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#1 theclaw Jul 14, 2007 11:01 PM

RiteWing 48-FT build thread
 
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Hi all here is a prototype wing I got from Chris at http://www.ritewingrc.com/. I have decided to put up a my first build thread. Here goes here are my first couple stages. I installed the four small carbon rods top and bottom. Then I gorilla glued the two main spars in along with the two wing halfs together. Man that gorilla glue activates like crazy with sprayed with water, it sqeezed out of every nuk and craney.

#2 THUREN Jul 14, 2007 11:19 PM

WOW very little sweep... Very cool..

I'da used goop but thats just me...It looks fast, so weight savings...... eehhhhhh......

:)

#3 D.S. Jul 14, 2007 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by theclaw
Discussion - RiteWing 48FT build

Forty eight feet, that's huge!!! :D

D

#4 theclaw Jul 14, 2007 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by THUREN
WOW very little sweep... Very cool..

I'da used goop but thats just me...It looks fast, so weight savings...... eehhhhhh......

:)

Yea I normally use hot glue for joining everything.
Trying something different with the gorilla glue. I have used gorilla glue for so many different EPP tasks and it bonds so incredibly well. Plus it will be covered in henrys 183 fibermesh soaked in 3M90. So it will have even more strength on there.
-Jason

#5 theclaw Jul 15, 2007 12:08 AM

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Here is the progress with the all the gear installed. The henrys 183 mesh covering went on very nice and flat. Man This thing is stiff as a board.
-Jason

#6 Sor Thum Jul 15, 2007 03:11 PM

Can you explain how you did the vert attachment? Looks great!


Matt

#7 theclaw Jul 15, 2007 05:02 PM

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Can you explain how you did the vert attachment? Looks great!
Matt

You bet Matt,
I inserted the tail into the tube. Then mearsured how far back I wanted the tail to run. lined it up drew my lines sliced out the section. Hot gluded the tube in its postition lined up with the bottom airfoil. Then I put two slices of EPP on the top and bottom with hotglue. Solid as a rock. Then once I used the Henrys 183 it really locked that puppy down.
There you go,
-Jason

#8 theclaw Jul 15, 2007 05:08 PM

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Here is my latest photos, Man I am not even kidding when I say the henrys made it stiff as a board. I can not wait to make a combat ship with this stuff.
Now I am off to the beach for some CG balancing and flight reports.
-Jason

#9 THUREN Jul 15, 2007 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by theclaw
Here is my latest photos, Man I am not even kidding when I say the henrys made it stiff as a board. I can not wait to make a combat ship with this stuff.
Now I am off to the beach for some CG balancing and flight reports.
-Jason


Looks good!

The Henrys mehod is not the greatest for combat though...

I'm guessin 8oz of nose weight...

:)

#10 klique Jul 15, 2007 07:16 PM

You ar probably about rite on the weight Thuren ,The Ft is a total proto ,I sent it to claw along with the new version of the proovin phoenix fity,The FT is a version of a non released sloper that I fly.It has just slightly less sweep and zero washout than the first one .
Hope it all goes well ,I have ben slammed w buidls so I figured I would let The claw give it a go.
Hope it goes well .
ck

#11 theclaw Jul 15, 2007 09:17 PM

Well the lift was very light at little beach in Carlsbad. I Threw it out a few times, flew very steady it did bob a little bit kind of porpused, with about 12 ounces of nose weight. I did use a smaller battery pack a little extra weight was required. I need more lift and day light too dial it in real good.

Question: When they porpuse like that is it tail heavy a little?

I always mix those up. I always wind up adding or removing weight till she flys level.
-Jason

#12 klique Jul 15, 2007 09:29 PM

Maybe the next one we can loose one of the internal spars and put the servos up alongside the batteries.Even 2 degrees of sweep added might help if somone wants a liter build.
Jason once you get some good lift she should rock.I actualy like mine medium to heavy.
I was at carlsbad last week and it was pretty week lift When I was there too.
ck

#13 infopimp Jul 15, 2007 09:38 PM

What is your AUW?

#14 WingmanDan Jul 15, 2007 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by theclaw
Question: When they porpuse like that is it tail heavy a little?

Porpoising is typically from too much elevator... how far do ya have it dialed down?

Can't wait to hear how she flies in stronger lift... Chris designs some cool stuff!

-Dan

#15 THUREN Jul 15, 2007 10:27 PM

Tell me you didn't start building yesterday?? !! ?? :eek:

If so you are FAST! :p


If it was porpoising, and you could fly it, it was probably a combo of too much throw and a bit nose heavy. I would image your elevator throw would be 3mm(1/8") MAX with that tight sweep. Should bang a freaking TURN once dialed..

:)


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