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I was on google searching for any information/pictures of my late fathers parts and cars he designed and made which was wasp racing, the search lead me to a different RC forum where someone kindly pointed me in this direction so i thought i might try my luck on here

I was arround 9-10 years old (now 30) when we used to race at sand down race course in a little team, dad made uprated parts for top cats, couger etc along with pinion gears, spur gears, slipper cluches (which on my google search found some in oz!) he also designed his own car which he made 4 of, the 4 cars where anidized red, blue, bare aluminium (first car made) and black which was mine.

If anyone has any pics of the cars, parts or any info i'd love to hear/ see it!

Radio race car done a few articals on the car and parts does anyone have them issues?

I know its a long shot but worth a try!

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Just found this, mainly looking at the image..

http://rc-racing.org.uk/index.php?showtopic=670
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Gareth,

You just jogged my memory!.

I used to race at Sandown Park right by the race course in the 80's and 90's! .

I also remember Wasp - wasnt it Mark Saddlers father who now live in Horsham and racer there and Taplow?

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http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48668

Says it has Wasp Ballraced Steering
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Gareth,

You just jogged my memory!.

I used to race at Sandown Park right by the race course in the 80's and 90's! .

I also remember Wasp - wasnt it Mark Saddlers father who now live in Horsham and racer there and Taplow?

Neil
Hello neil yes mark saddler drove one of the cars i belive it was the red one, Terry saddler was marks dad.

From what i remember terry done the distribution of parts and my father designed and made them, i think terry had a big part of running the club at sandown

Have you any pictures?
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No, but I'd love to see them. I might be seeing Mark on Friday night, I'll ask him for you?.
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No, but I'd love to see them. I might be seeing Mark on Friday night, I'll ask him for you?.
That would be fantastic mate is mark the older brother?
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i used to love Wasp products. I still have one of the battery cases in the garage. I think EVERY racer back in the day had a wasp battery case!!
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That would be fantastic mate is mark the older brother?
No idea, PM me the info and I'll seek...
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i used to love Wasp products. I still have one of the battery cases in the garage. I think EVERY racer back in the day had a wasp battery case!!
i remember having a wasp case for all sorts of stuff! the best case was the LRP motor case pink or blue was allways a winner
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No idea, PM me the info and I'll seek...
I've no info atall mate i'm just going from memory...20years later
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LOL ive still got my Wasp motor case too

Ive also still got a couple of the replacement Wasp Kyosho Lazer graphite chassis sets - one the standard size & battery placements, and the other which had the battery slots angled & offset.

Always was good quality stuff
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LOL ive still got my Wasp motor case too

Ive also still got a couple of the replacement Wasp Kyosho Lazer graphite chassis sets - one the standard size & battery placements, and the other which had the battery slots angled & offset.

Always was good quality stuff
I had those for my Lazer, angle saddle pack chassis!
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I'd say the wasp carbon stuff was'nt to do with my father as he was a precition engineer maybe that was made else where under the name....

Dad made things like spur gears from billet nylon, pinnion gears, slipper clutches, ball raced steering mechs and diffs

Nice to see you still remember the name i thought my search would go nowhere!
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I believe I had him make a slipper clutch up for the Tamiya Astute back in the day, to use 48dp pinions. I got a load of old mags upstairs, will have a plough through.
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i had a fine tooth belt conversion for the original optima that had machined pulleys, they werent nylon though, had a bright orange belt, sure that was a wasp item. pretty sure i still have the pulleys somewhere!
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I believe I had him make a slipper clutch up for the Tamiya Astute back in the day, to use 48dp pinions. I got a load of old mags upstairs, will have a plough through.
Do you remember where or who it came from? be great to see pics from old mags
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i had a fine tooth belt conversion for the original optima that had machined pulleys, they werent nylon though, had a bright orange belt, sure that was a wasp item. pretty sure i still have the pulleys somewhere!
He also made machined ally parts dodgydiy

I just remembered he made ally wheels for top cats, boss cats and cougers! thay where flat faced made from ally, he also made a "pepper pot" design (like the old xr fords)
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I had it direct from WASP Racing, sent off the parts and drawings, product came back, little fettling, sorted, they then sold it as an upgrade part!
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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...
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