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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Kicking off the Zephyr II build!
Well it looks like our favorite uncle in Hong Kong is ALMOST ready to send a gift to me, so it's about time to get my Zii build kicked off. Here's a couple of pictures of the Zii kit out of the box. Andreas loaned me his can of 3M 90 spray adhesive, and I picked up a can of flat black spray paint. Here's everything as they came out of the box. The wings were wrapped in foamy wrap.
Here's the (optional) gopro kit and skids come in one bag.
The motor mount, battery compartment cover, and wing tips come in another bag. There's a bit of cutting dust from the wing tips, so it seems like they're CNC milled? Chris has a nice video about attaching the motor mount that you should watch before starting to build.
Left to right, the (optional) covering, spars (2 black, 4 white), and balsa ailerons.