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Old Sep 30, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Its too new to tell and whoever has it is busy building :-)
How does it fly? check the videos !!
Man, its only 9 pages and people are to lazy to read from the beginning LOL
Dude, I did read and watch. But didn't see all answered. Only someone who has flown both can give a proper flight comparison. Saw some claim only tail feathers need re-enforcement but will be fixed in future shipments. Come on give me a break
I was going to pull the trigger anyway BUT shipping costs are 1/3 of the plane cost I'll patiently wait for reviews.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 02:21 PM
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If I want to mount GoPro with case the cockpit cover will be tough to deal with to keep the clear view.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Dude, I did read and watch. But didn't see all answered. Only someone who has flown both can give a proper flight comparison. Saw some claim only tail feathers need re-enforcement but will be fixed in future shipments. Come on give me a break
I was going to pull the trigger anyway BUT shipping costs are 1/3 of the plane cost I'll patiently wait for reviews.
LOL, Ask Dave he is the one who flew both.
As I said few who got it are working on it LOL
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Ok here is another question:
There is an "L" shaped bracket that bolts to the camera plate. You can see it in my picture above..... (on page 9)
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 03:17 PM
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yeah I figured that one after post LOL. if I use it there goes the pan servo LOL.
have to figure something out here.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Now that I look closer I'm sure that something is missing. The bracket would never reach the vertical wall without something inserted. See below:




Something MUST slide into this slot:



Easy enough to make but annoying ....
you sure the piece is not hiding in the bag?
Mine was glued in.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Yeah - I checked. There are no glue marks inside of my canopy where that part would be installed. So - it was never installed at the factory to begin with.

The wooden discs are for the motor mount. Thickness depends on your motor. They show them twice in the manual.

The largest of the wooden discs goes under the tail with the screw to hold the vertical stabilizer...

Small self-tapping screws are for canopy sides...

Everything else - spares.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Wow, this is moving fast!

The extra wood piece that you are referring to was not with my original Penguin either. I believe Tim had one on his, but I would not want to use it for a camera mount anyways. I was afraid that it would be prone to a lot of vibration since it has similar properties to a diving board.

Here is my solution for mounting a Pan/Tilt and Gopro in front:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=88

Has anyone gotten theirs in the air yet?
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Yep I know the wooden discs, which still baffles me why the pusher would point upwards??!!
When Im ready I will just dry fit them there and try without them too.
If anything I would shim the bottom of the motor mount.
Another thought about the battery bay foam cover, I know it looks cool with these sexy curves but its a mayor pain to customize, Im thinking about cutting some foam from the fuse and make straight lines so I can build my cam pod.
Just loudly thinking here :-)
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Wow, this is moving fast!

The extra wood piece that you are referring to was not with my original Penguin either. I believe Tim had one on his, but I would not want to use it for a camera mount anyways. I was afraid that it would be prone to a lot of vibration since it has similar properties to a diving board.

Here is my solution for mounting a Pan/Tilt and Gopro in front:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=88

Has anyone gotten theirs in the air yet?
easier solution would be getting some bracket under the diving board and put the FPV cam directly under the GoPro.
Just throwing some thoughts, come on guys do some brainstorming LOL
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:56 PM
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That would definetly help stop the vibrations you would have and also be stronger. Why not just glue a block of foam or balsa to the canopy, shape it for both cameras and then paint it to match?
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Or Tim could make a sexy base plate from plastic following the fuse curves with UNLIMITED options to build on top of it :-))
The curves are done on EZ* II pod :-))
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 05:04 PM
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That would definetly help stop the vibrations you would have and also be stronger. Why not just glue a block of foam or balsa to the canopy, shape it for both cameras and then paint it to match?
Yep, foam would do too
Im just brain storming for better solution :-)
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Opted for flat CF piece on horizontal stub,instead of supplied round tube which is huge and not so stiff.
Drying now but seems to be stiff enough, I also run it longer pass the control surface right through horizontal stub dihedral (???)
The supplied tube is only as long as elevator which makes the tips VERY weak.
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