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Xpress builds a 115 AJ Laser - PICTURE HEAVY!

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by Xpress, Apr 10, 2018.

   
  1. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

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    @Xpress may I ask you a question you are presently flying the the plane with a ZDZ180 I believe. Looking at the ZDZ web site they also make 190 size. Why did you pick the 180 from the spec sheet the are the same weight and everything else except for the displacement. Did you prefer the 180 and why. Just looking around for a new motor but know very little about this brand except what you have writing about the motor on this site.
     
  2. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    The 180 was the only engine in that class when I purchased it in 2016 (2017?), the 195 was not available at the time. There was an issue with the casting molds for the 180 so the 195 was produced, but it looks like they've cleared up the problems with the 180 molds.

    The 180 is the better of the 2 motors by far, the 195 seems to like to run hot.
     
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  3. Snoopy1

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    Thanks for that but it seems the 180 is hard to get, or only on special order.
     
  4. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Yes, because it's not a motor anybody is willing to give up. Special order is the only way to really get one now.

    Every bit as reliable as DA and Jason Doran at ZDZ USA can fully service them if any issues pop up.
     
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  5. Running a zdz 180 on mine. Crazy fun with a 31x10 falcon on it. @Xpress , what prop you got on yours?
     
  6. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    A 31x10 is really too small, I'm spinning a 33x11W.
     
  7. AKNick

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    maybe he's not flying at 5,000ft ASL! :laughing:
     
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  8. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    That was flying at sea level with that prop. Otherwise, I ran a 32x12 and it would still rip it.
     
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