantastic some of you guys remember sandown park and wasp racing

It's been a loong time!

If anyone has any old snaps it would be fantasic to see them

From what i remember terry had a store room out the back of his house...
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I loved wasp products , i allways enjoyed there adverts as they had the little things that counted.

I remember wasp motor spray especially.

Heres an advert i remember all too well from the mid 90s.

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I loved wasp products , i allways enjoyed there adverts as they had the little things that counted.

I remember wasp motor spray especially.

Heres an advert i remember all too well from the mid 90s.


WASP motor spray?... i remember it...not sure how well it worked?
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You can still buy the 12v soldering iron as it was bought from wasp by spec racing. Its the only soldering iron i will use trackside as nothing else gets as hot. Great product. I also had various carbon fibre parts for my lazer such as the V battery layout of the cells. Wasp were a great product.
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I was in that bit at the back of the house many a time for bits at about 12 years old. Only just got back into racing after all these years now 31 but Sandown was where it all started for me and gave me a bug for life which I have just picked up again.
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Racecrafts first names were Mike and Tony ..dont know there last names sadly
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WASP motor spray?... i remember it...not sure how well it worked?
I used to race in the 90's and am only coming back to the sport this year.

I have a can of Wasp " New Motor 1 " which I bought in 1996 it's still 3/4 full and got used today to clean out a Tamiya black can motor that I am breaking in.

I have a Procat, Cougar and Bosscat in the attic, pretty sure one of them has the Wasp steering, must root them out

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I just bought a new in packet ball raced steering set for the cat completed with header card, havent opened it either, yet
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Sweet, I go one of those off Oople last year (for my Procat)

Did wasp do the alloy goodies too? (transmission housing, z bracket)
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Old 27-02-2011
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MMS did a lot of the nice black alloy bits for the CAT, as well as Team Tanaplan.

Here is some info and a picture I found of the Fury - hope you like.



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Old 27-02-2011
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I had a Procat with some Wasp racing delrin or teflon bits which made it way better when I started out in the early nineties. The soldering iron was brilliant too and the motor spray was great too!

Brings back some happy memories of racing in hideously garish Body Glove pullovers wearing some waaaay baggy trousers that were tight at the ankle

We looked boss while trying to keep SCE cells from going soft after 3,5 minutes!
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Great thread, I remember WASP from when I was a boy.

That's what I love about RC, the people and memories that go back years.
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absolutely awesome thread ive just come back into buggy racing last september im 35 now i raced from 9 years old till i was 19 years old i remember all the wasp products and used there battery carry cases and had the awesome 12volt iron which was brilliant for building your own cells.very enjoyable read brought back young school boy memories of looking forward to the sunday racing
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Old 27-02-2011
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I still use my Wasp 12v & 240v soldering irons. Never found anything as good.
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Damn that was one sexy mf does any body have one ???

have neve seen one back in the days.

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more wasp pic's im loving this!!
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