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Old May 21, 2013, 03:29 PM
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But the kit will continue to be available right ?
I hope so.
The covering job on my ARF is far better than I can pull off.
But the colours do not help me in orientation.
I did build a kit into an ARF
But have no guts for it.
No prop saver this time!
I considered the ARF a compliet bargain, Thanks Chris
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Old May 21, 2013, 03:50 PM
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But the kit will continue to be available right ?
Yes
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Old Jul 06, 2013, 01:51 PM
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I finally finished up my micro ssx and wanted to share. I still have to save up for a tx and rx but I built mine trainer style to be a lil more user friendly
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Got my second kit from James in Thursdays mail, built by late Friday evening and maiden'ed 4 flights on Saturday morning. My first one had lasted a couple of years before a mishap (operator error!) This second flew without needing any trim adjustments!. The second and subsequent flights were launches off the back of the truck bed into an immediate corkscrew, everyone was in awe of that!. Enjoyed every minute of flying low, slow and crazy! She's a beaut! Will try to get video next time out.
James, thanks for a great design & kit
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Old Nov 21, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Got my second kit from James in Thursdays mail, built by late Friday evening and maiden'ed 4 flights on Saturday morning. My first one had lasted a couple of years before a mishap (operator error!) This second flew without needing any trim adjustments!. The second and subsequent flights were launches off the back of the truck bed into an immediate corkscrew, everyone was in awe of that!. Enjoyed every minute of flying low, slow and crazy! She's a beaut! Will try to get video next time out.
James, thanks for a great design & kit
Ian
SSX got so much attention at my new club, I printed out the particulars.
We fly off grass. I keep hearing , that does not waste any runway!, what us it?
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Great thread!
I'm 50% on my ARF MSSX and need a little help w/ assembling all the pieces to the fuse with the Incidence adjustment. Does anyone have a photo of all the components attached to the carbon tube?

Or is this adjustment only for the SSX Bipe?

Looks like the landing gear should be fixed to the battery tray/firewall to allow the incidence adjustment to move freely on the fuse.

Lastly, I've noticed that the rod in my kit is pultruded; whereas many of the photos on this thread appear to have "wrapped" fishing rod style booms. Where can I get those and will they save weight?
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 01:53 PM
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Great thread!
I'm 50% on my ARF MSSX and need a little help w/ assembling all the pieces to the fuse with the Incidence adjustment. Does anyone have a photo of all the components attached to the carbon tube?

Or is this adjustment only for the SSX Bipe?

Looks like the landing gear should be fixed to the battery tray/firewall to allow the incidence adjustment to move freely on the fuse.

Lastly, I've noticed that the rod in my kit is pultruded; whereas many of the photos on this thread appear to have "wrapped" fishing rod style booms. Where can I get those and will they save weight?
Hey SSX is a blast!

The angle of incidence was set in the kit and ARF units I have.

I used servo horns as control rod guides, which got things running
smoothly.

I used thick rubberized ca liberally around the motor mount and gear.

SSX almost does a vertical take off and harrier lands.
Yup I keep hearing that does not waste any runway at the field!
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 02:19 PM
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Here is what the guides look like.
They took a few trys for length and placement.
Cut the hubs and file to fit.
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Thanks Wamp!
Your Servo Arms are a great solution. Looks like the incidence adjustment is really for the Bipe only (which I'll start building later too) so this really clears things up for me. Can't wait to get this one in the air since the sun's out in my neck of the woods
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Thanks Wamp!
Your Servo Arms are a great solution. Looks like the incidence adjustment is really for the Bipe only (which I'll start building later too) so this really clears things up for me. Can't wait to get this one in the air since the sun's out in my neck of the woods
Good news!
The bipe! Cool.

Make sure the battery in on tight, or you may be tea bagging!
I did break the rear wing mount in a high G maneuver.
SSX got back tea bagging with wings rocking, full up E, no other real damage!
No sun here lately
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Thanks Wamp!
Your Servo Arms are a great solution. Looks like the incidence adjustment is really for the Bipe only (which I'll start building later too) so this really clears things up for me. Can't wait to get this one in the air since the sun's out in my neck of the woods
The incidence adjustment was added to the MSSX Kit and ARF. It just there to help insure the final adjustment is set to 0. If you want to fly slower and do not care about inverted performance, you can add some positive incidence.

I used to provide the spiral wrapped fuselage but my source raised the price too much.

James
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 08:54 AM
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wrapped fuselage

You can but the spiral wrapped fuselage material at Goodwinds kites. It is the .198 XL breeze. one piece makes 2 fuselages. Yes it is a little lighter.

https://goodwinds.com/carbon/wrapped/g-force/20204.html
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Old Dec 25, 2013, 02:15 PM
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The incidence adjustment was added to the MSSX Kit and ARF. It just there to help insure the final adjustment is set to 0. If you want to fly slower and do not care about inverted performance, you can add some positive incidence.

I used to provide the spiral wrapped fuselage but my source raised the price too much.

James
Thanks James!
So an incidence of "0" would be right in the center?
I'll go order the tube and use it for the MSSX & MBipe
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 10:16 AM
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The incidence adjustment was added to the MSSX Kit and ARF. It just there to help insure the final adjustment is set to 0. If you want to fly slower and do not care about inverted performance, you can add some positive incidence.

I used to provide the spiral wrapped fuselage but my source raised the price too much.

James
Interesting, been thinking of tinkering with the angle of my incidence on another build.
Thanks for keeping your ear to the ground here.
Thinking about your 3D unit come spring.
SSX is a hit! Chris
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Wrapped Carbon Tubes!

Ok, it looks like each tube is $11.50 ea. + $7 shipping which makes 2 fuselages for the MSSX.
I'm wondering anyone interested in a group buy since there are qty discounts?

Price drops to about $10 ea. with 12 or more tubes, and shipping is still ard $7. So I figure if cut them down to size and ship them, shipping might be less per unit.
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