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ritewing
10th September 2013, 11:57 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/yre3y9uz.jpgThe New Bay and its options are designed from years of listening to you guys. The front bulkhead of the bay is tilted 3 degrees so you get a slight downward static cam angle when using the static asembly.
The G10 materials is a tough as nails . G10 grade reinforced fiber glass is crazy durable for what we are doing here. It will also be radio friendly.

This setup is keyed to be Glued together with thick CA and goop for crazy strength. Use CA epoxy or gorilla to glue this beast into place.

You can pick your poison, bay box for larger bats , longer run times, added crazy front end strength to the foil center.
The side extensions follow the ZII contour and get glued directly into the airframe to add strength across the span, it does this at the center and nose of the plane.

If you are a mad man and do not want a brushless setup and the static box is your style then we have that nailed down! Your flight cam can go side by side with ease, this area will fit multiple types of flight cams. Or if you want nutso with stabilization we have brushless a stabilized gimble setup, it will also have a tab to hold flight cam on this setup.
I don't have those pix yet of this yet.

More info coming soon, along with build and install vid.

Install vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4YcGjSROW4&feature=youtu.be
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/e9emenuq.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/yputejeb.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/abypa7u3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/7enusydu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/11/yhyny7y2.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/ada8uhaj.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/2a3a5u2a.jpg

vstanman
11th September 2013, 12:06 AM
wow sweet stuff! can not wait for this to be available, hopefully soon

SENTRY
11th September 2013, 12:17 AM
You sir - are a showoff.

Carbon
11th September 2013, 12:22 AM
^True.
So awesome though. Go Ritewing!

ritewing
11th September 2013, 12:27 AM
All this for my buddies!!
You know you want it!!! LOL

Psylokz
11th September 2013, 02:32 AM
Damn that looks diesel!

sl4ppy
11th September 2013, 08:56 AM
I'll take 2 please. :)

ZobZibZab
11th September 2013, 09:13 AM
use that to make a ZII with gimbal? okay :D

londonguy
11th September 2013, 09:20 AM
dafuq.... this is amazing.

airbagit13
11th September 2013, 10:28 AM
Very nice Chris, that all looks fantastic.

Wearyman
11th September 2013, 10:34 AM
Very nice.

One question though: Why do none of the GoPro mounting bays (Not just the Ritewing one, but all of the ones I've ever seen) EVER take waterproofing the GoPro into account? I mean, if you are already going to the trouble of making the bay, why not either make it big enough to hold the existing Gopro waterproof case, or totally enclose the Gopro with your own design of waterproof enclosure? It's a $300+ camera, and you are already putting it at risk by putting it in a plane on the leading edge/nose. Why leave off a waterproofing full cover? I don't get it.

Carbon
11th September 2013, 10:39 AM
I think you need to stop crashing in water :P

Naw, I agree with you. Even wet grass can soak the front of the plane on a landing and get the GoPro all wet. It would be nice to see some water proofing, or at least some lens protection in these.

ritewing
11th September 2013, 10:42 AM
We can do that too, the issue is weight, you add even another 4 oz to the plane.

The standard go pro box can not have the gimble on the zeph, its just too bulky.

This is for seasoned Zeph flyers and builders.

Wrap it in saran wrap if your worried about moisture.

We can have it all unless you make a huge tank of a setup and larger Zeph

Wearyman
11th September 2013, 11:05 AM
Looking at those pictures, you already have the GoPro enclosed on 5 of 6 sides. How hard would it really be in add on a clamp-down top and an acrylic window up front? At most you are only going to add a few grams of weight, and if it saves an expensive Gopro (because really, even the best of us have accidents. We have all seen video of otherwise "perfect" landings that have resulted in a damaged or destroyed Gopro.) then I would say it's worth it.

Not that it really matters all that much to me, I don't even own a Zeph, thus I'm not yet part of the target market for this accessory. So maybe my opinion doesn't matter. But as a disinterested outside observer, the lack of waterproofing across all makes, variations and brands of leading edge GoPro mounts seems like a very bad oversight.

ZobZibZab
11th September 2013, 11:07 AM
random note: if the gimbal gopro case was gripping from the other side, the lens could fit a layerlens (or similar) (i made a 3d printed gimbal like that, it works fine with the buttons, too)

ritewing
11th September 2013, 12:07 PM
Well if you added a window acrylic would not be what I would use, I would only use glass.
The issue is weight and size. I am trying to keep everything as light and as low profile as possible, this will help with the planes performance.
You can see lightening holes where ever we can , if we made a lens the box would need to be deeper and heavier.

If you own a Zeph you understand where were going with this, if you don't then you are questioning things not knowing.
We in some cases are also having to flip the motor and or use lighter smaller bats to help with CG when using the brushless gimble. Or go with bigger motor,,,lol!!

