Xeno from Multiplex

1 Jan 12 - New model completed

Multiplex Xeno - Electric mode Multiplex Xeno - Glider mode Multiplex Xeno - Folded for transport Multiplex Xeno - In the Carry Bag

N of launches / Time 1 0 hours 16 mins
Wingspan 49.0 " 124.5 cm
Wing Area 496 in 32 dm
  Electric mode Glider Mode
Flying Weight 29.2 oz 829 g 23.7 oz. 673g
Wing Loading 8.5 oz/ft 25.9 g/dm 6.9 oz / ft 21.0 g/dm
Wing Cube Loading 4.6 - Just above 'Glider' range 3.7 - 'Glider'
Motor Himax 2816-1220 brushless outrunner N/A
Propeller Multiplex 9" x 6" pusher folder N/A
Batteries 3S LiPo 1000mAh
Speed Controller Multiplex MULTIcont BL-30 S-BEC - 2S to 4S - 30A - 2A BEC - Brake - Motor direction reverse
Receiver Spektrum AR600 - 6ch - 2.4GHz
Servos Elevons - 2 x Conrad S-811 MG - 19g - 2.65kg.cm - 0.09s / 60
Static motor parameters  3S 1000mAh Turnigy Nano-Tech LiPo cells give 10380 RPM @ 10.41V drawing 23.4A (244W), which is 165W/lb. N/A
Flight performance Not yet flown Not yet flown

30 Dec 11 - I have just finished this Elapor foam model, which appealed to me as it can be flown on the slope as a glider or a flat field with electric power.  It only takes a few seconds to convert from glider mode to electric mode or vice versa.  Conversion is simple a matter of removing the hatch, unplugging the motor leads, folding the model to allow the motor pod to be removed and then locking the model in the flight position with the alternate hatch.  The motor battery and speed controller from the electric mode are retained to power the radio gear when in glider mode.  The tail fins also neatly unplug for transport (photo 3).  A custom bag is also available to fit it all in (photo 4); there is a pocket at the bottom of the bag where the motor pod, hatches and fins can be stored.

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