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Old Mar 07, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Multiplex Xeno as FPV


I love this Xeno wing so far . But will it work as a good FPV?

Some specs located on the second picture.

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Old Mar 07, 2009, 05:14 PM
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It doesn't have too much space under the canopy for OSDs, autopilots, etc... Apart from that I certanly looks great for a simple camera/Tx only setup. Unless you start carving out the elapor.... ;-)
Old Mar 07, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Yeah, there doesn't look like a whole lot of room for much extra on there. But like you said, a little elapor carving might allow it to work :-)

Does anyone know if it is any more critical to get the center of gravity right in a wing? It seems to me that this plane wouldn't have much forgiveness with where you'd want to install all the extra equipment. Maybe I'll just have to try it and see for myself.
Old Mar 07, 2009, 05:18 PM
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Any plane is a possible FPV setup. I have seen many wings with a small transmitter and camera. I think Gabriel in Brazil does all of his stunts with a wing.

Unfortunately it will be fast and have no tendency to self correct. Add to that it's meager load carrying ability and lack of space....the layout would be challenging. Also with all the expensive bits in the nose one bad landing and your electronics are toast.

Yet for an RC expert this plane could be loads of excitement. -Ken

ps: Wings are critical to have balanced perfectly. I had a Concrusher which taught me that lesson over and over. A plane will tolerate the CG moved a little forwards or back with bad characteristics in flight. A fast wing will become a handfull quickly.
Old Mar 07, 2009, 05:27 PM
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I've got no experience myself with a wing. But from what multiplex seems to be saying on their website, this thing should be easy enough to control at low speeds for the beginner flier. "Broad Speed range" is what they are saying. Of course when you load it full of gear that might change a bit!
Old Mar 08, 2009, 01:18 AM
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I bet it would be great for a camera/tx only setup. I wouldn't try to fit an OSD in there. Also, use a lighter motor and mount it on the back, not mid-ship like in the picture. This should help with balancing once you put a camera on the nose. If you use the main battery for video as well, you can save some more weight.
Old Mar 08, 2009, 05:23 AM
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With an electric AUW of only 460g it will not take much payload without an increase in airspeed. Consider that the EZ* has a standard AUW of around 700g

Nice looking wing IMO

Adam
Old Mar 09, 2009, 07:40 PM
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since I learned that most of the gabriel videos are shot from a flying wing I was thinking about a flying wing as fpv platform. with the given ideas on how to correct cg and carving the elapor it will sure work out well. I think I will be one of the many to try this once it's available.


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