View Full Version : Ritewing ZXR Build thread.

31st December 2012, 12:56 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/uqeryne4.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/usudusyn.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/azy4ymu3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/edy2eta7.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/enu9ynup.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/e2y9u3u8.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/y7evy8y5.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/2eby6u3a.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/ybajahub.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/u5umy8at.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/peruraqu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/e9amuqym.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/ahy4yguv.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/ze9e8ude.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/u7udu7az.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/aqyra6yg.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/hapetyze.jpgThis thread is for anyone who want to see some tips a tricks to make extreme Z's .
I am building a 6s 70" WS ZXR its is the ZXL with its wingtips trimed to get her down to 70''.
It has some extra love put into her to help her rail at high speeds with no issues..
I will be adding video and pictures here.

31st December 2012, 12:57 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/7e7ujy9e.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/amabana2.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/atejytun.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/vapesa4e.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/amu5abyg.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/yduzumup.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/ezygyses.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/je8e6udy.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/erugyve7.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/e6etu8u7.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/31/ary5e8un.jpgOverview vid.


31st December 2012, 01:02 AM

i reckon someone needs to do one with flat olive drab like these plastidip dudes do :D


31st December 2012, 04:04 AM
it would have to go over the lam. if you lay lam on the flat it will turn glossy !

31st December 2012, 04:28 AM
are those sheetmetal reinforced skids!?!? awesome!

31st December 2012, 06:43 AM
Subbed! I like the way how you represent my country in there Chris! :D
What gorilla glue composition did you use to fill up the servo cut outs?


31st December 2012, 10:11 AM
^ I don't get it, I didn't see a French Flag. (A long time since my last post, but this seemed worthwhile)

31st December 2012, 12:35 PM
^ I don't get it, I didn't see a French Flag. (A long time since my last post, but this seemed worthwhile)

The moment I saw you responded here, I expected this crap :D You will get punished for this Frank, whakahere and I are building a laser designated autopilot quad who likes American asses! :D

1st January 2013, 03:28 PM
I like it and stimulate you ...Keep it up...
that just does not sound right :p:D

1st January 2013, 03:45 PM

1st January 2013, 04:11 PM
I use a small cup and mix a few drops of water in the gorilla glue, stir it well and fill the holes about 1/4 inch or a tad less with the mixed glue.
Then do not disturb it at all, let sit till about 90 cured then cut off close to the contour with a snap razor, the next day sand it , then spackle and sand again.
This fills them super nice.
Subbed! I like the way how you represent my country in there Chris! :D
What gorilla glue composition did you use to fill up the servo cut outs?


chicken sashimi
1st January 2013, 04:29 PM
Awesome ck.. love the colours! Looks fast.

Those fins you put at the middle... do you think something similar on a ZII would help cut down on wag?

1st January 2013, 04:42 PM
I have made alot of diff versions of center fins over the years, I will let you know how these work.
I will be making the wingtip fins about 1/3 the reg size, just large enough to be efective.
The outer fins seem to always keep the plane locked on, when too small it slides in turns
The combo of both verts with the outer winglets sized down and full wrapped wing fence vorts will be a good test.
Once I get these mounted I will do another over view video for you guys.

9th January 2013, 12:59 AM
After our chatting on skype, i found an old demon vid that lit a fire under my ass. The zxr is lookin pretty good for next build

9th January 2013, 11:32 AM
Ya , If I can get a min to breathe I will finnish mine, I will also do a few more build vids.

9th January 2013, 11:55 AM
Whats the plan for a motor on this one

5th February 2013, 12:51 AM
Any word on power train in tgis bad boy, im about able to get into a zxr in the next week or too

5th February 2013, 05:35 AM
start this on a 10x7 and 8s and go from there :D http://www.gobrushless.com/shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=SC4020-8

5th February 2013, 03:38 PM
Chris, have you or anyone else built one of these, covered it with fiberglass, painted it and then put the laminate film on? I'm building the ZXL model and have been contemplating adding a layer of glass to it before I paintand laminate it......

Also what kind of linkage/anchors are you using for controls, and where can I get it? I'm getting close to prepping the elevons for covering and would like to have the linkage on hand and ready to be installed....

Sorry to be off topic guys, just trying to get a little info...

6th February 2013, 05:33 AM
glassing it removes the crashabilitly of it. sure it would work by why bother? just spar it up to spec as designed. save a lot of cash and man hours.

some linkage ideas: http://team-blacksheep.com/products/prod:pushrodset

or visit your LHS and ask for the biggest set they have

19th February 2013, 02:14 AM
well ZXR en route, this is my thoughts on motor and 8s, motor rated at 2000 watt and 100amp 11 x 10 prop could stir up some trouble at the air field

19th April 2013, 02:33 PM
Picked up the meat n potatoes of the zxr today, eagletree osd since my rvosd doesnt support 8s. Scorpion hkIII 4025-650, and 100amp esc. 1,3 to feed some video of the soon to be speed demon.... let the wiring begin

chicken sashimi
19th April 2013, 02:36 PM
remember... red wire to black wire.. groundloops are your friend and be sure to pour lots of water on it.

19th April 2013, 03:07 PM
Haha the ocean's water set my other z on fireeeee

chicken sashimi
19th April 2013, 03:09 PM
oh Elliott.. always blaming innocent bodies of water for your woes. :)

19th April 2013, 03:52 PM
Eh chris, i have the zxr at 66" wingspan, what woukd the cg be? Is there a formula u use.

19th April 2013, 03:59 PM
Try about 10 1/2 to 10 3/4 and use your tuning skilz to fine tune if it needs

19th April 2013, 04:12 PM
Right on, thanks. Thats from the blunt nose yeah. Ill be removing some so ill measure back and get a number from the firewall

19th April 2013, 05:29 PM
See my CG vid on youtube.

26th April 2013, 12:28 AM
It's been since Xmas since I wired my second zephyr.... forgot how much "fun" it was lol. I think ive spent more time thinking about layout n shielded lines then anything on this build. But here we go.

6th August 2013, 12:31 PM
COG'd and ready to maiden after I incorporate a strap for the batteries.... 6600 mah ZXr on 8s, 2420 watts at wot throttle pulling 89 amps on an 11 x 8, Scorpion HKIII-4025-650

Ill glue on the black coro cover and cross my fingers. When i first throttled it up in my hand it was sketchy, so much thrust past half way i couldnt hold it and almost flew into my chest lol wasnt ready for that.

Hopefully maiden in a week.

chicken sashimi
6th August 2013, 01:03 PM
come pick up your decals pre maiden.
ru working on Sunday?

6th August 2013, 01:46 PM
no sir, ill swing by

20th August 2013, 11:55 AM
Hey guys I have not had time to finish it, she is forsale and about 90% done