I am converting the fun little Wing Wing Z-84 first to use APM Plane and then to a QuadPlane. It will be a fun project using smaller and lighter components than my previous conversions and help to keep away the winter doldrums. Feel free to add your own build differences here or post questions. This is an open build thread for anyone interested in converting the Wing Wing Z-84 into a QuadPlane.
Here is a list of my component selections. Many of the choices are from U.S. based warehouses for easier shipping to me.
Wing Wing Z-84 Kit – Banggood USA - $29 + $4.56 shipping
Wing Wing Z-84 Kit 845mm – HK US Warehouse - $28. + $18 shipping
Turnigy™ TGY-50090M Analog Servo 20T MG 1.6kg / 0.08sec / 9g – HK US Warehouse
TURNIGY Plush 12amp Speed Controller w/BEC – HK US Warehouse
AX 1806N 2100kv Brushless Micro Motor (19g) – HK US Warehouse
Short Prop adapter w/ Alu Cone 3mm shaft (Grub Screw Type) – HK US Warehouse
Glacier 30C 1300mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo Battery with T Plug - BuddyRC $13.
HQ Prop 5x3 Carbon Composite Prop - RTFQ $1.58
FrSky X4R-SB - 3/16 Channel Receiver with Sbus and CPPM - Aloft Hobbies $25.50
Holybro FixFalcon Flight Controller Combo - GetFPV.com $209 + shipping
Holybro FixFalcon Flight Controller Small Combo - HK $131 + shipping
Holybro Air Speed Sensor - GetFPV.com $49 + shipping
3DR Pixhawk PX4 Airspeed Sensor Kit - GoodLuckSell USA Warehouse - $45.
RTF Motor 2004 - 2280Kv - Little Red Racer Series - RTFQ (same as 1806) $12. x 4
RTF HugESC 12Amp SIMONK-(RAPIDESC) $7.50 x 4
HQ Prop 5x3 Carbon Composite Prop - RTFQ $1.58 x 2
Carbon Fiber Flat Strip (3 x 15 x 1000mm, 67.5g/M) - BPHobbies - $12.
DYS SE1806-2550kv Race Edition Brushless Motor 3~4S - HK US Warehouse $15. (suggestive)
AX 1806N 2100kv Brushless Micro Motor (19g) – HK US Warehouse $7.22 (suggestive)
Air Speed Sensor Cover - 3D Part
Original Wing Wing Z-84 Thread on RCG - Generic Coverage thread on RCG.
Wing Wing Z-84 Thread on RCG - Focus is on FPV distance flying.
Wing Z-84 flying wing for cruise flight - Blog build by marbelo.
PX4 Site for Wing Wing Z-84 - General Setup Guidelines
Flite Test Review
For the initial build, I used Beacon Foam-Tac to glue everything together and to help keep the elevon control horns secure. One of my more interesting finds was the HolyBro PixFalcon Combo set. It comes with everything you need including the cables that are all plug-n-play! Unlike the Pixracer that has only 6 outputs, the PixFalcon has 8 outputs which are needed for a QuadPlane conversion.