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Old Jul 25, 2014, 03:16 PM
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Hey Tmark,
My comment on an X3 was kind of a joke. The updates to the old airframe are nice but it is still an X2.
Jody
It's OK !!!

Does anybody has the new electric fuse already set up ?
I'm interested to see how people has done, and a question
Servos in front and aft of motor and ESC or at the back of motor, ESC and battery ?

For the time being I started building the wings since I'm done with the wire harness

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Old Jul 25, 2014, 04:34 PM
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Setup

I have the e fuse for the X2. My setup from front to back is Neu 1107 1.5 motor with Esc behind on side with 3 cell 1300 ma lipo on opposite side with Cam and receiver back behind under wing saddle. Mount servos as far back as you can get them in fuse under servo cutout. Good luck
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 12:38 AM
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The new tail has a huge elevator surface. At the root the elevator measures 60mm and the fixed portion of the stab 70mm.
It has almost the same area as the classic 3.8m xplorer elevator
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 03:28 AM
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It has almost the same area as the classic 3.8m xplorer elevator
Yes Marco I have compared it as well. Fin/rudder area also very similar to previous models although rudder area bigger than X1.

I like it. It's clever.

Pink foam cores with spread tow skins I think. Stab weighs 46g
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 03:40 AM
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It's OK !!!

Does anybody has the new electric fuse already set up ?


For the time being I started building the wings sins I'm done with the wire harness

In my second build I wanted room for plenty of ballast, so no receiver under the wings as I did in my first build. Difficult acces to only 1 ballast pipe lying on the bottom of the fuse.
I managed it by making a new servoplate for rudder and elevator servo and lying the elevator servo Futaba 3150 flat with a mounting from servo-rahmen.de.
Small rudder futaba 3156 cross mounted in front of the elevator servo. Receiver is now under the elevator servo. Leaving enough empty space for 2 ballast pipes ( # 1 kg) and easy changes.

PeggyPeper 2221/8; Castle light 75A as close as posible behind the engine mounted with velcro to the side of the fuse, a SLS 1000 45/90 sideways as close as posible behind the PP. The space you need for easy change of the battery gives you the position of the servoplate.

Flying CG now at 115, stillair 118 mm, changing it by moving the battery ( velcro at battom of fuse). No nose weight needed.
I use foam stabs and a 80gr engine in my first Xplorer. Weight saving 40 gr.

Hope I made it clear. Succes, it is easy

Jan
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 02:48 PM
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It has almost the same area as the classic 3.8m xplorer elevator
Increase is stability is surprising. Really big change -> totally different trim.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 11:52 PM
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In my second build I wanted room for plenty of ballast, so no receiver under the wings as I did in my first build. Difficult acces to only 1 ballast pipe lying on the bottom of the fuse.
I managed it by making a new servoplate for rudder and elevator servo and lying the elevator servo Futaba 3150 flat with a mounting from servo-rahmen.de.
Small rudder futaba 3156 cross mounted in front of the elevator servo. Receiver is now under the elevator servo. Leaving enough empty space for 2 ballast pipes ( # 1 kg) and easy changes.

PeggyPeper 2221/8; Castle light 75A as close as posible behind the engine mounted with velcro to the side of the fuse, a SLS 1000 45/90 sideways as close as posible behind the PP. The space you need for easy change of the battery gives you the position of the servoplate.

Flying CG now at 115, stillair 118 mm, changing it by moving the battery ( velcro at battom of fuse). No nose weight needed.
I use foam stabs and a 80gr engine in my first Xplorer. Weight saving 40 gr.

Hope I made it clear. Succes, it is easy

Jan
Jan thank you very much !!!

My thinking is to go with your setup.

I have the new fuse, 160 grms aqll carbon Vtail.
I'm not intending to use ballast tube.

My servos are MKS, for Vtail and AIL 6100's, 6125minis for flaps.
I'm flying with Vtails .,, and a little heavier batteries. I am using the TP1300-3SPF70 that are long .... but light with some extra mAh for my long flights. ESC is a Koby 55LV and a Peggy Pepper 2221/8, prop 14x10. My receiver is a Multiplex RX-7 Compact and my plan is to be installed along with the ALTimeter in between wing and servos on a velcro stick.
I am wondering with your layout if I can have the CG to 120 without extra weight.

I wish I could see a photo of yours

Best Regards
Tasos
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I have the new fuse, 160 grms aqll carbon Vtail.
I'm not intending to use ballast tube.

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Peggy Pepper 2221/8, prop 14x10.

I am wondering with your layout if I can have the CG to 120 without extra weight.

I wish I could see a photo of yours

Best Regards
Tasos
Hello Tasos,

I am flying + tail, so no comparison for me and I was very keen to use ballast. I live in a windy country.
When your intention is not to use ballast, why make it yourself difficult? Then you have plenty of space to play with the lay-out and reach sp 120mm .
With my lay-out you will probably be a little nose-heave because of the V-tail. So leave enough space to the servoplate to play with the battery.
Maybe for your comparison, the foam stabs weights 41 gr including pins.

Because of the max "weight" I am driving the peggy with RF 16 * 8.5 small. Starting when empty with no more than 50% of available motorpower.

Or didn't I get your question right

Jan
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