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First camera flight! (And first motor fire)

Foam Addict

Squirrel member
#1
Well, today I am stuck at home with my dad with nothing to do except Pre calculus and rest my arm. I saw my zagi, a floater jet motor, and my camera.....
15 min later, I was out side running a nicd camera Zagi, except a 5x5 on a nicd won't lift much. So I threw a 6X6 propellor on it and went into the wild blue yonder, to catch my first onboard video. 5 min. Of joy and terror later, and the nicd was exhausted, so on went a 1300 three cell, and lipo esc. Except I forgot to switch the prop!
After 4 minutes of cruise, I tried some low altitude speed runs, and smelled the magic smoke...
Oh well, I will post the video when I find a computer that doesn't post everything upside down!
Here are some pics of the plane! image.jpg
 

Foam Addict

Squirrel member
#3
Thanks for the compliment, it is much appreciated. That is a very old zagi, but I love it. It went from s400 to a brushed 480 to a 35 36, to a fj motor. The 35 36 needed way to big of a prop, and ripped the poor thing in half when it vibrated loose!
Eventually, a 28 26 will be on it, and then vertical should be great again!