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Old Jan 07, 2012, 05:35 PM
Livin it UP when Im goin DOWN
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Now I just wanna build another ritewing to make it into a BMW art car theme..

Wohaaaaa! That's a 3.0SC! Best looking Bimmer ever made!
Audi is better still... Check out the Audi S1 scheme.....


Sorry for the totally OT post
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 07:29 PM
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You're right Ambrose, it's more "shaker" than "blower"!

Managed to mock it up to see how I went with the CG location and it looks like anything less than a 16/40/XX or about 170 grams will result in it being nose heavy, so I am happy and relieved! Still have a couple hours work to do to finish but the worst is over.

Good to hear there maybe a few more builds about to occur as this threads been pretty quiet except for those unsavory FPV types that your mother warned you about.
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 07:40 PM
Why the dirt on the wings?
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Looks great Peter !!!!
What prop are you planning on running ??
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Thanks Mopar!

I'm expecting to spin 6.5 and maybe 7 inch APC Pylons really fast but I won't know for sure until I try as I don't have much experience with 8 cell 28mm setups!

In the interim I'll maiden it with my trusty 16/40/1.5SC on 6 cell 5000's and APC 6.5x5 which will pull about 102 amps, 2160 watts, 34,000 rpm and provide about 160mph pitch speed. Could aways just run a 6x4 on 7 cells instead I guess too!
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 04:45 AM
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Looking very nice there Peter. Cant wait to do some drag racing against your new one seeing as I smoked your previous version by about 2mph (I calculated that by eye during our racing flights).
Ive been working on some super thin carbon fibre winglets to get a little more speed.

So whens the maiden. I'll bring the GPS.
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 04:47 AM
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forget thinner winglets, just cut 5" off each wing probably add 40kph to the landing speed but i would guess it would add 20kph to the top speed at least
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Guys,
I'm thinking the extra stripes I put underneath should give me all the extra speed I need so watch out Trent! Although cutting 10 inches off it would make it easier to store......

Maiden should happen as soon as I finish my assignment, only another 1300 words to go!
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 05:34 AM
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Not going to work for you Pete, as I already have speed stripes which are slightly wider and therefor faster

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Old Jan 09, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Oh, well!

Just have to rely on more watts!
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 06:24 AM
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i made a boo boo with my ZII

destroyed ritewing ZII (3 min 49 sec)
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 07:11 PM
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get a carbon fiber one. and put 12,000 watts on it

6S + 150a esc + 5300kv motor with 7x6 prop
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 07:55 PM
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carbon kills RF , especially bad with FPV

i think i need a D40 for this much power
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 07:59 PM
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i made a boo boo with my ZII.. So what speed did you get before the boo boo with 2000 watts?
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 08:06 PM
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maybe 120mph....

the funny thing was it was about 10 seconds after the full power run.

i did a big full power dive, cruised past at 1/4 throttle, turned around applied about 1/2 throttle and tried to climb next thing its spiraling at the sea. the horn must have been pulled loose and just let go when i pulled up.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Thats a bummer for sure. And thats fast for a wing this size that isn't getting the rite weave. Thanks for showing us its limits on lamanet. It would probably hold together going faster if care was taken not to yank and bank real aggressively.? but then thats not as fun!
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