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Nov 08, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Nov 08, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Maybe next week, I have been so crazy bizy.
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Klique.. when will you open a new thread for the ZXL ?
Nov 09, 2012, 12:36 AM
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How do you prevent winglet damage/bending during landing?


Hey what is the best way to prevent the winglets from getting bent or damaged on landing once they are permanently attached with goop?

someone mentioned Zip ties but I'm not sure how that would work...? Or is very smooth landing the only way?

also is it ok if they get bent up a bit and become more flexable? Thanks for your help!!


Emzet:

Awesome video one of the best I've ever seen!!! If you don't mind me asking what was your battery/lipo configuration and how much does your zephyr weigh to get up that high? Thanks!!
Nov 09, 2012, 01:13 AM
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Maybe next week, I have been so crazy bizy.
Nov 09, 2012, 04:04 AM
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if you are worried about the winglets you can add a vertical spar with a steel pushrod...

or just cut them off every few months and add new ones. mine have a vertical spar.
Nov 09, 2012, 04:10 AM
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yeah I think you are right I will just cut them off if they need to be replaced.

They should last a while now that I'm starting to make much better landings

I'm already kind of heavy so I don't want to add any extra weight.

Thanks for your help Brosius!!
Nov 09, 2012, 04:28 AM
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Hey all,

I will finally be mounting my LRS into the Z2 and tomorrow and will finally be able to get some good air time.

I haven't weighed it yet - but what is the average? Mine is running 2x3300 3S
Nov 09, 2012, 05:33 AM
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i run 2x 4s 3000 these days, i used to run 4x 3s 3300. (as 6s 6600) at 2.7kg.

as long as you are under 3kg you will handlaunch it ok, as long as you know what you are doing
Nov 09, 2012, 05:35 AM
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Thanks man. I have flown it already! Took 2 failed launches, but then got it nailed. Flies nice too!! Once you get the technique, it basically flies out of your hand.

Soon - Ruby will take of it all.

I just had to stay close - But will have the LRS in tomorrow. I will have to weigh it and see where I am at.
Nov 09, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by brosius85
if you are worried about the winglets you can add a vertical spar with a steel pushrod...

or just cut them off every few months and add new ones. mine have a vertical spar.
Did you attach winglets with glue or screws ?
Nov 09, 2012, 11:38 AM
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nice one emzet
Nov 09, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Heres some pics of my ZII build .. need to cut out battery bays and put skids on.
Nov 09, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Those of you with the Mini Z.
If you are following my set up.
Make sure you get the motor as close to the fuse as possible.
If not you will find your CG off by an 1/2 inch!
I posted the two pictures below to show how mine is mounted!
Also I did use the Gobrushless.com motor mount.

http://www.gobrushless.com/shop/inde...=MDRITEWINGMNT

I had to drill it out and then shave mill off about .25 of an inch.
So the lenght is now .75 inch long.


Also the motor I am using can be runn on a 7x3 prop on 3S 1800.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...208_2150_.html
But it has to be a High C setup. I got 325 watts running one. The motor got pretty warm. But not hot! Check your setup first before you go and bun it up!
Running a 6X4 Apc pusher prop got me 235 watts.
I was able to fly for 12 mins on a 1800 and mostly 3/4 to wot!
As with the 7 X 3 i only could fly for 8-9mins!
That is all!
Last edited by DoctorAudio; Nov 09, 2012 at 01:04 PM.
Nov 10, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by klique
Hi , that would be wing end extensions , not winglet.
This would increase the wing span to 80'' by making the wings longer while maintaining the exact profile, just extending it.
Any idea when this 80 inch version will be available?
Have you tested it yet? Sounds like it would carry some weight, which is what I'm looking for.
Jim
Nov 10, 2012, 10:44 AM
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For you guys with bent, permanently attached winglets just glue another layer of coroplast to your existing winglets(trim to shape), works like a charm.


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