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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:19 PM
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I see alot of zephyrs with these nice post style elevon control arms... Where do we get em? when I installed my stokkers i almost ran out of screw, probably a noob mistake lol

edit : found em on hobby king but which ones are the right length?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:27 AM
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I second your comment elliot000..

why can't there just be a link to some sweet control horns and push rods for the zephyr since they aren't included in the kit?

I have been using sullivan steel control horns, and ended up using full threaded rods from my LHS because I don't trust myself to do a solder clevis well enough.. it makes me so mad, the fully threaded rods bend with any sloppy landing.. a control rod is a pretty big thing to solder, plus i am completely retarded... some nice sleeves would be sweet too...

I know there are links all over this thread for stuff like this but searching through a 250 page thread for "clevis" or "control rod" etc, it's pretty hard to find some posts with actual links... and it's hard to determine what's good just by looking at pics online. it's amazing how big of a fit people throw just to copy and paste a link to something they bought that was awesome, "waa search the thread blahblahbalh"

/rant
Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:31 AM
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sorry, what I'm saying is.. put the damn link somewhere where it's easy to find, like fpvmanuals or ritewing's manual...

weeeeeeeeeee
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:39 AM
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now that I'm done complaining

I found this for you elliot000 from a post freshmint made buried in this thread

control horns
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8242
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8404

push rods
http://shop.dubro.com/products/produ...=172/101.0.1.1

it appears the 24mm ones worked for freshmint... i wonder if it's better to have the one with bearing that is currently out of stock?
Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:19 AM
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If you use threaded rod you absolutely must sleeve it, just find some carbon rod and slip it over then epoxy or jb weld the ends so its stays put and only leaves a half inch or thread each end.
All Thread is very weak without support.
My local bicycle shop had ends that fit over the carbon to stop splitting or you can find some thin aluminum tube to use to put a small ring over the ends.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Nice, very cool!
Thanks
Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I had hard time too to find nice thick rods.... mine is nearly finished, I just don't feel right about the rods I bought...lol
Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:10 PM
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no hobby stores in belgium with the carbon rod? It doesn't need very thik or big, but they gotta be rock solid built
Old Nov 17, 2012, 03:44 AM
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you can ask CK to add extra spars for pushrods when you but the kit, or you can email TBS and ask for the whole pushrod package with the "epoxy in" style horns, the TBS hardware is mega over the top and will never break, i reckon you could turn the whole wing into confetti and it would still be haning on perfect.
Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Hi guys, how much torque do you recomend for the servos to be enough?
if is Kg, better!!

Pablo.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:23 AM
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8kg +

something like this
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8776
Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Ouch! I wished I had seen these a week ago. Just ordered two more of these...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6335

Oh well.

Finally got my Z2 and Ruby worked out and loving it! I had to add a fair bit of dead weight to the nose to get the CG right. I am running 3000mah batteries and I have a stack of them, so not going to change them now.

Comes in at almost spot on 2.5kg flight ready.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:01 AM
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Thanks guys for the info on the Servo!!
today pulled the trigger after a long talk with the wife, about why i need this plane...
so I'm Invoice number.... 999!!!!!

Pablo.
Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:14 AM
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Sweet! You will love it mate.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:24 AM
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Hello,

I'm using this servo, it's a perfect fit and a great servo:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9617

Geotete


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