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Old Dec 29, 2010, 11:19 PM
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A few notes on the Ritewing Zephyr

Here is a short list of things that I have learned about my Ritewing Zephyr.



How to launch

For those of you who own a Zephyr, please do not try to launch it like trappy does with throttle off. Your plane will most likely make a brush with the ground before it becomes airborne and little "brushes" like this are likely to break your expensive props. Trust me, I've been through several of them.

Note: I've gotten better since this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tafywe8c3Ug

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How to attach fins



EDIT: DO NOT DO THIS!!! YOU MAY LOOSE YOUR FINS MID-FLIGHT!!! Instead use a glue called "Goop" (you'll want the "plumbers" variation). You can find this in most hardware store in the "adhesives" aisle. This is what Chis Klique recommends, and it works.


I've also found a great way to attach the fins to prevent them from breaking off on hard landings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhta_pq3AZw

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How to fly

Sorry, I just had to add this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTJgXXDa33g
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