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07-11-2006, 04:01 AM
Finished last night, maidened today!:D all is well in zero land
here's the setup.
Gws Zero slope kit
all glassed with hs-55 ail,hs-55 ele, No rudder
ultrafly falcon 400 brushed motor and 3 to 1 gearbox
pixie 20p speed control
electrifly 11.1 1500mah
berg 4 receiver
07-11-2006, 04:19 AM
Great looking plane booger! I've always liked the white scheme.
07-11-2006, 04:25 AM
Hi Booger, great job on the Zero! My favorite GWS Warbird...you did a fine job. How's the weight? Did the 'glass add much? I had one with a Himax 2025/4200 5.6:1 that ROCKED! 3s 2100TPs, a "Sloper" that was painted light gray. RTF 16oz. Gotta get another...
07-11-2006, 05:27 AM
Just finished one up this evening; going to give it the first scare tomorrow morning. Did it in green (ho hum) top and grey (hum ho) bottom. No decals yet; letting the paint set for a day or so first.
Put in a custom-wound motor and it will go up with a setup that develops 25oz thrust @ 47mph. Should be only slightly nerve-wracking, but that's only about 2/3 the power the motor can do. I'll drop the hammer later after I see what the airframe can take (or not. It doesn't seem that sturdy...?) AUW came in at 16.5oz.
Neat, simple design. Hope it flies well.
07-11-2006, 12:53 PM
The weight with Battery came in at 18 oz. Had to drop the leading edge of the wing 1/8th inch. I have an ultrafly D/13/32 that will go in this park raider when the brushed motor gives up but it flies beautifully right now on the brushed power setup
07-12-2006, 03:23 AM
pics of tonight's flight
07-12-2006, 03:49 AM
That snowbird is a good idea in that light! Looks just fine to me.
Mine seriously wanted to climb when I gave it any more than modest throttle, so I didn't really get to shake it out completely. But it shows promise, and seems to be more sturdy than I suspected.
Nice clean handling other than the spontaneous climbing. I brought it home and doubled the down thrust (I'm not using the stick, so I have to set it myself). Maybe that will cure the noseup.
Very nice inverted handling.
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