More than you know has been considered during this design.
Not owning a Zeph is not a good thing!!




Looking at those pictures, you already have the GoPro enclosed on 5 of 6 sides. How hard would it really be in add on a clamp-down top and an acrylic window up front? At most you are only going to add a few grams of weight, and if it saves an expensive Gopro (because really, even the best of us have accidents. We have all seen video of otherwise "perfect" landings that have resulted in a damaged or destroyed Gopro.) then I would say it's worth it.

Not that it really matters all that much to me, I don't even own a Zeph, thus I'm not yet part of the target market for this accessory. So maybe my opinion doesn't matter. But as a disinterested outside observer, the lack of waterproofing across all makes, variations and brands of leading edge GoPro mounts seems like a very bad oversight.

ritewing
11th September 2013, 12:08 PM
Yes but then we would need to fly upside down.
random note: if the gimbal gopro case was gripping from the other side, the lens could fit a layerlens (or similar) (i made a 3d printed gimbal like that, it works fine with the buttons, too)

ritewing
11th September 2013, 12:32 PM
Two more pix http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/tu7ade5y.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/e5eju7eh.jpg

a468bu
11th September 2013, 01:28 PM
Will a version be available for the older gopros? I am in the process of fixing the nose of my ZII now and this would work out perfect for me as that whole area is now gone anyways lol

ritewing
11th September 2013, 01:31 PM
I doubt will do a gimbal for the GP 2 but we may do a static mount box.
I will look into it.

a468bu
11th September 2013, 01:42 PM
Ya not interested in the gimbal mount just the static one. Thanks Chris

edit: any dimensions on the battery compartment?

ritewing
11th September 2013, 04:06 PM
H2 static box will be avail also.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/hyvama2a.jpg

ritewing
11th September 2013, 04:10 PM
Or if you want just want a cam box for the standard build.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/u6udyheg.jpg

whakahere
11th September 2013, 04:18 PM
hahaha Frank (TW) will need that job. You keep creating things and that poor soul just won't be able to hold out.

Great work Chris. I love the little gimbal mount. That will make some sweet photos. top notch!

a468bu
11th September 2013, 04:19 PM
Awesome. Available soon?

ritewing
11th September 2013, 04:52 PM
Soon

Pookyjuice
11th September 2013, 05:36 PM
Da Leo D of FPV!

any way that would fit inside the airfoil of a Z60?

ritewing
11th September 2013, 05:51 PM
yep It could with some slight mods it can. I would need to thin the height of the front and real bulkhead down about 3/16ths less tall.

Pookyjuice
11th September 2013, 06:14 PM
So I could do it given a Dremel and enough booze?

ritewing
11th September 2013, 06:17 PM
I will have some made
So I could do it given a Dremel and enough booze?

EverythingFPV
11th September 2013, 07:05 PM
I think we need some of these!!

ritewing
11th September 2013, 07:36 PM
Tuffbay and tuff box will be avail 9/23 the tuff brushless gimble wil be avail 10/10. Pre orders will be taken. Hit me up via email. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/ysa7yzu5.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/anezu5e6.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/amujenev.jpg

rdurant
12th September 2013, 12:06 PM
Nice,

Chis do you have an option for the gimbal without the motors ?

ritewing
12th September 2013, 12:10 PM
I am sure it can be an option, lemme see

ZobZibZab
12th September 2013, 12:23 PM
Yes but then we would need to fly upside down.
wah :)
i have it on the other side without troubles :p
that being said, i would probably buy the box and 3D print the gopro holder (i already do that) if you don't propose it the other way around, its fine :)

edit: just figured what you mean :P the IMU board is on the bottom of the box in this configuration because of the gopro record button taking the space. all the gimbal controller boards I used so far have an option to invert the Z axis so that it works with the board on the bottom. no need to fly upside down haha.

Boonzie
13th September 2013, 01:06 AM
Can we see a pick from the bottom. Wondering how far in it sits. Is it the same depth as the battery bay and you just cut the noise completely off ?

ritewing
17th September 2013, 06:35 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/18/gyvatyny.jpg Here is the new Tough Lenz as an option for the Tough Boxx

rclover106
17th September 2013, 10:06 PM
ooooooo can you make a polorized version to?!?!?!

ritewing
17th September 2013, 10:13 PM
Possibly

PabloJaime
19th September 2013, 05:39 AM
So to install the toughbay you need to cut all the bottom battery bay or just fit in the standard battery space?

rclover106
21st September 2013, 12:43 PM
Possibly Your da BEST!!!!!!!!!!

Scotttu
21st September 2013, 01:51 PM
That is bad azz!!!!!!!!!!

Frequent Crasher
24th September 2013, 06:09 AM
Yeahhhh still haven't built my Z2 yet (I'll learn how to fly wings properly on the mini z first).

