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07-18-2002 04:42 AM  16 years agoPost 1
scott3

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Anybody fly an xcell 30? How do you like it?

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07-18-2002 05:15 AM  16 years agoPost 2
Safe_Cracker

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Hmmmm.
Why, do you know of any for sale? ...Xcell is a very good heli as long as it's a newer one with the modular frames.I like to buy the older ones and upgrade the frame set.

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07-18-2002 06:38 AM  16 years agoPost 3
Dr.Ben

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Being a model composed of many 60 sized parts, the XC 30 weighs a bit more than the plastic fantastics. A strong 32/36 with a pipe and some nitro help here. Build time is longer and does take some reasonable attention to detail. The 60 sized components makes for a model with tremendous longevity and strength; I don't think you could turn the head fast enough to make it come apart. Barring encounters with the ground, the XC 30's run forever, as Ernie Huber found in his flight school in FL.

I think Gordie Meade's XC30 has had more engines that a Winston Cup car. He runs the TT36's/6B carb motors until they wear out and just puts another in. The model has a gazzilion hours on it and just keeps on going.


Ben Minor

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07-18-2002 07:11 AM  16 years agoPost 4
Safe_Cracker

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Dr.Ben....
So you are saying he ran a 6B carb on his TT36?How did he actually get the 36 to run on a carb designed for a 61 size motor(61SFN-H, 61RFN-H)?I was asking others about running my OS46fx-h with a 60B carb from a OS61sx-h wc.Would it work?I can get it to mount after removing the insulating sleeve and tapping screw holes.Any help would be great!Thanks.......

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07-18-2002 07:21 AM  16 years agoPost 5
jonnyergo

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Xcells = GODs
Well maybe not as good as the man upstairs but ive seen a few xcells and they scream quality.
A 30 sized one might be slightly under powered though due to the size. Nothing that a good engine and pipe cant solve though.

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07-18-2002 02:01 PM  16 years agoPost 6
GM1

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X-Cell 30
My X-Cell 30 is now 8+ years old and on its third motor. With the TT36 and a MA mini nitro-pipe it does pretty well as long as I turn the head up, 1800 in a hover and 2000 in idle up with 98 gr SAB 550 blades. It sounds like a lot until you realize the had is the same one we put 200 gr blades and turn 1950 so on the 30 model the head is loafing. The model is a little heavier than the current group of plastic models but as along as you don't hit anything, it is basically indestructable.
My TT36s run with an OS 6B carb that came off the OS61 SFN. We did not use the 6B for comp use as it was too lean in the midrange and most guys used the Super Tigre carb on the OS61 so we all had a couple of 6Bs lying around. I took the insulator off the 6B and put it in the 36 and found that the midrange was pretty much right for the TT36. I run the motor about 75 gallons and it just wears out. Pull the motor, take the carb off, put it on a new TT36, reinstall in the model and you're good for another drum of fuel.

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

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07-18-2002 03:55 PM  16 years agoPost 7
Barbary

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carbon frames shave 4 ounces off the weight, carbon boom about another ounce. it's significant in the performance you get.

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07-18-2002 05:18 PM  16 years agoPost 8
Steve Campbell

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Are you looking to buy one, Scott?

I've got a very pretty, low-time X-Cell 30. I've also got the hots for a new plank/engine combo, and since I just spent over $2500 on new radio gear, management will not entertain any pleas of "But, baby, I NEED it!"

So, something has got to go.

E-mail me at campbellsl@worldnet.att.net if you're interested, and I'll send you some pix and details.

I'll wait a day or so before putting it up on the swap forum... it will also be on RCU's swap forum, since one can post pics there.

Steve

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07-19-2002 12:27 AM  16 years agoPost 9
Dr.Ben

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"Dr.Ben....
So you are saying he ran a 6B carb on his TT36?How did he actually get the 36 to run on a carb designed for a 61 size motor(61SFN-H, 61RFN-H)?I was asking others about running my OS46fx-h with a 60B carb from a OS61sx-h wc.Would it work?I can get it to mount after removing the insulating sleeve and tapping screw holes.Any help would be great!Thanks.......

Safe_Cracker :O)~"

..............Gordie covered the 6B on the TT36. W/ respect to the 60B on the 46FX, it might work if the motor is able to draw the fuel with that large a choke area. The 60B carb was never one to work well with a lot of pressure, preferring muffler pressue or a Helm's style pump arrangement, so it might run very well if fuel draw is enough. My only reservation is having you "just try it" on such an expensive carb.

Ben Minor

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