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Old May 07, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Hey guys I have a 1000mw 1.3 vid rx that I want to install on my z2. Where should I put it? Should I cut a spot for it in the wing and then put LAN over it? Or should I just cut a spot in the wing and put it in it with no lam? Or should I just Velcro and tapse it to the top of the wing? Also if anyone has a hitec aurora9 that they have installed the dragon link on let me know bc I'm trying to install mine but I don't want it mess it up.
Just make sure it has sufficient airflow, especially a 1W tx. I've cut a slot out for mine and plan in laminating over it (or at least packing tape), but I will have a heat sink out in the air flow. The tx will bake in the foam with no ventilation.
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Old May 07, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Just make sure it has sufficient airflow, especially a 1W tx. I've cut a slot out for mine and plan in laminating over it (or at least packing tape), but I will have a heat sink out in the air flow. The tx will bake in the foam with no ventilation.
I'm probably going to just Velcro it on the outside so it will get the best flow I guess
Old May 07, 2012, 12:09 PM
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this is what alot of people do sink it into the wing but leave the top exposed for cooling

Old May 07, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Here's my latest Z2 video. Enjoy!

AWESOME Z2 Speed Flight-Trees and Diggers-Flown With Dragonlink.mpeg (3 min 52 sec)
Old May 07, 2012, 02:42 PM
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So I ordered this for a hacker a30

http://www.gravesrc.com/HACKER_A30_B...M_p/haca30.htm

think this is the ticket for mounting the prop on the back?
Old May 07, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I think $70 is way too much for some pvc pipe, bungy cord and hardware though

Vince
It is. Especially when you have to make modifications to make it work............
Old May 07, 2012, 02:49 PM
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I modified a little bit the jetapult so it's angled a little bit higher, I used longer pvc tubes (the grey ones in the pictures) to increase the angle
Me ttoo and had to buy longer surgical tubing
Old May 07, 2012, 04:10 PM
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how long is your tubing and how much tension are you using to launch your zeph
Old May 07, 2012, 08:26 PM
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It is. Especially when you have to make modifications to make it work............
I am actually building a launcher. It is a copy of LostLarry's who was kind enough to loan it to me.

Larry uses a 10ft surgical tube he got at Home Depot. I will probably go with a double tube to increase the tension and shorten the stretch distance. I have heard the proper tension is 4 to 5 times the weight of the plane so with my 4.5 lb ZII I will be going with 20 to 25 lb.
Old May 07, 2012, 08:46 PM
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So I ordered this for a hacker a30

http://www.gravesrc.com/HACKER_A30_B...M_p/haca30.htm

think this is the ticket for mounting the prop on the back?
Yep looks like the one
Old May 07, 2012, 10:36 PM
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My new zII made by rockyflyr check him out on YouTube.

Check this out.
Ritewing ZII Maiden FPV (4 min 54 sec)
Old May 08, 2012, 01:13 AM
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Yep looks like the one
thanks for confirming! a new more durable zeph to come for me!
Old May 08, 2012, 05:01 AM
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My new zII made by rockyflyr check him out on YouTube.

Check this out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaxX9E7Bb1M
Wow awesome look like rocky videos did he edit it?you should hide your gps location just in case
Old May 08, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Anyone using vinyl wrap on their plane? If so - is it all the 3M DI-NOC or has anyone used any other kinds?

I am thinking about a 3D CF vinyl wrap - but wondering what the difference is between the 3M DI-NOC and some of the alternatives that are half the price.
Old May 08, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Anyone using vinyl wrap on their plane? If so - is it all the 3M DI-NOC or has anyone used any other kinds?

I am thinking about a 3D CF vinyl wrap - but wondering what the difference is between the 3M DI-NOC and some of the alternatives that are half the price.
There is a reason why its more expensive... I will be buying some, it appears to have great molding ability and easy to work with, which will be essential when your bending it into wierd angles and sharp edges.

Samples appear very strong as well.


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