Definitely be hitting you up for these!

Can't wait for build vid.

Yojay
29th September 2013, 08:53 AM
Any updates on eTA
Order all 3 hoping to see tough bay soon

ritewing
29th September 2013, 02:43 PM
Hey buddy , I have everything but the gimbal . We are still waitn on the motors.
Any updates on eTA
Order all 3 hoping to see tough bay soon

Yojay
29th September 2013, 03:20 PM
Can you ship my tough box and tough bay
Ill cover additional cost of shipping for gimbal when it's ready to ship

ritewing
30th September 2013, 10:29 AM
Send me an email and we will get you taken care of. I just got them in Saturday and will start getting getting them out .
Can you ship my tough box and tough bay
Ill cover additional cost of shipping for gimbal when it's ready to ship

Yojay
2nd October 2013, 04:40 PM
got my tough bay & tough box today
looks great thanks buddy

Pookyjuice
2nd October 2013, 05:52 PM
If somebody gets them into a wing, please post pic
... I need ideas. CK, do you have any pics?

ritewing
2nd October 2013, 05:58 PM
Call me real quick bro, working on vid now.
I will get ya started.
If somebody gets them into a wing, please post pic
... I need ideas. CK, do you have any pics?

Yojay
2nd October 2013, 06:00 PM
33254Just got hour ago along with a complete mini
Z
Not sure if I'm starting mini build
Or ZII tough bay/ box install

Just built box looks awsome
Guys

ritewing
2nd October 2013, 06:11 PM
Show us pix as you build them guys, this will help everyone.
I am also listening to all you guys say since things are a constant work in motion.

Yojay
3rd October 2013, 04:34 PM
ZII toughbay3329333293

Frequent Crasher
5th October 2013, 03:22 AM
Hey Chris,

My only concern about these is that they look like they'll create an air dam/ scoop/ massive parasite drag. What are your thoughts on this?

serpa4
6th October 2013, 02:58 PM
I think it is just as flat as the stock corrugated FPV and gopro box. However air over and under without a cover would suck. I'mbuilt mine, but have still to install.

Where is the best place to get a layer lense for hero 3?

Yojay
6th October 2013, 05:45 PM
Tough bay is completely covered
When installing you'll leave bay about 3mm
Off bottom of wing and use coroplast that is included
In kit to seal the bottom of bay up
Got mine install already hope to have flying
Shortly

Bay is great by lowering it leaves a ton of
Room for what ever you need to install in bay
, I'm think dual 5s

Yojay
6th October 2013, 05:45 PM
got my toughbay & tough box
and just completed install thought id give some details on my install in hopes to ease to process for others


to start i must say very happy to find out how much room is created inside the battery area
the added depth i could fit 5s i there for future up grade

to start
i chose to CA toughbay together and then lined all the corner seems together with GOOP
makinging the bay rock solid

front side of bay has slight angle downward which requires two thread inserts to be mounted into to mount the toughbox if you are going to use
do your self a favor even if you where planing on using something else install then now
i would find it nearly impossible to do so once bay is mounted in wing
bay comes with 2 small allen heads which i used washer on (not included) to pull the threaded insert into the front wall
once in used a little crazy glue to secure (be careful to not glue threads)

after box is built comes cutting your wing
laying wing flat lay your box on top place box to the back wall of box ,
magnet mounts in box will be cut out
mark the 4 tabs on the box and cut out marks like you did on motor mounts
i used a new hack saw blade cuts super clean
try to keep cuts from going through bottom
dry fit , set the bottom of the bay to about 3mm or the thickness of the supplied coroplast
that is included in the kit
once comfortable with setting i chose to epoxy with a couple drops of CA and kicker to hold while epoxy set

toughbay pretty straight forward CA little kicker done
the one you get is slightly differs from draws youve scene box mounts with 2 allen screws the go through back sides on toughbox and screws in to the 2 inserts you install earlier
there are 2 foam pads the are included that you adhere to the back on the box or bay to help dampen camera and is pinched between the 2

1 thing i did need to do was chanel out a bit of the wing in front of the bay so box would fit in wing box is slightly wider cause of the tabs that hold the screws

working off ipad in passenger seat right now so sorry for not including complete set of pics
it took me a bit to figure out and figured if any thing i did could help someone else
it may be appreciated


got any question feel free to contact me here or JAY@BAKOS72.COM
ill respond as soon as i could

Mattsrcking
7th October 2013, 07:22 AM
wow! Great pics and heat description! Thanks. Can't wait to see it finished. Just ordered mine.
Matt

serpa4
7th October 2013, 02:52 PM
So that is what you do with the two strips of black foam padding...thanks. Any pictures with the bottom and top coroplast in place?
I'd like to know how the bottom coroplast is secured? Is it just permanently glued?
What about the top piece? I guess you run a rod from side to side and make a hinge. Then for the rear of the top coroplast cover, I used RC car body pins to secure mine. Now there is no place for it or even magnets. What do you do to secure it? Probably some way to do it with magnets.

jerry.k
7th October 2013, 03:18 PM
Hey buddy , I have everything but the gimbal . We are still waitn on the motors.

