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    the equivalent to the Hacker A30-10L would be the AXI 2826/08 i think. But its heavier, got less kv and lower A ratings than the hacker so i would say the hacker is better (and cheaper)

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    then you want something more like 1300 KV.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nakelp86 View Post
    Holy cow 5S !!!???
    Im planning 3s since I have bunch of them
    seeing the world through a security camera

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    If it turns out overkill, just trim the prop down to 9x6.

    Quote Originally Posted by brosius85 View Post
    yeah 5s and a 10x6 would be nice

    for a little while lol

    1000w would not last on that thing IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitcho View Post
    rockyFLYR - you've got all 3 ... what's your thoughts on the differences?
    depends what you are looking for but if you have the arm to launch it the ZII is the best all around

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    RockyFLYR,
    ZII vids were great!.....

    Your next build I'm hoping is Sanders' Alulah 2meter FPV plane?
    we need some great vids of that too! :-)

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    He'd better not be flying that into a signpost pole again or the wing will come clean off, remember the Alulah is glassed EPS (styro) which is extremely stiff and durable but it doesn't handle such abuse well.
    Purveyor of the FPV secret sauce at ImmersionRC

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    So a buddy of mine has been flying the HGG around our field for a few weeks now. It's really big. We call it the "Refrigerator Door". He has bigger motors than what Lee recommends and it pulls nicely. Certainly not a speed demon. At the end of the day, it seems like a giant plane that bulls through everything (i.e., wind, turbulence, cars...). Being able to take off from the ground seems to be a real plus, though.

    The Zephyr II seems more elegant. Fast and agile. A bunch of guys have videos of it flying at Mach 12, but I'll bet we'll start seeing guys going for long distance and cloud-busters. The build seems far easier than the Zeph I without much (any?) compromise and the design seems very well thought out.

    I have an Assasin from Lee and it's a ridiculously great combat wing. Can't recommend it enough.

    That said and after hours and hours of deliberation, I just bought a Zephyr II from Chris yesterday.

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    Sanders,
    Is it possible to make the same 2meter Super Alulah that you have but made with the ZII foam material for durability?
    I'm sure its' possible, but I can't believe no one has made one yet. I love the stability of the ZII,
    but combine that with the gliding performance with the Alulah (3.5km glide at 75kpm+)..... amazing!
    It maybe the perfect plane if combined?






    Hope Chris makes one :-)

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    the alu has very thin wings that are very stiff

    to be durable they would have to be thicker, the Z2 is at least 3 times thicker i would say

    this would spoil the flight characteristics of the alu, gliders do not have fat wings

    having thick wings helps with lift, but not with drag. the z can carry more weight for its span, the alu can glide better but has less lift

    you can get foam alu's however they are not going to perform like sassen's glassed beauty

    http://www.dream-flight.com/alula.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infernal Bill View Post
    Being able to take off from the ground seems to be a real plus, though ...
    yeah - didn't think about that ... there's a lot of peaks and valleys with some pretty awesome scenery where I live so hand launching is kind of important

    Quote Originally Posted by Infernal Bill View Post
    ... but I'll bet we'll start seeing guys going for long distance and cloud-busters...
    I'm assuming the ZII design changes make this a better long range FPV platform than the ZI - yes?

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