|X-RES Elektro Specifications|
|Wing span||2.0 m||79 in|
|Wing area||35.5 dm2||550 sq in|
|Length||122 cm||48.0 in|
|Flying weight from||454 g||16.0 oz|
|Wing loading||12.8 g/dm||4.2 oz/sq ft|
|Wing airfoil||Modified AG|
|Spinner Diameter||30 mm|
|Centre of Gravity||75-82 mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Rudder, elevator, spoilers, throttle|
|X-RES Elektro Typical Weights|
|Structure||310.0 g||10.9 oz|
|Receiver||6.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Rudder servo||6.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Elevator servo||6.0 g||0.2 oz|
|Spoiler servos||10.0 g||0.4 oz|
|Motor||40.0 g||1.4 oz|
|Prop & spinner||18.0 g||0.6 oz|
|Battery||50.0 g||1.8 oz|
|ESC||18.0 g||0.6 oz|
|Flying weight||454.0 g||16.0 oz|
|Rudder & elevator servos||Ripmax SD100, Power HD DSM44, Blue Bird BMS-101AMG, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, Gening D541BB, KST X08, Ripmax SD150, Corona DS843MG|
|Spoiler servos (2)||Ripmax SD100, Blue Bird BMS-101DMG, Power HD DSM44, Gening D541BB, Blue Bird BMS-A10H, KST X08|
|Receiver||5 channel rx to match your transmitter|
|Battery||2S 500mAh to 3S 600mAh LiPo|
|Motor||Hacker A10 7L geared 4.4:1, ADH300L Front Mount|
|ESC||YGE 18 ESC|
Review by: DavidX-RES Review
The kit itself is well presented. I was pleased to see CNC routed parts instead of the charred edges and smell of laser cut which take a lot of sanding away or the edges show through any covering. Wood selection was excellent, very light but nevertheless fragile if mishandled. Take note!
Instructions were a very poor translation and not worth bothering with but give an order of assembly only. Use your own experience to build the kit. During the build I did spot a few errors on the plan, there are more formers to the fuselage than indicated and for some unknown reason the routed parts for one wing panel did not match the plan. If you keep your wits about you, interpret the photographs and think ahead the X-RES goes together without too much head scratching. However, the kit is obviously based on the pure glider version, adapted for electric power. Why different gauge pushrods for elevator and rudder are supplied beats me.
I hinged the spoilers with Litespan and the rudder with Kavan cyano hinges. To hold the outer wing panels to the central section strong Magnets were installed (not in the kit), which works fine for me, not being fond of tape on film. Wings, tailplane, fin and rudder were then covered in Oralight. The fuselage was finished with 25g/m2 glass cloth, applied with Poly C after an initial coat of sanding sealer and finally painted with Humbrol enamel to try and strengthen for the inevitable rigours of competition flying. Although commendably light, it seemed potentially fragile.
The motor was the ADH300L, on 2S, 850mA/Hr LiPo. Servos throughout were Bluebird BMS101AMG and radio Jeti. Flying weight came out at 1lb 2oz, (510g). How you hit 430g as advertised I am unsure unless that is the pure glider weight. A little lead in the nose was required even with the battery all the way forward. A 3S LiPo set up would perhaps obviate the need for lead.
X-RES is a good looking electric glider and flies great and we await some good days to put her through a few competitions. It took me a lot longer to build than I had hoped but we got there.
Review by: Brian BennettFast shipping
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