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Jan 12, 2019, 11:35 AM
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Ritewing Nano Drak


Chris has cut some Nano Draks for testing, and I got the opportunity to build and fly one! Very stable for a 27" wingspan plane timing mini quad parts.
For the power plant in my initial build I am running a Bolt RC 2206 2300kv turning a 5050 prop, Aikon30amp ESC with 22004S in the nose. I will be doing some more flying and tuning, but I am digging it!


Nano Drak First Flight full maiden! (11 min 9 sec)
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Jan 12, 2019, 12:06 PM
FPV really is fun.
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Here is a quick rip with mine. Further testing this week as I get some motors to try out. Flies great, with no bad tendencies. Flies lighter than the 28" span suggests. Like Aaron says, these are prototypes with the hopes the final result will end up molded like it's bigger brothers.

Maiden (2 min 58 sec)
Jan 12, 2019, 01:30 PM
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How far out back do you think you could push that motor? I really prefer quieter planes.

This might be my first drak if it happens.

Also, do you happen to have a weight?
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Jan 12, 2019, 09:19 PM
FPV really is fun.
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You might be able to get it out a bit further, but this aircraft is never going to be super quiet. It will fly slow, so you could put a 6" prop on it and a lower kv motor, but it really shines going fast. I did notice that the apc prop I tried later was a lot quieter than the HQ I had on for the above flight.
The above configuration is 550g with a 4s 1300, F411 wing, 2204.
Jan 13, 2019, 02:56 PM
fly by night
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Originally Posted by P.I.Engineer
How far out back do you think you could push that motor? I really prefer quieter planes.

This might be my first drak if it happens.

Also, do you happen to have a weight?
this post is seeking the nanogoblin I think. quiet + far + decent speed
Jan 13, 2019, 02:59 PM
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Stunning how that thing flies. Is the current sensor calibrated correctly? Can't somehow believe that this thing can cruise at 2.5amps.
How much space has the battery compartment, will it fit a 4s 18650 Li Ion?
Jan 13, 2019, 03:16 PM
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it's 28 inches wide, 2.5 amps sounds about right. heck my old ritewing Z2 would cruise at 5 amps and it weighed 1.5Kg 1.4m wingspan

it does appear to fly very steady. No doubt the plank planform and high wing loading gives it inertia to be more 'steady' than a plane weighing half as much, especially at high speed
Jan 14, 2019, 06:43 AM
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this post is seeking the nanogoblin I think. quiet + far + decent speed
Already own one
Jan 14, 2019, 01:27 PM
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Here is a flight with a 4s 3300 and 2206 2400kv. 5.5x4.5 prop. Notice 10 miles in 9 minutes.... It was windy.

NanoDrak 4s 3300 and 2206 2400kv (8 min 42 sec)
Jan 14, 2019, 04:26 PM
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redundant
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Jan 14, 2019, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Scotth72
You might be able to get it out a bit further, but this aircraft is never going to be super quiet. It will fly slow, so you could put a 6" prop on it and a lower kv motor, but it really shines going fast. I did notice that the apc prop I tried later was a lot quieter than the HQ I had on for the above flight.
The above configuration is 550g with a 4s 1300, F411 wing, 2204.
Does this mean you're in the ~420g range when dry? Also, dumb question: do the wings come off of this like the bigger versions?
Jan 15, 2019, 09:54 AM
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Auw with a 4s 1300 was 550g. Yes, the wings come off, just like the bigger draks. I have 37" wings as well, I just need to install servos and linkages and get it in the air. The wing loading is actually fine with the 28" wings, but the larger wings will let you slow down and take in the sights for longer.

This aircraft flies much better than a Nano Goblin. Not really in the same class, but still. The NG is a floaty, darty, fun in small spaces plane. It wags like crazy in the wind.
The ND goes exactly where you point it, in the wind. Not a lot of wag or drama. Much more stable.
Jan 16, 2019, 12:17 AM
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Is there any info on when this plane might be released for purchase?
Jan 21, 2019, 07:42 PM
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Auw with a 4s 1300 was 550g. Yes, the wings come off, just like the bigger draks. I have 37" wings as well, I just need to install servos and linkages and get it in the air. The wing loading is actually fine with the 28" wings, but the larger wings will let you slow down and take in the sights for longer.

This aircraft flies much better than a Nano Goblin. Not really in the same class, but still. The NG is a floaty, darty, fun in small spaces plane. It wags like crazy in the wind.
The ND goes exactly where you point it, in the wind. Not a lot of wag or drama. Much more stable.
Thanks for the info. Do you know if they plan to release a tailboom kit for this one as well?
Jan 22, 2019, 09:50 AM
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Thanks for the info. Do you know if they plan to release a tailboom kit for this one as well?
Yes, there are a couple of guys that have a boom kit for this airplane. I don't think there are any flight reports yet.


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