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Jan 04, 2014, 10:03 AM
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ImmersionRC XuGong - *** Owners Thread ***


After a bit of searching on here it seems the ImmersionRC Xugong has no owners thread! Fairly new out it seems (I think mine is one of the first 10" versions in the UK). So I thought I'd start one!

For those not familar this is the foldable frame offering from ImmersionRC (yes the people that make EzUHF, EzOSD and the Spironet stuff). They clearly had their own gripes about not being able to easily transport 450 sized devices so built a foldable one.

There is an 8" version and 10" version. Those sizes relate to how big the props can be on it.

More detail can be found on their site here: http://www.immersionrc.com/

This is my 10 inch version that I got from www.firstpersonview.co.uk

Pics and a little animated gif say a thousand words:
























** Please note the kit currently comes with the frame and a servo based Hero3 mount (no servos included). While I've not modified the frame at all (used all existing screw points) the Zenmuse mount, GPS mount and the LED mount are all my own work/design.

Those with a keen eye will see I've gone with the full DJI kit including Zenmuse and iOSD. I chopped up my rather large F450 for this build.

Was a bit of a challenge to get it all where it needed to be and still make it possible to fit inside a Peli style case (on order).

The legs I used are the DJI ones cut down to size. Doesn't leave much clearence between the ground and the Zenmuse but again it was because I wanted to box it. I can always add the rubber feet to boost height in the field if there is no flat ground.

Loads more detail about it (and even a timelapse of most of the build) on my blog if anyone fancys a snooze!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=499128

You may have noticed the lack of battery connector... my Zippy compact is on the way from HK Europe and the weather here in England is dire so doubt i'll get to fly it and gains test it for a week at least sadly!

Feedback/Gripes from me on the build.... instruction manual badly needs finishing. I mean I know you have to be a little savy to build these things but this is retailing now in reputable shops and there are still not even sizes for the Hex keys. Made no difference to me personally and I really love the design but I think it could cause a bit of upset from people if/when this gets popular (no reason it shouldn't!).

Anyway how is everyone else got one yet? How are you finding yours? Any issues so far with the anti-vibration board concept? I have a 5800mah 4s that I'm tempted to build a mount for but it'll put the weight to circa 1.9kg and that worries me when most of it is hanging to the motors by rubber.

So anyway that is a brief view of mine.

We'll see if others step forward at all. There is an FPV Labs thread going about it too where Sander Sassen of ImmersionRC is involved: http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....ong#post407716)
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Jan 04, 2014, 10:04 AM
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Reserved for useful info about the XuGong

Product Page for the 8" - http://www.immersionrc.com/product-d..._name=XuGong-8
Product Page for the 10" - http://www.immersionrc.com/product-d...name=XuGong-10

Current Manual: http://www.immersionrc.com/downloads...ildLog_0_1.pdf

Notes to new builders:

- DJI Flamewheel Motor Owners -
Buy some 18awg silicone and some 3.5mm bullets if you don't want to cut your motor wires. The motors wires won't reach the ESC's on the 10" version (not sure on the 8"). This is not covered in the manual until you get to that stage and not currently (Jan 2014) mentioned in the parts required.

- Non S-Bus RX Owners -
Eye up some pics... there is not a lot of room in the frame from a full set of servo wires (but it can be done.... http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....l=1#post395312).
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Jan 05, 2014, 11:11 AM
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Case purchased, spaced out and working. Room for the TX too (plus some batts eventually).


Of course I still don't know if it flys but hey..... at least I can transport it!

More info and pics on the blog too: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2068465
Jan 07, 2014, 09:16 AM
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This is what my front legs look like thus far. I am one print away from final. Then the back legs!

Click for large view - Uploaded with Skitch
Jan 07, 2014, 02:38 PM
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Immersion RC XuGong - Review (post build)


My review of the XuGong so far (build observations).

Jan 07, 2014, 02:40 PM
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This is what my front legs look like thus far. I am one print away from final. Then the back legs!
Looks good gnapoleon! Look forward to seeing a few pics of the first prototype.
Jan 08, 2014, 08:16 AM
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Looks good gnapoleon! Look forward to seeing a few pics of the first prototype.
Thanks, I think I am pretty much done with the back-leg too. Need one more print to confirm then print the whole thing. I have grouped the back legs together.

This is what version 0.1 looked like. The dimensions have slightly changed since then:

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Jan 08, 2014, 08:55 AM
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Interesting. I look forward to seeing how they fit on. What 3D Printer have you got and how much are materials for it? I can't find anything here for less that 700 here (like $1100).
Jan 08, 2014, 09:30 AM
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I have a Makerbot Replicator 2. I would probably go with the Makergear G2 now. Both are over $1100 though. I think the SoliDoodle (sp?) is closer to your price point.

PLA is pretty cheap. It's $35 or so per 1KG which allows me to print a lot. Keep in mind most prints are not solid plastic but have a honeycomb structure which gives them a small bit of flex, lots of strength and low weight.
Jan 15, 2014, 03:02 PM
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I have a Makerbot Replicator 2. I would probably go with the Makergear G2 now. Both are over $1100 though. I think the SoliDoodle (sp?) is closer to your price point.

PLA is pretty cheap. It's $35 or so per 1KG which allows me to print a lot. Keep in mind most prints are not solid plastic but have a honeycomb structure which gives them a small bit of flex, lots of strength and low weight.
Very jealous - one day when i grow up i'll get a 3D printer . Would you print + sell those legs by any chance? or a variation?

Here's a video of the xugong 10 with an APM 2.6 for any interested:
Xugong 10 with APM (4 min 19 sec)


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Jan 15, 2014, 03:19 PM
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Nice, I wanted to put a Pixhawk in the XG which is even bigger than the APM. I put a Naza in there for now, might change later.

I have put the legs on Shapeways. Their print quality is pretty amazing, you can buy from them direct: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1618...s&materialId=6

What type of heatshrink do you use? I am guessing it's different from the tubes I use for wires? I'd love to attach my ESC that way. Do you have a URL for them?
Jan 15, 2014, 03:32 PM
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What type of heatshrink do you use? I am guessing it's different from the tubes I use for wires? I'd love to attach my ESC that way. Do you have a URL for them?
Looks like electrical tape to me
Jan 15, 2014, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by gnapoleon
Nice, I wanted to put a Pixhawk in the XG which is even bigger than the APM. I put a Naza in there for now, might change later.

I have put the legs on Shapeways. Their print quality is pretty amazing, you can buy from them direct: https://www.shapeways.com/model/1618...s&materialId=6

What type of heatshrink do you use? I am guessing it's different from the tubes I use for wires? I'd love to attach my ESC that way. Do you have a URL for them?
Awesome - thanks I may grab a set.

I ended up running to the local hardware store and picked these up. I meansured it and its 1.75 inches (4.44cm) wide if that helps. First perfectly!
Jan 15, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Really? Neat.
Jan 19, 2014, 05:34 PM
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really nice and very difficult to find it in france


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