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Old Nov 19, 2011, 12:24 PM
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fpv all the way!
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 02:35 PM
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fpv all the way!
What setup do you use? I really need to give FPV a shot.
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 07:57 PM
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I am still waiting for the monster version of this plane to be released before buying

I mean a real big wing
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Tram you been missing out big time with rc and fpv.

I even flew the the Vec jet fpv but found bigger is for sure better, smaller planes really are not that fun and can't handle the weight.

fpv rocks, but with large planes


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Old Nov 19, 2011, 09:06 PM
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Tram you been missing out big time with rc and fpv.

I even flew the the Vec jet fpv but found bigger is for sure better, smaller planes really are not that fun and can't handle the weight.

fpv rocks, but with large planes
I dunno, I do lots of FPV, just haven't done it RC yet..

One of my FPV videos..

A day in the life... (9 min 38 sec)
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 09:16 PM
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You are one of the smartest guys I have experienced with on rc groups

we go way back a few years anyways

I respect your opinions and almost bought this plane last night

maybe next week I will get one

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I dunno, I do lots of FPV, just haven't done it RC yet..

One of my FPV videos..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm2noCXoh8c
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 11:01 PM
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I dunno, I do lots of FPV, just haven't done it RC yet..

One of my FPV videos..
zephyr videos are more exciting to watch. =D probably not as exciting to make.
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 12:13 AM
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maybe next week I will get one
You should. I think it's gonna be an awesome bird. You kill the VecJet yet?

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zephyr videos are more exciting to watch. =D probably not as exciting to make.
Yeh, you're right. Some of Trappy's stuff is pretty exciting to watch, but no where near as fun to make.
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 08:18 AM
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You should. I think it's gonna be an awesome bird. You kill the VecJet yet?



Yeh, you're right. Some of Trappy's stuff is pretty exciting to watch, but no where near as fun to make.
I flew that wing lots of times but took off one day into the sun and loss sight if it and nose dived it right after take off,

Dale set up his components well so all still works as servos and motor goes etc. the plane was a loss however.

I read this plane is covered with something but hope its not carbon fibre

Has anyone ever covered the wing with kevlar, this would be a good choice

It would be cool to see this wing with kevlar covering and in a 90 size

I figure with such a large wing in that case it would be nice and quiet as well
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 08:28 AM
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the point of foam is it bounces. with laminate and epor it absorbs the knock a bit like a car bumper. if your car bumper was carbon kevlar or fiberglass it would just break
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 09:44 AM
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I was under the impression this foam wing is covered with something?

kevlar would be my first choice



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A new big little Monster .

Here is the Ritewing ZII molded in Magic foam.
The Zeph has been a work in progress for a few years, it has never been avail as a buy it now off my website.

I have gone through extensive design tweaks over the last few years and look what has happened.

The new one builds out with lam only and needs no weave with 90.
It can be built an easy 8 to 10 oz lighter than the EPP version,it has the wing area of the 60" EPP version in a 56'' wingspan.
The wing area of the 54'' EPP Zeph is appx 700 SQ inches and this one new version comes in at 770 SQ in.

The lighter type foam ,the extra wing area and slightly new build style will really help its lower speed capabilities and easier launch and landing issues while still maintaining the original Zephs handling.


I built both of these wings in the attached pix on and off over a 3 day period.

I am thinking since its my birthday tomorrow Oct 21 I mite start a pre sale here .

I spent some time in the factory today and they are looking great,woo hoo!!! MADE IN THE USA!!!!!

Here is a few pix and a vid of the maidn test flight to show you the Zephs proven stability that's been passed on to the ZII .

I figure even though the vid is not fpv I wouldn't be flying any other plane 1 ft from my face while shooting vid with my throttle hand, its a true testament of tracking and stability.

The Cam box and skids are all in the works to get these items cnc laser cut and avail.
The nose comes designed for this thickness of the blunt , these can be cut in and placed by the builder.
The nose comes blunt with no cam box cut out.

I have listened to you guys allot over the last few years and really tried to incorporate allot of ideas while not going overboard with it being to exacting.
This will allow for allot of newer gear and room to mod and grow with technology.

Hope you guys like it ,I dont have my Super Duty anymore, ,lol lots of love lots of passion and way too much money has been spent to bring this to you.

The Foam is not EPP , its called EPOR and is slightly less duarble, is alot like easystar type epo foam , it builds way faster its substancially easier , it requires no weave.
The lam film is awesome on this foam and goes down like glass.
My build came out 10 oz lighter than most zephs do.


New Rite wing outrunner motor and esc combo info.

They are appx 150 gram 1300 kv outrunner, I would say just about dead on eqiv in size to the a 30 1185 kv hacker.
My esc is a nice 60 amp ritewing generic that has been found to be just about bullet proof so far.
I am also programming the esc's timing and break before they go out, and I am also making custom thrust bushing for the pusher aplication, this will help the strain on the c clip of the motor.

So if you want a proven setup thats basicly setup to go , then this mite be good for you.
Whats nice is it will do 3s or 4 dep on your prop choice.

I mite also bring in some 1000 kv and 1100 kv for some tesing on 5s setups for super efficiency.

Here is a vid of the 1300 kv outrunner on 3s and 10/5 prop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg8uiXbnsLg



Now I can drop some prices for you in return for all the loyal support.

Base price is appx about 130.00 $

And sales can happen at any time,lol


Maidn flight vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UES3uqPP18o

It will be added to ritewingrc.com tomorow

Email me at ritewing@hotmail.com if you need more info

Appx shipping will be late next week
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 11:32 AM
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its covered in iron on laminate.

you can try kevlar if you want lol if it turns out to be a good idea we will all copy you.

setting it with resin will make it heavier and more damadge prone though IMO
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 12:07 PM
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Bro it does not come covered in lam , but you have that option to do so.
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its covered in iron on laminate.

you can try kevlar if you want lol if it turns out to be a good idea we will all copy you.

setting it with resin will make it heavier and more damadge prone though IMO
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 12:31 PM
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I was actually thinking of doing kevlar and thinned Goop... Kinda a hybrid method with what the EPP DSing guys are doing.
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 12:45 PM
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I'd think twice about the thinned Goop - Chris has already mentioned that Goop attacks this foam.

-bob
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