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Old Dec 19, 2015, 02:05 PM
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You are really going out and brave the wind and cold Steve? That's dedication!!

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Forecast Sunday, high of 55 with < 10 mph wind. Not that bad, but I guess I'll see when Sunday gets here.

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Old Dec 19, 2015, 09:55 PM
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I have a question.
I have a seagull launch T blade. The stuff in the instructions is a classic blade.
Should I use the seagull blade? Does the tip need reinforcement for the T blade?
Steve i am not sure that i will make it tomorrow.
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Old Dec 20, 2015, 03:34 AM
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I have a question.
I have a seagull launch T blade. The stuff in the instructions is a classic blade.
Should I use the seagull blade? Does the tip need reinforcement for the T blade?
Steve i am not sure that i will make it tomorrow.
post 1, t-blade manual ;-)
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Old Dec 22, 2015, 07:50 PM
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I have an urge to assemble the fuse without the plywood servo tray. So I could use a slightly larger battery. I'd use a cf rod to hold the lid on.

Is the servo tray needed to reinforce the nose, or for convenience in mounting the servos, or both?
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Old Dec 22, 2015, 08:25 PM
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Gary - The hatch cover is too flat for a CF rod to hold it in place. As for the servo tray, I couldn't get the tray through the hatch opening on my Helios 2X, same fuselage, so I used servo rails. Even after lawn darting this DLG several times, there aren't any signs of failure around the hatch opening. I did break the boom a few inches forward of the stab pylon.
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Old Dec 24, 2015, 01:21 AM
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The tray also helps it balance at proper cg.
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Old Mar 29, 2016, 02:07 AM
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Parts for xxlite

Hello, I need some xxlite advice.

I currently have 2.5 xxlites and would like to make it 3. This is what I have.

Xxlite#1. Assembled and currently flying.
Samurai wing with original style (version 1) torque rods for ailerons. The only fault on the wing is a tip repair on the throwing peg side.
Well used but undamaged fuselage with cutout for original style torque rod connection.
Carboline tailset in newish condition.

Xxlite#2. New kit unbuilt.
Carboline wing with hardware for version 1.1 quick connect aileron mounting.
New fuselage for version 1.1 including aileron mounting kit which seems complete.
New carboline tailset.

Xxlite#3 Partial kit.
Samurai wing with version 1 torque rods installed. Wing is in as new condition. Need fuselage and tailset.

So I need a new fuselage and tailset, are these parts available? The easiest solution would be to get a version 1 fuse and tails to complete #3, but I'm considering whether it is possible or worth the hassle to convert #3 wing to use the current linkage setup and get a current fuse tail set.

Any suggestions?
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Old Mar 29, 2016, 02:12 AM
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Hello, I need some xxlite advice.

I currently have 2.5 xxlites and would like to make it 3. This is what I have.

Xxlite#1. Assembled and currently flying.
Samurai wing with original style (version 1) torque rods for ailerons. The only fault on the wing is a tip repair on the throwing peg side.
Well used but undamaged fuselage with cutout for original style torque rod connection.
Carboline tailset in newish condition.

Xxlite#2. New kit unbuilt.
Carboline wing with hardware for version 1.1 quick connect aileron mounting.
New fuselage for version 1.1 including aileron mounting kit which seems complete.
New carboline tailset.

Xxlite#3 Partial kit.
Samurai wing with version 1 torque rods installed. Wing is in as new condition. Need fuselage and tailset.

So I need a new fuselage and tailset, are these parts available? The easiest solution would be to get a version 1 fuse and tails to complete #3, but I'm considering whether it is possible or worth the hassle to convert #3 wing to use the current linkage setup and get a current fuse tail set.

Any suggestions?
hi ,

i produce the xxlite , please shoot me a pm if you like to order parts or visit my webpage
www.compositegliders.com
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Old Mar 29, 2016, 02:44 AM
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Thanks krikkens, I will contact you when I know what I will be needing.

Regarding the new aileron connector design, how robust have they proven to be after extended use? The old system may be tricky to attach, but they are simple and solid.

Has anyone converted a wing from old style to new style connectors? How did you do it? I've thought about how I would do it, but the only reason I have to do it is so wings and fuses would be interchangeable.

Thanks.
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Old Mar 29, 2016, 08:02 AM
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I have an XX with the quick connect aileron system. The engineering of the system is exquisite. To say it is robust is a major understatement.

It works smooth as glass and is rock solid.

Robert Samuels ... St. Louis
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Old Mar 29, 2016, 10:22 AM
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very nice to hear compliments about my work! thank u , i'm confident it will survive much longer then it ever will be tested upon , indeed those are robust parts and i don't think wear will create play or slopyness or anything , it will keep on doing it's thing as on day 1 ;-)

oohh and a question/remark i got a few times , when the mechanism is assembled it can make some noise by it's friction , a dripp of oil does wonders , it's the first thing do when a plane is finished .
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Had a nice day out with the Xxlite. Steady 6 m/s wind with very strong gusts at times. Flew with 60g of ballast, so flying weight was around 295 grams. At times could have used more weight, but then maybe not.

Flights between 40 seconds and 10,5 minutes, ended with that long flight
Rough weather with very strong thermals and sink, great fun and good training for the inevitable windy contest day.

Installed the gap seals I got from Kristof. They look cool, but actually I am not that sure they make a difference at all. One good reason to use them is that in winter flying the snow won't get between the aileron and wing! Still, they really look the part, thank you Kristof for sending them.

Still like my Xxlite's a lot. Have two of them and will keep them, won't sell them to anyone. Fun to fly and good lookers, can't ask for more.

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