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    Molded Ritewing Drak Build & Info place

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    Airframe Description

    The Drak is a very unique forward swept RC aircraft that combines extreme durability with unmatched stability & energy efficient flight. The Ritewing Drak is a visually stunning & durable remote control (RC) airplane design that is capable of extremely stable and energy efficient flight. This aircraft was designed as a high performance platform for any use: the typical RC enthusiast, first-person-view (FPV), or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). When designing the Drak, we had one mission in mind: to give the end user the ability to capture quality video and photographs or scientific data over an extended geographical area from an unmanned aircraft. The Ritewing Drak has sufficient cargo space and weight bearing capacity to accommodate all of the electronics and sensors that would be needed for any application.
    The Drak can cruise expansive areas over an extended period of time to capture video, still photography, or other data with ease.

    The Drak can enable anyone to capture amazing video and photos from the sky. It's never been easier to capture spectacular aerial images over vast expanses that provide a new perspective that had previously been unseen.

    Features
    • Innovative forward swept wing design to avoid low speed stalling
    • Rock solid stability in flight for optimum video and picture quality
    • Lightweight and durable air frame manufactured from EPP (expanded polypropylene)
    • Proprietary bay system offers maximum payload capacity and adjustability for balancing
    • Extended flight times possible depending on configuration and flight habits
    • Easy to assemble kits, Almost Ready to Fly (ARF), or Ready to Fly (RTF) available
    • High quality materials and components
    • Upgradable and expandable
    • Dissembles into three main pieces for easy transport and storage
    • All parts are easily repairable or replaceable
    • Able to go where quad copters cannot go
    • Easy to launch by hand


    Included in Kit
    • EPP wings and fuse set
    • 2 - custom made Cf spars with Glass slip tube sockets
    • 8 - 2 mm FG rods for fuse and wing sparring
    • 2 - 6 mill coro verts
    • 2 - 6 mill coro winglets
    • 1 - 2 piece custom made T6 CNC aluminum motor mount with 440 screws and lock nuts
    • 4 - aluminum lid hubs with black nybolt thumb screws
    • 2 - lengths of 4 mil coro for lids and saddle bay doors
    • 1 - Strip of velcro to join wings to fuse
    • 2 - 2''custom EPP elevons


    Additional Items Required

    Motor, ESC, Prop, Batteries, Servos, Receiver

    Suggested CG and Min/Max AUW
    The CG is 1.25 to 1.5 inches in front of the main spar, so measure from the cap slot forward on the bottom

    Elevon Trim Jigg and CG Location
    62DrakCGTrimJig.pdf

    Suggested Motor/Prop/Battery Combos
    Info Here

    Flight Video Links

    Where To Get Your Drak
    Ritewing - Email Chris to order your Drak and accessories. ritewing@hotmaildotcom

    StoneBlue Airlines

    Readymaderc.com

    Team Legit

    Estorerotterdam

    Getfpv.com


    Ck's vector file.
    Seems pretty good, maybe a tad more tuning but definitely flyable

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/64cgfll66p41dm9/Drak%201%20tuned%20feb%2028.TXT?dl=0

    Other Vector files below soon


    Hoss's file

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/90imc45wih...0Hoss.TXT?dl=0


    CK MAY 19th 2016 DRAK 1 Tune https://www.dropbox.com/s/ysiw46ghh75qnvw/Drak%201%20tune%205-%2019-%2016.TXT?dl=0


    ESC pgm info below , yellow is the red esc, the other is the black esc




    Matt Guns RCG Review of the Drak

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2720856
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    Intro and Prep

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    Spar Sleeves and Caps

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    Motor Mount

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    Sealing Spar Caps

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    Fuse Strip Spars, Bottom
    Before sparring the fuselage, install the motor mount, as the top fuse spars should run over the mount cap.



    Alternate Fuse Strip Spar Method

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    Wing Strip Spars, Bottom

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    Fuse Strip Spars, Top
    Before sparring the fuselage, install the motor mount, as the top fuse spars should run over the mount cap.

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    Wing Strip Spars, Top



    Seal Spar Caps

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    Foam Straightening Methods

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