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Sep 13, 2019, 11:43 AM
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"OEM" prop, ESC...

2S 500mha batt.
Most of us fly it with a 500mAh 3S as that balances it right when pushed almost all the way forward. Some have gotten many flights on OEM motor like this, I got 12 and smoke on 13, but was playing with props at that time too. I feel the best prop is the OEM and still run that on the 2500 KV eFlite 180 motor and battery pushed forward as far as it can go without disconnecting the motor/esc connection.

I would say you are probably tail heavy, the 2S 800 is about the same weight as the 3S 500 and I have heard of a few using that battery in the beginning opf the thread. I went 3S and never tried it with 2S. I would have to look at my plane to find what I have the CG set at, will not be near it till tonight. - then the 3000KV I tested last week will stay in the plane.

I am still flying mine with the Zippy 3S 500 packs from 2015 and 2016 .... 2 of each, the 2016's weight 5g more. I now get 4.5 full throttle minutes and bring in at 3.82 per cell. It is time for some new packs for me though.
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Sep 13, 2019, 11:46 AM
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"OEM" prop, ESC...

2S 500mha batt.
Needs 3S 500mah
I balance mine at the factory recommended spot
Sep 13, 2019, 12:36 PM
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I'll give 'er a try!!!!

Thanks!!!

Allen
Sep 13, 2019, 01:26 PM
yank and bank!!
You did check the cg with the plane inverted and securely fasten down the battery, right?


Also, if you try to fly it on 2S with the stock prop and launch upward bad things are going to happen..... the stock motor and prop are the definition of wimpy.


I find the factory cg spot "safer" but makes landings a little faster than necessary.
Sep 13, 2019, 03:01 PM
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I find the factory cg spot "safer" but makes landings a little faster than necessary.

You mean they make landing a bit more ZIPPY!

I just kill power 500 feet out and glide it in, usually landing/sliding in within 15 feet of me. Still love this plane .... need to order some more 500 Zippy's and put that 3000KV back on, only about 5mph faster feeling but a lot quieter than the 130 flight 2500kv.

Yes .... even with 3S and stock prop, don't toss it upward, just straight out.
Sep 13, 2019, 08:05 PM
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Yes .... even with 3S and stock prop, don't toss it upward, just straight out.
M zippers can be thrown in any direction above the horizon
Sep 13, 2019, 08:21 PM
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M zippers can be thrown in any direction above the horizon
Your Zippers are "SPECIAL"
Sep 15, 2019, 12:10 AM
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M zippers can be thrown in any direction above the horizon
If you threw out your zippers .... what are you using .... Velcro!
Sep 15, 2019, 07:50 AM
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I see this thread pop up and think...damn...I haven't flown mine in a while.

Will have to change that.
Sep 15, 2019, 11:55 PM
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You Should ..... otherwise they stay pretty and look like trophies!

Mine is my warmup plane. If I can fly it in whatever wind I can fly the larger ones. If I can see this one, I pass the medical to fly the bigger ones.
Sep 19, 2019, 01:25 PM
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Fly it! This is one of the planes that I bring to field most often. Takes no space and always feels good after a flight or two.
Oct 02, 2019, 11:17 PM
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So Hugo ..... how did that silver one fly last weekend?

Mine bookended my flying day on Sunday, with 14 other Heli and Plank flights between.

Saturday it made the trip with it's 230Sv2 cousin to the work party and first day of flying at our SpillwayRC club field, which was closed due to rapid high water and the aftermath for most of the first 8.5 months of the year. Two more Zipper Flights there ... it still knew the field and it's landing spot less than 15 ft from me both flights. The field is looking good and ready for flying .... to bad the road will probably not be repaired until Spillway Opening season is near us again.
Oct 03, 2019, 07:59 AM
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I haven't flown much at all lately. Between a bad back and bad weather...not much is getting done.
Oct 03, 2019, 02:29 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Hope it gets better, the back that is .... we all get down with the bad weather from time to time. Your Zips look great.
Oct 13, 2019, 12:45 PM
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My orange Zipper flies quiet well and it's a good proven set up. I decided to do some testing on my pink one. I still want to try a few other props but the power train seems solid. I only have two flights on this set up and everything seems ok at this point. The good thing is it's still not too heavy and has good manners. It does not seem to be much faster than the orange one, it may be beyond the aerodynamic brick wall. Next week I will do back to back comparisons and try a few different props. New set up is the last one on the list.

Stock motor and prop 3.3 amps 41 watts 3s
Eflite 180 3000Kv Striker prop 5.2 amps 65 watts 3s
Eflite 180 3000Kv stock prop 6.5 amps 82 watts 3s
Eflite 180 3000Kv GWS 4040 prop 7.4 amps 90 watts 3s
Lumenier 1306 3100Kv GWS 4040 prop 11.5 amps 132 watts 3s
Sunny Sky 2206 1900Kv APC 5.25x6.25 18 amps 280 watts 4s
Emax 2207 2400kv 4x4.5 prop 22 amps 530 watts 6s


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