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Old 11-20-2005, 07:38 PM
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Squeezed 14 minute flight of nothing but 3/4 throttle and zoom and zoom all over that club field.

Took my Zagi 480 to the Moon Port Modelers Club as they were having a Fun Fly....most there came with hungry looks and no models on hand. Only us electrics made a show possible, only two glow models took to the air, ashame on them!

The Zagi 480 just zoomed with so much zip and grace that lots came to ask questions about it and were pleased that it flew in such windy and gusty conditions.

After the 14 minute flight I quickly measured the No-Load Voltage of the new PRO-LITE Thunder Power 2100mAH, 15C, 3S1P, Li-POLY and it measured 9.56 Volts, the lowest I have come and seems like the Brushed ESC by Aveox A-15 has Li-POLYs pre-programmed as it provided cut off.

Just take a look on how much mAH the Triton Charger put back!
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:39 AM
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Default Guess who locked up the gate?

You guessed it....I was the last one at the Fun Fly today and locked up the gate.

I was thankful to have been the last one as it gave me an opportunity to have some time for solitude and peace at the club field.

I experienced a rapid moving storm front and saw what it appeared to be clouds moving at a fast rate yet the winds on the surface did not match the speed of these clouds?

Here's a three pictures of the club field and cloud cover....I did not take anymore pictures especially when it cleared as I was busy packing the car for my own return home.

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Old 11-24-2005, 05:04 PM
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Been flying the tar out of this Zagi 480 wing and everywhere I go it comes with me hidden at the bottom of my trunk with pillows on top of her and towels.

Today I drove to Miami, Florida to visit family and I am trying to get in contract with a few flying buddies that I got to meet back in June 2005 so, we can fly at a park.

Will take pictures of my adventure....I am trying to sneak out after everyone stuff's their belly and start falling asleep!

Later!
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Old 11-25-2005, 09:15 PM
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Exclamation Had a BLAST at FIU, my university @ Miami, Florida!

I got there today at 9:40AM and asked around for the Electric Flyers as two gent's were flying their 35 - 40 size glow U-Control Models and very well at that!

They told me that those that came to fly R/C Electric's had left already but, I saw a couple of vehicles that looked like potential R/C Flyers and I got in my car and visited each one to be double sure no frequency issues would occur. Nope, one guy running and the other walking his dog.

Flew two wonderful flights with my only model that I brought from Orlando, Florida, the ZAGI 480 and it burned up the skys around that field to the South of the U-Control guys as they instructed me that we all be okay if I keep it there.

These two guys were very nice and Ivan was kind enough to take some pictures of my solo session with my ZAGI 480

Can't beleive the size of those Glow powered U-Control Line models!! They flew with terrific stunts and grace!
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:27 PM
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Been flying the TAR out of my Zagi and today, I have noticed a considerable loss of power from the replacement Park Zone 480 Brushed Styker F-27 Motor so, off I am going to buy yet another one!

Sunday morning several at the Club has got some wing type models and I will surprise them with my Zagi and a fresh motor.

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Old 12-03-2005, 11:11 PM
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Carlos :
As I said above, for a big jump in speed and agility, whack about 6 in. off the tips and tape the rudders back on. If you don't like it, hot glue them back on. A couple of yrs. ago I did that on mine out at the field just with a knife. It was so far ahead of the other half dozen, had to do them too to make it equal combat.
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:27 PM
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flypaper2,

Thanks for that suggestion and yes, I agree and have seen many here in Orlando, Florida perform just what you suggested with very good results. However, I am for duration rather than speed.....and plan on keeping her just like she is for now...
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Today I flew my ZAGI 480 during Lunch Time and after work. Lunch time was pretty cool as those winds were blowing hard but, I managed to command this wing to perform all kinds of stunts!

