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Old 07-22-2019, 09:57 PM
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I have the Robart in mine and don’t think they’re that great. There is a lot of side and forward movement against the trunion. I would try and fit Electron if I did it again.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:12 AM
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Hello HiCurrent,

I use the Sierra Gears with air system. Works great. Sierra makes them for the TopRc model Zero. Just a minor modification needed. Just call Sierra and ask for them.
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Old 07-28-2019, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeJM View Post

I loved my TopRc Zero, however I experienced 2 major structural failures with my Zero. First problem was a leading edge flutter at the root of the wing, right in front of the wheel wells I recovered from this and made a modification to minimize the problem. The second failure was unrecoverable.

BUYER BEWARE. Make sure you reinforce the tube mounts
Hi Mike,

We have 3 Zeros on the way. Can you elaborate on both structural failures, including pictures and where do you suggest to reinforce?
Has anyone else experienced these failures?

Thanks, Dror.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:48 PM
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Reinforcing the wing tubes is a good idea. If you check the fuse, in front of the tail section you will see that it is paper thin. I reinforced mine with carbon fiber after have one crack on me. It is a messy job so I tape off the fuse with plastic drop cloth so I can turn the fuse in multi directions to get back there and not worry about getting epoxy on the fuse. You will probably have to add just a bit of nose weight, no big deal as this plane can carry a lot of weight.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:14 PM
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Default Power Distribution Question

Any suggestion for power distribution? in smaller gas models i use 2 RXs - each with its own battery and switch, dividing the servos between the two RXs (i.e. one aileron, one elevator side, rudder and kill switch in one Rx, another aileron, other elevator side, throttle in 2nd Rx). i guess in the Zero with flaps and retracts i'll need a better solution, thinking about PowerBox Mercury SRS.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:23 AM
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If I were of the thought that I needed that then yes, PowerBox is the way to go.

What radio do you use?
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
If I were of the thought that I needed that then yes, PowerBox is the way to go.

What radio do you use?
Futaba 18 SZ
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:45 PM
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Hello,

Regarding Zero tubes

I have also reinforced the aft tubes since those was paper thin. The front tubes seems much better on mine, but i will keep an eye on those also.
For sure.... do it !
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