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Old Sep 13, 2008, 07:11 PM
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Motor does not allow alternative mounting. Also kind of like access to motor with the cowl.

New firewall is along red line on plan. Overall length comes out per plan to tip of spinner.

About to start vertical stab and rudder, should I leave counter or build it without?
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 08:19 PM
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I built mt own fin and rudder. It looks much better than the balanced setup. I have built two Riser100s now and feel that my current one handles as good or better than the stock build. Here's a couple pix...


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Old Sep 13, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Hi Mike,

I agree, leave the counter ballence off. I did on mine and I also added a small sub-rudder. I later trimmed about 1 1/4" off the bottom of this, and it's just right. I also added some cool wing tips.

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Old Sep 13, 2008, 09:44 PM
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Sweet wing tips Bob. I have been considering giving mine a thorough overhaul and recovering job. I might have to give her a tip job . Do you notice any flight difference from the stock setup?

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Old Sep 13, 2008, 09:56 PM
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HI Quigley,

I don't know because this was my first Riser 100, now called the Riser 112. It was just a fun thing to do. I like mods, and have the time to fiddle around with them. Just me and my cute dog here.

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Old Sep 13, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Innards installed
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 10:43 PM
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Looks good !!!! Keep goin !!!!

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Old Sep 14, 2008, 01:55 PM
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Rudder and vertical stab, modified with some carbon fiber re-enforcement added.
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Old Sep 14, 2008, 03:42 PM
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Mike, it looks great. The CF can't hurt either.. Your getting there, keep gluing.

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Old Sep 14, 2008, 04:38 PM
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Bob, or anyone, whats your AUW. Getting a little worried that with all the mods will get too heavy. Expecting 65-70 oz at this point.

Thanks

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Old Sep 14, 2008, 05:07 PM
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Hi Mike,

Mine is 48 oz. AUW. I did all those mods to mine and that's what I got. I'm useing a 3S 2100 Mah LiPo. It's a real floater.

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Old Sep 14, 2008, 05:55 PM
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Horizontal stab and elevator, CF tube epoxied in rather than wood dowel
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 08:39 AM
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Hey Mikey keep us posted on the details of your build. I've been debating on one of two planes the dynaflite butterfly or the sig 100. I'm leaning toward the Sig 100. At any rate here is http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319505 another thread of a sig 100 conversion if you haven't seen it already. :-)
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If you don't want to hassle with a built up stick fuse on the Butterfly, you would be better off with the Riser, but then again if you like idea of a cabin type model with almost the same wing area go with the Butterfly. Matter of personal choice here. Which one appeals to you more? I have built and flown both over the years, both are good flyers. Like the Butterfly with the landing gear and big Trexler balloon wheels. Makes for some pretty smooth landings when your done flying. Pick one and go for it.

mikeyflight3,

Your bird is really shaping up nicely. Looking good on all points so far and some of you additions will really help in the long run. Looking forward to a flight report when it is ready. Had the chance to help Bob on the maiden of his plane. Great flying it for the day that we had. Bob had the butterflys in the stomach and was not sure of it, till I did some hiogh stress aerobatics with it. Bob was amazed at what it could do. Yours will be too... Keep on building.........

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Old Sep 18, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Working on the wings - stock bolt on. Will work on spoilers next.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 09:31 PM
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Hi Mike,

I went with the rubber bands. Your bolt on's look very clean. Your getting there now. Better start thinking about a color scheam.

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