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Feb 24, 2009, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rrdiaz30
Tuan,
Might I suggest some nose art on your second X? :-)
Your bud,
Rick

Rick, great idea and job, that's cool!

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Feb 24, 2009, 08:00 PM
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V-Tail Xplorer Completed


I completed the assembly of my new V-Tail today, adjusted the control settings, and balanced it. As assembled - with JR 368s for the tail, 3421s for the flaps, and 168s for the ailerons, a Spectrum 700 receiver, a
Relion 2-cell 2600 lith-ion battery with a Castle regulator, a battery-checker, and a McCann nose skeg - I had to take out the switch to get it balanced near 108. If I could figure out how, I'd like to remove some of the lead shot that was installed in the nose at the factory, so that I could reinstall the switch. I don't like to add weight to the tail, but may have to.

All up weight (on my new digital scale) was 67.5 ounces.
Feb 24, 2009, 09:10 PM
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Just for the record, Tuan now has some small nose art on his primary X. It's a kill marking! (Go ahead, Tuan...shoot a photo and post it!)
Feb 24, 2009, 09:50 PM
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Rick, that made me crack up. Awesome man! I will have to have someone make up a set of shark teeth for me .

Here's the "improved" nose with score keeping sticker compliments of Mike Lee!

In case someone asks, I replaced the original skeg with this one as this one has less tendency to bounce in the hard packed dirt. Don't know if it is AMA legal or not, but it works great though.
Feb 24, 2009, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by fnnwizard
Rick, that made me crack up. Awesome man! I will have to have someone make up a set of shark teeth for me .

Here's the "improved" nose with score keeping sticker compliments of Mike Lee!

In case someone asks, I replaced the original skeg with this one as this one has less tendency to bounce in the hard packed dirt. Don't know if it is AMA legal or not, but it works great though.
is that a Leonard Reed skeg? looks like the one i got from him. i havent used it yet, but how is it working for you if it is a Reed skeg?
Feb 25, 2009, 12:00 AM
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This is what a Ben Clerx skeg fo an Xplorer looks like, if that helps.
Feb 25, 2009, 10:46 PM
or GPS, F, J, K, or even TD
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Tuan, Check your PM's... I need your e-mail address.

Mike Smith
Feb 26, 2009, 12:38 PM
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sorry for the dumb question... (i don't have time to browse entire thread..)
what those skeg are supposed to do? At least in EU, any protrusion under nose/wing/tail is not allowed, so i think it wouldn't be legal in F3J competitions.. am i right?
Feb 26, 2009, 12:49 PM
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The skeg is supposed to stop the plane from a ground slide. It is allowed in the USA, but not in any FAI competitions. Search for the word skeg here on rcgroups. There are numerous threads/debates dedicated to the subject.
Feb 27, 2009, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by nuevo
The skeg is supposed to stop the plane from a ground slide. It is allowed in the USA, but not in any FAI competitions. Search for the word skeg here on rcgroups. There are numerous threads/debates dedicated to the subject.

Don't listen to him. The skeg is a new aerodynamic improvment that actually makes the planes lighter and reduces drag.

The guys in Europe just don't get it so they refuse to use them....
Feb 27, 2009, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fnnwizard
Rick, that made me crack up. Awesome man! I will have to have someone make up a set of shark teeth for me .

Here's the "improved" nose with score keeping sticker compliments of Mike Lee!

In case someone asks, I replaced the original skeg with this one as this one has less tendency to bounce in the hard packed dirt. Don't know if it is AMA legal or not, but it works great though.

Hey how dod the other guy make out in this mid air?
Feb 27, 2009, 10:23 PM
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How are you guys routing the antenna? I assume most extend it and bring it out at the tail?

Thanks, Target
Feb 28, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Target,

That's the way I did mine. I added exactly 1/2 the length and only have about 6" out the bottom of the fin.

JW
Feb 28, 2009, 01:20 AM
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How are you guys routing the antenna? I assume most extend it and bring it out at the tail?

Thanks, Target
T,
heres a link from the UK i believe, that has some info on how one person did it. i think will try to so something similar.
Feb 28, 2009, 01:36 AM
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Got it, thank you.

On my F3F planes, I also have had no problems when extending the stock antenna length.

Target


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