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#1 Jurgen Heilig Nov 28, 2009 09:11 AM

Multiplex Xeno
 
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Over the past few years, Multiplex was rather quick to bring their new products on the market. This year we had to wait longer than usual. ;)

Finally the wait is over. This week the first kits of the Xeno hit the shops and I got mine from www.hoellein.com today. Here are my first impressions and some weights:

Right wing: 141.5g
Left wing: 138.4g
Center section: 143.9g
Vertical fins: 6.7g
Carbon spars and pushrods: 12.1g
Small plastic parts: 28.1g

All parts show the usual quality expected from Multiplex. The foam of the wing is very dense with a very smooth upper surface. The usual Elapor dimples are on the lower surface.

:) Jürgen

#2 Jurgen Heilig Nov 28, 2009 09:18 AM

Xeno Instruction Manual
 
can be downloaded here:

http://www.multiplex-rc.de/cms/vorsc...m_xeno_5sp.pdf

:) Jürgen

#3 tony lechauve Nov 28, 2009 02:27 PM

At Last! Thanks. Now where's the build blog.......:)

#4 Xpress.. Nov 28, 2009 02:51 PM

Neat :D

I wanna see this thing fly too :)

#5 outngo Nov 28, 2009 05:26 PM

Should be flying around the states this summer of 2010.

#6 cmulder Nov 28, 2009 08:19 PM

did you get that power thingy too?

#7 cmulder Nov 28, 2009 08:39 PM

who will be the first to pain one green to make it look like a woII prototype ;)

#8 Jurgen Heilig Nov 29, 2009 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmulder (Post 13692610)
did you get that power thingy too?

I have not decided yet, wether I should get the standard or the tuning drive.

:) Jürgen

#9 Xpress.. Nov 29, 2009 02:21 AM

Wow, the motor gets mounted in front of the pod, and there's a shaft connecting it to the prop?

#10 Jurgen Heilig Nov 29, 2009 02:25 AM

One thing I noticed - the increased weight of the Xeno:

Initially the models weight was advertised (still is on the MPX website):

395/460 g all-up weight (glider/electric)

while according to the instruction manual it is now 550g / 650g (standard drive) / 690g (tuning drive).

Judging by the weight of the components, even the 550g for the glider version appear rather optimistic - but we will see. ;)

:) Jürgen

#11 Pook Nov 29, 2009 11:26 AM

I still wonder why they decided to put so much plastic in the Xeno, seems like an odd choice combined with the "unbreakable" foam. I guess that also hurts the weight problem.....well not so much of a problem for the electric version I imagine.

#12 Xpress.. Nov 29, 2009 11:49 AM

^Nor for a glider version. ~20oz is typical for a slope wing of this size, and in windier conditions, more weiht is always better :)

#13 Jurgen Heilig Nov 29, 2009 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pook (Post 13696320)
I still wonder why they decided to put so much plastic in the Xeno, seems like an odd choice combined with the "unbreakable" foam. ...

The "plastic" used for the Xeno appears to be rather tough and flexible, i.e. not a bad combination for the Elapor wings, but we will see how well it will hold up in the hands of the average modeler.

:) Jürgen

#14 Jurgen Heilig Nov 29, 2009 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xpress.. (Post 13696471)
^Nor for a glider version. ~20oz is typical for a slope wing of this size, and in windier conditions, more weiht is always better :)

For slope soaring, I don't the additional weight will be such a problem, but I inititally I thought the Xeno would be a nice competitor against my Sport Wing:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1107042

At twice the weight I don't think it can get anywhere near the HLG- and thermal performance of it, but we'll see.

:) Jürgen

#15 hobie14 Nov 29, 2009 12:59 PM

Jurgen ..... can it take a larger battery than the 950 mAh lipo in the specification ...... It seems very small? ..... :confused:


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