Chris do you have an ETA on the gimbal

Yojay
7th October 2013, 04:05 PM
as for the picture of the black foam pads in my pic in adjusted the placement of them with much better results
place the foam pads to the outer most part so the screws go through them this will stop any possible bowing in case and works much better on vibrations when place there
i'll post pics later tonight but im sure you get what i mean


as for coroplast i adhered my to bottom with glue so its there for good
as for top standard mounting on the front side metal rod extended into foam as hinge
as for back i cut to small pieces of balsa to mount in rear corners (kinda replaces foam ones i cut out)
and mount magnets to the top of them,
drilled out balsa and inserted magnet
and used metal rod in back of coroplast to hold it down

Yojay
7th October 2013, 07:08 PM
2 foam pads in kit

I did have to Dremel in the sides to access the mounting screws

cdi3d
7th October 2013, 09:51 PM
Chris do you have an ETA on the gimbal

Gimbal motors should be in next week and orders will start being filled.

WJV
8th October 2013, 03:11 PM
Anybody want to offer up some pics?

cdi3d
9th October 2013, 06:00 PM
Here are a few pics of mine -

Mike

Hmerly
9th October 2013, 06:23 PM
Damn, almost makes me want to build another ZII

WJV
9th October 2013, 07:48 PM
Looks great
Thanks for sharing!

ZobZibZab
9th October 2013, 08:13 PM
looks cool, can you post a video recorded from the wing with the gimbal?:)

jerry.k
9th October 2013, 08:27 PM
How is the CG issue going to be handled running a gimbal with all the weight up front???

ritewing
9th October 2013, 08:55 PM
It al, depends on your build. You can add weight or flip motor or change batts.
Adding these you will need to balance your Zeph to hit CG.
Its not an issue , balance it and fly it. The CG never moves it always the same,,,lol

How is the CG issue going to be handled running a gimbal with all the weight up front???

Yojay
9th October 2013, 09:07 PM
Chris can you put another toughbay aside for me so I have one when
The BL gimbal comes in

ritewing
9th October 2013, 09:18 PM
ok wildo

cdi3d
9th October 2013, 09:30 PM
I will try to get some video uploaded ASAP. I have been tuning the APM 2.5 and ran into a few snags. I can tell you the firewall is pretty much crash proof :).
Mike

ritewing
10th October 2013, 11:47 AM
Option 1 tough bay install

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4YcGjSROW4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUeLLvbImyOXTiM-cEafRuHQ

ritewing
12th October 2013, 02:42 PM
Option 2 Tough bay install


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zo3cXcynio&feature=c4-overview&list=UUeLLvbImyOXTiM-cEafRuHQ

cdi3d
6th November 2013, 05:12 PM
There are several flavors of brushless gimbal controller out there and all should work fine with the ToughBG - I personally have been using the open source version with the BruGi_49_77 firmware. You can also use the Alexmos BG controller as well - it will depend on how much you are wanting to spend and availability.
Here are a few links to the brushless controller -
Lots of info here - http://code.google.com/p/brushless-gimbal/
Controllers - 2 axis controllers
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/271267081425?lpid=82
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__41386__2_Axis_Brushless_Camera_Gimbal_Stabilizat ion_Control_Board_w_IMU.html
http://www.hobbytech.com.au/products/rc-accessories/pan-tilt/bgc-2-axis-brushless-gimbal-controller-v30/#box_includes
http://www.rctimer.com/product_884.html
http://www.csgshop.com/product.php?id_product=139
34999350003500135002

ritewing
13th November 2013, 02:52 PM
Free ZII kit to anyone who produces the first vid posted here showing the Tough gimbal in action .

A bunch have gone out in the last few weeks, lets se them in action guys.

Mroizo01
14th November 2013, 07:51 PM
Im really liking the camera mount that allows to use the gopro3 case mounted on the rod/bar thing . Is there a kit for this mount available ?

ritewing
14th November 2013, 08:21 PM
Well the issue with the stock go pro box is very heavy and it sticks up way above and below the wing, this cause buffeting and wag, the new g10 tough box cam box with its tough lens is very tough in comparison, its also more low profile for good performance.
The stock go pro cambox is also susceptible to jello vibrations from hanging out there on a rod and a zip tie, the tough box is solid mounted with dampeners and will not vibrate.

