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Old Feb 21, 2006, 11:19 AM
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Build Log
RiteWing 50" TL Build

Well, OK, it'll be pretty hard to call this a "Build Log," but I am going to chronicle the "major milestones" as I build/fly/modify my Ritewing 50" TL.

Thought I'd tell a little about myself during the first installment so the audience might have some basis for comparison to their own experience/skill level, if you're considering building one... but are a little concerned about taking the plunge.

History: I'm a 38 YOM. I flew Cox "control line" planes as a kid and have always enjoyed anything that flies. My first wholly successful planes were built over the last couple years; Liftworx Seeker, Montain Models DL50, 48" Unicorn wing (I fly this one all the time!), and Ultrafly PC-9. The DL50 and Unicorn were the 2 greatest contributors to my building and flying skills; I built the Unicorn last Fall and have flown it a time or two a week since. After adding a brushless motor/lipos, I realized the Unicorn isn't quite as friendly at higher speeds, hence the introduction to Ritewing kits.

I bought my 50" TL and all the goodies, lock stock and barrell, from Randy at dynamoelectrics.com. Randy was very helpful selecting components and his guidance has added value to this experience! Two thumbs us to Dynamo!

Initial setup will be:
HET 4 wind
CC 60
Medusa BEC (with/without external 2S LIPO power)
4S 3700's (Hyperion)
HS225MG's
Hitec Electron 6

Next post will cover construction completed last weekend and where I am going next.... I hope you will follow along, ask questions of any kind, and keep me moving forward!

Chuck (in Aaaala Baaama)
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