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Old Feb 07, 2009, 10:42 AM
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Another Explorer went to the hands of "Target" yesterday!! That boy's gonna learn to fly TD as well as F3B and F!! Looking forward to seeing how it handles T!!
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Bob...whats the weight diff between the regular Xplorer and the carbon?

I guess the carbon version is a little stronger? Thanks...
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 12:47 PM
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Not too sure about flying "B" Tim; but I am having fun on no wind days flying my bagged wing Psyko, so the Xplorer should be a real peach.
I got a red carbon one. Its light and PRETTY!!
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 01:01 PM
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@ ScabbyNubtail

The video you found on Youtube was made in Slovenia, Europe.

The person flying the XXL Xplorer is Primoz Rizner.

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Old Feb 07, 2009, 01:10 PM
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Scabby;
The Xplorer weights have been 72-77oz...
Depending on CG, gear, wiring harness. I have flown the 77oz model, it still feels light. But that model was a carbon, JR servos 3421+368's..440 linkage..
larger diameter wire harness.. Very well built... Still a winner IMHO.

Best,
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 02:15 PM
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OT question re: Nan Models

Sorry for the OT question but I need alittle help.

I have a NAN Models Alexx XXL-E 2.6. A few months ago I had a ruff landing on the side of a slope which broke the carbon wing joiner bar, that was the only damage. I have e-mailed Nan Models 11 times and Radi 5 times to get a replacment joiner bar. I have not once received a reply......

Can anyone help me out? Does anyone have any idea's for me???

I'm desperate to get my bird back up in the air again.
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 02:29 PM
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Jason,
I suggest you contact the dealer in you country. They should be able to help you. NaN does not deal direct.
IF you have no luck shoot me a mail, I can help you out!

Now, back to Xplorer's ...

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Old Feb 07, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Jason,
I suggest you contact the dealer in you country. They should be able to help you. NaN does not deal direct.
IF you have no luck shoot me a mail, I can help you out!

Now, back to Xplorer's ...

Best,
Bob
Thanx Bob, will do.

Sorry for the Hijack fellas....
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 05:46 PM
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Wwwoooooooww!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I finally got to fly my Xplorer today... All I can say is that I haven't been this happy about flying a model since November of 2003, when we had the maiden flights of the Houston Hawk... ... Oh no... ... what I meant to say is these things are PIGS! You really don't want one... Don't even think about it... save your money... a Dragonfly Strong would out fly this thing any day...

We had a seriously nice day today in Amarillo. I was flying with the guys over there and working on my set up some. Still some work to do but made it into the spot every time and nothing to repair when I got home. She seems to like a bit more airspeed in the turns, but I got used to that fast. Zippity Doo Da... What a sailplane...

Darth Jack... now drawn deeper than ever into the dark side...
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Whats this about an Xplorer XXL ?!?!?!?

Bob? Any details? Might there be reason to buy another ?
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 06:01 PM
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Tuan,
sorta like new Perfect tips.. still skunk works..

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Old Feb 07, 2009, 06:04 PM
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Bob,

Please put me on the list for set of the new tips as soon as they are available. I will want the Yellow Red.

See Ya,

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Old Feb 07, 2009, 06:31 PM
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She seems to like a bit more airspeed in the turns, but I got used to that fast. Zippity Doo Da... What a sailplane...

Darth Jack... now drawn deeper than ever into the dark side...
Congrats on getting some airtime. Can you share some of your setups you are flying? CG, AUW, Throws etc.

Reason is in the limited time I have with the X, to me it seems that I can thermal it slower than a Perfect. But I find that it will tip stall a little nastier only because it is going so slow already that it needs the drop to pick up speed.

At 108cg, I was not very smooth flying it. This could be due to the throws I had in the beginning. Now with the throws at minimal and CG at 106.5 I can take my eyes off it while circling in a thermal to look at others for clues, but will still signal lift xtremely well.

This extra stability helps if you have a timer that loves to look only at your plane while you fly and have worse eyesight than you.


FWIW, I can thermal this thing slower than a Perfect, about the same as a Shadow but it is the slowest of all planes I have flown coming in for landing.

Please don't take any offense into my curiosity. I know you are an expert builder/flyer and like I said, I am just curious about your statement. Maybe it's all just relative..

Tuan
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Tuan,

I'll measure the throws and post them. Not offended at all...

Jack
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Old Feb 07, 2009, 07:06 PM
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Tuan,
sorta like new Perfect tips.. still skunk works..

B
WT...new tips for the Xplorer? first I heard of it...PM the details bob...still looking for a SL for march...
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