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Turn zip zap into micro plane?

Old 10-03-2004, 01:33 PM
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Default Turn zip zap into micro plane?

I have herd of doing this, I was wondering how to do so. I cant figure out how to get the rudder to work. I am planning on just having the elevator contro with the the throttle. If you can help i appreciate it!!!!!
Old 10-07-2004, 02:29 PM
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Default RE: Turn zip zap into micro plane?

im workin on one now if u look i have one it is posted as $16 micro rc plane. get a cheap micro rc one from walmart they have the actulator in the middle and the magents on the side and it is alot ezer to work with
Old 10-31-2004, 07:52 PM
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the zip zaps se might work better cus they have a motor running the servo like steering and the whole section that has the gears for the servo come out of the chassis. also u can have better control over the plane with proportional steering.
Old 10-31-2004, 09:31 PM
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Default RE: Turn zip zap into micro plane?

http://www.rc-cam.com/microszr.htm
This might be what you're looking for.
Old 11-16-2004, 02:26 PM
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Default RE: Turn zip zap into micro plane?

i am building that right now from the site that the other member mentioned above me, but i am stuck on one thing........... finding 40 or 42 gauge copper wire to build the actuators. the smallest size that i was able to find was 32 gauge. could anyone help me find 40 or 42? i could deal with 38 also
Old 11-16-2004, 05:52 PM
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Default RE: Turn zip zap into micro plane?

I have friends in Markham doing just this.

They use rudder only control with throttle to act as elevator. No elevator is needed.
One small lipo approx. 145 mah keeps them flying for an evening.
One magnet & 2 coils are preferred for actuators. Small wire though magnet & coils is used for pull pull system.

They get coil wire from an alarm clock found at a local dollar store. 20 actuator coils from 1 clock.

Hope this helps.
Bob G
Old 11-19-2004, 03:19 PM
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I just finished the transmitter mod on the rc cam website and I have at least 350+ range. That is more than an entire football field; opposed to the 15 feet the transmitter originally came with. I recommend this website http://www.rc-cam.com/microszr.htm build it, now!!!!!!
Old 11-19-2004, 04:02 PM
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Default RE: Turn zip zap into micro plane?

I am currently in construction of a fixed throttle, controlable elevator, and rudder set up on a 12" pattern flyer using a zip zap as my radio...my only concern is short flight times, considering the currently installed(and inaccessible) battery gives the model about a 1.5 min flight time. I am currently seeking a solution.. I will post up some pics if I can locate a digi cam.

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