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    Moulded Ritewing Mini Drak Build & Info

    Making the build video. Stay tuned.


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    CG is located 5/8" in front of main spar cap measure from the front of the cap, not the center. Elevon measurements by pictures
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    Here is the first video. There are a few mishaps that I can't fix because whats done is done, but when installing the fuse spars, embed them first, than add CA. Once the fuse has been aligned properly, add the kicker to lock them in. There is a chance you could distort the fuselage otherwise.

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    Reserved for equipment installation.

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    Reserved for painting/covering video.

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    Better late than never!

    I figured it might take a few days before seeing this pop up. Looking forward to the video. Do you think it'll be up later today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonU View Post
    Better late than never!

    I figured it might take a few days before seeing this pop up. Looking forward to the video. Do you think it'll be up later today?
    Possibly, I still need to make my elevons and attach them. I think that is it for the basic build video. I am splitting things up into 3 different vids. Basic build, equipment installation, and painting/covering/finishing. Shooting to have all of those done by the end of the week because we have some dry weather coming and I don't want to miss the opportunity to get it in the air.

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    There's no need to cover this thing in glass. The epp this is made from is ridiculously strong on its own, and if built correctly, it's nearly indestructible. Regular paint won't stick and will flake off - Plasti dip is the go-to paint for this foam and sticks well.

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    Do not fiberglass this plane, there is no need and the added weight is not worth it. I am seriously considering doing very little in the way of covering on this one. some well placed laminate film and that is it.

    Plastidip is great and is quite durable. you could get away with plastidip and some laminate on the bottom and wing leading edges.

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