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Old Apr 10, 2008, 03:05 AM
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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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Old Apr 10, 2008, 07:17 AM
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Is the build DVD needed?
Is it recomended?


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Old Apr 10, 2008, 07:56 AM
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Is the build DVD needed?
Is it recomended?


Jeff
Highly recommended. The build method outlined in the DVD makes Ritewings unique and able to perform at levels that other wings can't. When you purchase a Ritewing, the DVD is included.

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Old Apr 10, 2008, 08:26 AM
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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.
Use the tube for the central spar, the carbon strip can be used in the wings if done properly. I have not seen the results crashes to determine if one is more crash worthy then the other,

My lightning hit so hard the servos shattered but the frame is structurally sound.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 10:00 AM
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Is the build DVD needed?
Is it recomended?
There is a ton of information in this thread.. and depending on what level builder you are, you could probably be fine with what's on this thread..

However, I *believe* (I could be wrong) that the DVD comes with a kit purchase..

I am very glad I got the DVD.. Pictures are worth a thousand words.. Moving pictures gotta be worth ten thousand..

Chris did a great job in the video and Paul did a great job editting it.. Get it!

Jeff
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 11:09 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.

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.
Yes it was a lite build.. so there may be areas that did not have any glass...

Im sorry about you problems actually i feel your pain... I had the same exsperaince when i flew my first ritewing

Determination and a high tolarance to pain helps..

Tram, Thank you for the compliment... The DVD was a labor of love..
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Well Hawkz, you now know that Sportster is definitly not a good choice as your first Ritewing.

The only reason that mine is still flyable is that I pounded the living snot bubbles out of my $19.00 Wild Wing over and over and over again to the point that it was more glue then EPP before I even flew my Sportster. And I still had a mild crash on my 5th or 6th flight with my Sportster but it was my one and only crash of any kind with this little evil, snappy, adrenalin overloading thing called a Sportster that I love sooo much

Hawkz, I have to ask, why did you remove the MD? I think it's the best motor for this plane. Was it damaged in the crash?

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Old Apr 10, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Lt 60

TL 60,

What would be a target weight be.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 03:40 PM
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TL 60,

What would be a target weight be.
50 to 60 oz's
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 03:53 PM
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L36 finished & ready for action
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 04:02 PM
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That is sweet, it looks like a wing from the Austin powers movie,GROOOVI'E BA BE.
You wont loose that one
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 04:14 PM
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I love Yellow and Pink two colors that dont seem to wash out when you fly....

Exalent job on the covering
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 05:23 PM
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L36 finished & ready for action
Outstanding build, looks very smooth and I couldn't find any panty lines

The covering is magnificent, awesome job and color selection, I really dig how you outlined the yellow with black, is this just electric tape or covering? Regardless it looks fantastic.

Now, how bouts an AUW? My guess is 24oz?
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 06:34 PM
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Very well done Paul, looks sweeeet.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 06:39 PM
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MD motor

Yah, I found out too late (after I bought the wing from PaulVi, that the sportster is not a beginner's plane. But once it was in my hands, I couldn't let it sit around, considering it costed a couple of bills.

As for the microdan, I benched it because one of the screws for the custom motor mount stripped and is completely loose in the mount. I've since bought an extra mount from Dan at GoBrushless.com and will try that motor again. I hope it's not broken. If it doesn't spin completely smoothly, what should I do? I know Dan has a warranty on his motors....but mine's been crashed.

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Well Hawkz, you now know that Sportster is definitly not a good choice as your first Ritewing.

The only reason that mine is still flyable is that I pounded the living snot bubbles out of my $19.00 Wild Wing over and over and over again to the point that it was more glue then EPP before I even flew my Sportster. And I still had a mild crash on my 5th or 6th flight with my Sportster but it was my one and only crash of any kind with this little evil, snappy, adrenalin overloading thing called a Sportster that I love sooo much

Hawkz, I have to ask, why did you remove the MD? I think it's the best motor for this plane. Was it damaged in the crash?

Ed
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