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Oct 14, 2010, 10:09 AM
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X5J October 23rd & 24th Sign-UP


Welcome back for a seventh year to X5J eXtreme.

News: The current proposal from the SC at FAI F5J,looks much like the X5J competition with a height limitered added, and not the energy limiter as originally thought. So if you have been flying the X5J events everything is the same except you maybe beginning your flight at a lower height, or no change for some of you.

It is nice to know that FAI can distinguish between events that have an electric component to winning (flight time - motor time) and events that have no electric component (winch in the nose).



To enter, please post to this thread your ship and power train information, before the days of the contest. During the day of the contest post your scores.
You may fly any or all of the classes below. In general, all classes use flight time - motor time and up to 30 points for landing.

The goal has been to minimize the rules to stress a Unlimited nature for these events, so everyone with an electric sailplane will have an airframe and motor that will meet the rule requirements.

New rules for X5J eXtreme 2010
TASK: Fly three 10minutes rounds using only thermal updrafts with an electric motor powered sailplane
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X5J eXtreme UNLIMITED rules:
1. Any airframe, motor, battery, ESC, and prop maybe used.
2. Flight time has motor run time subtracted from it.
3. 30point landing tape, in 1 meter increments worth 3pts/m

X5J eXtreme SOR rules:

1. Any airframe, battery, ESC, prop, motor with 28mm diameter and 17mm
magnet bell length or less.
2. Flight time has motor run time subtracted from it.
3. 30 point landing tape, in 1 meter increments worth 3 pts/m.

X5J eXtreme AMERICA

1. Any motor, prop, ESC, 2.0kg or greater airframe, four A123batteries,
2. Flight time has motor run time subtracted from it.
3. 30point landing tape, in 1 meter increments worth 3pts/m


General Rules:

1. Any part of the airframe maybe used to determine max. landing points.
2. Round motor and flight times to closest second.
3. Motor must be running at launch.
4. Each second of flight time is one point, seconds greater than 10minutes are subtracted.
5. First and additional motor runs, one point per second, loss of landing points on second motor run.


Hope you can joins us for the fun.

The Best Soaring

Robert
Last edited by Robert Burson; Oct 14, 2010 at 11:14 AM.
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Oct 15, 2010, 11:49 AM
Just plain ridiculous. Sir.
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I guess I'll do X5J SOR. Allegro Lite. A20-20. 11x8 folder. Probably run my 3S lipo that is about dead.

Ryan
Oct 16, 2010, 06:08 PM
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I’m in again for October.

I think that I will fly my High Aspect 3.1M this month, which is in the “unlimted” category: AXI 2820/10 outrunner, 2600 lipo, 12x6 prop, AUW 56 oz. This light power system yields a 2,100 ft/min climb; not a rocket, but not too bad.

My other 2 meter e-sailplanes will be in reserve if needed, both of which are also in the unlimited category: direct-drive, brushless inrunner power system driven by a 3S lipo pack.

FF
Oct 17, 2010, 05:15 AM
turn, turn, turn.
I'll use my Australian LEG setup again:

Topaz S
Neu 1509 1D w/6.7gb.
16x17 RFM prop and spinner
Jeti opt 77
PQ 3s 2200 45C lipo
JR770 rx.
Sanyo 1500 4 cell nihm rx. battery

It's been awhile, but Hand Launch is over for me this year, and I can go ahead and fly other planes now.
What a season this has been!

Good to see some of the usual suspects here in the Postal competition.....we need to see the rest.
Oct 18, 2010, 07:02 PM
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Spanish Team


Hello all, sorry to disappear for some months but we had many many competitions these days.

Count on me again please:

Pulsar 3200
MVVS 4.6 840 Sport
14x7
2650mAh - 3S - 40C

I hope some of my friends will send me their details in advance.

Regards, Javier.
Oct 18, 2010, 08:07 PM
turn, turn, turn.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jawarejj
Hello all, sorry to disappear for some months but we had many many competitions these days.
Same here Javier.
Lots of competitions and practice over the Summer.

Glad you're back and well practiced.
Oct 20, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Looks llike the wind will be up for the weekend so no more SOR flying. MiniAVA with F5F Hacker B40 on 6.7gb, and 16x10rfm prop and 3s Neu 2200's. Still light but great climbing rate. Hope everyone has great weather for the weekend and the last X5J of 2010.

The Best Soaring

Robert
Oct 22, 2010, 02:01 AM
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Robert,

Count me in:

SOR for sure: The Maynah (own design), 1500 mm, 500 grams, TG2826-1650, 2S, 10x6

Unlimited maybe: AH Castor, Axi2814/10, 2S, 9.5x5 (200 W/kg setup)

A lot of thermals to everyone,
Jan
Oct 22, 2010, 02:52 AM
Slope and thermal
I hope to fly this month.

Supra-E
- 3.4 metre wing span
- Neu 1506-1.5Y, 6.7:1 gear box
- Hyperion 2500 3S1P lipo
- Jeti 70 amp ESC
- Graupner 18x10 prop

Unlimited class.

EricSoar
Oct 22, 2010, 06:25 PM
turn, turn, turn.
Just in case Nick flies, I'll sign him up with a stock Radian.
He will be 11 in a month.
Oct 22, 2010, 07:24 PM
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been a while, but i hope to fly this weekend
Omega poly - small outrunner 2215 i think( 28mm outside diameter), 3s 900, 8x4 about 17oz
Same plane i've been flying for a while.
conforms to SOR, but i like the unlimited class best, since more guys fly unlimited.

hope to find some good air,

Thanks Robert for keeping this up for so long.
It is the best 5J comp!
Oct 22, 2010, 08:19 PM
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We are on vacation in Orange Beach Alabama this week. I brought my SOR model because it fit in our van along with all the other stuff we brought for a two week getaway.
The forcast looks windy, but if the Weather Channel is wrong, I,ll give it a try.

Mike
Oct 22, 2010, 08:51 PM
AZ Outback
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Mike looks like a great place to fly from, just no sloping the front of the hotels;-)

The Best

Robert
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Oct 22, 2010, 08:59 PM
Just plain ridiculous. Sir.
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Mike your outrunner model is fantastic! I flew a sor model from gulf shores a few years back. Good stuff. You should definitely do the x5j.
Oct 23, 2010, 12:46 PM
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It's raining now it's stopped now it's raining now it's not, repeat 10 times, so far my day, with more to come. Maybe tomorrow, hope you guys are having better weather.


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