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Old Apr 14, 2015, 08:59 PM
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PlastiDip sticks to the foam great itself, but the lam gives it the extra strength.
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Old Apr 15, 2015, 10:57 AM
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PlastiDip sticks to the foam great itself, but the lam gives it the extra strength.
Good to know. I think I might play around with that.
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Old Apr 15, 2015, 04:21 PM
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I didn't do a before and after weight, sorry. However, I don't think it added enough to negatively affect the way the plane flies based on the un-painted ones I have flown.
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Old Apr 18, 2015, 08:54 PM
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I have recently been searching for a good airframe to use for aerial mapping and have ordered a few different options t test out witht he Zephyr XL being one of them. So far I am unimpressed. I initially ordered 2 of them thinking I would use 1 for spare parts, but, about an hour after I ordered I decided that it was unneccisary and contacted Ritewing asking to cancel 1 of the orders and only ship one. I never recieved a response back and 2 hours later they shipped both of them without making any contact with me.

Then, when they finally arrived, considering the cost of these wings compared to chinese versions I am so far very unimpressed. The foam has mold markings all over it, the edges are completely unrefined and still have the mold seams protruding, and overall the quality is what I would expect from hobbyking, not a supposed higher end foam plane designed in the US. I also ordered multiple other airframes to test to see what was best, with only 2 of them being US designed and the rest being Chinese made. The Ritewing is by far the least refined and worst finish of all the planes I have ordered to date.

What is the deal? When ordering from a US based company that charges more I had expectations that the plane would be higher quality with better customer service than the chinese versions. In both categories I have been severly wrong.
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Old Apr 18, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Sorry you are dissatisfied. I have the molder do what is called cracking to get the surface density higher. China EPO is 1.0 or so density. I have my mold open slightly at the end of the cycle to close again to give it an extra sqeeze. This helps density get to 1.5 to 1.7. It's not as clean , but nothing a lite sanding block will not take care of. You will need to smooth and sand entire wing anyways before laminating. Build it and fly it, it flys awesome.
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Old Apr 18, 2015, 10:09 PM
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What email address did you email me trying to cancel? I printed your labels immediately and handed them to shipping. They get orders out in order received.
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Old Apr 19, 2015, 07:22 AM
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Ok, sent you the email address and copy of it. I meant to say 2 hours after the email was sent, not 2 days. Sorry for the typo. We will test fly it soon so hopefully it's performance is better.
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 09:27 PM
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You'll like them. Chris' wings are fantastic platforms.
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 AM
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I fly the heck out of my Sweepwings Flinch but now I'm looking for a bigger wing to hand a bit more wind common in my area. Should i pick up a Z2 or await the Drak? Not in a huge rush. I don't long range FPV (5.8 Fatsharks), but it'd be nice to get some decent flight time to go along with the incoming Headplay goggles.
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I would wait on the Drak since you are not in a rush; 60" wing with four winglet to control waggle. I have both the Z2 & Z3; prefer the Z3 due to no waggle and easy breakdown.
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My biggest complaint on the Flinch is waggle at higher speeds. I like wings but the waggle definitely turns me off. Actually when i said Z2 above I meant Z3. I'm thinking that the Drak might do lower speeds a bit better. I tend to have smaller landing areas.
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