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Nov 17, 2018, 04:27 PM
Everything's A Compromise
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Vixen to E-Vixen


With the advance of electric technologies it's not surprising to me to see a decline in winch launch gliding.

This is what I did to convert my F3J Vixen to a F5J E-Vixen albeit for windy or active conditions.




Vixen to E-Vixen (10 min 32 sec)
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Nov 17, 2018, 05:45 PM
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VHO
glider misguider
Keep an eye on those DS65's, I had one go awry.
Nov 17, 2018, 10:25 PM
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Thanks Hutton,
Not the first shadow of doubt that Ive heard, hence making them removable.
I bought them for a project a while back based on them being used in pylon racers.
Plus they get a good reviews on Hyperflight.
I thought Id roll the dice.

D.
Nov 18, 2018, 01:58 AM
Thermal Wrangler
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Garry Whitfield (Milang SSL) campaigns his Vixen in Open Thermal around OZ and he does well with it. It's a very impressive high-launching glider. It looks v. cool too.

2Kg AUW is great! Good luck with it David.
Nov 18, 2018, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DrFragnasty
Garry Whitfield (Milang SSL) campaigns his Vixen in Open Thermal around OZ and he does well with it. It's a very impressive high-launching glider. It looks v. cool too.

2Kg AUW is great! Good luck with it David.
Thanks Chris,
I really liked flying the Vixen when the motor was on the ground, and I doubt I'll notice the extra ~100 grams AUW with the motor in the nose.
Next is to source one of those "cheating" models that weight less than 1400 grams for the first and last round of the day.
D.
Jan 07, 2019, 05:29 PM
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It’s ready to fly.
AUW is 2050g.
Maiden flight booked for this Thursday. (Edit: Didn’t happen)
CG set at 108mm (+/-).
I had it set up on Spektrum (DX18QQ) but have swapped over to Graupner (MC32).
This proved to be a greater challenge than I expected ... even though I changed from Graupner (after ~20years) to Spektrum about 6 years ago.

Aged and confused
David
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