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Thread: New Ritewing Z3 S build info thread

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    Hey guys, I'm about to build one of these beauty's and would like to put a hs1177 style camera on it as well as a GoPro session. Does anyone has a 3D file to print which holds those two cameras nicely on the nose of the wing?

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    Just wanted to share a VTOL conversion that has been in the hopper. Although the maiden flight wasn't exactly as planned, she's been put back together and waiting for better weather. The maiden flight video.

    A big shout out to Chris on getting this kit shipped before he left for his trip.
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    So the slightly bashed z3 is back together, dug out a CC Phoenix ice 75 I was given years ago. Installed a lemon rexeiver with stabilizer to run it, see how that does. 4s4000 glacier to start. Working on 198-200mm cg.

    Once I’ve flown it a few times I’ll lam the fuse, install fpv gear and likely boost my mah, either a second 4000 or drop in two 4s3300. Special sauce motor currently wearing a 10x5. While fiddling los I may see what max speed the SS on 4s will give.
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    What is the stall speed of the Z3 at 2150g AUW?
    For those who launch the Z3 with a bungee, where is your hook? I assume you want a flat launch for speed, not a steep launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Echo View Post
    What is the stall speed of the Z3 at 2150g AUW?
    For those who launch the Z3 with a bungee, where is your hook? I assume you want a flat launch for speed, not a steep launch.
    I'm not sure what my Z3 AUW is but with FPV; Vector and 4S 5100 mah she stalls at 25 mph airspeed while stall testing.

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    This works for a pretty flat launch.

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    Hey guys,

    What paints should I / should I not use on this epor foam? I know some paints eat directly through epo, some soften it and partially dissolve it, and some are fine. I've got Rust-Oleum 2x and Plasti dip on hand. Ideally I'd like to use Plasti dip for the colors and weight (an entire can spayed and dried weighs just slightly over 30g), but I'm afraid it'll damage the foam... I attempted to test on a little piece of the motor mount, but can't really tell how well it went. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and spray more, but I don't want to ruin anything. I guess it would be super simple to make my own motor mount cap if this one got destroyed... Anyway, thanks.

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    Hey guys,

    What paints should I / should I not use on this epor foam? I know some paints eat directly through epo, some soften it and partially dissolve it, and some are fine. I've got Rust-Oleum 2x and Plasti dip on hand. Ideally I'd like to use Plasti dip for the colors and weight (an entire can spayed and dried weighs just slightly over 30g), but I'm afraid it'll damage the foam... I attempted to test on a little piece of the motor mount, but can't really tell how well it went. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and spray more, but I don't want to ruin anything. I guess it would be super simple to make my own motor mount cap if this one got destroyed... Anyway, thanks.

    Scott
    Per Chris Message 533 in this thread:

    "We use gloss rustoleum non foam safe, it creates an awesome surface for the laminating film to stick to you if you use dry powdery paint the laminating film does not stick well. The Z2 type foam does not require foam safe paint"

    He also says a few posts later plastidip works great too.

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    Rust-Oleum 2x is recommended from Ritewing.

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    Perfect. Thanks guys!

    Scott

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