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Old Jun 07, 2008, 08:09 PM
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I have found ammonia works well for removing adhesives. Turns it into snot balls. Still takes some elbow grease. Might be worth trying windex or preferably a higher concentration of ammonia. I know it has worked for me and other adhesives in the past... good luck
ended up using some acetone which did pretty good. still a little scrubbing.
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 02:20 AM
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My TL60 has faded pretty bad on the top from being under a flourescent light (I used neon for the red which is now pink). so, I'm redoing red stripes on the base white convering.

I just took off the ailerons and the adhesive has stuck to the monokote instead of to the tape. What is the best solvent to use to remove the adhesive (3M storage tape) with the least damage to the underlying monokote?

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tim
I use Goo Gone... It works the best of anything I have used. Only a few bucks...
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Dohhh... Paul just used the word dainty in a Ritewing thread. I think there should be rules against that sort of talk.

Man law? I second Goo Gone. That stuff works like crazy. It's gentle on your hands too...
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 10:04 AM
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I use Goo Gone... It works the best of anything I have used. Only a few bucks...
thanks Tasa. my wife has some of that stuff around. next time I'll try that. never have enough solvents.
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 07:43 PM
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Sorry to change the subject guys but I've got a new 36" Lightning on the bench approaching glass stage.

I'm using Adam's VTO recipie of gear and layout, and I'm looking for a suggestion on how much glass to use and how many layers. I'm using 6" Henry cloth, and I'm looking to keep it very light.
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 07:55 PM
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Two layers top and bottom from the CG forward and one layer top and bottom from the CG back. Keep the overlap to a minimum, even butting the pieces up is fine. If the AUW comes under 25oz your good to go. Mine range from 21-23oz.

The setup is not insane and the plane will see little G's compared to its big brothers so less reinforcement is required.

On a related note I have been trying to race a 36 lightning with a mega 16-15-4 with a 4s A123 setup and its too close to call who's is faster. I say his is slightly faster but its almost neck and neck. That Microdan is amazing and comes down no warmer then the ambient air.

Post some pics when you are done.

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Old Jun 08, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Two layers top and bottom from the CG forward and one layer top and bottom from the CG back. Keep the overlap to a minimum, even butting the pieces up is fine. If the AUW comes under 25oz your good to go. Mine range from 21-23oz.

The setup is not insane and the plane will see little G's compared to its big brothers so less reinforcement is required.

On a related note I have been trying to race a 36 lightning with a mega 16-15-4 with a 4s A123 setup and its too close to call who's is faster. I say his is slightly faster but its almost neck and neck. That Microdan is amazing and comes down no warmer then the ambient air.

Post some pics when you are done.

Adam
Thanks for the quick response Adam. I've got the MicroDan Speed with that cool custom MicroDan 8mm tube mount for Ritewings. Can't wait to get it up in the air!

Eric
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 08:17 PM
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New Demon 40"

Also thought I'd share the Demon 40" that's been on and off my bench for a few months. Never flown but hopefully soon!

ARC 28/47/1.5, 80-amp ESC, twin 4S 2200 packs that have been re-engineered into flat side-by-side packs, and JR DS821 digi servos. Custom mods are removable winglets, a removable towhook for bungee launches, and a hidden pocket in the nose for balancing weight (thanks for that idea Adam!).

AUW will be almost exactly 48 ounces RTF with 8-9 oz lead in the nose. If I had to pass on any advice about this combo, it would be to get the motor as far forward as possible cuz it's heavy!

Eric
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 08:45 PM
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That is a beauty Eric!

Should be loads of fun...

Happy flying!

-Dave
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 09:15 PM
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I just became a member of RiteWing Addicts. I got my Lightning maidened today. Tried last week but did not get a good launch and lost aspect due to low light. This wing is tough, it went through the top of a tree and only lost a winglet last week. I have someone else launch my planes for trim out flight,but today I tried the baseball toss and it climbed out with no trouble. It was twitchy till I figured out how much to move the sticks. Pulled to half power and figured out how it needed to be trimed. Then I went full power, no changes in trim needed. Then it was time for the glide test, chopped power and it flew level. No need to change thrust angle. Flew around a few minutes then set up for landing. It will slow to a crawl. After it was on the ground I turned to my flying buddies and said MEDIC, need to start my heart again. This was the most nervous I have ever been for a maiden. Will post pictures when I find my camera, lost in blackhole(aka my pickup).
Setup: Hxt 3s2200 battery
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E-Flite Six Series 2700kv
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Will have weight when pictures are taken.
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Old Jun 08, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Also thought I'd share the Demon 40" that's been on and off my bench for a few months. Never flown but hopefully soon!

ARC 28/47/1.5, 80-amp ESC, twin 4S 2200 packs that have been re-engineered into flat side-by-side packs, and JR DS821 digi servos. Custom mods are removable winglets, a removable towhook for bungee launches, and a hidden pocket in the nose for balancing weight (thanks for that idea Adam!).

AUW will be almost exactly 48 ounces RTF with 8-9 oz lead in the nose. If I had to pass on any advice about this combo, it would be to get the motor as far forward as possible cuz it's heavy!

Eric
Hi...the elevon's control horn doesnt looks like it on the hinge line, is it intentionally installed as such?

Or is there something that I can't see?

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Old Jun 09, 2008, 12:53 AM
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Guys,

Apart from my existing 3600 20C packs, Im planning for the FlightPower Evo25 4s packs (wide) config.

4350 mah - 444g, 170 mm x 88 mm x 15 mm
4900 mah - 498g, 141 mm x 88 mm x 20 mm
5000 mah - 514g, 166 mm x 88 mm x 18 mm

In terms of balance without having to add weight, which would be suitable for the Demon?

Thanks.

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Old Jun 09, 2008, 01:06 AM
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Guys,

Apart from my existing 3600 20C packs, Im planning for the FlightPower Evo25 4s packs (wide) config.

4350 mah - 444g, 170 mm x 88 mm x 15 mm
4900 mah - 498g, 141 mm x 88 mm x 20 mm
5000 mah - 514g, 166 mm x 88 mm x 18 mm

In terms of balance without having to add weight, which would be suitable for the Demon?

Thanks.

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Marcus
Thing is you may have to add weight with any of those packs, really depends on how the build is done and how the galss is layed but there have not been too many itewings built with out lead being needed.. just like most gliders it is just part of it.. not how much lead yo add depends for sure on the packs in the finall config..
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Old Jun 09, 2008, 01:15 AM
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Thing is you may have to add weight with any of those packs, really depends on how the build is done and how the galss is layed but there have not been too many itewings built with out lead being needed.. just like most gliders it is just part of it.. not how much lead yo add depends for sure on the packs in the finall config..
PaulVi,

I hear ya....if I go by price, the 4350s are the cheapest, abt usd 200.

Does the dimensions look ok? not too wide or too long?

Does the Demon slow down enuff too catch on landing like the regular zagi?

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Old Jun 09, 2008, 01:21 AM
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The yellow jacket 5000 ar 160x44x17 these ar the 2s packs so 2 side by side would be very close to what your listing..
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