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Old Apr 09, 2008, 08:37 PM
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The 28-37-2.5(2800kv) was allright on the 36 Lightning, I don't think it was 120 though. Maybe 100...maybe

IMHO, the problem is its going to take more amps then your battery will allow to get it moving that quick.

A MicroDan speed on 4s and a 4.75x4.75 will get you there.

The same motor on the pack you have will get you this...Speed runs towards the end..
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Thanks Adam, and a BIG thank you for not putting overlaying music over your video. So many do that, but why would you want to cover up that purty sound?

The only problem is now I don't know if I should get the FS33 or the 36" Lightning next

Eric
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Old Apr 09, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Thanks Adam, and a BIG thank you for not putting overlaying music over your video. So many do that, but why would you want to cover up that purty sound?

The only problem is now I don't know if I should get the FS33 or the 36" Lightning next

Eric
So true!! I typically despise music overlayed on RC vids!!! GRRR I want to hear the thing fly and the motor run and what the people observing have to say. Now and then it is done right, but 90% of the time I end up hitting mute.

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Old Apr 09, 2008, 08:58 PM
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Go to the ritewingrc.com site and clik on apparel
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Man, I no longer serve any purpose around here.
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Old Apr 09, 2008, 09:05 PM
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Hey Joe, quit slackin' and get in here.

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Old Apr 09, 2008, 09:39 PM
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What's been happening my slacker bros? Long time no talk to? Seems like quite a heck of a lot.
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Old Apr 09, 2008, 09:43 PM
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Thanks Adam, and a BIG thank you for not putting overlaying music over your video. So many do that, but why would you want to cover up that purty sound?

The only problem is now I don't know if I should get the FS33 or the 36" Lightning next

Eric
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Old Apr 09, 2008, 09:43 PM
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Man, I no longer serve any purpose around here.
I'm sure you could do some modeling for the new Ritewing Apparel line

Hey, we've got Ritewings and a little while ago Chris revealed a new lightweight glass cloth someone dubbed Riteweave...I'm suggesting the new apparel line be called RITEWEAR!

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Old Apr 09, 2008, 09:43 PM
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What's been happening my slacker bros? Long time no talk to? Seems like quite a heck of a lot.
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Old Apr 09, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Since you guys seem to like suspense, here goes:

PaulVi: The sportster you sold me did something today that you didn't tell me about before I made the purchase. I can't tell you what it is. I must get proof first...dum de dum.
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Old Apr 09, 2008, 10:22 PM
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Ok Im worried now
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 12:32 AM
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Well, let's review what we DO know:

1. You built the plane. I'm guessing you built it light because there are sections here an there where there isn't any glass.

2. You only flew it a few times (under 5 is what you told me, I think).

3. I sucked at flying when I bought it from you. I crashed. Then I crashed again. Then I crashed REALLY REALLY hard while trying to fly it in 10mph wind. So hard that both servos stripped at once. The removeable wingtips tore off and the only reason one wasn't 10 feet away from the plane is because the antenna wire was wrapped in & out of the coroplast.

4. I almost cried and I asked you what I should do, now that the plane is all jacked up. You said I should go ahead and perform surgery to replace the servos. I did this and put in some metal gear servos. Plane is up & running again.

5. Oh yeah, that last crash also tossed the motor & esc a short distance from the plane. Yep, the 2 little screws on the custom microdan mount couldn't hold on to the 2505 motor. I've since replaced the MD with a 16/15/3 motor.

I think that pretty much summarizes the life of your little sportster...except for one more thing. You'll just have to wait for me to get the proof I need. Hopefully I can do it tomorrow.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 12:42 AM
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Lets review this ,What I know is that when we talked you said you were not going to fly the sportster,remeber we didnt think you were ready for it.
You said you were goin to build the other slower ones first .
I guess you werent gona wait lol

I know sometimes it is hard to resist flying a built plane that is rite in front of you,but look at it this way you did learn,and you just got a 54 that will really help you alot.
Have fun with the 54' and keep learning it can be cheap or expensive,it is all up to you.
Just make shure you are having fun ck
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Well, let's review what we DO know:

1. You built the plane. I'm guessing you built it light because there are sections here an there where there isn't any glass.

2. You only flew it a few times (under 5 is what you told me, I think).

3. I sucked at flying when I bought it from you. I crashed. Then I crashed again. Then I crashed REALLY REALLY hard while trying to fly it in 10mph wind. So hard that both servos stripped at once. The removeable wingtips tore off and the only reason one wasn't 10 feet away from the plane is because the antenna wire was wrapped in & out of the coroplast.

4. I almost cried and I asked you what I should do, now that the plane is all jacked up. You said I should go ahead and perform surgery to replace the servos. I did this and put in some metal gear servos. Plane is up & running again.

5. Oh yeah, that last crash also tossed the motor & esc a short distance from the plane. Yep, the 2 little screws on the custom microdan mount couldn't hold on to the 2505 motor. I've since replaced the MD with a 16/15/3 motor.

I think that pretty much summarizes the life of your little sportster...except for one more thing. You'll just have to wait for me to get the proof I need. Hopefully I can do it tomorrow.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 01:42 AM
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I'm having fun, for shure. Problem, is, this is a continuous process. I think wingman's sig describes it best: Build, Fly, Crash..Repeat

You're right CK, having a built plane in front of me and having me agree not to fly it is analogous to having a ferrari, being given the keys, and told, "you're not ready for it yet."

I think I've gotten most of my learning crashes out of the way. I haven't crashed anything for a week. This is seriously a first..and it's AWESOME!

One question: Can I build the 45" and 50" slice with carbon strips instead of the carbon tubes that came with the kit? I think the glassing will ensure the plane remains stiff. I was thinking of using the A-Frame approach with the strips.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 01:44 AM
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Have fun with the 54' and keep learning...
Holy Crap! That seriously will be a monster ritewing!
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 02:51 AM
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I'm having fun, for shure. Problem, is, this is a continuous process. I think wingman's sig describes it best: Build, Fly, Crash..Repeat

You're right CK, having a built plane in front of me and having me agree not to fly it is analogous to having a ferrari, being given the keys, and told, "you're not ready for it yet."

I think I've gotten most of my learning crashes out of the way. I haven't crashed anything for a week. This is seriously a first..and it's AWESOME!

One question: Can I build the 45" and 50" slice with carbon strips instead of the carbon tubes that came with the kit? I think the glassing will ensure the plane remains stiff. I was thinking of using the A-Frame approach with the strips.
Is the fact you haven't crashed anything because you haven't had the oprotunity to crash anything? AHAH just messing with you.
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