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Old Apr 06, 2014, 11:56 PM
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Oculus EXL

I am pleased to announce the release of the new ALES Oculus EXL. We are hard at work trying to get this ready to debut at the ALES contest in Visalia, CA in May. This is a Rudder, Elevator, Flapped, ALES contest fun fly plane.

The kit will be listed for $450 + shipping.
All of the new kits will come with the new larger stabs.


Spec's
Wing span: 130.5"
Wing sq in: 1373.25
Wing loading: 7.34
Flap sq in: 103.5"
Airfoil: SD3021
Fuse is Composite 2.4 friendly
Ribs: Laser cut
Spar: Tubular carbon fiber kevlar wrapped

Made in the USA

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Old Apr 07, 2014, 04:08 AM
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I see the trend is bigger, but asking: is there any smaller 100"/2.5m version of this wing?
Is the D-Box composite or balsa ?

Thank you
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Old Apr 07, 2014, 04:56 AM
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I see the trend is bigger...Is the D-Box composite or balsa ?

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Weblink to Oculus res introduction, pictures showing wood..

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Old Apr 07, 2014, 10:47 AM
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I'm told this plane is comparable to the Pulsar (which is making waves in the ALES circuit).
Costs less than a Pulsar.
And its made in USA
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Old Apr 07, 2014, 10:25 PM
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I'm told this plane is comparable to the Pulsar (which is making waves in the ALES circuit).
Costs less than a Pulsar.
And its made in USA
Is it cheaper because you have to build it? That's my assumption.
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Old Apr 08, 2014, 01:46 AM
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Cost doesn't look so cheaper for an EU guy, where I can buy the finished Pulsar wing for the cost of this kit.
If you want to build and significantly smaller cost, a BD short kit is $43. US made also
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 09:11 PM
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A sneak peck at the new EXL!

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Old Apr 11, 2014, 09:18 PM
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What spinner is that?
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 09:32 PM
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It is a Cermark spinner.

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Old Apr 13, 2014, 11:55 AM
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All ready for the test flight today! Total flight weight comes in at 73.5 for the prototype!

Chief Test Pilot

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Old Apr 13, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Test flight photo!
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Old Apr 13, 2014, 05:47 PM
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Fantastic!
I inquired about the previous version of this glider at a contest today. I got very positive feedback.
Looking forward to see this kit released.
The Pulsar purchase starting to look bleak.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 08:06 PM
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I got to twiddle the sticks on Merrill's new model yesterday, very nice, thermals like a DLG and is very nimble. I was admiring that spinner he had on it, nice sturdy looking part. The Oculus EXL should make for a very competitive ALES ship, and is made here in the good old USA.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 08:27 PM
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I got to twiddle the sticks on Merrill's new model yesterday, very nice, thermals like a DLG and is very nimble. I was admiring that spinner he had on it, nice sturdy looking part. The Oculus EXL should make for a very competitive ALES ship, and is made here in the good old USA.
D thanks for showing and snapping the pics.

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Old Apr 15, 2014, 09:35 AM
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any time frame yet?
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