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Jan 14, 2010, 04:05 AM
1400 watt RW Zephyr
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Ritewing Lightning 48" AP platform


Did this one a bit different, no PU glue (used hotglue) no rite weave - using laminating film, and a large cutout on CG to hold a camera
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Jan 14, 2010, 04:06 AM
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AP platform... with an MD speed... Easystars are for pansies.
Jan 14, 2010, 04:09 AM
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heh, yep , launch, get to target, take photo, get back, all at 70 mph, no rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr for 1/2 an hour to climb 200 ft easy star style :-)
Jan 14, 2010, 09:41 AM
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Is this your own design? If so, would you be willing to e-mail a PDF of your dimensions and airfoil sections? I've been working on my own design- my first "from scratch" airplane- and it would be helpful to have something to benchmark it against.

Also, what is your power system to achieve 70 mph?

thanks!
-Andy
Jan 14, 2010, 12:46 PM
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Hey Andy,

Not my own design, this is a Ritewing from www.ritewingrc.com
http://www.ritewingrc.com/store/index.php?productID=136

The powertrain is a 3S 2650 mah 30C turnigy lipo and a Microdan 2505 Speed 2900kv motor on a 6 by 4 sport prop http://www.gobrushless.com/shop/inde...ef=MD2505-2900
Jan 14, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Cool, thanks! Ritewing looks like they have some great product. I'm going to try and build this wing from scratch, but depending upon how the flight characteristics turn out I might be ordering a kit!
Jan 14, 2010, 06:01 PM
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Ready to laminate


All done, ready to apply the laminating film 75micron stuff
Jan 14, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Just finished laminating the wing, single layer top and bottow, second layer wraped around LE, back 4 inches top and bottom, third layer on bottom centre 12 inches wide.

Weighed before and afterwards, 90 grams total added weight, feels like a board
Jan 16, 2010, 02:08 PM
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Servo locations
Jan 17, 2010, 03:08 PM
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How do you plan on triggering the camera?
Jan 17, 2010, 03:10 PM
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nice project, got any pics of the lamination job?
Jan 18, 2010, 04:47 AM
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Camera trigger will probably be by a micro servo pushing the shutter button, will post pics when I sort it.

Will get some photos of the lam film buildup for you, its a sweet deal, I enjoyed doing it and results in a really solid wing
Jan 25, 2010, 10:36 AM
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Do wings fly better with the split aileron / elevator vs. elevon? The wing I'm building I'm planning on initially using elevon mixing, but it seems like with the DX6i + 6110 receiver you really don't get the control surface travel you'd get with seperate servos.
Jan 25, 2010, 11:59 AM
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Hey Pefozy,

With the DX6i there is a trick to fix that, as the standard DX6i mix for elevons is not rite at all

heres what I do

Put right elevon servo into aileron channel, put left elevon servo into flap channel

Select "dual Aileron" on the DX6i, not elevon mixing.
Then assign mix one Elevator>Flaps 100% in both direction, and enable trim

Now you have an awesome amount of throws, and will need to reduce your travel :-)

Here is a link to a better description https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...35&postcount=8 its a fair way down the post in "green" text

I might get a chance to take some shots of the DX5i screen if the above dosent make sense
Feb 01, 2010, 03:11 PM
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Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try!



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Originally Posted by matwelli
Hey Pefozy,

With the DX6i there is a trick to fix that, as the standard DX6i mix for elevons is not rite at all

heres what I do

Put right elevon servo into aileron channel, put left elevon servo into flap channel

Select "dual Aileron" on the DX6i, not elevon mixing.
Then assign mix one Elevator>Flaps 100% in both direction, and enable trim

Now you have an awesome amount of throws, and will need to reduce your travel :-)

Here is a link to a better description https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...35&postcount=8 its a fair way down the post in "green" text

I might get a chance to take some shots of the DX5i screen if the above dosent make sense

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