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Posted by crash8384 | Jan 22, 2014 @ 11:07 PM | 2,436 Views
hello guys, my name is steve. ive been in the hobby for almost 32 years now and its my passion. ive owned a hobby shop where I built planes for customers for a few years. unfortunately I had to move back to my home town due to illness in the family, and get a real job. ha ha ha .....

I still flew and continued to build. here recently like most others I got into fpv flight and found my true passion.

I started building pro grade fpv planes a few months ago and have built quite a few. I thought I would share some pics and details of one of my latest builds. the legendary RITEWING ZEPHYR II.

componets include.....

RITEWING ZII kit covered in 3mil lam and then covered in ultracote
immersion rc 8ch diversity rx with ibcrazy turnstyle antenna
lawmate 1.2 1w vtx sporting an ibcrazy mad mushroom bluebeam ultra antenna
rmrc pro 700 fpv cam and gopro hero2 hd
uthere.com ruby autopilot with air and grd transceiver (real time telemetry and pc ctl via pc joy sticks or waypoints via mouse pad.
ibcrazy's linier monopole antenna for telemetry
castle ice 100a esc
castle ccbec
turnigy sk3 3542 1000kv motor(has an o.s. oma motor in it but was such poor quality that the windings became loose and shorted out mid flight on the 5th flight) I wont be buying anymore o.s. motors !!!!
aeronaut cam carbon folding prop 11x7
3cell 1300mah lipo for video
2x rmrc 4cell 4200mah lipo's for flight.(over an hr flight time)

base station setup includes........

19in hd monitor...Continue Reading