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Dec 31, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Received my kit on Friday and bought a V1 Dragon Link second hand. I have read much about both but wanted to know if anyone has routed the Rx antenna to one of the wing tips? I assume if one were to do this one lead would protrude up and the other down.
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Dec 31, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Well, depending on the snow...
Remember, whatever you do dont eat yellow snow
Dec 31, 2012, 09:59 PM
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It gets boring these days because the weather really sucks here so I tried to kill some time by painting the wings.
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Jan 01, 2013, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Freas
Received my kit on Friday and bought a V1 Dragon Link second hand. I have read much about both but wanted to know if anyone has routed the Rx antenna to one of the wing tips? I assume if one were to do this one lead would protrude up and the other down.
I did this. Used the long antenna sold by DL. Will post pics soon.
Jan 01, 2013, 01:29 AM
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I experimented with Plasti-Dip spray and it turned out to be perfect for foam as it is rubbery and plyable and really holds up to alot of handling. The original paint came off if I just looked at it funny.

Have you gotten yours up in the air yet w/ the FPV gear?
I have flown it with full gear and recorded the downlink while flying LOS. Video was perfect and the Penguin flew great despite being out of trim.

Penguin Maiden Flight (3 min 57 sec)
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Jan 01, 2013, 01:19 PM
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So, for the DL antenna I ran the cable through the wing using the servo holes and glued it upright with a plastic straw on top and let it dangle on the bottom.
Jan 01, 2013, 01:23 PM
KK4NOP
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So, for the DL antenna I ran the cable through the wing using the servo holes and glued it upright with a plastic straw on top and let it dangle on the bottom.
Sweet.
Jan 01, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Freas
Received my kit on Friday and bought a V1 Dragon Link second hand. I have read much about both but wanted to know if anyone has routed the Rx antenna to one of the wing tips? I assume if one were to do this one lead would protrude up and the other down.
I run my DL antenna through the wing. I secured the top wire in a pushrod tube and the bottom is in an unsecured pushrod tube so that it stays straight but can also flex up on landing.

Works well for me.

Kent
Jan 01, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by nakelp86
It gets boring these days because the weather really sucks here so I tried to kill some time by painting the wings.
Nice, mine is more urban freestyle.
Jan 01, 2013, 03:52 PM
KK4NOP
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Originally Posted by KentF
I run my DL antenna through the wing. I secured the top wire in a pushrod tube and the bottom is in an unsecured pushrod tube so that it stays straight but can also flex up on landing.

Works well for me.

Kent
This is what I was thinking.
Jan 01, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Very nice Tom
Jan 01, 2013, 06:30 PM
Go Fly Yourself...!!
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Chasing FPV Penguins


Hey Kids...
Here's a short video of MarkQ and D-Man chasing our FPV Penguins around Flaming Geyser AMA field in Flaming Geyser State Park WA.

Chasing Penguins (0 min 0 sec)


D-Man
Jan 02, 2013, 01:39 AM
Bazinga!
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Originally Posted by Tom.in.Maryland
Nice, mine is more urban freestyle.
That's the best-looking Penguin I've seen so far!
What paint did you use?
Jan 02, 2013, 10:28 AM
plane-air=ground

paint


How much for the paint job.Tom?It looks great.
Jan 02, 2013, 01:11 PM
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First Airbrush Shot at Yellow Penguin
Am curious about the type of paint you used.. if you don't mind sharing! Looks great!

Thanks in advance!


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