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Old Feb 26, 2009, 09:47 PM
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Lubos Pazderka F3J Aspire X-Tail

This Aspire model, it seems was unobtainium, and I have been on the waiting list forever. Well, I finally got my hands on one and it was personally hand delivered today by no other than Larry Jolly .

I have not had time to do the detailed inspection but was able to quickly glance and weigh the components.

Fit and finish is excellent and lots of things are done for you. I will have time later tonight and will take pictures before the build.

This should be a fast build. I will try to get it done by Saturday night!

Wingspan = 3.7m (145.7")
Length = 1.7m (66.7")

Wing area 79.92 dm^2 (1238.8 in^2)

Target flying weight = 2211g (78oz)

Projected wing loading = 9.07oz/ft^2 -----------------actual: 9.59oz/ft2

Bare weight from factory-----------------------------------Flying Weight:

Fuse w/canopy,
complete wiring harness,
plugs, & wing screws 471g (16.61oz) ------------------- 803g (28.33oz)

Center panel (with all wiring) 712g (25.12oz) ------------782 g (27.58oz)
Left Tip 284g (10.02oz) --------------------------------319g (11.25oz)
Right Tip 283g ( 9.98oz)--------------------------------318g (11.22oz)
Joiner 1 24g ( .85oz) ----------------------------------24g ( .85oz)
Joiner 2 24g ( .85oz) ----------------------------------24g ( .85oz)

Stab w/ joiner 68g (2.40oz)------------------------------68g (2.40oz)

Total 1866g (65.82oz) -------------------------------2338g (82.47oz)

Stayed tuned!
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Last edited by fnnwizard; Apr 03, 2009 at 07:52 PM. Reason: Added flying weight.
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