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Oct 17, 2007, 08:46 PM
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Mark officially becomes a RiteWing Slacker

I pull up to the house after work and what do I see on the front porch? (Don'tcha just LOVE porch pics?) BOSS!!! My TL50!!!!!

I have had the distinct pleasure of hangin' with the Head Slacker at SouthWest E-vents. Those of you that have been to these know what I speak of. (Tim G, Joekoz, PaulVi, termite and others.) Earlier this year we got together at Mid-Winter Electrics and the Arizona Electric Fest and yours truly got flight checked on one of Chris's TL50s and even got some sticktime on the SkyVac. It was decided that it was a moral imperative for me to have one of Chris's creations. A deal was struck and this is the result.

Those of you that have had Chris build you one of his beauties know what I now have in my possession and you also know that the wait was well worth it. This wing is plain badass. It's not the firebreathing monster that some of you slackers fly but to me this is the top of the heap in my hangar. It'll run the classic TL50 power system...Neu 1110/2y, Castle Creations Phoenix 80 ESC, 4s NeuEnergy 4900s spinning an APC 6x4 sport prop and linked via XPS 2.4Ghz to my Futaba 9C. I'm setting up the receiver with a smallish 3 or 4 cell lipo to a Hyperion UBEC which will provide a good, stable source of power with minimum weight.

All in all, I'm tickled pink and Chris packed this thing to the point that even UPS's gorillas hardly creased the outside much less the plane itself. Cripes. It took me fifteen minutes to get it out of its coccoon. Chris even included his flight and build CDs which will undoubtedly be on the 'puter screen this evening. Now to get her finished, balanced and in the air. I hope the "residents" at the gazebo appreciate a little noisy fun.

Thanks, Chris and I'm sure looking forward to next year's fly-ins!!

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Oct 18, 2007, 12:13 AM
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lets see 7905.... Should only takeme 7 hours to get there ... think you could put that back on the porch for a few hours..

Swet looking plane... January looks to be a Ritewing convention if all goes well...
Oct 18, 2007, 12:18 AM
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Congrats Mark! I have a grin from ear to ear just reliving my experience of coming home to a package that size from Chris! Makes you feel like a giddy school kid all over again.

I also remember watching the videos continuously for the next few days as well.

Any way, have fun and enjoy. Keep us posted.
Oct 18, 2007, 12:21 AM
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Nice looking wing. Good contrast on the colors easy to see it going fast.

Oct 18, 2007, 01:33 AM
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Great looking wing Mark. I'm on my way to joining the slacker club real soon.

Oct 18, 2007, 03:44 AM
Mum is the word!
Mark that is a verry Sweet wing BTW.
Oct 18, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Thanks for the welcome guys!

I've had a couple comments about the license and door tag. No secret to where I live and I use my real name as my username. If anyone friendly tracks me down, I'll offer a margarita for the effort. If non-friendly...well, I don't dial 911 until after the fact.

Oct 18, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark Wood

If non-friendly...well, I don't dial 911 until after the fact.

Shoot first, ask questions later! Nice wing Mark. We are gonna have to get together now for some flyin' bro. Congratulations!!
Oct 18, 2007, 03:26 PM
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Congrats Mark and welcome to the Klique crack addiction!!!!

Oct 18, 2007, 08:47 PM
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Nice !!!

Excellent looking wing Mark !!!

Now that you're in, be warned...Ritewings can be very addictive ............. look forward to seeing your next one too !!

Oct 18, 2007, 10:39 PM
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Hey mark....That is a really great looking wing. I'm new to this hobby, but love the wings, have 6 in the closet to build this winter.
So is there a web page to contact Chris about getting a TL50????
What did it cost you for this beauty?
Am I jealous of your little trophy.........No not at all
Get back to me
Oct 18, 2007, 11:09 PM
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Oct 19, 2007, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark Wood
Thanks for the welcome guys!

I've had a couple comments about the license and door tag. mw
And if they get in the house he will pull a lipo sack over thier head and beat them

Mark give us a play by play after the maiden..

Did CK sent the PullUps with the wing
Oct 19, 2007, 07:25 AM
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Nice wing! I built a TL50 myself. Question, why does the battery hatch have kind of a "T" shape to it?
Oct 19, 2007, 09:02 AM
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the "T" shape is to get the velcro out of the way.

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