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Old 12-07-2013, 05:25 PM
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Default Anybody building or flown hitec's weekender zipper?

Yesterday I received my Zipper from Tower Hobbies. Just finished painting and setup and plan first flight attempt in two days. The assembly presented a few issues but basically painless. The airplane is not a Multiplex product according to "Mike" at Hitec. Maybe this thead could share ideas for the plane. If anothe RCU thread is started, post a link. Thanks
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Here's a link to the plane:
http://hitecrcd.com/http://hitecrcd....ipper-/product
Old 12-11-2013, 12:59 PM
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I sure have...
you should see the review here at RCU very soon. it's a great little airplane!

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Old 12-11-2013, 05:31 PM
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From an android smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Note II), can pictures be uploaded? What symbol in the post reply menu does that? If so, I'll post pics and report of my Zipper's build and two days of flying.
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here's the icon to use to upload photos...
however, you need to know exactly where your pics are and their names... I've got a pile of image names on my phone...
you may be more successful at finding them on your phone



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A test
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Hey, Jim Buzzeo, Thanks. Later today will post a couple more pics and impressions of the plane.
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looks nice!!
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This is hard work from a smart phone where my couple of pics are. Anyway, here goes my input from the assembly and flying the Zipper.

Assembly:
1) The nylon keeper on the elevator EZ connectwas pressed on tightly enough to preclude the EZ Connect rotating in the elev control horn.
2) I drilled the aileron servo and aileron control horn holes to .040 inch. The push rods were overly snug in these two areas.
3) After cutting free the elevators, the right side elevator was not attached to the U shaped wire that connects the elevator halves. A drop of thin CA corrected this.

Flying:

1) The Zipper has the smallest motor I have seen. However, it flies the plane very well. Most of my flight time is around half throttle.
2) The plane has to be held by the fuse aft of the wing for launch. This makes throwing the plane nose up more difficult.
3) I used a 500mah HK 3 cell lipo. The batt all the way forward made the cg perfect.
4) Five minute flights used 190 mah. 10 plus min flights would be no problem.

Overall, very happy with the Zipper.
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Originally Posted by AMA 74894 View Post
I sure have...
you should see the review here at RCU very soon. it's a great little airplane!

Post a link to your review when available.
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almost forgot to post this

RCU Zipper review.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...rticle_id=1541

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