Now, after work (4:45PM) was an unexpected treat...DEAD CALM!!! I was able to putt around and allow her to climb as high as I could be comfortable with and I shut the motor and allowed her to soar/glide down. I repeated this for 5 climb outs using the Thunder Power 2100mAH, 10C, 3S1P, Li-POLY pack and it provided a WHOPPER of duration for a total of 25 minutes and 42 seconds of flight time and still had enough power to putt around.

Super day of flying.
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:11 AM
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Carlos, are you happy with the TP packs overall??
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Don07tncav View Post
Carlos, are you happy with the TP packs overall??
Zagi with 480 brushed motor (Park Zone replacement for Stryker) and using the 2nd Generation 10C and then, using the Pro-Lites 15C, 3S1P, Li-POLYs has been just great!!

The Park Zone 5 X 3 Propeller (new item) has helped with both performance and keeping the AMPs down.

Just great Li-POLYs!!

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Old 12-09-2005, 02:39 AM
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Guapo,

Welcome to the wonders of 'low puckerfactor' foam wings. Its astounding how much fun you can have with a $10 speed 400 and a gob of foam- but with so many brushless options and lipos now it just gets 'gooder and gooder!'

I also went thru the gamut of combinations but went back to the S400 with a 3 cell lipo- but used the 7.2 Volt version to withstand the 11V firebreathing 3S lipo for light and long flights. The 6V will burn 'sooner' (and cut out erratically from overload) at this voltage.

Had my first midair collision with another Zagi in combat and laughed so hard I fell down as they fluttered to the ground in a tangle! Life is short- tape is cheap!
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:55 PM
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place where people fly wings?
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by swansonhomes View Post
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I sent you an e-mail with detailed locations on where most of us fly and those with wings.

However, it was just 1 1/2 years ago that most of the Orlando Squadron flew at this very large and open (14 acres) commercial field that allowed many of us to fly...we usually had 22 cars parked next to the Home Depot adjacent to this open field and had at least 8 models in the air at any given time, including wings.

The short story is bacause this field has been built and a Circuit City, Kohls Department Store, Out Back Steak, Carrabas, and a Bahama Breeze have/are being built we all have disbanded to many areas throughout the Metro Orlando and I really don't know where all the Wing guys went to.

Two of us fly at the Orlando R/C Associate Club field and you can view my Orlando's club at:

http://www.orlandorc.org

For an aerial map on how to get there....

http://www.orlandorc.org/map.htm

Hope to see you there one of these days!
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Old 01-09-2006, 01:37 PM
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Speaking of flying places.....at my ORCA Club Field, we all had just super weather conditions on Sunday, January 8th, 2006 with almost Dead Calm conditions!

Here's my ZAGI 480 flying low and slow around the field.
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Lucky Carlos!! We had wind gusts to 40mph here this weekend. My mega motor is out on the Dev so I didn't get any flights in!!
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Changed out the Propeller from the Park Zone 5.3 X 4 press on to the Park Zone 7 X 4 press-on and what a difference in climb power!!

The ZAGI 480 still delivered lots of prop RPMs to maintain almost the same top end speed as with the smaller diameter propeller.

The larger propeller improved the "continuous" Roll-Control and the Zagi was commanded to perform mutipule rolls until it was down range in a dot and even I had a difficult time determining which way she was going. I was lucky and guessed the right stick movement

Climb power has been improved 1 1/2 times!

Great propeller changeout idea!

Thanks Gerry!:p
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:05 AM
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Exclamation Flying the TAR out of my 480 Brushed ZAGI

Gerry and I have been car pooling and flying every early morning at the Space Center's R/C Flying field and wow....we are having a BLAST with nice cool conditions and DEAD CALM!!!

We have been doing this for two weeks straight!
Here's a new table that someone donated....

