Molded Ritewing Zephyr ZII - Page 248 - RC Groups
Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Nov 15, 2012, 11:19 PM
Registered User
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?
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Nov 16, 2012, 12:27 AM
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"

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

Last edited by dr_patso; Nov 16, 2012 at 12:36 AM.
Nov 16, 2012, 12:39 AM
now that I'm done complaining

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

control horns

push rods

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?
Nov 16, 2012, 08:19 AM
Tricopters Rule
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.
Last edited by Panzlflyer; Nov 16, 2012 at 08:28 AM.
Nov 16, 2012, 10:32 AM
flohio117's Avatar
Originally Posted by DoctorAudio
Nice, very cool!
Nov 16, 2012, 11:24 AM
Registered User
I had hard time too to find nice thick rods.... mine is nearly finished, I just don't feel right about the rods I
Nov 16, 2012, 12:10 PM
Aerial DP
no hobby stores in belgium with the carbon rod? It doesn't need very thik or big, but they gotta be rock solid built
Nov 17, 2012, 03:44 AM
never mind the boll⁣⁣⁣ocks
brosius85's Avatar
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.
Nov 17, 2012, 07:15 AM
Registered User
pablojaime's Avatar
Hi guys, how much torque do you recomend for the servos to be enough?
if is Kg, better!!

Nov 18, 2012, 05:23 AM
never mind the boll⁣⁣⁣ocks
brosius85's Avatar
8kg +

something like this
Nov 18, 2012, 05:27 AM
CASA Certified RPAS Instructor
The_Mongrel's Avatar
Ouch! I wished I had seen these a week ago. Just ordered two more of these...

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.
Nov 19, 2012, 05:01 AM
Registered User
pablojaime's Avatar
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!!!!!

Nov 19, 2012, 05:14 AM
CASA Certified RPAS Instructor
The_Mongrel's Avatar
Sweet! You will love it mate.
Nov 19, 2012, 05:24 AM
Registered User

I'm using this servo, it's a perfect fit and a great servo:


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log Building the ultimate Ritewing Zephyr ThomasWF FPV Talk 34 Feb 20, 2012 06:14 PM
Discussion wing thickness ritewing zephyr Herishi The Builders Workshop 2 Oct 05, 2011 09:36 AM
Discussion Ritewing Zephyr hobbycity motor nexstarselect FPV Talk 2 Mar 07, 2011 05:37 PM