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Old May 04, 2012, 03:44 PM
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it doesn't need to be a pusher prop. electric motors can run backwards
.. on that subject though I think I'm gonna open an e pusher prop shop and make a killing
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Old May 04, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Could someone also recommend a good pusher folding prop supplier here in the UK?
Thanks.
all you have to do is put a regular prop on with the side with the writing facing the front of the zephyr. and if you motor is turning the wrong way switch any two esc wires.
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Old May 04, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Yeah, thanks for the suggestions guys. I already have various other pusher style planes so am aware that regular type props can be used in reverse.

I was asking about pusher folding props. I am not sure that regular folding props can be used in reverse as the hinges are not designed to fold in the other direction.

Any other suggestions?

Cheers
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Old May 04, 2012, 05:51 PM
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I know i went through 2 folders on my first couple flights, switched to a apc standard and instead of breaking the prop i just unscrewed it from the motor

as for the folder, i used the big wheel servo horn out of my hs645 pack to make a prop stop. on a graupner cam it was perfect for my yoke i have idk the size though
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Old May 04, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Ok, thanks.

Chris mentions in his manual that the approved list of adhesives includes 3M 77 and Lock Tight 200. Which would you recommend using to stick the laminate to the wing? Is one better than the other? I guess it will all come down to availability.
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Old May 04, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Zephyr II FPV (3 min 10 sec)


Never FPVed anything with ailerons before, let alone a flying wing - the ZII makes it look easy! First couple of FPV flights, enjoy
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Old May 04, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Nice work, lovely scenery.
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Old May 05, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Ok I got my dragon link in now I need to connect it up and finish building my zephyr then I'll be doing some long distance FPV!!!! I cant wait
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Old May 05, 2012, 03:01 AM
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http://vimeo.com/41585801

Never FPVed anything with ailerons before, let alone a flying wing - the ZII makes it look easy! First couple of FPV flights, enjoy
Saweeeet footage dude! Wish I had a place that scenic to fly round here!

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Old May 05, 2012, 06:36 AM
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http://vimeo.com/41585801

Never FPVed anything with ailerons before, let alone a flying wing - the ZII makes it look easy! First couple of FPV flights, enjoy
Congratulations Alistair2

Could you please tell me about your power setup on your ZII ... Also what VRX antenna do you use ... omni, directional , or Antenna tracker ???

Thanks a lot

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Old May 05, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Yeah, thanks for the suggestions guys. I already have various other pusher style planes so am aware that regular type props can be used in reverse.

I was asking about pusher folding props. I am not sure that regular folding props can be used in reverse as the hinges are not designed to fold in the other direction.

Any other suggestions?

Cheers
Not sure there is such a beast as a pusher folder. Just use a normal folder, discard the spinner, reverse the blades and make a plate to stop the blades folding back past centre, I used FR4.

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Old May 05, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Nice one, thanks for the advice!
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Can Tesa spray glue be purchased over the internet?
Purchase in North America - I should have noted that when I posted.
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Old May 05, 2012, 12:45 PM
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yes i just got a tin via amazon uk, delivered this morning infact!
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Old May 05, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Well I just screwed up and put the lam on backwards now I dont have enough to do the top

but the bottom came out ok after my little goof
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