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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:40 AM
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nah just windy. it will wag in wind no matter what the plane is like.

if it wags in zero wind then you need to look at how it is setup, thrust angle adjusts etc. until that happens i wouldn't worry.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:43 AM
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Sweet - thanks man. It was affected by the wind more than I thought it would.

Still... Was a dolly to fly! Ruby saved my arse as I had a failsafe on my Thomas LRS. (it's old and now needs to go) but other than that - went well.

I am running 2 x 3000 3S up front and a 10x7 prop. Puls 40A at WOT. Won't break any speed records, but flies OK just the same. Cruises at around 13A.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:50 AM
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what is the optimal thrust angle on this?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:59 AM
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parallel with the foam on the mold at the top of the motor mount
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:09 AM
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didn't want to but i fired off the question to crashtest, maybe they'll take it more seriously to sell one

mongrel, is that the stock motor only drawing 40 amp? how fast was that?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:59 AM
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The_Mongrel: Hello there down under.
I play MW3 and Combat arms with some guys from near you.
I thought you was one of them because of your name. they call me Mongrel all the time!
I love that word and the way you guys say it.
Enjoy your Z2.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Nice! , well emails work well too.
If you build the ZII to accept it then it should do the task easily.You can fit the cam angle to whatever you need to while you build, or build multiple mounts , or mount that adjust angle easily.
Here is one I did that is kinda what you are looking for.
Like I said in the other responce is that you would need to jocky the gear around to manipulate the CG.
And I would use a bungee launcher.
Send me an email , I need to show you some drawings.
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didn't want to but i fired off the question to crashtest, maybe they'll take it more seriously to sell one

mongrel, is that the stock motor only drawing 40 amp? how fast was that?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 03:10 PM
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your a good guy Chris, sorry for being a dick
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 04:15 PM
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your a good guy Chris, sorry for being a dick
Send that email brother. You may see something you like in them drawings.
But I am not saying anything else.
Wait I can be bribed.
Anyone want to send me two 16oz beef steaks?
Hahah, LOL!
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:32 PM
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oh i'm sold,,,, good man for makin sure.....
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:45 PM
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We had a FPV meeting here in Norway today. 7 people showed up. That's good considering the small fpv community that we are.
Three of us launched our Z2's. The strong wind didn't help us to get the perfect smooth film that we are used to with the Z2. Here is a video:
FPV - Gangnam Style (3 min 39 sec)
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 07:57 PM
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The_Mongrel: Hello there down under.
I play MW3 and Combat arms with some guys from near you.
I thought you was one of them because of your name. they call me Mongrel all the time!
I love that word and the way you guys say it.
Enjoy your Z2.
Yeah man - I play the game too! And my Alias on there is pretty similar.

Cheers
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 07:58 PM
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didn't want to but i fired off the question to crashtest, maybe they'll take it more seriously to sell one

mongrel, is that the stock motor only drawing 40 amp? how fast was that?
No Mate - It's a Turnigy motor. 10x7 prop.

The bird cruises at around 12-15A.

Oh yeah - I hit 107Kph on the day. Fast enough for me.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:34 PM
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what speed you get 12-15 amp? Mines doing 60-62mph at 20 amp,,, 40ish mph at 10 amp. I think my props too big

heres a flick from today. i think the setups still just a tad off. my skids are all tore up, probably alot of the problem. once i settled down i got it to track pretty straight.

zII on the tracks (3 min 41 sec)
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Not sure exactly! As it was the first flights up, I was not really paying that much attention to the OSD. LOL!!

I will try to get better stats, and maybe even record the ground signal for later review.

PS - Great countryside there mate!
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