View Full Version : Z60 dual spar midair split

7th July 2014, 06:01 PM
I have always read about this but never thought it would happen to me... Never say never. I took this Z60 out for its maiden, after 10 minutes of trimming and flying around half throttle I started to move towards full throttle and thats when it all went down... literaly lol

After climbing to around 300ft I dove down and it brokeup about 100ft off the ground before I actualy started pulling out of the dive.

First thoughts are it got going too fast since it has a thinner profile and no blunt section?

I flew my Z2 in the same manner without issues but it is thicker and has a blunt front end so maybe that restricts speed just enough to keep it together ?

I was using a 1200kv OS motor and 10x6 prop

7th July 2014, 06:16 PM
What glue did you use to secure the toughbay?

7th July 2014, 09:27 PM
gorilla glue

7th July 2014, 11:00 PM
I've done dives from 10k ft to 500 ft without problems. Although not full throttle, but at least half all the way. The wing didn't have any problems. Mines had a homemade wooden battery bay, didn't have tough stuff when I built my z60. Very surprised yours broke up that way in the air on such a short dive. Maybe not enough gorilla glue? From pic it looks like it didn't rip where tough bay meets foam though can't be sure from pic.

8th July 2014, 11:58 AM
it ripped about 1" away from where the tough bay meets the foam