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Jun 07, 2012, 01:13 AM
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ZupAir Z1 with motor pod

As well as being a great glider the Z1 flies great with a motor pod attached. Here's a short vid of some low and slow stuff from the powered maiden.

ZupAir Z1 with power pod (2 min 12 sec)
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Aug 27, 2015, 12:51 AM
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The model also goes well as a ridge soarer in stronger winds with the pod left attached - have fitted a Xeno folding prop which is great.

In this vid the wind speed was 15/20kts so I have left the motor pod on as a bit of ballast. The whole flight was flown power off.

Z1 from Zupair ridge soaring (3 min 31 sec)
Jan 24, 2016, 04:47 PM
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NIce slope site Kiwi!
I enjoyed both your videos. I just recently picked a Z1 and am interested in your power pod set up. Did you build it ? What size motor and battery?
Thanks for the inspiration.
Jan 25, 2016, 10:57 PM
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Hi Sean, I just went with a light set up similar to what you would use on a 3D foamy to keep the weight down. 15amp ESC, 450mAh 30c battery and a 9x4 folder, the motor was just some no name thing from HK. The motor pod is from my LHS, now out of production. Zach used to make one - not sure if they are still available. I sometimes use an 800mAh battery for longer flight times or ballast for ridge soaring.
Jan 26, 2016, 02:47 AM
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I'll poke around a bit and see if i can find one of Zachs pods.
Thank you!

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