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Old Sep 22, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Hey CK thanks the kits came in today...

I will document the Mini FS build and run it past you..

Like i said it flys nice at about 100 to 200 watts and anywhere from 8 to 18 oz's the heavier it gets just means the fater you have to keep it going..

Im working toward your lite build but im still trying to figure out how you pulled 9 oz with batts.. Im at 5.5 oz with just my 3s 1500 but im at 230 watts
Paul, I want your input on the FS48 layout, what do you think will be a good layout.

Anybody else have opinions on the layout?
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 11:56 AM
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Adam ,look you are at 1000 post.Paul mine is 9 oz w out the bats.I would say it will come in around 14 to 15 oz when done with bats.My 22 mini d used to come in like that ,keep in mind the new fs is 34 inches WS .If it comes in at 16 to 18 it is still verry lite with that WS.
Paul how do you like the 48 fs?
ck
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 12:14 PM
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Fs48

More progress.

I have the esc installed with air cooling hood scoop. A little access door to plug and unplug the motor.

Dunno why but this build seems easier then the others, its going really fast. I think only have one central spar instead of an A frame saves time.

I thought about dipping the tips like everyon elses but, I reall dont like how the elevons look when the tips are dipped. I will dip the next one

I'm really looking forward to flying this one.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 01:24 PM
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Adam ,look you are at 1000 post.Paul mine is 9 oz w out the bats.I would say it will come in around 14 to 15 oz when done with bats.My 22 mini d used to come in like that ,keep in mind the new fs is 34 inches WS .If it comes in at 16 to 18 it is still verry lite with that WS.
Paul how do you like the 48 fs?
ck
Ok i dont feel so bad now...

The 48fs Is Kick Ars I like it also i noticed some of the nice touches on the mini to like the beveled TE nice much simpler that sanding the balsa..
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 01:55 PM
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Hey Adam and Chris,

I'm curious how you constructed those huge scoops. what did you use for the riser? guess I have to evolve past spoons.

thanks,
tim
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 02:00 PM
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Chris uses a 3 piece method, The top of the scoop is a solid piece and the two beveled sides are seperate pieces.

Mine just has the coro lifted up 2mm at the leading edge, then I tapeded the sides with spackle.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 02:20 PM
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New TL50 Build Thread - Please help

Hi Everyone-

I just wanted to let you know that I've started a new RiteWing TL50 build thread here:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24821

Please help me with my TL50 build if you have time. I need all the help I can get.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 24, 2007, 11:50 PM
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Ok,I need to ask.
Has any of you guys besides Tim nun flown the 40 slice?
I few the one Adam made me tonight.
I have ben blown away ever since,Auw of 28 oz.
This little beast is one of the best handling wings
I have ever flown,it tracks like a demon heavy with only 1/3 the weight.
I will rip turns so tight that it left me shakin in my shoes.

When I let it go strait,and it would disapear in a plit second.
I Was absolutley a mind blowing flight.I have never flown anything so lite that tracked that well ever.
Here are my spex,with dirt cheap drivetrain.
This is the fastest best handling wing,that I have ever flown for such cheap setup.
The gear could be even cheaper then what
I have installed.
I am sorry that i am tootin my own horn ,but this thing was just absolutely sick.
I might have to cut some up and do a sale on them.
ck

mega 16 15 3
apc 5.25/4.75
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2 hs 85 I think
I will get some pix tommorow
1 old tired 3s 3700
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 12:16 AM
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the 40 slice?
I few the one Adam made me tonight.
I have ben blown away ever since,Auw of 28 oz.
This little beast is one of the best handling wings
I have ever flown,it tracks like a demon heavy with only 1/3 the weight.
I will rip turns so tight that it left me shakin in my shoes.

When I let it go strait,and it would disapear in a plit second.
I Was absolutley a mind blowing flight.I have never flown anything so lite that tracked that well ever.
Here are my spex,with dirt cheap drivetrain.
This is the fastest best handling wing,that I have ever flown for such cheap setup.
OK..........I've been trying to be patient, but that sounds pretty exciting!! Glad you got one on the bench for me!! Can't wait
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 12:24 AM
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Charger I am glassing your slice as we speak.
Dude it is mindblowing.
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OK..........I've been trying to be patient, but that sounds pretty exciting!! Glad you got one on the bench for me!! Can't wait
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 01:10 AM
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Did you have a chance to Mess with the MiniFS aymore today.

I got the glass on the bottom but my servos did not come intoday and i dont want to put GWS in this they strip gears to easy.. But i have about 80 photos of the build proccess..
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 01:12 AM
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Chris uses a 3 piece method, The top of the scoop is a solid piece and the two beveled sides are seperate pieces.

Mine just has the coro lifted up 2mm at the leading edge, then I tapeded the sides with spackle.
Or you can cut the flap open in the area you want the cooling ram and then just tack the small triangels to prop it up.. Once glassed it all stay well.
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 01:30 AM
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No I didnt ,the servo is still jacked up,I will get some new ones tommorow.
I got home and checked it and it was allover the place and wouldnt center .
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 01:44 AM
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Chris,I just read above about your setup on your Slice,sounds great. I still think I'd like to go 4s if you think it will balance. I think I'll go ahead and start the Slice next payday,what the heck I don't really need to eat anyway. I just got your PM if I can just resist my natural urge to go he**bent for speed 3s is much saner and less expensive,thanks for the motivation.
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 01:51 AM
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Mark It doesnt need to be 4s.The prop is small and really winds up to the same rps as the 4s with the smaller prop.Keep it lite on this one.
You can even advance the timing and go w a cc 35 and it will be balistic.
ck
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Chris,I just read above about your setup on your Slice,sounds great. I still think I'd like to go 4s if you think it will balance. I think I'll go ahead and start the Slice next payday,what the heck I don't really need to eat anyway.
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