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Old Apr 29, 2012, 03:59 AM
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First report on my 3.8 X-2. All up weight of airframe only, nothing inside....50.8 oz. This is a fully painted, ST with 2.4 friendly nose.

Mike
I wonder how much is typical weight difference between painted st and "naked" carbon st? Othwise structure is same, I believe?? I am thinking of bare wing.

BTW This weight is with normal elevator, not the light rochacell elevators?
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:54 PM
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First report on my 3.8 X-2. All up weight of airframe only, nothing inside....50.8 oz. This is a fully painted, ST with 2.4 friendly nose.

Mike
That could easily come out to 62 oz !

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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:21 PM
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There great pictures ?????????????????????????
Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:46 PM
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It was a treat watching Tom Kiesling repeatedly speck out the MkII from hand launches today at Poway.

On one particular flight I happened to be standing immediately below his glider while he circled patiently at ten to twelve feet high before finally getting away and specking out. The glider was almost low enough to jump up and grab as it went by on each circle. Cool.
Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:50 PM
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more on weight


My Xplorer2 weighed in at; fuse 335 grams
el 55 "
center 540 "
rtip 250 "
ltip 245 "
hardware 90
1515 grams = 53.44oz and it is all red and white.
Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:50 PM
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There great pictures ?????????????????????????
ok maybe not great but here are some shots from todays fun fly \ contest -

I flew the X 2 for some of the active rounds and the 4.0 for some of the others.

The X 2 launches really nice! and the speed range is way different - also the speed retention is vastly improved.

I did nto have my landing mode dialed in but still put the nose on the fai 100 mark 3 times in 8 rounds with the rest of the rounds being 99 - 98 and 97 points from what I remember. I got skunked in really bad air today and I was not the only one - several guys simply could nto find anything to get them 10 minutes.

We had everything out there at one point this weekend - Carbon Supras - PIke Perfection - Maxa 3.5 - X2 - Agida - everythign but the prestige !
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My Xplorer2 weighed in at; fuse 335 grams
el 55 "
center 540 "
rtip 250 "
ltip 245 "
hardware 90
1515 grams = 53.44oz and it is all red and white.
IS that AUW or without servos ?
Old Apr 30, 2012, 12:41 AM
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no servos or linkage, battery, receiver or wiring.
Old Apr 30, 2012, 01:59 AM
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The X 2 launches really nice! and the speed range is way different - also the speed retention is vastly improved.
So less drag

Xp1 has the feeling of thermal camber built into the profile. How does Xp2 feel?
Old Apr 30, 2012, 03:50 AM
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Wondering if I want a 3.5 or 3.8 in the new X2 ? I have a 3.8 full carbon X tail. maybe 3.5 v tail X2
Old Apr 30, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Thanks for the photos; the one down low looking along the wing is mint!
Old Apr 30, 2012, 09:14 AM
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from the photo it looks like the tips are set at an agressive - AOA? Is this the case?
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from the photo it looks like the tips are set at an agressive - AOA? Is this the case?
I think a lot of that is the angle of the photo but the joiners of the new bird do have a larger angle as well- before answering I pulled my early run 35. st joiner and compared it to this one on my bench. The new one is about 1.25 higher angle.

circling is sweet on this plane and I had a comment from the pits immediately from Jim F in our club.
Old May 01, 2012, 04:02 AM
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Any chance of a photo of the centre panel / tip panel wing section ? I'm interested in comparing it to the Supra Drela sections.
Old May 01, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Are the flaps/ailerons threaded, or do the horns glue in?
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