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Old Dec 21, 2008, 09:10 PM
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Ritewing 36 inch Lightning & 44 inch IYF Sloper

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So I have been meaning to get back into sloping and why not with a reliable proven plan form like a Ritewing.

I'm going to be building 2 of these one a standard 36 inch lightning and a new IYF 44 inch from ritewingrc..

CK has let two sets of the IYF core out one to Adam and One to me Adam has taken on the Powered version and seeing as I want to go climb a rock I took on the slope version.. and seeing as I had the 36 I figured I would hack them both out at the same time..

I actually am doing the 36 inch first as it is a proven air frame and we have all the data on it.. I am waiting on Adam to dial his Powered IYF 44 in and I will start with his CG findings.

One of the reasons I want to wait is I plan to build large ballast boxes on both of these so I can load them up for big wind. having a good idea of where the CG should be will help me to place the box.

I am going to run a 2s A123 They are 1100mah and weight 3oz. per pack for power and that i got from Steve H This should last all day of flying Plus keep it ready with out having to charge before flying.

I will post more picture later..

On with the build
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 11:05 PM
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Looks like fun, what does IYF stand for?
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 12:03 AM
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Looks like fun, what does IYF stand for?

IIRC, In Yo' Face.

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Old Dec 22, 2008, 12:30 AM
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IIRC, In Yo' Face.

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Thats correct In Your Face It has a bit more aspect ratio and is a little fater cord thickness The idea being a parkflyer in your face type of wing

Adams is going real light powered..
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Sweet looking build there Paul.

I'll have to see how this thing slopes!!!

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Old Dec 22, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Sweet looking build there Paul.

I'll have to see how this thing slopes!!!

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I may loan it to you for a while if i cant get out to fly.. life is changing again and i may not have the right time to fly
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 05:27 PM
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That sucks Paul, hopefully in the new year you will get some more time.
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 07:23 PM
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So progress was made, I'm working slower than i wanted to, had to help with Christmas Wrapping and such...

The wing is going well i have a bunch more to post just need a few more minutes to get them uploaded.. I'm all ready to start the Henry's and Super 90 covering. After that is done I should be able to get started on the 44 I want the weave done on both before I start to cover them..


Adam have you flown you 44 yet?? I know you said it calcs at 8 inches but....
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 10:03 PM
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So i started to prep the servo bays and get the control rods laid out.. I'm going with buried rods just because it is sexier.

I think the work is worth it in the long run.

So for the control rods.. I use the Sullivan golden rods and i use the control rod (steel) i use a drill and run it about 2 inches into the inner nyrod threaded side first.

Just leave the nyrod long as it will be cut off later. I use the locking clamps in the control hors so adjustments will be simpler. I will have pictures of that later on..
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Old Dec 22, 2008, 11:48 PM
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Hope to get her up in the next few days.
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Old Dec 23, 2008, 12:07 AM
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Sweet, Weather is going to be the pits the next week or so so hopfully a window will be open for ya..

I have the 36 all glassed i have one more piece of henries to put on but have to wait for some spackle to set up..
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Old Dec 23, 2008, 01:25 AM
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Ok so here are the rest of the photos to show where I'm up to... Spackle is still drying om only using enough to fill in some low spots from the coro. I forgot yo heat it and pre bend it so it oil caned in on me...

<HIstory Lesson ON>
Oil Caned.. Do you know what that means... If you have never used and old drip oiler you may not know that the bottom of the can was convexed so that when you pressed on the bottom it click inward about a 1/8 of an inch depending one the diameter of the can.. And oil would be pressed out like a Turkey baster pushing juice over the holiday turkey..
</History Lession OFF>

If all goes well I will have the last piece of Henry's applied and the cores can dry out for a day or so..
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Old Dec 24, 2008, 02:45 AM
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Henry's is done and i started playing with fins... They all look too big.. Ugh..

Im getting no love from this part of the build im burnt and im having a hard time being creative..
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Old Dec 24, 2008, 01:02 PM
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So far I like #1,
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