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Old 07-10-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Pop Wing - video / first impression

900 mm PopWing from Nitroplanes and manufactured by Techone.

Video: http://youtu.be/qZeERSSC5js


Nitroplanes link: http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-019-p...pp-ee-arf.html

I moved servos, alerion connections, ESC bay, and battery to the top surface of wing. I used Scotch Tough transparent duct tape on bottom and nose. I had to drill out servo arms to use stock connecting rods. Went together pretty quickly considering it sat in a box for a year.

Maiden flight: 1000mah 3cell, 7x4 prop (stock). Flies 5 min till 3.8v per cell. I had to add 5 lead weights to balance plane.

2nd flight: 2200mah 3 cell (perfect balance w/no lead) 11 min flight time with stock 7x4 prop - in video posted.

Now: switched to 7x5 PAC pusher prop. Better speed and thrust for the wind in Wyoming. 5 min flight time 2200mah 3 cell.

Plane is a nice relaxing plane to warm up first flight or practicing inverted flight. Voltron GPS recorded my highest flight at 1017ft and 65.5 mph (dive)

I plan to add LEDs for night flying.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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Looks nice. I've seriously considered one of those for my hangar.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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I am digging this one as well. As WyomingOutdoors knows I have a swift and I dont think it flies nearly as good as the popwing

Happy flying may your crashes be limited and if they are not limited let them be cool.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by WyomingOutdoors View Post
900 mm PopWing from Nitroplanes and manufactured by Techone.

Video: http://youtu.be/qZeERSSC5js


Nitroplanes link: http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-019-p...pp-ee-arf.html

I moved servos, alerion connections, ESC bay, and battery to the top surface of wing. I used Scotch Tough transparent duct tape on bottom and nose. I had to drill out servo arms to use stock connecting rods. Went together pretty quickly considering it sat in a box for a year.

Maiden flight: 1000mah 3cell, 7x4 prop (stock). Flies 5 min till 3.8v per cell. I had to add 5 lead weights to balance plane.

2nd flight: 2200mah 3 cell (perfect balance w/no lead) 11 min flight time with stock 7x4 prop - in video posted.

Now: switched to 7x5 PAC pusher prop. Better speed and thrust for the wind in Wyoming. 5 min flight time 2200mah 3 cell.


I plan to add LEDs for night flying.
A quick video of mine with lights:

I have two, one stock with a 2200mah battery which WyomingOutdoors correctly said is the proper battery for it, flies nice and stable.

The one in the video has a cheap $6 bell motor I had laying around and a 1300 mah battery. With the lighter battery it's tail-heavy so it can be a handful, but I can stand it on it's fins and do vertical takeoffs which is fun.

My friend bought the 1200 which has a higher aspic ratio wing and is really a much better flier, it groves much better.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:04 AM   #5
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I have the 900mm Pop Wing and the mini version, both fly well. Both tend to like being a little nose heavy. I also tried the 48" Pop Wing, but the two smaller versions fly much better, in my opinion. I just couldn't seem to find the balance point on the 48" version, got frustrated with it and got rid of it. We get quite a bit of gusting West wind at our airfield. When other models struggle to fly, the Pop Wings seem to manage some wind pretty well.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:21 PM   #6
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I got a the 600 and 900enjoy the 600 much much better.

brand new 900 popwing and the left aileron tore like that on touch down go figure?

Love the techone 600mm mini popwing. time to tape a hinge and fly her?

when and if I cn find that sweet spot of D/R expo think I had 75/30 was doing well. switched to 65/50 also pretty good but when 100%sure sux for me to fly her.

with a 850 mah bat, may have to try a larger one but more or less who knows.

No guessing for the mini spot on when dialed in. If I had 10 more mph speed I will be happy.

900 mm like the flight but not gonna fight to trim forever

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Old 07-05-2015, 06:35 PM   #7
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A buddy has the 900.........since he's had it, he flies nothing but "wings" now........even dog-fights with it.....quite a nimble craft.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:31 AM   #8
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it sure is. some like larger, some like smaller.

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Old 07-13-2015, 09:47 AM   #9
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TechOne manufacture the Pop Wing 600, 900, and 1300. They also call them the Bonsai (600) and Tek Sumo (900) that Hobby King sells for much less. Different paint scheme.
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I agree HK.com sells a lot less but you wll get shorted out on its parts. thin motor wire, short servo leads. to name a few.

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Old 07-15-2015, 01:54 AM   #11
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Not sure what you are talking about. I buy the basic kit and use my own hardware. These servos have long wires and I put the servos closer to the body anyway. No need for extensions.
You may be able to see the servo location in the photo. I always build a body on mine. Makes them super tough and plenty of room for all the gear.



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Old 07-16-2015, 10:36 PM   #12
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NP understanding.

parts had to be new at some time.. agree yes we can mod the crafts...

So all in all ready to fly the mini II here. thanks
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:01 AM   #13
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Bought the Bonsai (600mm Popwing) a couple of days ago. Didn't take long to build but getting it to fly like I wanted took some time. Really dialled in now and flies and glides really well.
All up weight is 110 grams and another 38 for the 800mAh battery which puts CG spot on around 140mm.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:24 PM   #14
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Ordered the bonsai motor, and its so SLOWWW, replaced it with another motor wil lget that flight later see the diffrence in speed.

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We have a monthly race event at SEFSD for the PopWing. Free to enter, we have about 20 guys in the club that show up to pylon race these puppies.

Amazing fun, not lightning fast, but when EVERYONE has the exact same power setup and plane, it becomes real competitive!

I find that the 1800 mah battery from Dinogy makes it balance dead on. No weight. Also, the real APC prop seems a bit better than the copy that comes with the kit.

If any of you guys are in our neck of the woods feel free to come on over and have some POPWING fun with us!

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Originally Posted by Panther View Post
I always build a body on mine. Makes them super tough and plenty of room for all the gear.

I never thought of that! I would make it easier to balance.

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I made up a pattern. It slides over the wing and screws and glues to the motor mount making the mount far more secure as well. Then it is just hot glued in place. A few have used my pattern at the local club. One fellow even copied it for his Widowmaker.
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