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Oct 05, 2012, 09:18 PM
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UPS fella dropped off the zeph unharmed and she looks good. Bigger than pictures do it justice. Ready to get this sucker in the air. Am I just lucky or did other people get RED winglets too?
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Oct 06, 2012, 01:34 AM
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I'm preparing to cut the slot for GoPro Mount. Please, can you advise me the correct angulation with which to mount it ?
Oct 06, 2012, 01:37 AM
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I am buildin two ZXL 81's extendo's rite now, the extensions tip molds are just fininshing their first run here in good ole USA, Pix tomo possibly ,That cad drawing in the red is what she looks like.
I am working on the upgraded spar system now, its looking strongashell!
Thats right my friend, keep building! One for you, one for me!
Oct 06, 2012, 01:41 AM
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I'm preparing to cut the slot for GoPro Mount. Please, can you advise me the correct angulation with which to mount it ?
Give it just a few degrees of down. If you lay your wing on a table without the winglets attached, then go a couple of dergrees down from that, maybe 5 or so youll be good. The GoPro is pretty forgiving though so dont make yourself crazy trying to find that perfect angle
Oct 06, 2012, 01:45 AM
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UPS fella dropped off the zeph unharmed and she looks good. Bigger than pictures do it justice. Ready to get this sucker in the air. Am I just lucky or did other people get RED winglets too?
Some are red, some are black. Random whats in your kit. But if you wanted red, then you got lucky!
Oct 06, 2012, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ronrob61
Give it just a few degrees of down. If you lay your wing on a table without the winglets attached, then go a couple of dergrees down from that, maybe 5 or so youll be good. The GoPro is pretty forgiving though so dont make yourself crazy trying to find that perfect angle
Ok thanks. I'm going to proceede..
Oct 06, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I realized that my CCD camera which I use in other FPV plane don't fit in TBS camera mount.

So please can you advice me a superb camera with good value for money that fit in it ?

thanks..
Oct 06, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Well I have finished my Zephyr build and all is set up ready to maiden. Was going to do that today but didn't get it done in time...

One worry is that it is a pig weight wise, due mainly to my choice in batteries I believe. Without batteries it comes in at 1.9kg, with batteries a whopping 2.9kg! I am using 2 x 4S 4000mah. Once up I should have a nice cruise time and good wind penetration with all that weight. If it will go up...

I will be launching from a bungee which should help matters a lot. I am really happy with the look, but maybe my little extras like battery hatches etc tipped the scales a bit. Well we will see what happens...
Oct 06, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Does everything hang from the ceiling like that in Australia?

Is it because you're in Australia and it looks normal to you but for the rest of us that live on the "top" of the world it looks upside down?

-Mike

Looks great by the way! Nice build.
Oct 07, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Yeah it came in upside down for some reason and I was too lazy to change it! Just getting used to viewing it from all orientations.
Oct 07, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Well I have finished my Zephyr build and all is set up ready to maiden. Was going to do that today but didn't get it done in time...

One worry is that it is a pig weight wise, due mainly to my choice in batteries I believe. Without batteries it comes in at 1.9kg, with batteries a whopping 2.9kg! I am using 2 x 4S 4000mah. Once up I should have a nice cruise time and good wind penetration with all that weight. If it will go up...

I will be launching from a bungee which should help matters a lot. I am really happy with the look, but maybe my little extras like battery hatches etc tipped the scales a bit. Well we will see what happens...
That looks awsome! It looks like your motor is mounted to the inside of the mount. How did you manage to hit CG with those honking batteries? I mount the motor to the out side, place the gear like you did and fly on 3s 4000 and im lucky to hit cg.
Oct 07, 2012, 01:16 AM
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Actually it was pretty tail heavy. I really don't know why either. The only thing I can think of is maybe the vinyl added some extra weight on the tail. I have 2 lead weights taped under the nose and it balances at the 3.5 inch from the motor mount mark.
Oct 09, 2012, 01:54 AM
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Nice work. I cut a hole off the side of the main bay for the RVOSD and stuffed it in but I'm getting too much vibration so had already thought about rejigging it the way you have it. I'm using the RV anti vibe mount in a SW and happy with it so far, just need to get a couple more. Have you flown it yet? They are like a friggin' sports car
Last edited by Macattaka; Oct 09, 2012 at 04:36 PM.
Oct 09, 2012, 04:04 AM
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No, I won't have time for the maiden for a couple of weeks unfortunately. Looking forward to it though.


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