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Old Apr 01, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Some more Popwinf flying from today at a bigger field plus some onboard video.

Madeline Symonds Airport - April 1 2012 (7 min 54 sec)
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Yes.

I started at 210mm but have since moved mine back another 5-10mm and it flys perfectly...
I just picked up a CG machine and have started actually measuring for CG instead of putting things on my finger tips!!

However...Im having a hard time understanding how your measuring for the pop wing.

I have the larger version and 210mm from the nose is the motor mount.

any advice or clarification would be great.

Thanks
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 07:18 AM
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I have the larger version and 210mm from the nose is the motor mount.

Not unless the nose is smashed in on yours

From the tip of the (non-damaged) nose to the motor attachment point is about 12" (305mm).

Measure back from the tip of the nose (again, assuming no damage) 210mm / 8.25" and make a mark. Then lay a straight-edge on that dot and measure out toward the wingtips and make a mark on each side of the center line about 4" out from center.

Now you can use those two outer marks to balance on with the plane inverted.

Headed out the door but I can take a picture of mine later if that will help...
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Mine is not balanced with a 1350 batt w/out extra weight. I prefer 1500 or 1800 works best for me. This thing is seriously fun to fly.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Lazertoyz Popwing upgraded!

Hi Guys- just a note, Dan has upgraded the motor and battery on our Popwing kit, (hmm - when I asked it was something about more power- (I am hearing remnants of tool man Tim I think- but that is a different topic sorry) so it now has a
CF2812 Emax Motor
1800 Mah 3 cell 20C
and he was able to keep the price to only $99.00 - everyone who has tried this combination loves it! so you might think of upgrading yours-
Regards,
Diane
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Diane,

That is the motor I have and this sucker hauls. Nice vertical performance and it slows down very well too!

Dan

PS Alex let me fly the one you sold him, I think he's hooked too.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Popwing

we love happy customers!
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 11:05 PM
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thats sweet I have 2 CF2812s. supposed to be going in other planes but, 1 of the 2 might have to wait or get a tiger motor instead of the emax hehehe!
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Something more like this if you want Tim (the Tool Man) Taylor power/speed:

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...00-Zoom/Detail


Only about 10g heavier than the little Emax 2812, but GOBS more power on a 6x4 prop
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Here's a video of lazertoyz minipopwing with my buddy flying it. Kit was pretty easy to put together. Got the fast option kit. Wing moves with authority using this option. It's my favorite quick grab n go plane right now.
The stripes are great for orientation.
Had to shave a bit for prop clearance like others.
Thanks Dan & Diane!

Lazertoyz MiniPopWing (1 min 21 sec)
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Lost my battery tray on a 1300mah 3s for minipopwing. Any suggestions on how to strengthen it to hold this size battery. CG is much better with 1300 than 800 for me.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Lost my battery tray on a 1300mah 3s for minipopwing. Any suggestions on how to strengthen it to hold this size battery. CG is much better with 1300 than 800 for me.
I put a coating of Welders glue over the tray area and nose to help give it more strength and soem flexibility. I've used a 1550-2200 pack with no issues, after I made the tray area bigger.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:50 PM
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I put a coating of Welders glue over the tray area and nose to help give it more strength and soem flexibility. I've used a 1550-2200 pack with no issues, after I made the tray area bigger.
And this helps the board? It is the wood cracking that holds the velcro in place.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:52 PM
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And this helps the board. It is the wood cracking that holds the velcro in place.
I glued the wood plate in with welders as well, so maybe it has a bit of flexibility and thus isn't cracking so far.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 03:01 PM
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I glued the wood plate in with welders as well, so maybe it has a bit of flexibility and thus isn't cracking so far.
Ok let me try that. I only glued the edges since it was already installed.
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