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Old Sep 03, 2007, 11:34 PM
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You know when i used to paint cars i would do a better job after a 6 pack but after a 12 pack i would get real sloppy

So the trick is to drink a six pack and then add 2 beers an hour till the job gets done with the loss in acohal in your system that would give me a 4 to 5 hour window to work in..
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Old Sep 03, 2007, 11:36 PM
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TL 60 Night flyer!

A fellow member by the the name of Doug, AKA Diggy Diggs Saw this video, showed it to me and said he wants a TL60 that can fly at night!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728057

I am the type of person who loves to be challanged and jumped on the opportunity to build this.

I bought a TL60 from a member in the FS thread. It was to irresistable to pass so I bought it. It came with servos, het4, a Ritewing tshirt, full kit and DVDs. I mainly bought it for the het and servos. So I offered a custom built 60 to any takers.

Doug jumped on it like a fly on...... jam?

So anyways I am halfway through the build and thought I'd share pics. I won't show the usual pics since its played out. Just the cool stuff. This is with 5 of the 20 LEDs wired up. There is more wires in this bird then my chevy! LOL!

Adam
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Old Sep 03, 2007, 11:46 PM
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WOW.... I give props out to whoever can fly a Ritewing at night with LED's only. Unless we are talking about Punkrockds mini-demon lite. Otherwise you are a brave man or foolish man.

I would love to see this!
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Old Sep 03, 2007, 11:57 PM
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The 60 is a tame beast compared to what you are used to. Mine is the easiest to launch of all Ritwings. She'll slow to a crawl. Very smooth and tracks great. But give her the throttle and shes screaming! In the rite invironment it won't be to bad to fly at night. Just need wide open space, level, and lots of room for landing.

I'd say its more of a dusk flyer then a niteflyer.

He'll be sure to get plenty of time in before he attempts the darkness!
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Old Sep 04, 2007, 06:38 AM
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Unfortunately the beer would keep us from getting much done
Sounds like a good build party to me

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Old Sep 04, 2007, 08:04 AM
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A fellow member by the the name of Doug, AKA Diggy Diggs Saw this video, showed it to me and said he wants a TL60 that can fly at night!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728057

I am the type of person who loves to be challanged and jumped on the opportunity to build this.

I bought a TL60 from a member in the FS thread. It was to irresistable to pass so I bought it. It came with servos, het4, a Ritewing tshirt, full kit and DVDs. I mainly bought it for the het and servos. So I offered a custom built 60 to any takers.

Doug jumped on it like a fly on...... jam?

So anyways I am halfway through the build and thought I'd share pics. I won't show the usual pics since its played out. Just the cool stuff. This is with 5 of the 20 LEDs wired up. There is more wires in this bird then my chevy! LOL!

Adam


Sweet! This is kinda like seeing an ultrasound of your unborn child It's looking great Atom! I know that wiring is a chore, hope it is cooperating with you. I do appreciate the work you're putting into it.

As for the night flying a ritewing, I am probably a bit on the foolish side. I haven't done much wing flying or night flying, but don't really intend on breaking this out till I have done a lot of both. I have a MASSIVE field a short walk (even shorter drive) from my house that is perfect. It is full of a peanut crop right now, but it's sandy soft dirt the rest of the year and has a big lawn from a church that backs right up to it. I park at the church and use their lawn for take offs and landings of my planes now. It should fit the bill for night flight. Also, I will probably fly this during the day before I ever take her out at night.

I also have a pair of 40 cores and a 50 core and a Twin demon that I just need to put electronics in. These will be my training/speed flyers and the 60 will be flown pretty tame. I picked the 60 since Atom says it's pretty chilled compared to all the others.

Thanks again Atom!!

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Old Sep 04, 2007, 08:45 PM
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Hey DIGGS, whats up just got through flying the 40 slice with 20 feet of neon wire lights it rocks the neighborhood pretty hard the law was called . T NUNN
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Old Sep 04, 2007, 11:39 PM
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Hey DIGGS, whats up just got through flying the 40 slice with 20 feet of neon wire lights it rocks the neighborhood pretty hard the law was called . T NUNN
HAHAHAHA, did ya talk to Johnny Law? What did they have to say
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 11:53 PM
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Niteflyer 60

One wing half lit up, the other will be a mirror image.

This thing should fly at Burningman!
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Old Sep 06, 2007, 07:36 AM
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You are out doing yourself there man. I love the layout of the LEDs. I hope the covering kinda follows the same flow of the blue LEDs. But I am sure you will do something that looks great. Shame, this thing is going to sit around a while. I will be afraid to fly it

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Old Sep 06, 2007, 08:43 AM
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You are out doing yourself there man. I love the layout of the LEDs. I hope the covering kinda follows the same flow of the blue LEDs. But I am sure you will do something that looks great. Shame, this thing is going to sit around a while. I will be afraid to fly it

Diggs
Here's a plan Diggs. Bring it to the Arizona Electric Festival in January and let the master (CK) help you dial it in and give you some tips on flying a wing.

Rod
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Old Sep 06, 2007, 09:07 AM
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Ha! I think Chris would toss it in the air and hand Diggs the TX immidiatly!

The thing about Ritewings is you have to dial them in for yourself! Everybody likes them set up a different way.

Adam
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Old Sep 07, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Hey All -

My wing is just about complete. I received the medusa bec the other day and I have my thunder power 2S 480 pack. What do I do from here. How am I connecting the medusa ? What end am I soldering onto the 480 pack. Pictures and diagrams would be helpful so I don't confuse anything. I am running 6S. using a cc80.
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Old Sep 07, 2007, 10:16 PM
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the instructions go over it well. just make sure you dont solder on the batt connector backwards. i did that once. plug it into any open channel or use a Y.
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Old Sep 07, 2007, 10:48 PM
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You have to solder a JST connector to the bare leads, the other leads should have a reciever plug.

You will prolly have to extend the battery pack leads. Run the Battery lead and the BEC lead into the battery bay through the same hole you ran the esc le\\lead into the battery bay. You plug it in before you fly and unplug it after you fly.
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