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Old Jul 05, 2010, 06:57 AM
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Night Reaper aka Nocturnal Grim Reaper

This was my first night flyer build. I used the Grim Reaper as my platform for experimentation. I finally finished it a couple weeks ago. The maiden was a bit rough since I had never flown a powered wing (tricky launch until you get the hang of it) and for some reason the recommended CG proved to be wrong for my build. After some minor repairs, a major CG adjustment and some practice launching I was in business. I've yet to capture some decent video but It'll happen eventually. So far it's a crowd pleaser! Looking forward to flying it more and further fine tuning.

Gear:

60" Grim Reaper wing
300 LEDs via Turnigy Light Strips
AR6200 RX
HS-82MG servos
Turnigy 1700KV motor
Turnigy Sentry 40AMP ESC
Zippy 3S 2200mah LiPo for motor and LEDs
4xAA Eneloop Pack for RX
Skyking RC lost model locator (with low voltage alarm) connected to RX
Additional low voltage alarm connected to LiPo/ESC
Turnigy Brushed ESC for dimming lights
Primed with thinned goop
Painted with Krylon Fusion
Covered with 1.5 and 10 mil CP Laminate

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