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Redwing Elite 50cc Slick 540 (new scheme)

Discussion in 'RedwingRC.com' started by gyro, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. gyro

    gyro GSN Contributor

    If you haven't seen the new schemes offered from Redwing on their Elite Series 50cc Slick 540, you're missing out! Take a look:

    50cc_Slick-540_023.jpg 50cc_Slick-540.jpg
    50cc_Slick-540_04.jpg 50cc_Slick-540_13.jpg

    Here are the specs:

    • Wing span: 87"
    • Wing area: 1440 sq. in.
    • All up flying weight: 15-17lb depending on build style
    • Length: 83"
    • Engine: Recommended: DLE 55, DLE 55RA
    • Radio: 6 channel recommended (4ch possible)
    • Recommended Spinner Size: 3.75"
    • Recommended CG: 25%-30% from the LE at the ROOT
    • Recommended Prop Size:
      • 23x8 or 24x8

    Redwing RC 50cc Slick 540 Product page:

    Another member on the site here just finished building one, and the AUW was in the 15lb range... that's light!

    So I couldn't resist, and I jumped in on the pre-order for one off of the next container coming in January. I chose the green! Since there are limited quantities, you might want to reserve one if you're thinking about it. Here is the pre-order link: http://www.redwingrc.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_21_35&products_id=276

    Ok... so for my build, here is my power plan:
    DLE55 spinning a 23x8
    XQ Power 4020D Servos

    Is it January yet?
  2. Jwmav528

    Jwmav528 70cc twin V2

    I think I know my next aircraft purchase. :D
  3. Jwmav528

    Jwmav528 70cc twin V2

    Gotta save up some dough though. :-\
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2013
  4. gyro

    gyro GSN Contributor

    Well, that's the good thing Jeff, only $100 to reserve one :D
  5. cardenflyer

    cardenflyer 70cc twin V2

    Hmm, already have that exact set up. Just an awesome plane!

  6. I got one on preorder
  7. I have put a bunch of flights on both of my Redwing Slicks (30cc and 50cc.) They both fly great, the quality is very good, and they are reasonable priced.
  8. gyro

    gyro GSN Contributor

    Heard a rumor this AM that the Mad Scientist [MENTION=271]Enterprise[/MENTION] saw all the fun going on in here and pre-ordered a Slick?
  9. Enterprise

    Enterprise 150cc

    It was the 15 pound AUW that attracted me to this plane. Also when I saw that there was the newer schemes that further sold me. That apple red and green scheme is just not me.

    I needed to find a home for my O.S. GT60. This engine was purchased to get a 3D plane that was sound compliant and my closest field. 96db at 20 feet is not easy in 60cc, and impossible over that in our current experience. We did get a new, more reliable sound meter so maybe there is still hope. This engine has had a sub par season with trying something like 10 props on it, and this is where a lot of my prop box props came from. It had a in flight ejection from my 88 edge at a fun fly (due to a bad repair on my part, epoxy needs a rough surface to adhere properly, FYI) and it now has had to be fully rebuilt. This was one of those part at a time deals, that ended up being so expensive, I should have bought a new motor. After the incident we discovered bad scoring in the cylinder unrelated, so I am hoping all my performance issues were from that, which could have happened at any point earlier as it got dinked with a lot, and ran lean at some point.

    The one experiment on this plane will be a new ignition module from rx eXtreme power. He has a custom Hall sensor mount for the OS, and this supposedly fixed the whole starting issues with the O.S. line.


    Other than the GT60, I am going to use a powersafe RX, Tech aero IBEC, 16oz tank, and probably Hitec 7955/7954s as I have a bunch of these laying around.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 10, 2013

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