I have completed the electronic installation and control. I am using an APM 2.6 Flight Controller, Mini OSD, 2.4 GHz Video Transmitter (500 mw), GPS and open RX (which will be replaced). I have been configuring the flight controller and doing the final adjustments. I will probably not maiden this plan until next season (spring) as I am in no rush.
- Motor: Turnigy SK Aerodrive 3536 1200 KV
- ESD: Trunigy Plush 60A
- Prop: 9×6
- VidTx Antenna: IBCrazy Airscrew Blue Beam Ultra
- 433Mhz Control Antenna: DIY Dipole
- Servos: Turnigy Digital Servos TGY-4409MD
- Video Flight Camera: Security Camera2000 – PZ0420NM 1/3″ Sonny Super HAD CCD 600TVL
I have been working on the Zephyr 2 (Z2) Ritewing kit as time permits. I have completed the basic wing and ready to start to paint and cover. I found a great “safe” spray paint for EPOR foam. It’s a little expensive, but will not have issues with the foam like other paints. The paint is called “Liquitex Professional Spray Paint” and is water based low order. I found this a Michaels which is a local craft store. It comes with a variety of colors as shown below. It’s easy to apply and does not melt/shrink the foam.
Here is the result:
I have started laminating the plane and it’s looking good. Next step is to get the electronics installed.