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Old 06-02-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default Redwing RC 30cc Extra 330

Alright guys, I recently got the Redwing 330 and I figured I would do a small build log on it. Go easy on me because this is my first build log. Hope you guys enjoy and find this log useful.

Specs:
Wing span: 76"
Wing area: 1145 sq inches
All up flying weight: 11 - 12 lbs
Length: 65.5" without Spinner
Recommended CG: 5" to 5.25" from the LE at the root of the wing
Recommended Prop Size: 18x8 to 20x8

My Equipment:
All of my equipment is from a 30cc Extra 260 that I retired.
DLE 35RA
2x 2100mAH LiFe batts.
6x HS-7985MG's
AR7000 Rx
MPI regulator on Ign.
Xoar 19x8 laminated
Im using the painted carbon spinner with this airframe.

In the Box:
This is my very first Redwing airframe and I am already impressed. The box was packed very neatly and secure. All parts and pieces are wrapped in a rather thick plastic that kept the coat spotless.

Out of the Box:
Once I had all the parts free of the plastic bags I began to go over the airframe looking for any breaks on the airframe and wrinkles in the covering. The model was almost flawless in having almost no problems with airframe. It has very minor stress cracks on the cowling but nothing serious. I can live with that because the cowling is sturdy and painted extremely well. I can tell that Redwing is serious about the quality of their models. Another thing is that I didn't need to take out ANY wrinkles in the covering. This is great and unusual from what Im used to from other manufacturers.
I was pleased to see that all the hardware was included and nothing was left out.

The Build:
I only had a small amount of time to start building but I managed to assemble and mount the tail gear and the rudder. It took me a minute to figure out the tail gear because I am used to the spring gear. This has the steering bar which I really like because I fly off of grass and the springs don't exactly work well especially on smaller airframes. The tail gear is carbon fiber and seems to be very strong. Rudder installation was uneventful and went on very nicely fitting flush with the horizontal stabilizer leaving the potential for tons of throw once the servo is setup. Here's a few pictures so far.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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Looking good. 76" is going to be great!. You adding any graphics??
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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Looking good. 76" is going to be great!. You adding any graphics??
Thanks! I'm sure it will be. As of right now I'm going to use the standard decals but I may look around for something special.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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Done yet? Looks great, let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:58 PM   #5
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Done yet? Looks great, let me know if you have any questions.

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Hopefully by the weekend it'll be done. Will do!
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:00 PM   #6
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Is there room for a pipe? I know I will have to build the box but think it will work?
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:04 PM   #7
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Is there room for a pipe? I know I will have to build the box but think it will work?
It may have just enough room. I can check it better tomorrow afternoon. It would be a tight squeeze though.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:39 PM   #8
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Looks great! I ordered the blue and white, finished the airframe yesterday. I'll do the electronics and electric conversion soon. Check out my build log/electric conversion on RCGroups. (same username)
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:37 PM   #9
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How are you going to mount your Wing Servos.. on the Surface mount.. or in the hiden hatch.. to me looks like you would get better geometry with the hiden hatch.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:54 PM   #10
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How are you going to mount your Wing Servos.. on the Surface mount.. or in the hiden hatch.. to me looks like you would get better geometry with the hiden hatch.
I'm using the hatch in my Extra. I think the air will move better over the bottom of the wings if there isn't a servo sticking out. I have a 30cc Slipstream MX2 With servos mounted externally, and I was going to compare the two.
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I have the same plane on my build bench. I'm using 7955's all around and a Desert Aircraft 35cc. I have the wings and elevator hinged with servos installed in the wings. I should have the elevator servos installed this Friday night, tail wheel too, I hope.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:41 AM   #12
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I'm probably going to go with the hidden hatch and still haven't decided yet. I will be sure to check out the thread on RCG.

Post a video with the DA 35 once your done. I would like to see the performance difference between it and the DLE 35RA
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #13
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Looks great. What kind of batteries are you going to be using? I have the redwing 2100 2s Life and they are amazing! I connected them to my miracle two switch plus fuel dot and I have an Opto kill with it. I got the real deal combo package from Redwing RC. It made it so much easier to select that, rather than looking for all the correct things. Oh I have the DLE 35RA it SWAG! I run it with a 20x8 prop. Enjoy this plane it looks awesome...

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Old 06-03-2014, 10:26 PM   #14
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Looks great. What kind of batteries are you going to be using? I have the redwing 2100 2s Life and they are amazing! I connected them to my miracle two switch plus fuel dot and I have an Opto kill with it. I got the real deal combo package from Redwing RC. It made it so much easier to select that, rather than looking for all the correct things. Oh I have the DLE 35RA it SWAG! I run it with a 20x8 prop. Enjoy this plane it looks awesome...

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I'm going with two Hobbico 2100 2s LiFes I had from a previous plane. I've never used an Opto Kill before. I may put a miracle switch on but I'm not positive yet. I love the prop rip of the 20x8 but the 19x8 allows for some faster airspeeds and less rip. Ready to start working on it again but the summer work is keeping me away from the build table!
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:46 PM   #15
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Cherry, the 20x8 got me 100mph with my MXS-r. Fast plane.
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