|Dec 19, 2013, 08:15 PM|
Joined Jan 2005
I am using the RC Electronics vario with the Sky Melody TEK probe. The probe mount is nothing more than a short piece of brass tubing. I soldered this short piece of brass tube to longer piece of brass tubing. The plastic pneumatic tubing was attached to the rear of this brass tube assembly. The X2 vertical fin has two shear webs running vertically in the fin, one near the leading edge and one closer to the hinge line. (See the photo below of the vertical fin, the two dark vertical lines in the fin are the shear webs) I drilled a hole thru the leading edge of the vertical fin and the front shear web closest to the leading edge. I then fed the plastic tubing thru the hole in the leading edge of the fin and thru the hole in the first shear web. As the plastic tubing was pushed into the fin it runs into the aft shear web and then is forced downward towards the bottom of the fuse. At that point, after much manipulation I was able to force the plastic tubing to run along the tailboom towards the front of the fuselage. The brass tubing assembly(with the plasting tubing attached to the rear of the assembly) is then fed into the hole in the leading edge of the vertical fin and into the hole in the first shear web and glued in place. This way the brass tubing assembly is supported in two places, the leading edge of the fin and the shear web.
The only difficult part is trying to fed the plastic tubing thru the fuse and getting it to the front of the fuse.
I have also practiced GPS Triangle racing with my X2xc. I am hoping that some day there will be GPS competitions for non-scale gliders. I think this is would be much more like fullzise soaring than the typical Thermal duration or F3J type competition.
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