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Old Feb 12, 2009, 02:05 PM
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EDIT: here is what the green/red looks like. its pretty nice looking. where will i sleep you ask? why, with the plane, of course. the girlfriend and the dog will have to sleep on the floor boy, i hope she doesnt see this post
I hope your mom doesn't see this post Dude, no building for you until you clean your room. You're lucky to have a girlfirend

Welcome to the Xplorer owners club.

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Old Feb 12, 2009, 02:25 PM
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I had posted weights earlier, but in case it is too hard to find. This is empty weight, no work done, both D-Box.

Xplorer 1 Green/Red, 1st version (09-2008?):

Wing Center Panel: 622
Fuse w/ canopy: 453
Wing Left Panel: 239
Wing Right Panel: 243
Wing joiner 1: 20
Wing Joiner 2: 23

Stab w/ joiners: 48

Xplorer 2 Orange/Blue, latest version (01-2009):

Center panel: 662g
Fuse w/canopy: 429g
Left tip : 245g
Right tip : 245g
Joiner 1 : 21g
Joiner 2: 21g

Stab/ joiner 48
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 02:37 PM
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D-box, (01/2009)

Fuse w/ canopy: ____438g
Wing Center Panel: __615g
Wing Left Panel: ____237g
Wing Right Panel: ___237g
Wing Joiner 1: _______22g
Wing Joiner 2: _______22g
Stab w/ joiners: _____46g
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 04:51 PM
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RCPC,

Ya know, keeping a beauty like that close to you is just romantic as anything! And we are talking Valentine's day in a bit. Xplorer is a good girl...doesn't complain, does as you tell her to do, and comes on back to you. Sure gonna miss having a girlfriend around... and the dog.
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the weights guys!

This is another Xplorer vid on YouTube....not many on there yet. This plane sure floats nice...I think it's my next plane.
F3J XPLORER start&landing.MOV (1 min 19 sec)
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Old Feb 12, 2009, 07:53 PM
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I can weigh in my pieces or the all carbon red one I have if I'm feeling better tomorrow....

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Old Feb 13, 2009, 12:22 AM
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Here is another video of us flying, which includes some Shadows, Visions, an Xplorer and some other home made planes.

F3J&F5J (8 min 0 sec)
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Old Feb 13, 2009, 01:16 AM
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Xplorer D-box weights

Green-red D-box (2-2009)

Fuse w/ canopy: 448gr
L-tip: 247gr
R-tip: 252gr
Center section: 664gr
H-stab: 47gr
Wing joiners (both of them together): 43gr (21.5gr each)
Total: 1658gr (58.6oz dry weight)

one must note that the new Xplorers have some lead shot already epoxied in the nose. i think it is about an ounce or two but i really dont know. its tough to tell.
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Old Feb 13, 2009, 09:26 PM
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My red carbon Xplorer totalled up 1,741g.

Tip...........272g
Tip...........271g
CP............680g
Fuse.........460g
Horizontal....45g
Joiners........43g
Total......1,741g

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Old Feb 14, 2009, 08:19 AM
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My D-box Xplorer weighs 71.5 oz. RTF. Are you saying yours weighs 58.6? Is this before the radio installation?

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Old Feb 14, 2009, 10:06 AM
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All the weights in the detailed breakdowns are pre build weights. Your 71.5 sounds right in line with a good build on a D-box Xplorer.

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Old Feb 14, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Whatcha talking about Clay?
If your trying to use the crimp on db9,,,forgetaboutit!
This type of db9 is too long in profile and creates install problems.
Radio Shack has the solder on type and mine fit fine...
screwed on in the wing and on the fuse...?
ALignment was perfection with the stock holes?
Regarding the fairing covers I used they were left over from a couple of mc3 Opus flap top flap exit covers.... on myi red carbon Explorer they are a nice contrast in white viola!




Db9 in time...all will be fine.

Alan..
Hey, Alan-

Do you have the Radio Shack P/N for the DB9 connector set that you used and fits well??

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Old Feb 14, 2009, 05:55 PM
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Quote>I love you too JW! <Quote

With all that going on, I'm sure glad there's 4878 miles between us
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Old Feb 14, 2009, 05:59 PM
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Target,
Give me a ring, I got one for ya!
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Old Feb 14, 2009, 06:04 PM
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Hey, Alan-

Do you have the Radio Shack P/N for the DB9 connector set that you used and fits well??

Thanks, Target

Target, I had the same issue with my XPro that I just finished up. The harness I bought had the crimped connectors and was WAY too long to fit in the wing. I cut the plug off and went with the Radio Shack plug. The part numbers are:

Female DB9: 276-1538
Male DB9: 276-1537

Pics of the difference are in my blog thread.
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