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Old Jun 08, 2007, 10:59 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm blushing!

Yeak I really like the brightness of it. Its very easy to see. The colors only happened cause that all I had left as far as covering goes and I made due! Turned out great.

One tip though, if you go with a light color like this, any black markings on the foam will slightly show through, so take it easy on the sharpee or draw on spots that will have accents.
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 12:20 AM
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Very Nice looking build Atom1025. I'd be very proud of that one!!

I bought some 10C 2s 4000 mah PQ's from Cheap BP's http://cheapbatterypacks.com/main.as...owlipos&sale=Y
for $29.95 a set. You could get 3 4s set ups for less than you'd pay for one set up of 2-2s Poly 3700's 25 C batts. You'd loose a few mph and a little less jump at the line, but probably get longer run times. I think these would be much better than any 3s set up. These would be good for test flights, or just getting a few extra run's at the end of the day. For 1/3 the price of the 25 C they are definitely worth looking into. They have 22 left.
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 12:26 AM
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RClipos.com has similiar deals on 12c Poly RC pack. Picked up 6 packs for the price of two 25c packs. I can fly for an hour!!!
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Old Jun 09, 2007, 02:41 AM
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RClipos.com has similiar deals on 12c Poly RC pack. Picked up 6 packs for the price of two 25c packs. I can fly for an hour!!!
That looks great too!! It's nice that prices on this high performance stuff is coming down. Occasionally ( a few times a week ) I'll do something stupid and the worst part is eating hundred of dollars worth of batteries just goofing around. These cheaper batteries makes being stupid fun again . It's nice to have high performance batts for speed runs too though
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 12:44 AM
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See Atom1025, this is exactly what those cheap batts we're getting are good for. Sorry for the multiple posts, but I think this is appropriate for our discussion

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...57#post7602453
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 12:57 AM
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You guys are silly! That was some cool stuff though! I liked the touch and goes, the touch and stops were cool too! Thanks for sharing Charger!
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 03:29 AM
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Seems like launching technique is always a topic of interest. The technique I used in the video above "features" a grasp based on using a protective coro skid plate. You really don't need a skid plate if you're doing feather landings, but the scratches on mine makes me feel good I have one. Makes for a nice little place for your fingers to get a little purchase for a solid launch as evidenced on the vid I posted. Whatever works for each person is great, this happens to work pretty good on this bird. One may want to place the skid plate ( if they choose to use one ) in a position comfortable for their grasping position.
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 04:08 AM
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I have gotten more than my money's worth out of the two Ritewing planes I had. Like most of us, I get a little comfortable and wind up trying things on the builds and with flying that I shouldn't be doing. I destroyed my Demon 40 due to deviating from the CK formula. I really think that plane is awesome, but there is little room for mods. CK has it nailed with his build and I will stick to the DVD recommendations on my next Demon 40 build. Even though my transgressions lead to the plane ripping in half at about 130 mph, all the electronics are good to go............so I gots to have another This plane on 6s, for me, is a major speed rush, so I will build another.

I ripped my CK built TL 50 in half due to my negligence in checking to make sure my servos were solidly in place, due to many friends crashes. When I saw the carnage, I panicked and placed an immediate order with CK for another custom built TL 50 EXACTLTY THE SAME as possible!! Don't mess with perfection . That plane does stuff other planes cannot do!!

I thought I'd pick up a TL 50 kit and a Demon 40 kit to build while I was waiting for the custom build.

I spent a couple of hours at the RiteWing Laboratories ( thanks Paul...that sums it up ) picking up my cores and saw all the prototypes of other ideas Chris has......( You know this guy is good nuts about planes ) and I had to have a prototype TL 40 Slice ( very thin ) I can't believe after I bought the other two planes and decided to commit the time for the builds, I also picked up the Slice.....I've been REAL happy with the Demon 40 and TL 50 and the new Slice looks like it has a lot of potential. By the way Chris doesn't give me any breaks . I love to have the neatest toys.......and Chris is on a roll

I will post on this thread anything I think is a deviation from the norm on my builds. I think Atom1025 has a good idea about putting RiteWing build ideas in one place.

Here's a pic of my core's..........I gots some work to do......but I do love to fly
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 11:47 AM
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I ordered some lipo from Ck. He sent me the poly rc ones that everyone here is familiar with. i had never heard of them before. I have heard of their parent company that also makes Flight Power packs (Enerland) so am i correct are these packs using the same lipo cells
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Old Jun 21, 2007, 11:52 PM
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What do you guys think of these for a 40 TL Slice. http://www.allerc.com/product_info.p...oducts_id=2120 It's going to be pretty lite, but will need a little torque. Got my cores glued togeter, and a little shaping. Got most of the parts together. Going to hook two of these

Product DescriptionCell Count: 3S - 11.1 volts.
Capacity: 1200mah
11.1 volt (3s) Lipo pack. Rated at 20C continuous, 30C burst (30 seconds)
Poly R/C 3S 1200mahDimensions
100 x 31 x 16mm
3.94 x 1.22 x 0.63inWeight
99 gms.
3.49 oz.
20C - (24 amps)
continuousBurst C Rate
30C - (36 amps)
under 10 secondsIdeal C Rate
17C - (20 amps

together for 3s2p.........so 2400 mah 3s. I've got a 16/15/3 and a CC35............sound OK
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:06 AM
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Charger I would go larger on the bats..A 3 turn on 3s and a 5.5/4.5 pulls 42 amps static.
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:15 AM
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Charger I would go larger on the bats..A 3 turn on 3s and a 5.5/4.5 pulls 42 amps static.
ck
I haven't bought them yet........that's why I'm asking I've got a plane, I figure is about the same weight and have been flying the /3 on TP 3s 2070's on 4.75X4.75.......and it's done real well.

The TL Slice is 1" thick in the thickest part............what batts fit, with a higher mah?

I have 4 packs of the 3s TP 2070's, but they're .94 inch tall.
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:15 AM
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W-150MG
Weight : 15.6g/0.56oz
Torque : 4.8V 3.6kg-cm / 50oz-in
Speed : 4.8V/0.15sec/60?
Size(mm) : 26x13x26
Size(inch) : 1.16x0.51x1.02
Motor type : 3-Pole Ferrite
Gear type : Metal

Specs look good on those servos and the price aint bad
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:17 AM
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The TL Slice is 1" thick in the thickest part............what batts fit, with a higher mah?
3 single cell packs at 3700Mha
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:22 AM
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http://www.lightflightrc.com/ The perfect bat is the px3s 3300 25 c for the slice it is 21 mm thick.
Try these servos from
ck


BMS-380MAX
17.2g (.64oz) servo
Compact 29.5x13x26mm, 1.16 x 0.51 x 0.1.03"
.16 sec 60deg.
Metal gears for high strength
Ball Bearing
Torque @ 4.8V = 4.1kg/cm,57oz/in
SingleBMS-380MAX Servo $21.49
4-Pack BMS-380MAX Servo $84.00






Excellent quality servos. These servos are some of the best I have tried. These are similar to other servos out there. However they were redesigned to draw less current while still providing more torque than most servos in thier size class. Package includes servo horns, and mounting screws/hardware. The BMS-380MG trades a little speed for more torque compared to the BMS-380.
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