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May 17, 2010, 10:03 PM
I think my wheels fell off.
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I Guess I should start putting stuff in here.


The Ritewing Zephyr for FPV, details are:

After some not so successful attempts at FPV with some ARF gliders, namely a ST DG1000 (tragic end! ), and a ST 360 2.6m (still in one piece, but I don't like it), I found the need to move onto something designed to carry FPV gear and maintain some performance.

My first introduction to RitewingRC, never looked back. The current specs for the Zephyr I'm using are listed below:

Hacker A30/12m 9x6
Daulsky 40amp ESC (smaller than the Hacker 55, hope it doesn't cost me a plane)
Big, fat and heavey MGBB servos
A pair of TangRC 2200Mha3s 25c
ETV3, osdpro (sorry Trappy), baro Alt/Airspeed, GPS.
RV 500mW 900Mhz Tx
Sony 570 line cam (settled on after many different tests) and a GoPro if I feel like chewing up some battery
850mAh 3s for cam and VTx
Using Oracle diversity and Eagle Eyes, 8dBi patch, 5.5dBi CP, 14dBi Yagi.
MrPib's AT
Zitronix goggles (640x480 Love them) (IMHOaE, headplay sux)
BR3002 for GS recording, Aiptek DV M2 for backup and eliminating blue screen in goggles
36Mhz radio Tx / Rx modded to Trappy spec.
AUW minus camera (25-30gr) is 1.624Kg (57 oz)

The 9 x 6 is pushing 450Watts at full noise which is going to hurt the 12M so I show some restraint!

I love this plane!
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