Mattsrcking
29th November 2013, 01:19 PM
I'm loving my tough lens! Thanks Chris. And the tough box and bay are prefect. Lots and lots of room! The lens is cheap compared to other companies..I bought two just for a spare.
Are
Chris are you going to offer a polarized lens?

ritewing
29th November 2013, 01:31 PM
Hey Matt, I do not think the lens will get done in polarized.

rdurant
29th November 2013, 02:12 PM
Chris,
Any sample vid of the Z with the gimbal ?

PabloJaime
29th November 2013, 02:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPUy6S3esac

Be my gest!!! :) Kloner has some videos of the gimbal on a ZXL

Mattsrcking
29th November 2013, 02:27 PM
Hey Matt, I do not think the lens will get done in polarized.

Ok no big deal. Im happy with the lens, seems to protect the gopro. That was my only concern. I like how it's integrated into the tough box...not another thing to attach like others. Great idea

ritewing
29th November 2013, 07:53 PM
Hey guys I have two more left of the 40 black Friday specials I packed ,,,email me asap to get a smoking deal.

a468bu
29th November 2013, 08:33 PM
What's the special?

Yojay
30th November 2013, 10:15 AM
Got one
Thanks Chris

iteration1
30th November 2013, 11:56 AM
I got a second kit last night as well. This will be a spare for my winter project. Thanks Chris!

ritewing
30th November 2013, 11:59 AM
You guys rock,,thnx for the support!!

Yojay
30th November 2013, 01:06 PM
Great products
Great support
Keep it up

ritewing
30th November 2013, 01:35 PM
Hi Matt , do you have any pix of the Tough lens installed??
Ok no big deal. Im happy with the lens, seems to protect the gopro. That was my only concern. I like how it's integrated into the tough box...not another thing to attach like others. Great idea

Mattsrcking
30th November 2013, 01:47 PM
Chris, I'm out of town right now. I'll be home Monday. I'll take some pics of it and the bay, tough box.

Mattsrcking
1st December 2013, 01:39 PM
Hi Matt , do you have any pix of the Tough lens installed??

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/02/8uru8u6u.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/02/haga8a6e.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/02/ese9y2eg.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/02/azaparur.jpg

Manzooka
3rd December 2013, 01:54 PM
I'm loving these Tough Bay pics. Makes me wish I went with this option for my recent build but I guess it'll have to wait for my second. Given my recent track record I'll probably have another on the bench in a couple of weeks.

One question, is there a minimal field of view required to keep the GoPro image free and clear of the foam sides? I'm not worried about the skids as those can always be moved a little further away to keep them out of view.

Mattsrcking
3rd December 2013, 01:57 PM
I can't see the skids in my video either through the gopro or tbs69. It's really easy to modify your existing wing. This was built already. I just cut it per Chris's video. Worked out great

Manzooka
3rd December 2013, 02:36 PM
Excellent. Thanks for that info, Mattsrcking.

soto48
5th December 2013, 10:41 AM
Hi Chris, please consider to integrate the landing skid with the tough bay , G10 landing skid, that would be cool :-)

Mattsrcking
5th December 2013, 10:45 AM
Hi Chris, please consider to integrate the landing skid with the tough bay , G10 landing skid, that would be cool :-)

In my opinion, the g10 may be heavier and not flex like the coro..takes the impact better. But May be a good idea?

dhotamis
10th December 2013, 06:38 PM
Are there any flight videos with the brushless gimbal? I would love to see the performance. thanks

jcowgar
12th December 2013, 09:28 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/02/8uru8u6u.jpg

...

When installed like that, are the skids in the FOV of the GoPro or FPV Cam?

EDIT: Um, skip that! Should have read the next few messages, the answer is NO. :-D

Mattsrcking
13th December 2013, 12:06 AM
When installed like that, are the skids in the FOV of the GoPro or FPV Cam?

EDIT: Um, skip that! Should have read the next few messages, the answer is NO. :-D

Lol...it's all good! I do it all the time! I was concerned about them but after powering up I was pleasantly surprised! The tough box and bay, make it so much easier to load up larger bats..and not so heavy like the woods ones sold! Still waiting on my ap to show up, then I'll have some video. I just did a flight yesterday and flew 9.3 miles out, and returned no issues.

Azjulian
27th December 2013, 01:51 PM
Anyone know the specs of the motors on the toughbg and where I can get spares ?

PabloJaime
27th December 2013, 03:57 PM
Anyone know the specs of the motors on the toughbg and where I can get spares ?

Probably you can mail Chris...

ritewing
19th January 2014, 06:20 PM
Hey guys , here a buddy of mine flying his BG on his ZII





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5sW19_AmJM&feature=youtu.be

cdi3d
19th January 2014, 08:10 PM
Sweet!!! Looks awesome
Mike

rdurant
20th January 2014, 11:25 AM
Hey guys , here a buddy of mine flying his BG on his ZII





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5sW19_AmJM&feature=youtu.be


hmmmm, strokes beard....

