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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #240 on: August 03, 2017, 04:41:08 PM »

Hi Sundee, thanks for that, I was planning to laminate but might give it a go.
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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #241 on: August 10, 2017, 01:56:29 AM »

So guys what do we think of the mini drak?

Flight times, characteristics, build time, robustness etc. Is it worth the money?
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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #242 on: August 10, 2017, 05:14:25 PM »

No regrets from me...

Build time was extended for me but I took my time as I enjoy it
Flight times - 10-15mins on 3300 4S
Every flight ive been moving the lipo back a little - it now rolls ridiculously fast!
Its EZ to launch (100% now)
Super tough - ive bounced it a few times on the nose - no damage
Looks very cool in the air

I flew it in the peaks recently - had a father & sun come over & say 'we saw this flying from over there - that's a drak isn't it?'

For me - flying it low & fast is where it excels - ive heard it described as being 'digital' it just does what you tell it to do - no weird tendencies - my vector is wasted on it - only use it for the home arrow! haha


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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #243 on: August 11, 2017, 06:31:15 PM »

No regrets from me...

Build time was extended for me but I took my time as I enjoy it
Flight times - 10-15mins on 3300 4S
Every flight ive been moving the lipo back a little - it now rolls ridiculously fast!
Its EZ to launch (100% now)
Super tough - ive bounced it a few times on the nose - no damage
Looks very cool in the air

I flew it in the peaks recently - had a father & sun come over & say 'we saw this flying from over there - that's a drak isn't it?'

For me - flying it low & fast is where it excels - ive heard it described as being 'digital' it just does what you tell it to do - no weird tendencies - my vector is wasted on it - only use it for the home arrow! haha
Awesome Report, you nailed It! Digital predictable and supremely durable. It has the ultimate in performance without being a throwaway performance aircraft. Crash per $ rating extremely High. A 4S 5200 makes it a little more stable in windier conditions but will give you extended flight times. Are you running my power system on it? It's really funny to see you say that's the only reason you have a vector in it it's for the home Arrow. Sometimes I feel the same way. I do love the vector because is so nice to have airspeed Horizon and your amp draw and usage. Otherwise I find myself also flying it pretty much in full manual most of the time. The vector is really nice for takeoff modes and rth. Try it with the 5200 in it this gives you a lot of fun flight time while being in full manual and ripping it on the deck. One thing you'll find is a lot of your proximity inhibitions will go away because of how durable you know the aircraft is. You will get it closer to the ground and be going faster and pushing the limits more than you will with just about anything else. I think the worst I've damaged mine is snapping The Spar when I cartwheeled it at 100 miles an hour. Otherwise  there was really no other  damage .  I know I'm biased but I absolutely love this plane it's a fun factor x 10.

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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #244 on: September 18, 2017, 01:35:33 PM »

After finally getting back to my MD build, I managed to finish and maiden it all in the weekend  ;D

What a great little plane! Fast, fun, easy to launch and handle... I can see why this quickly becomes peoples favourite plane 

Everything went very well on the maiden, only issue was my AP was playing up in some areas inc in stabilise mode, it took a dive for the floor so I stuck it back in manual (yes I checked on the ground and i'm pretty sure the controll surfaces were reponding correctly to me pitching and rolling in my hand)... it was getting late so didn't have time to look into it. I only have the AP as an insurance policy for RTH... and it's nice to have the OSD. This will be flown in manually 100% of the time unless i lose video feed etc.

Couple of pics of the finished build in the field, video to follow:




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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #245 on: October 15, 2017, 02:33:09 PM »






Hi everyone, the slow builder returns. Plastidip & laminate, colours were chosen for unassisted LOS flying initially but I'm planning to try a Guardian on it in due course. As a relatively inexperienced flyer, I'm looking for advice on control surface deflections. I note that Jake set 3mm reflex and anticipate aileron deflection will be about 50% of elevator deflection. I'll be flying a 4000 4s or two 2200 3s and C of G at the recommended point. your thoughts would be welcome
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Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #246 on: November 03, 2017, 06:52:55 PM »

Sure this thing is flying itself:

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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #247 on: November 03, 2017, 07:22:57 PM »

Very smooth Jake - u flying that in manual?
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« Reply #248 on: November 03, 2017, 11:47:04 PM »

Yes,manual.only use PA while I get the goggles down.the air was very still today which makes a big difference on the low stuff.
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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #249 on: November 08, 2017, 04:19:25 PM »

Awesome!

I've bought another one after stupidly selling my original one. Build going well so far and almost ready for painting before final electronics fit out! Got a good idea for a paint scheme, just waiting for the paint to arrive then I can get cracking! :D

Might also put my new laser engraver to use for some custom decals.
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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #250 on: November 10, 2017, 11:04:13 AM »


Playing with the laser engraver to add some details to this, managed to cut adhesive vinyl so I can make some custom decals! :D


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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #251 on: November 14, 2017, 10:31:14 AM »

Some more progress, weathering done, went a bit OTT with it but I still like it! Now for laminate and final decals, then fit the electronics!





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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #252 on: November 14, 2017, 12:04:47 PM »

Thinking of getting the plank extended wing kit for this, so testing the water with a group buy if anyone else is interested -

http://www.fpvhub.com/index.php/topic,52584.0.html

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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #253 on: November 14, 2017, 02:37:06 PM »

I like that look mate - makes it look scale.
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Re: Ritewing Mini Drak.
« Reply #254 on: November 14, 2017, 02:41:49 PM »

Cheers! This is the inspiration:




So has some similarities! :P Got more decals to apply once the laminate is on. Should really have painted the vertical stabs white with a red stripe but not sure how well the paint would hold on the correx. Might cut some new ones with the engraver.
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