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    Z60 dual spar midair split

    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
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    What glue did you use to secure the toughbay?
    When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky.

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    gorilla glue

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    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.

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    it ripped about 1" away from where the tough bay meets the foam

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