Derrick
20th January 2014, 11:29 AM
Chris,

I would like to mod my Quadspar to accept the tough bay but don't have one to verify dimensions. Do you think I could do this without much trouble? It is OK if it doesn't sit flush with the top of the wing, I am just looking for a good way to increase the weight a smidgen and better protect the electronics.

ritewing
20th January 2014, 12:52 PM
The Tough bay will fit the Quadspar, I made the dims work.

rdurant
20th January 2014, 03:12 PM
Chris, in your friends build, where did he mount the gimbal controller ? And it it an alex moss ? Any chance of build pics ?

ritewing
20th January 2014, 03:45 PM
He put the controller in the bat bay side like we do the ruby.
He mounted the BG to the tough bay.

Hmerly
21st January 2014, 01:32 PM
Anyone got measurements on hand of the internal dimensions of the tough bay? Need to see if my batteries will fit.

cdi3d
21st January 2014, 01:51 PM
5.75" x 4.0625" Approximately -

Stone1295
25th February 2014, 09:54 PM
Here's my entry! :)

I can't upload the photo for some reason but the video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkYIQsBflZY

RockyFlyr came up to visit me in Alaska and shot some video.

The ToughBG is mounted to a 3DR Y6 kit.

Just before I crashed into the tree I had said to Rocky that I was finding this new setup a little disorientating! LOL :) The problem was that that the snowy background was blowing out the contrast and I was having a bit of trouble picking up the details of the terrain. :) No harm done in either crash but the cold weather made the props really brittle so I ended up breaking about 10 of them over the 5 days were flew.

-Mike

Hmm.. that may be a bit misleading.. Rocky did most of the flying in the video and I was the one crashing. :) I have the ToughBG on my rig and it held up fine. I am running the Martinez board to control it. All of it was purchased from RMRC.

Horsship
28th February 2014, 09:39 AM
http://youtu.be/WgscBHv_eE0

This is my new Ritewing ToughBG on my Hoverthings Flip Fpv Pro G. It works great and is light. I need to tune my control board but it is very confusing on how to tune the board from UAVobjects. I will post more videos when I get it set up correctly.

sl4ppy
30th March 2014, 06:36 PM
Option 2 Tough bay install


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zo3cXcynio&feature=c4-overview&list=UUeLLvbImyOXTiM-cEafRuHQ

Was going to start installing my new ToughBay, but this (and the other instructional video) is now private? :(

Are there any other installation instructions?

sl4ppy
31st March 2014, 06:31 PM
Bueller?

ritewing
31st March 2014, 06:40 PM
Hi, The newest box fits perfect in the opening, all you need to do is slit the front and rear fire walls to slip it into the foam.
It is now not a crazy oversized or extra deep. It gives you max room and strength without it being a major job to install.
Build the box with thick CA, set it over the wing where it goes, cut out foam that's in the way and install it with CA gorilla or hot glue.
Clear enough room on the nose to fit the tough box an your golden.
If you followed the older vid you would get it wrong.


Thus the reason the vid was pulled

sl4ppy
31st March 2014, 07:58 PM
Hi, The newest box fits perfect in the opening, all you need to do is slit the front and rear fire walls to slip it into the foam.
It is now not a crazy oversized or extra deep. It gives you max room and strength without it being a major job to install.
Build the box with thick CA, set it over the wing where it goes, cut out foam that's in the way and install it with CA gorilla or hot glue.
Clear enough room on the nose to fit the tough box an your golden.
If you followed the older vid you would get it wrong.


Thus the reason the vid was pulled

Awesome.. Thanks!

Faffer
1st April 2014, 06:45 PM
Hi
I have just done a order last week for a Tough box and cam .. when was this box changed ?


Was going to ask what is the best way to do it .. removing the bottom bit or not




Cheers




Richard

ritewing
1st April 2014, 06:46 PM
Where did you order it from?

Faffer
1st April 2014, 06:48 PM
HI
ReadymadeRC


Richard

ritewing
1st April 2014, 06:54 PM
Ok, you got the super deep one, send me an email I will give you the vid link. both versions rock!
Build your box and check dims, if its deeper than the standard Zeph bay then its V1 and the vids will be perfect.

Faffer
1st April 2014, 06:56 PM
Ok so not as easy to install but more space in there ?

ritewing
1st April 2014, 06:57 PM
Yes a tad more involved, but more room. Its still not too hard.

Faffer
1st April 2014, 07:04 PM
I have watched them video's already and did not look that hard .. just new blade and cut bit more out ..


