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12-13-2008 07:34 PM  9 years agoPost 1
jamesmac

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Just thought I'd share some pics of my new XLV skid arrangemant, can be easily removed (4 x M6 screws). I've painted the canopy and added a 440dia 4-blade tail also [boom supports not fitted yet]:

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12-13-2008 09:23 PM  9 years agoPost 2
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Will these fit the Benzin XLV or only the Hobbyparts frames?

Don't Panic

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12-14-2008 11:20 AM  9 years agoPost 3
jamesmac

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These brackets are to suit the Hobbyparts frames.

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12-15-2008 02:52 PM  9 years agoPost 4
jczankl

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Very nice flying machine!!!

GAUI/Empire
Spinblades
PowerMaster Fuels
Graupner
Castle Creations
Scorpion Motor

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12-19-2008 02:25 PM  8 years agoPost 5
DKTek

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Hello Jamesmac,

Was there an issue with using the carbon gear?

The beatings will continue until morale improves...

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12-19-2008 06:01 PM  8 years agoPost 6
jamesmac

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Hi DKTek,

The carbon gear was too flexible so I had to stiffen with aluminium angle, it still flexed a bit and it all looked a bit messy, plus it got dammaged slightly during a landing(my fault!) as it was not that strong.

The new skid is rock solid and keeps the carbon baseplate straight. It gives the XLV a bit more presents, I'm very pleased with the results.

The main reason for the mod was so I could remove the skid (4 x M6 screws), along with the boom (2 x M6 screws) to fit the main mechanics into the car!

I will be deisgning a similar skid system for the Benzin baseplate also.

James

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12-19-2008 06:12 PM  8 years agoPost 7
jamesmac

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more pics

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12-19-2008 08:07 PM  8 years agoPost 8
PETER ROB

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James, nice simple idea, how do you support the mechanics when the skids are off?
Peter R

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12-19-2008 08:45 PM  8 years agoPost 9
jamesmac

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Hi Peter,

I've made a couple of wooden support blocks that the baseplate screws to, they can be clamped in a workmate for engine test / set-up.

James

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12-20-2008 03:48 AM  8 years agoPost 10
DKTek

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Nice job Jamesmac. Looks pro! I may beg for a set if I have the same issues with the CF gear I had laid up. They added a few extra layers to support a lot more weight and for rigidity.

The beatings will continue until morale improves...

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