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Old Jul 05, 2012, 08:17 PM
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whow, thats a great idea testing without Gopro have to monkey that LOL
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 08:45 PM
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whow, thats a great idea testing without Gopro have to monkey that LOL
I almost thought it was going to crash into the fence on the first try.

The wind changed directions so I set up the launcher but could not get enough lift. After a few failures I added a little more tension on the bungee (about 18 lbs) and then sent it the length of the field.

I am quite happy the bungee will get it up and level enough to power it into a good take off.

Problem is that I have not yet had the chance to take it to a place fly with a lot more room to do the maiden.

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Old Jul 05, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Hey Tobermei,

I would love to come fly with you up the Mtn sometime when you get your Z2 going.. mine will hopefully be up n going next week.
Planning on doing some proximity style runs down the Glasshouse Mtns once its sorted

Chris.
Hey Chris

Great to hear from you, sounds good.

Tony
Old Jul 05, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Vince,
When you get that thing up in the air, go fly it over Disney!!!LOL!!!
Old Jul 05, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Vince,
When you get that thing up in the air, go fly it over Disney!!!LOL!!!
Are you kidding. The Mouse has SAM's
Old Jul 05, 2012, 10:58 PM
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LOL
and Pluto has gas
LOL
Old Jul 06, 2012, 09:01 AM
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RemiWM & Octane - Formation Proximity - Ritewing Z2 & Skywalker (5 min 38 sec)
Old Jul 07, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Thanks Vince, those non powered flights looked really good.
Old Jul 07, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Remi, that was a nice vid. What OSD is that?
Old Jul 07, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Remi, that was a nice vid. What OSD is that?
Thanks
My Z2 has Hornet OSD. The Skywalker is Cyclops CE OSD.
Old Jul 08, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Hi all,

After many weeks of work I finally found the time & maidened my ZII! Thank you everyone who helped me get this bird in the air.

I gotta drop my prop down a pitch or 2 but other than that the ZII was spot on - even my antenna tracking ground station performed admirably.

Vid to follow shortly.

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Old Jul 08, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Hi all,

After many weeks of work I finally found the time & maidened my ZII! Thank you everyone who helped me get this bird in the air.

I gotta drop my prop down a pitch or 2 but other than that the ZII was spot on - even my antenna tracking ground station performed admirably.

Vid to follow shortly.

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Zephyr II ZII Maiden Flight On Old Lancaster Bomber Base (4 min 21 sec)
Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Nice looking ZII and good Maiden

That looks like one great area to fly at.
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Nice looking ZII and good Maiden

That looks like one great area to fly at.
Hi Eagle,

thanks man I was shaking so bad but I managed to hold it together to put the ZII through it's paces, I can't get over how nice it flies. I must say I'm in love, I got my new favourite toy. Gonna build a bungee launcher though, I can throw it but I don't like to & it's kinda 50-50 sink or swim at the moment too. How's your launcher going?

Yeah we got some big skies over here, it was one of the Pathfinder's Lancaster bomber bases in WWII so there's a lot of history here. If you skip to 2.15 in the vid you can see a massively long thin field of crop on the left stretching to the horizon - that used to be the main runway, the second used to run past the corner of the road down by the club house. In the orangey/yellow field there's a air defence bunker there still.

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Hi Eagle,

thanks man I was shaking so bad but I managed to hold it together to put the ZII through it's paces, I can't get over how nice it flies. I must say I'm in love, I got my new favourite toy. Gonna build a bungee launcher though, I can throw it but I don't like to & it's kinda 50-50 sink or swim at the moment too. How's your launcher going?

Yeah we got some big skies over here, it was one of the Pathfinder's Lancaster bomber bases in WWII so there's a lot of history here. If you skip to 2.15 in the vid you can see a massively long thin field of crop on the left stretching to the horizon - that used to be the main runway, the second used to run past the corner of the road down by the club house. In the orangey/yellow field there's a air defence bunker there still.

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I noticed how you added a couple of short launch attempts at the end of you video. I think the bungee it the way to go.

I also noticed the title on the video being an WWII Lancaster base. Then I saw how the roads where lined up with the grass and you could tell where the landing strip was. Really cool to be able to fly in a place like that.


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