More space to me is better will give me more lipo options or space for other things




My Z2 is untouched so not even started it .. so should be good to remove all the lower part or try taking some away 1st

sl4ppy
1st April 2014, 08:23 PM
Ok, you got the super deep one, send me an email I will give you the vid link. both versions rock!
Build your box and check dims, if its deeper than the standard Zeph bay then its V1 and the vids will be perfect.

I got mine from ReadyMade about a month ago as well...

ritewing
1st April 2014, 08:29 PM
Build it with superglue, if it is deeper than the factory opening on the plane then it is the old version

soto48
1st April 2014, 09:42 PM
so the V2 is not too deep? can it fit 4s in it?

ritewing
1st April 2014, 10:17 PM
The depth is almost the same between the two boxes the number 2 is a tad less dee but will fit most 4s 3.3 amp hour battery. And we have seen it see it up to some models of four cel 4000. The new tough bay takes up the absolute minimal amount of room in the box unlike any of the other boxes out there

Faffer
2nd April 2014, 03:48 AM
Would you build the V1 box in to the Z2 cutting the bottom out or just remove what is needed so the normal bottom is there just trimmed down a bit ?

cheers

ritewing
2nd April 2014, 06:49 AM
What's nice about the new version is it can still be done like the first version. If you want more room then cut it in deeper and trim the floor out. It's not set in stone!!

IMEIV
29th April 2014, 04:18 PM
Here are a few pics of mine -

Mike

Great. How did you build the orange piece above the electronic bay ?

Faffer
2nd May 2014, 06:14 AM
Hi
so I have a toughbay and I have talked my self in to a RUBY .. I am now looking at the ruby install and can see that goes in the side wall

http://www.uthere.com/support/aircraft/zephyr/installation/media/ruby_controller_side_pocket_10oclock.jpg (http://www.uthere.com/support/aircraft/zephyr/installation/media/ruby_controller_side_pocket_10oclock.jpg)

Easy enough .. but on the pic you can see that the cables are then put through to the back elec bay using the cut out extended to the back ..

http://www.ritewingrc.com/ToughBay.php


But when adding the tough bay this will not be an option as the mouning will stop this and need form around the mount for strength

Has anyone got any install pics for a Toughbay and a RUBY system installed

Help Help Help


Richard

Hizlimax
14th May 2014, 08:12 AM
Just to make sure is this the V2 Tough Bay?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/ygu6ypeg.jpg

Faffer
15th May 2014, 11:06 AM
That is the V1 box

Mattsrcking
15th May 2014, 11:11 AM
What's the difference

Hizlimax
15th May 2014, 11:27 AM
Can someone post a picture of the V2 box?

static
18th May 2014, 02:18 AM
Could someone share the dimensions of the ToughBay v1 and v2 please

pokiou
27th May 2014, 01:06 PM
can these bays be fitted to a mini zephyr

Pookyjuice
27th May 2014, 01:34 PM
I have the tough bay in my Z60. No way it would fit in my mini zephyr, from what I can see.

static
28th May 2014, 05:28 AM
I got my V2 ZII ToughBay and can confirm that 2x 4000 4s Zippy Compact packs fit straight in

Also if your installing this into your ZII with the wing in 2 halves, don't put the slots on the top of the wing to slide the box in, put them from the inside and slide the box sideways into the slots. This way the top of the wing looks untouched.

Will post pictures to show what I mean, hard to explain in words.

Faffer
28th May 2014, 06:49 AM
The Zippy compacts fit but only just but then you have 8000mAh .. so plenty .. nice idea with the install ..

I found my Dynamic 4s 4500 30c fit in with space .. i only have one and still doing my build but thats then 9000mAh .. they are 410g each so 20g more a lipo

how do you find the weight with the Zippy compacts in .. does it balance out well ?

static
28th May 2014, 06:55 AM
8000 should get me some decent air time

Haven't finished the build yet, will have an answer in a few days

I am not running the camera box up the front, I will velcro the mobius on the top of the wing

That will act as my, nose or tail weight to balance the wing

At 40g, it should be enough to balance it and get the CG right, hopefully

Otherwise my setup is;
OS 3820 1200
APC 10 x 5
RITEWING 80A
STORM OSD GPS
2 x 4000 4s ZIPPY Compact
Board camera (up the front somewhere, unsure)
EZUHF RX, out on the wing
ImmersionRC 600mw, out on the other wing

Faffer
28th May 2014, 12:23 PM
Hi I have the cam box and I am going to be using a Ruby ,,, but I am planning on a 9x6 prop Ritewing motor and ESC

I have some Zippy compacts as I use them on my TBS but be good to see how yours goes ..

Still got things to do .. but hope not much longer just finding time to get jobs done

Hmerly
28th May 2014, 09:45 PM
Use a 10" prop

Hizlimax
29th May 2014, 02:52 AM
Can you guys post a picture of the V2 Toughbay?

