About a week ago I received my ZII kit from CK @ RiteWing and started the build, today I flew my first successful LOS flight and after a pit stop in between flights to recharge my batteries I completed 2 more flights FPV. This is my first venture into FPV from my background in "normal" R/c aircraft. I have always been a fan of Glow engines and I was skeptical going electric. After a few flights I'm quite pleased
Maiden + Crash!!
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Equipment used in my build:
Hyperion ZS3014 12
Aeronaut Props, Spinner, etc. (9.5x6 atm)
Castle Creations Phoenix ICE Lite 75
2x Hyperion 3S 4000ma
Hitec HS-645MG Servos
SC2000 Pixim Cam
Lawmate 2.4 .5W
Duo2400v2 A/V Diversity Receiver
Standard JR R700 72mhz fm receiver with 1/2 wavelength extension.
Custom Stuff I did:
Stealthy CA prop stops (haven't seen it done before, ask me about it!)
I joined the two equipment bays and extended them all the way to the motor, allowing for my custom design for the hatch cover. (Very Sleek!)
Embedded the batteries into the sides of the battery bay.
Did the "tuning" of the Vtx by increasing the heat dissipation capabilities.
Removable wiglets using embedded nylon nuts.
Custom hand crafted control rods and servo horn.
First stage of build:
Joined the wing halves, Glued the motor mount, Glued in the spars, Trimmed my control surfaces, Hot wire cut out areas for wire/components and finally devised my removable wiglets using embedded nylon nuts and nylon bolts.
Stage 2 in following post...