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Aug 02, 2007, 01:14 PM
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SMART DART meets RIPMAX RENO RACER


Not being the type to throw anything away, I was wading thru bits of broken models in my attic, when I came across my old SMART DART wing..............and , in rather nice condition, the middle and rear with stab and fin/rudder, a Ripmax Reno Racer.
These two have now been bought together in (Un-)Holy matramony, and now form a new flying model to join my fleet.

I had to build up the nose, and produce a removable plate on the underside for battery access.
Bolt on an outrunner (washing machine motor, so I'm told!), and an 8x5 APC prop.Guess down/side thrust etc, stick in a 1300 3 cell lipo, and heave into the air!!!
Weight ,'sans battery'.........under 14oz.

For our American cousins, Nigel Hawes pioneered the flat plate wing model here in the UK!
Here he is holding his creation,

Ian
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Jul 19, 2012, 12:34 AM
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hi, do you mind giving me the dimensions of your wing? i'm trying to build one smart dart with a wing like yours.
thanks.

-Ray
Jul 20, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Ray, I will dig out the model, and measure for you....................will post in the morning.

Ian
Aug 06, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Ray,
Sorry, got sidetracked..............

The spec for that wing is:

Total wingspan is 71 cm( 28inches)
The aileron cut outs are 25mm x 250mm
the Chord of the wing max. 22.5cm

The wing is slightly swept, so the tip is 17cm on each side.
The trailing edge is straight, so the sweep is on the leading edge.

Hope this helps.

Ian


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