Faffer
29th May 2014, 10:28 AM
I got a few 9x6 will start with them and see how things go
So a 10* ?

Kyodai
29th May 2014, 12:06 PM
Hey guys--

Does anyone know who has the new version? I've got almost everything I need to finish my build, just need the ToughBay and Box, and I'm golden...:)

Mattsrcking
29th May 2014, 02:34 PM
Get it from Chris (rite wing rc)

static
31st May 2014, 10:26 AM
Ready Made RC have the new version

Kyodai
7th June 2014, 10:15 PM
Ready Made RC have the new version

I ordered from them last week and received the V1. Can someone please PM me the links to the install vids?

PabloJaime
7th June 2014, 11:39 PM
I ordered from them last week and received the V1. Can someone please PM me the links to the install vids?

Chris removed those videos..

Kyodai
7th June 2014, 11:55 PM
Chris removed those videos..

I'm aware. He made them private, but is giving the link to those who have the V1 box. He didn't want V2 owners following the wrong directions.

PabloJaime
8th June 2014, 12:12 AM
ohh.. I see, good to know.

Kyodai
9th June 2014, 05:12 PM
OK, so I got my Toughbay and Toughbox built, however they do not mate up at all like the pics. Pretty sure I got them both built properly, but the camera box only has the backplate with two mounting holes on each side. The Toughbay has only the single press-in nubs that accept the screws, and the holes do not line up between the box and bay at all.

I looked them over every which way, and there does not seem to be any other way I could have configured them. Pics to follow when I get home. My Toughbox is exactly like this one:

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/images/ToughBox_Assembly-01.jpg

My Toughbay is the V1 and has these mounting holes:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/ygu6ypeg.jpg

Which are a little further apart than the ones on the camera box. Any ideas?

jdjeff
11th June 2014, 06:45 PM
I just got a ToughBox from RMRC for GP3. This has the tabs for mounting with no ToughBay. I want to replace the mounting rod/wire tie setup with this box. Are there any pics with it mounted on the plane? Where do the tabs attach? I'm sure I can figure this out. I would just like to see one mounted and where to put the mounting dampeners (black foam)

balbs
12th June 2014, 06:07 PM
I'm curious about the ToughBG 2 Axis gimbal. However, I don't see many reviews on it. For those of you that have it, how do you like it? Got any links to some reviews or videos?


Thanks!

Nakelp86
14th June 2014, 09:58 PM
Chris
I love the gimbal...but it would be really nice if it come with control board tuned for the motors and installed ready to go.
Spent almost a week to tune the board and still needs some work.
So maybe few guys with the knowledge could do this as a whole package?

psynaut
18th June 2014, 02:43 PM
OK, so I got my Toughbay and Toughbox built, however they do not mate up at all like the pics. Pretty sure I got them both built properly, but the camera box only has the backplate with two mounting holes on each side. The Toughbay has only the single press-in nubs that accept the screws, and the holes do not line up between the box and bay at all.

I looked them over every which way, and there does not seem to be any other way I could have configured them. Pics to follow when I get home. My Toughbox is exactly like this one:

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/images/ToughBox_Assembly-01.jpg

My Toughbay is the V1 and has these mounting holes:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/ygu6ypeg.jpg

Which are a little further apart than the ones on the camera box. Any ideas?

I'm in the same boat as you ... did you find a solution to this? I bought both from RMRC a while back.

Wolphe
2nd August 2014, 02:28 PM
Still sell these? Can't find any in stock

Hizlimax
2nd August 2014, 02:42 PM
Contact Chris from Ritewing, he has them.

cdi3d
5th August 2014, 12:54 AM
Sorry it has taken so long to post these videos from the ToughBG in action. I know some we're asking.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=H5sW19_AmJM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=doo9KCImiyA

Mike

Wolphe
5th August 2014, 01:31 AM
Nice! When will you have them in stock?

ritewing
5th August 2014, 01:42 PM
I have a few here in stock

raz631
9th August 2014, 10:20 PM
Seems i have the same problem as a couple others...

Mixed versions between my tough bay and tough box...
Anyone got a proven workaround for this?

Hoss
23rd October 2014, 12:37 PM
What are the dimensions of the toughbay? I need a reenforced battery bay and want to know if I can fit it in my application. Thanks! Width, depth and height would be really appreciated. Thanks.

cdi3d
23rd October 2014, 12:42 PM
5.65" long 4" wide 1.5" tall approximately

Hoss
23rd October 2014, 12:44 PM
Thanks so much. The 5.65 is from front to back and the 4 is from side to side? Thanks again.

Hoss
23rd October 2014, 12:50 PM
Also, how do you fit standard batteries in there? Standard length of a 3s battery of decent size is 6in. Looks like it's too bad for me... I need at least 6.6 x 5.4 x whatever. Thanks for the info man.