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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Popwing night flier!

Our club is having a blast with flying full-contact combat with the TechOne/Nitroplanes Popwings. They are inexpensive, easy to repair, and surprisingly durable. My first combat wing took too much damage to continue combat (we are flying the wings stock out of the box for combat) so I decided to turn it into a night flier.

The Popwings fly very well with the stock motor, ESC, and prop. As such, weight of the lights is negligible and their positioning doesn't seem to affect the flight characteristics. Sorry for the quality of the pics; I did the best I could with the Night setting on my camera. Enjoy!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Our club is having a blast with flying full-contact combat with the TechOne/Nitroplanes Popwings. They are inexpensive, easy to repair, and surprisingly durable. My first combat wing took too much damage to continue combat (we are flying the wings stock out of the box for combat) so I decided to turn it into a night flier.

The Popwings fly very well with the stock motor, ESC, and prop. As such, weight of the lights is negligible and their positioning doesn't seem to affect the flight characteristics. Sorry for the quality of the pics; I did the best I could with the Night setting on my camera. Enjoy!
Great job, Mike! If I may impose on you for a few lessons in how to create a similar setup for my not-for-combat Popwing along with some info on what gear I need and where to find it, I would be most grateful!

Mike
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Great job, Mike! If I may impose on you for a few lessons in how to create a similar setup for my not-for-combat Popwing along with some info on what gear I need and where to find it, I would be most grateful!

Mike
Thanks Mike! I'd be more than happy to assist; let me know what I can do to help. As far as the lights are concerned, you can get the Turnigy brand lights from Hobby King or the HobbyPartz brand lights from NitroPlanes.
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So you wire the lights straight to the power lead on the esc?
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