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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Regarding motor swaps. Is anyone using the foam piece that covers the motor? If so, how attached. I didn't want to glue mine in in case I did need to get to the motor
I just tape mine in place. Makes it much easier to change motors than with glue.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Regarding motor swaps. Is anyone using the foam piece that covers the motor? If so, how attached. I didn't want to glue mine in in case I did need to get to the motor
A few embedded magnets work nicely.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:15 PM
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A few embedded magnets work nicely.

Chris
ooh I like that idea, since I have tons of small magnets around.

Other options were good too, thanks guys
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:03 AM
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All painted up

Thought it looked a little boring in white so I slapped some paint on, just waiting on pan and tilt cam mount and BEC now.
Installed:
RVOSD v5
Dragonlink
2815 motor
Castle 80amp ESC
Graupner 9x6e prop
4s Batteries 3300 - 6000mah
RMRC 1.3ghz, 400mW Tx w/ IBCrazy CP antenna
600TVL CCD FPV Cam
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:28 AM
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whats the control throws ? at that point of setting it up

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:23 PM
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whats the control throws ? at that point of setting it up

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I have mine fairly aggressive. If you have a computer radio program dual rates and see what you like. The actual travel is not that critical for this bird. Just make sure you have enough for the first flight and they are in the right direction.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:58 PM
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My high rates are almist where the servo binds and low is about 60%
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Maiden Flight of PPFV!
PENGUIN FPV 26 01 2013 (8 min 52 sec)
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 05:31 PM
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looks sick. I love the flames
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Flew mine again today with my GoPro 3 attached. Winds were 10 - 15 mph. Flew great with the washers at the bottom motor mount holes. I guess as the commercial goes - "your results may vary" when it comes to setting the thrust line of the motor. I also found that the upgraded canopy will get blemished by sunscreen ( it was in the mid 70s today in Texas !) . I tried cleaning the blemishes off with dishwashing liquid with no luck. Also used windex - no change. If you buy one be very careful!
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:23 AM
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Thought it looked a little boring in white so I slapped some paint on, just waiting on pan and tilt cam mount and BEC now.

Installed:
RVOSD v5
Dragonlink
2815 motor
Castle 80amp ESC
Graupner 9x6e prop
4s Batteries 3300 - 6000mah
RMRC 1.3ghz, 400mW Tx w/ IBCrazy CP antenna
600TVL CCD FPV Cam
Contour Roam 1080P Cam

BEAST!
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:18 AM
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Thought it looked a little boring in white so I slapped some paint on, just waiting on pan and tilt cam mount and BEC now.
Installed:
RVOSD v5
Dragonlink
2815 motor
Castle 80amp ESC
Graupner 9x6e prop
4s Batteries 3300 - 6000mah
RMRC 1.3ghz, 400mW Tx w/ IBCrazy CP antenna
600TVL CCD FPV Cam
Contour Roam 1080P Cam







wow great job. What type of paint did you use? what type can you paint on EPO
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Love that paint!!! Believe it or not mine is still in it original shipping box, ( unopened ) waiting on warmer weather. I'll have to go back though this thread to see all the fix's and updates before I start the build. I love this plane...
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:54 AM
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wow great job. What type of paint did you use? what type can you paint on EPO
Thanks azzuri,
I started by degreasing the entire plane with soapy dishwashing liquid and water. Then I sprayed Krylon Fusion for plastic as a base coat. Lastly, I airbrushed AutoAir Colors for the flames. I usually do a clear coat as the last step but decided to leave this as is.
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