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Old Jun 29, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Gave my xeno a short maiden flight today. I obviously set it up ok....it flies fast! took 0 trim, launched power off, glided for a bit, and then hit the power. Can you say rocketship??
Anyway, all went well, and it flies great!
I might have hit 100mph, I crossed the absolutely huge parking lot at the local YMCA in about 2 seconds.

At slower speed it wobbles a bit for sure, what's the easiest fix for that?
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Gave my xeno a short maiden flight today. I obviously set it up ok....it flies fast! took 0 trim, launched power off, glided for a bit, and then hit the power. Can you say rocketship??
Anyway, all went well, and it flies great!
I might have hit 100mph, I crossed the absolutely huge parking lot at the local YMCA in about 2 seconds.

At slower speed it wobbles a bit for sure, what's the easiest fix for that?
Congrats on your successful maiden. The low speed wobble fix done by several is to increase the size of the winglets. I haven't done it myself, as I fly faster so the wobble is minimized, but its still there.

Jack
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 02:54 PM
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yeah, the wobble is only there when on landing approach. not a big deal to me, if it drops a wing I can just power out of it
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 10:27 AM
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I hope someone has the guts to cut the tips off the wing and put some vertical tips in see if it would stop the wobble ....... maybe also remove the existing fins ? ......

I hate wobbles ! .......
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 05:38 PM
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flew again today.
not 100.....88.7 mph according to a rc doppler app on my phone.
Not half bad. With a prop change I could probably do 100 if I really wanted to, but with this plane I think I'm just going to fly it like a glider with an occasional high speed pass.
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 06:25 PM
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hobby People has been trying to liquidate their stock of Xenos since their Warehouse clearance sale, but can't get rid of them, so they had a 1 day sale for the "leftover" stock including lots of Xeno kits, the leftover sale has been extended, they are going for $50, so if anyone actually wants one, for $50:

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...plane-kit.html
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 06:28 PM
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hobby People has been trying to liquidate their stock of Xenos since their Warehouse clearance sale, but can't get rid of them, so they had a 1 day sale for the "leftover" stock including lots of Xeno kits, the leftover sale has been extended, they are going for $50, so if anyone actually wants one, for $50:

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...plane-kit.html
If I had $50 in paypal I'd grab a second one now...grrr
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 01:45 AM
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what motor

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Ok, mine now has a 480 size motor in it, pulling 290 watts or so on a full 3s Should be lots of fun!
Sorry, I'm not clear, what 480 motor did you end up going with and from who? Did it drop right in. I'm looking for a more affordable motor than the himax and need it to drop right in and bolt on without messing around.

Thanks,

BG

Anyone else have suggestions for a replacement motor with sames specs and hole pattern?
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 03:09 AM
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My Xeno does not wobble any more ! Turbulator helps ?

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Gave my xeno a short maiden flight today. I obviously set it up ok....it flies fast! took 0 trim, launched power off, glided for a bit, and then hit the power. Can you say rocketship??
Anyway, all went well, and it flies great!
I might have hit 100mph, I crossed the absolutely huge parking lot at the local YMCA in about 2 seconds.

At slower speed it wobbles a bit for sure, what's the easiest fix for that?
On its maiden flight, my Xeno wobbled big time, but on third approach for landing I hit a tree. The leading edge in front of the left rudder was a bit dinged up. On all of the subsequent flights the Xeno does not wobble at all !

It seems like a bit of turbulence gereration in front of a fin is enough to make the fin more effective and she will not go into the oscilating yaw

My suggestion is to apply some crinkled masking tape close to the leading edge in front of each fin to cause some turbulence

Turbulators are moulded into the underside of the MPX Cularis wings to increase the effectiveness of the ailerons
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Sorry, I'm not clear, what 480 motor did you end up going with and from who? Did it drop right in. I'm looking for a more affordable motor than the himax and need it to drop right in and bolt on without messing around.

Thanks,

BG

Anyone else have suggestions for a replacement motor with sames specs and hole pattern?
I ended up going with this:
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...h-11%29/Detail

I needed to drill two new mounting holes, and do some fancy work with a screwdriver to get the bottom one in, but in the end it all works really well. maybe if you went with their 450 it would fit in the existing holes.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Sorry, I'm not clear, what 480 motor did you end up going with and from who? Did it drop right in. I'm looking for a more affordable motor than the himax and need it to drop right in and bolt on without messing around.

Thanks,

BG

Anyone else have suggestions for a replacement motor with sames specs and hole pattern?
This is a very affordable and good replacement for the tuning version of the himax motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=19036 very easy to adapt to the xeno, as it has got a 4mm shaft
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 05:40 PM
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xeno build

when installing the bearing ,does it press into the end plastic piece
on the power system?????
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 05:48 PM
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when installing the bearing ,does it press into the end plastic piece
on the power system?????
Yep. It's fairly hard to get in there though. I ended up using a block of wood and a punch and a hammer to get it in.
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Hopefully I'm not late to the party..

Here is my handy work on my FPV Xeno..

There are many like it, this one is mine

Whats that.. bump?!

Where did the ESC go.. ?

Oh it is all routed to the inside of the shaft housing ;-)

Modified canopy to flush-fit the wires and give me maximum battery space (up to 2300mah)

GoPro screw+nut into the canopy + glued

Video: http://youtu.be/I-UWgtfeJ7E?hd=1
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 05:25 AM
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thanks for the info Endlesslag
one last question what with the two rubber bands i recieved with the power kit ????
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