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Old Jun 19, 2012, 03:43 PM
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I have a question about mounting the servos. WHich direction do you want the servo wires out from the servo facing? ie which directions should the servos face?

I've seen people set up with the servos either way. Is there a correct way and/or what are the benefits to each way. One way would require shorter pushrods the other way would require longer pushrods of course

Thanks for your help!!
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 07:18 PM
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I have a question about mounting the servos. WHich direction do you want the servo wires out from the servo facing? ie which directions should the servos face?

I've seen people set up with the servos either way. Is there a correct way and/or what are the benefits to each way. One way would require shorter pushrods the other way would require longer pushrods of course

Thanks for your help!!
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 08:21 PM
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I agree, the carbon fiber isnt gonna give you the nice stiffness that you get from the lam. Im about to start a new custom build. The customers wants the carbon fiber look. Im going to lam the entire wing as I usually would but then place enough carbon fiber over it to give it the rt look. Ill post some pics as the build begins.
I would be worried about the weight! Seriously... Add some strips of strapping tape top and bottom, and then carbon.

If you have strapping tape on the top and the bottom (2 strips will do) it can't flex either way.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:30 AM
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I would be worried about the weight! Seriously... Add some strips of strapping tape top and bottom, and then carbon.

If you have strapping tape on the top and the bottom (2 strips will do) it can't flex either way.
In which direction?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:44 AM
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I would forgo the CF film and use lam film , its a much better option.
Lam is more durable , its stronger , its easier ,its lighter.
Tape is prety worthless in my opinion.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Next Phase is done, just waiting on some parts.

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COMPONENTS
Zephyr II
2 Ritewing 83oz servos
Castle phoenix lite 75amp ESC
Dragon OSD+
DOSD current sensor
DOSD GPS
O.S. Motor
Aeronaut 10x7 prop
Dragon Link VERSION TWO
1.2ghz 1w Lawmate VTx

What comming,
all the wires
pushrods
clevises
batteries
camera
covering film

Am i forgetting anything?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 11:51 AM
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I would be worried about the weight! Seriously... Add some strips of strapping tape top and bottom, and then carbon.

If you have strapping tape on the top and the bottom (2 strips will do) it can't flex either way.
Strapping tape is gonna show up Under the carbon cover and look horrible. Adding the carbon fiber over the lam is gonna add about 2 oz to the entire build and looks great. This is one built by Chris using the carbon as a decal rather then a wrap over the completed wing. Flys like a champ, OF COURSE!
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Any pointer/setup you guys can give someone thats never flown a wing before ?
I fly with 25% to 40% expo on my planes. Is that to much for a wing ?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Video from yesterday. Everyone get a Z2!

Zephyr 2.1 (4 min 6 sec)
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Video from yesterday. Everyone get a Z2!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAGowAPQ_CM
Great. Are you buying one for everyone?

Nice video. Pretty good editing with the music.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:06 PM
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In which direction?
The tape on my wings runs from wing-tip to wing-tip. The tape is strapping tape - not packaging tape. It's the tape with fibre in that runs lengthways. There is no stretch it in whatsoever.

Once its down and the vinyl over the top, you would struggle to bend the wing without a spar. LOL!!

Like the one below.

I have covered my Z2 with the Carbon, and you can not see the tape underneath, and there is zero flex - I have not lammed it.

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The tape on my wings runs from wing-tip to wing-tip. The tape is strapping tape - not packaging tape. It's the tape with fibre in that runs lengthways. There is no stretch it in whatsoever.

Once its down and the vinyl over the top, you would struggle to bend the wing without a spar. LOL!!

Like the one below.

I have covered my Z2 with the Carbon, and you can not see the tape underneath, and there is zero flex - I have not lammed it.

post some pics, Id love to see the finished wing
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:45 PM
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I only have one pic so far - will get more soon.

So in this Z2 I have strapping tape over the spars, and a couple of other strips elsewhere on the wing - under the vinyl.

Once it's sprayed with 77 and stuck down - it ain't going nowhere.

Middle section will be red. and will hopefully get that down this weekend.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Mint thats a great video.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 06:08 AM
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the point of using lam instead tape is it is less affected than tape in hot weather and the glue does not dry out and go brittle

of course more sparring is always good, especially when going for higher speeds
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