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Old Apr 01, 2009, 10:38 PM
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Wheel pants on X-Gear

When I designed X-Gear, I made provision for wheel pants. How did it work? More pictures please.

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Old Apr 07, 2009, 06:06 PM
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James-

I thought that's what that was for.. You did an AWESOME job..

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Old Apr 07, 2009, 06:55 PM
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James-

I thought that's what that was for.. You did an AWESOME job..

That looks great! I hope it makes it to SEFF.

Where did you get the wheel pants?

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Old Apr 07, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Very Nice! where did you get those sweet Pants?
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 08:12 PM
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I made them from sheet balsa..
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 08:26 PM
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nice!
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Yeh, they're pretty simple to make..

Draw the outline..
Stack balsa sheet to desired thickness..
Cut out in shape of outline..
Leave "inside" and "outside" layers whole..
Trim inside layers to allow for wheel..
Laminate 1/8th ply on the "inside" of the pant for mounting..

Done..
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Nice pants!
I love the covering job!
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 10:08 PM
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Thanks..
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Old Apr 08, 2009, 01:05 PM
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Tram, thanks for all the info and pictures. That's really cool.

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Old Apr 11, 2009, 01:04 PM
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I'm in the process of joining a new Club. They want me to demo my skills before they take my money .
I was looking at all my planes last night, trying to figure out what one I should use for the demo. 47"Extra?, 40"Edge?, 40"pitts biplane? sea fury?, and then it dawned on me. Why not my X stick. It will take all the pressure off. I love my stix, and I can fly it in my sleep. Its as big as any of my other planes so why not?
Thanks for a great plane J.
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Old Apr 11, 2009, 01:45 PM
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I'm in the process of joining a new Club. They want me to demo my skills before they take my money .
I was looking at all my planes last night, trying to figure out what one I should use for the demo. 47"Extra?, 40"Edge?, 40"pitts biplane? sea fury?, and then it dawned on me. Why not my X stick. It will take all the pressure off. I love my stix, and I can fly it in my sleep. Its as big as any of my other planes so why not?
Thanks for a great plane J.
Make sure you do a slow inverted flyby 6" off the deck for them.

James
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Old Apr 11, 2009, 02:22 PM
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no problem! then I'll flip it for the landing !
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I just subscribed to this thread and have a question or two:
Beveling the trailing edge stock: The instructions mention a jig but cannot find it with the other parts. Are both surfaces beveled to match the rib trailing edges?
I have some Ultrcote transparent, will this be too heavy or should I opt for the Lite version? Also the covering from Airborne models mentioned a couple pages back....has anybody used it yet?
So far everything is going together fine. One comment: The laser cutting seems to have scorched the surfaces of some of the wing parts as it appears the laser was running at a higher power level than needed. Too much brown ash on the rib edges and other balsa parts. Although it's easy to sand off, it does require some extra time. The instructions call for basswood spars but balsa was in the kit.
Need some servo recomendations. I have HS-55 and HS-81 to use but if others will work better let me know. Considering HS 56HB or HS-65HB.
Power will be a Himaxx 2025-4200/ gearbox and PQ 3S1500 Lipo. I'm not sure how these batteries are after a couple years inactivity, but I'll test them before using.
All in all a very nice kit, really like the X fuse and landing gear.
BTW I bought this one at Toledo last week.
cheers.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 04:22 PM
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I just subscribed to this thread and have a question or two:
Beveling the trailing edge stock: The instructions mention a jig but cannot find it with the other parts. Are both surfaces beveled to match the rib trailing edges?
I have some Ultrcote transparent, will this be too heavy or should I opt for the Lite version? Also the covering from Airborne models mentioned a couple pages back....has anybody used it yet?
So far everything is going together fine. One comment: The laser cutting seems to have scorched the surfaces of some of the wing parts as it appears the laser was running at a higher power level than needed. Too much brown ash on the rib edges and other balsa parts. Although it's easy to sand off, it does require some extra time. The instructions call for basswood spars but balsa was in the kit.
Need some servo recomendations. I have HS-55 and HS-81 to use but if others will work better let me know. Considering HS 56HB or HS-65HB.
Power will be a Himaxx 2025-4200/ gearbox and PQ 3S1500 Lipo. I'm not sure how these batteries are after a couple years inactivity, but I'll test them before using.
All in all a very nice kit, really like the X fuse and landing gear.
BTW I bought this one at Toledo last week.
cheers.
I hope this helps,

The Jig is on the same sheet as the ailerons and trailing edge.

Yes, the bevel does continue the angle of the rib. The bevel will end at the notch for the rib.

Regular ultracote is OK

I will look into the burn issue.

HS-55 servos are OK if you use two for the ailerons.

I have used a similar motor setup geared 7.6:1 with a 12-6 SF prop.

Thank you for purchasing the SSX,

James
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