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    Whats up? Ugrd's Avatar
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    AHHHHHHHHH I have to maiden my ZII in 2 hours. Quite Nervous...

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    30 Minutes oh god

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, AWESOME, it flew great. I shattered my prop on the first launch but then corrected and did 5 other flights each lasting about a minute. You don't need that much of a HARD toss like you see in videos, also I was pointed into the wind at 7 MPH so maybe its just me.

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    Last edited by Ugrd; 10th January 2012 at 08:17 PM.
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    Just started the wiring job. This is the only way I could figure out how to keep it all in the bays. Batterys are 3300 4s Nano's. RVOSD is mounted on the same foam tape I use for my Helicopter Gyros....will see how it works out. Mic's in the Grey foam in front of it then the DX201 in front of the MIC. Replay HD goes in the hole on the right after the batterys are installed. Still comming up a little tail heavy might mount a couple of my Gopro's on the exterior to balance her out.

    Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by Assaf110 View Post
    Did anyone tried to fit rvosd5 with a battery in the main Chamber? If so, a picture will be great.
    I have a 4000 3s bat, since I'm still waiting for the osd I try to figure out will it fit in or will I have to go twin bat on the wing.
    What about video cable? Do you use special shielded cables? Where from?
    2 mm steel pushrods is enough?

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    but cutting slots for the lipos to slide in doesnt it weaking the structure .. i can barely see the lipo.. can you make a video showing how you put them in

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    Not that I can tell, there’s around 3/8" of foam top and bottom left.

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    but cutting slots for the lipos to slide in doesnt it weaking the structure .. i can barely see the lipo.. can you make a video showing how you put them in

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    Just started the wiring job. This is the only way I could figure out how to keep it all in the bays. Batterys are 3300 4s Nano's. RVOSD is mounted on the same foam tape I use for my Helicopter Gyros....will see how it works out. Mic's in the Grey foam in front of it then the DX201 in front of the MIC. Replay HD goes in the hole on the right after the batterys are installed. Still comming up a little tail heavy might mount a couple of my Gopro's on the exterior to balance her out.

    Rich
    That's a very neat/precise hole you've made for the Replay HD. How did you cut this?

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    I use a torch to heat up the end of a 1/2" nut driver and opened the hole up until I got a sung fit. I also angled the hole a degree or 2 downward. After I got the hole the way I liked it I cut a slot on the top edge of the hole so that when I slid the Repay in the buttons wouldn't drag on the foam.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Davidson View Post
    That's a very neat/precise hole you've made for the Replay HD. How did you cut this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly01 View Post
    I use a torch to heat up the end of a 1/2" nut driver and opened the hole up until I got a sung fit. I also angled the hole a degree or 2 downward. After I got the hole the way I liked it I cut a slot on the top edge of the hole so that when I slid the Repay in the buttons wouldn't drag on the foam.
    Excellent - thanks! I thought it looked too neat to have been 'cut'

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    Ugrd, I can relate to the nervousness. I swear my hands were shaking when we launched the first time and even when I flew it FPV. I have never been so nervous when launching any plane. I guess it's just the time I put into building it. What an awesome plane. Congrats!

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    Need some advice on linkages and horns.... What is the best way forward?

    I want something strong and solid...

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    Sullivan steel control horns are the best there are I think

    http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/33697/

    For rods on anything heavy duty I think m3 rods are perfect.
    Last edited by NDw; 12th January 2012 at 10:43 AM.

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