Oh yeah, that Brushed 480 ZAGI has given me 34 minutes of flight duration on one Thunder Power 2nd generation 2100mAH, 3S1P, 10C, Li-POLYs!!! She flys great!
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Default F-27 Stryker versus ZAGI

Almsot forgot, Gerry flys the F-27 Stryker RTF and still has the Stock 480 Brushed can motor with the Park Zone 7 X 4 propeller and he flys with the Thunder Power 2100mAH, 2nd generation, 10C, 3S1P, Li-POLYs as well and his model out climbs my ZAGI and perhaps level speed is the same but, my ZAGI out glides his shorter wing span Stryker.

Also, his Motor does not have the cooling that my ZAGI provides as his Stryker's frontal nose sort of blocks needed air flow to the motor. My ZAGI has the plastic canopy that has forced inlets for forced cooling to the motor and there's nothing in front to block sufficient air flow.
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:41 AM
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Default Changing of Propeller back to the Gunther Props.

Okay, I have been able to read up on the different propellers for the ZAGI and found that the Gunther 130 X 125 mm size is the optium for my ZAGI and it is BLACK in color. However, I have yet to find a local place to buy one.

So, I settled with the regular ZAGI propeller 125 X 110 mm size and it's the Blue color. If you all are wondering why the change from the Park Zone 7 X 4 propeller to the Paul Gunther's Propeller then, perhaps you all should read this at:

http://www.yourzagi.com/prop.htm#prop

All this time I have had good thrust but not the optium Airspeed for my ZAGI and you have to admitt that these Gunther propellers have been proven to be one of the best for these wings.

I installed my Gunther "BLUE" 125 X 110mm propeller with a 2.3mm Propeller adapter.

Can't wait to fly her in the morning!
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:46 AM
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Default Liquid Nails

Okay, in case anyone out there can HELP me out here.....

I have been trying to make a piece of velcro strip to stick ontop of a smooth plastic bottom canopy tray for the battery on my ZAGI and I have tried canopy glue, 5 minute epoxy, and Anphantic White glue and nothing seems to keep the velcro tie for the battery on the smooth plastic battery tray.

I have looked and looked and finally found a product known as LIQUID NAILS and so far it is curing and hope it will hold as I am going to fly my ZAGI early in the morning.

If someone out there has experience with glues, adhesives etc.. for these matters.

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Old 05-23-2006, 11:29 AM
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Did you rough up the plastic with a bit of sand paper? Liquid nails is fairly good stuff but heavy.
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You might try hot glue if the nails doesn't work. sticks like snot.
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Goop/E6000 will stick just about anything to just about anything else. Just don't use it on styrofoam - it will eat the foam.
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I second the recommendation for low-temperature hot glue. Particularly when working with foam, I haven't found anything which does a better job. 3M Super77 makes a lighter but slightly weaker joint if applied in 2 coats (1 coat, let dry, second coat, let get tacky, stick parts together). Hot glue is convenient

I wouldn't use it anywhere you need a strong joint over a small surface area, though. For a Velcro strap, though, it would almost certainly do the trick if the Liquid Nails doesn't. As with all glues, it helps to "rough up" the surface with some sandpaper first.
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:28 AM
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Wow! Thanks to all who replied with your recommendations for glue!

Liquid Nails seem to be doing the job and the main battery velcro strap is holding!

The Gunther Propeller was okay but, still need a little more airspeed and will shop for the ultimate Gunther 130 X 125mm Propeller
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Instead of installing the Gunther Propeller, I opted for the APC "E" 6 X 4 propeller and continuing to use Thunder Power 2100mAH, 12C, 3S1P, Li-POLYs.

With the PARK ZONE 480 Brushed motor and the above setup she gave me a whopper of 30 minutes and 34 seconds of duration and still upon landing it still had a little power to go around again for another excellent hand catch.

This APC "E" 6 X 4 propeller provides very good air speed and lots of climb power with this Brushed power system. I took advantage to take the ZAGI up high and shut down the motor on several occasions such that the duration was realized. The ZAGI was able to perform Cuban-8's, Hammer Heads, Loops, S-turns etc.... and some high speed passes.

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