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Old 08-27-2011, 05:03 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Fly Zone Sensei Rx-R

Hello.

I just acquired one extremely like 'new' Fly Zone Sensei Rx-R (Receiver Ready) from a good friend a few miles away.

I have not seen such a well designed Foam (EPP) model ever until I laid eyes on this one from Fly Zone. It has a very smooth finish to the foam and the wings are very stiff and has spars running throughout the wing assembly and best of all it has a very smart method of joining the two halves of the wing together with a overlapping joiner with plastic tabs.

The Main landing gear goes on with two screws and the entire tail (Horizontal & Vertical Stabs) get inserted with a foam keel and held by one machine screw. The servos are pre-installed and control horns all done for you.

This must be the Fastest Build I have ever done!

Fly Zone Web Site:
http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplanes.html

Fly Zone Sensei:
http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplan...535/index.html

Fly Zone Sensei Manual:
http://manuals.hobbico.com/hca/hcaa2535-2536-manual.pdf

A few Pictures of my specific Build:

Model came inside the original BOX:







All parts and and hardware accounted for:


Used the Castle Creations BERG 7-Channel Super Narrow 72Mhz FM Rx:


Inserted some white and flexible foam on both sides of RX Crystal:




Receiver Final Installation:





Control Horn Plastic Locks:




Used a Turnigy 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 25C discharge, Li-POLY:


Showing Velcro inside the FUSE / Battery Compartment:







Battery tucked inside the FUSE / Battery Compartment:


Battery Plastic Hatch Closed:


Another item of deviation was the propeller (which is a mistake becasue later I realized that the STOCK 10 X 5 propeller is adequate!!!) so, I selected the APC "Slow Flyer" 10 X 7 as this propeller will provide balanced amount of airspeed and thrust: (First Flight Only!!!)









Model is complete and ready to fly!





Here is my Maiden Flight with the Fly Zone Sensei R-Rx (Receiver Ready)

The Setup:
Stock Motor /ESC
Stock Servos and linkages
Receiver: Castle Creations BERG 7-Channel DSP 72Mhz Super Narrow Band
Battery: Turnigy / Zippy 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 25C discharge, Li-POLYs
Other: EC3 -to- Ultra Deans Connector
Propeller Used: APC "Slow Flyer" 10 X 7

Summary:
I can not stop talking about this model as it is perfectly designed and if you see inside the FUSE and the manner in which it goes together Wow, just a few minutes is all you need.

The Flight characteristics is majestic at best. She is a true Floater more like a Super Large GWS E-Starter with the Tri-Cycle gear and lots of improvements! In the following Video, I did not do too much stuff with it because that CHEAP Plastic Spinner did not seat well and I did not dare to Throttle UP too much.

Here's the Video:

Here is the Video of my fight count #3 & #4 and the later finally has some success of the party streamer to deploy.

The Setup: (Both Flights)
Stock Motor /ESC
Stock Servos and linkages
Receiver: Castle Creations BERG 7-Channel DSP 72Mhz Super Narrow Band
Battery: Turnigy / Zippy 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 25C discharge, Li-POLYs
Other: EC3 -to- Ultra Deans Connector
Propeller Used: STOCK 10 X 5

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Old 08-27-2011, 05:05 AM   #2
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Thumbs up 2nd Flight has no Video Capture....

I did fly the model early evening this past week and right before the Sun set. I had the opportunity to remove the APC "Slow Flyer" 10 X 7 and Returned the STOCK 10 X 5 propeller. Once the batteries topped off the model was commanded for take off in rather windy conditions with a Party Streamer and a small Rock at one end a-fixed with rubber bands. The model flew like a champ and it gained altitude in no time and I released the streamer by flipping the Bombay Door Switch (5th Channel) That Streamer must have been at least 200 feet because it took a very long time to come down!

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Thumbs up 5th and 6th Flights over Oviedo Model Club Corp!

Took my new Fly Zone Sensei Rx-R to my Central Florida RC Club for the first time and I got outstanding comments from those Club members there. They liked how the Aileron Servos and Push Wires were concealed and protected. They also liked the Plywood mounting hardware for all servos.

Of course they Loved how it flew! Did the Streamer Trick and I was able to pin point the wind direction perfectly and it landed right on the Gravel Runway run made of recycled concrete product.

The model flew for two (2) wonderful flights and I was able to glide her in for a landing adjacent to a large pond next to the runway.

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Default Super Sunday morning @ Edwards

I was able to arrange for 3 other Buddies to meet up at a fantastic location we affectionately call "EDWARDS" for the simple reason it reminds us of that wide and vast runway area in the West Coast.

Had a great time and was able to fly my Fly Zone Sensei for three wonderful flights and each time deploy the Yellow Streamer over head for pin point landing every time!

A few pictures of my Fly Zone Sensei at EDWARDS!










With a few other models that I brought and flew......










Streamer being Dried.....



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Thumbs up Action Pictures at OMACC on Saturday morning!

David, Like to thank you for taking these Fantastic Pictures of my model!

David Hart (Dwhart24) was kind enough to bring his Digital SLR camera with this large lens:



And took some of the best digital pictures of my Fly Zone Sensei yet!

Take a look:

Take Off Action:







Roll Action:




Turning Action:


Failed Bomb Drop Attempt:




Successful Bomb Drop Action!

You are looking at Two Red Party (Paper) Streamers with Peanut (Food) Weights and one Pin Pong Ball coming down.

The 2nd streamer has just made it out from out of the FUSE and is extending to full length.


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High Resolution, unedited version:


As you all can see clearly, this model's wing assembly has a very robust interlocking Spar System that is 2nd to none that I have seen!
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Default Black friday sale @ tower!

Hi guys!

Tower is having a BLACK FRIDAY sale and you can save $50 on the Rx-R (Receiver Ready)

Go To:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LW8004&P=3
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Hi quapoman!

Thanks for the heads-up. I have really been looking at that plane for awhile. I read what you had posted and thought this would be a great step up to 4ch from my 3ch Electrify Flylite. I also had a coupon # from Tower for $20 off - so a final price of $109.95 is a pretty good.

Looking forward to receiving it next week.

I fly off grass and have 3" wheels on the Flylite and had used 2.5" for awhile. The field is sort-of improved, cut very short and rolled, but the deer have it pot marked. Does the Sensie handle rise off grass ok?
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Originally Posted by RightFly View Post
Hi quapoman!

Thanks for the heads-up. I have really been looking at that plane for awhile. I read what you had posted and thought this would be a great step up to 4ch from my 3ch Electrify Flylite. I also had a coupon # from Tower for $20 off - so a final price of $109.95 is a pretty good.

Looking forward to receiving it next week.

I fly off grass and have 3" wheels on the Flylite and had used 2.5" for awhile. The field is sort-of improved, cut very short and rolled, but the deer have it pot marked. Does the Sensie handle rise off grass ok?
Unlike my other models, I have yet to change out the Wheels on my Flyzone Sensei so, it will raise off from grass field (especially a well maintained) without any issues.

Have fun!
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Mine was very tail heavy. I was in a hurry to fly it so I did not check it.
I bad crash followed.
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