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Old Dec 01, 2009, 01:43 PM
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What I would really like to do is set it up with a Really light power system. ...
A really light power system makes sense, provided you have a light airframe like the Twin-Jet or the FunJet, but the Xeno is big and heavy, i.e. I will rather opt for the heavier Tuning drive set. It weighs only approx. 40g more than the Standard Set.

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Old Dec 01, 2009, 04:59 PM
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jurgen do you have any guess who the oem is for the multiplex esc?
I have a personal preference for either castle creations or kontronic and there is a chance the multiplex ones might be made by them.
ALso hoelein shows out of stock so they probbaly already went trought there first batch
Cost wise i am looking at the folowing
kit 56, drive set 130 servo 58, transport bag 25 that ends up to be about 268 ex shiping.
Cost cutting could be done with a cheaper motor esc and servo's but even then 220 would be a realistic price.

intersting for me but now i wait to see a few reviews to see if its as good as i expect from mpx
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 05:53 PM
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there are not cheap Turnigy alternatives for power ?
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 06:23 PM
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yea but that be only the motor
You still need the mounting system that is designed for this plane and that by itself is still 70 euro
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 06:29 PM
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then i give a kick to multiplex. shame those prices,
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Old Dec 02, 2009, 01:33 AM
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jurgen do you have any guess who the oem is for the multiplex esc?
I have a personal preference for either castle creations or kontronic and there is a chance the multiplex ones might be made by them.
ALso hoelein shows out of stock so they probbaly already went trought there first batch
Cost wise i am looking at the folowing
kit 56, drive set 130 servo 58, transport bag 25 that ends up to be about 268 ex shiping.
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AFAIK the older ESC's from Multiplex (BL-17, BL-27 and BL-37) were made by Castle Creations. I don't know were the new ones are from.

The the drive set appears rather expensive, but when you look at the individual components, it is quite a realistic figure:

Tuning drive set - List price: €149.90

The drive set includes a 30A ESC with switching BEC - List price: €64.90
and a Himax BL motor listed at €51.90, i.e. the rest is "only" €33.10 when you buy the set.

Robbe's Sport Wing doesn't come cheap either: The kit is listed at €94.90 and the power set is listed at €89.- (for a much smaller motor and ESC). It looks like Multiplex is making little money on the actual kit and the profit comes through selling a clever drive system for it.

Once initial demand is covered, perhaps there is a chance that they will offer a drive system set without ESC/ motor?

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Old Dec 02, 2009, 02:07 AM
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i think no way. They need profit
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Old Dec 02, 2009, 01:48 PM
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Looks like fun to me, easy to take on a trip !! Thank you,
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Old Dec 03, 2009, 01:20 AM
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I think I found the best potential of this wing !
Due to its strong resemblance, it can be used as a start for a Mars Ares Eagle clone
Thinking even to use the removable fin system as a boom tail mount
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Old Dec 03, 2009, 03:12 AM
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I think I found the best potential of this wing !
Due to its strong resemblance, it can be used as a start for a Mars Ares Eagle clone
Thinking even to use the removable fin system as a boom tail mount
Looks like the Xeno is the better design. It does not need "tailfeathers" and has a drive system installed.

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Hey, but lacks the "bling" factor !
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Old Dec 03, 2009, 03:50 AM
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Hey, but lacks the "bling" factor !
Bling factor? In my opinion even the 30 years old HIMAT had more bling than the Mars Ares Eagle:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/i...MAT_flight.jpg

or the Edgley Optica:

http://planetagadget.com/wp-content/...-7-Optica-.jpg

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Old Dec 03, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Hi, my xeno has arrived!!! it was ordered in June and I will collect from my local dealer(Belgium) in the morning, also it is with the tuning power set so if the rain stops I will hopefully get it in the air at the weekend and report back
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Old Dec 03, 2009, 05:38 PM
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video and photos, please
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Old Dec 05, 2009, 10:34 AM
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yea second the vid ect request
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