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Old May 05, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Fantastic Zero Chuck, good luck on the maiden
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Old May 05, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Hi all,
Just thought I'd show you my Zero, scratchbuilt from balsa and foam (depron / styro). 63" wingspan, power 60, 7s lipo, eflite retracts.
Maiden is tomorrow, weather pending. I'll be s****g bricks nervous, nearly 2 years building this. Hope you like.
Wow that is a beauty. Good luck on the maiden and post a video when you get a chance
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Old May 05, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Thanks heaps guys for your compliments on the Zero, however things were short lived.
After checking and re-checking CofG it was still tail heavy.
After a very nice climb out on t/off it didnt appear comfortable and after making a schemozzle of the landing she busted up, landing gear ripped out, tail sheared off, not pretty.
Anyways, all part of the hobby.

Take it easy
Chuck
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Old May 05, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Thanks heaps guys for your compliments on the Zero, however things were short lived.
After checking and re-checking CofG it was still tail heavy.
After a very nice climb out on t/off it didnt appear comfortable and after making a schemozzle of the landing she busted up, landing gear ripped out, tail sheared off, not pretty.
Anyways, all part of the hobby.

Take it easy
Chuck
Ouch! Sorry to hear. Thats what I have heard about zeros, they need a ton of weight to deal with being tail heavy.
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Old May 06, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Daimler Benz DB Jäger

6 ft wingspan, 63" long. Powered by two 42-48 motors contra-rotating 16x 8" (modified 12 x 8) props and 2 5000mA 6 cell batteries. Weight 14lbs.
Still in work and has not flown.
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Daimler Benz DB Jäger (1 min 6 sec)
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Old May 06, 2012, 06:14 PM
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901, I would love to see some video of that bird!
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Old May 06, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Spent my afternoon flying these

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7802268...9692/lightbox/
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Old May 06, 2012, 11:34 PM
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6 ft wingspan, 63" long. Powered by two 42-48 motors contra-rotating 16x 8" (modified 12 x 8) props and 2 5000mA 6 cell batteries. Weight 14lbs.
Still in work and has not flown.
Holy Cow!! More details on that one please!
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Old May 07, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Holy Cow!! More details on that one please!
The build is here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1510248
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Old May 07, 2012, 11:28 AM
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I saw the thread when you started that one, but didn't keep up. Now I have something to keep me busy at work today. Nice work.
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Old May 07, 2012, 11:46 AM
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6 ft wingspan, 63" long. Powered by two 42-48 motors contra-rotating 16x 8" (modified 12 x 8) props and 2 5000mA 6 cell batteries. Weight 14lbs.
Still in work and has not flown.
The Germans really had some unique aircraft back then. I hope everything works out smoothly, would love to see some video of this in the air...

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Old May 10, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Out test flying a couple new Alfa's.
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Ladies

Happy mothers day to my ladies.....
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Old May 13, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Happy mothers day to my ladies.....
Yeah, I'm sure they appreciate that photo! "Why do you need so many planes?..."
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