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Old 09-28-2013, 05:27 AM
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Funny, Ripmax couldn't tell me exactly where we were on tank capacity, but 2.7-2.8 litres is my guess....its big enough!

Was good to have Ali's opinion on it, he wants a more neutral balance than this one has, so depending on Ripmax's view on when I'm giving it back I may shift it for next weekends Sculthorpe event.

James, its one of those shapes that changes with time and angles. Still much nicer than the opposition, not limited to one outlet and cheaper!

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Dave,

Im going to fit a Wren 80 into my one. You mentioned that the gear is proving leak free and tank shape proved without a header tank only a felt clunk. Would it still be a good idea to fit a small header tank.

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Old 09-28-2013, 02:01 PM
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Jeremy

Yes, I would always fit a header tank personally. Think it was mainly that when Ripmax put this one together they didn't have one to hand.

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Dave

I was going to fit one anyway. Was thinking of maybe a small 2 oz one as it looks tight for space. BTW thanks for keeping me up to date via email regarding my order.

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:52 AM
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Jeremy

There is more space than you think, the removable nose cone gives great access. The Sports Scheme prototype I was flying last Xmas had a header tank mounted at the back of the nose cone area. But yes, the way this tank works (and capacity) the 2oz MAP header would be a good option.

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:11 AM
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Do you know when the next batch are supposed to be in the Country ?
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End of November/early December was last I heard, will depend when the batch of kits is ready, there will be Military and more Sports scheme. I'm pushing for it to be early as I already have a growing back order list. Hopefully the ship won't catch fire this time!!
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Well, It should not be long now before the kits arrive and I can get stuck in with my build. I don't know why but I am really looking forward to this one and will post a few photos as I go.
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I read elsewhere that the first batch of kits are now landed and should be at the dealers by the end of the week, good news.
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Xcalibur at RAF Sculthorpe JMA meeting last weekend.

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Just picked up mine from Motors & Rotors
thanks Dave, off to build it now
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Just picked up mine from Motors & Rotors
thanks Dave, off to build it now
Don't forget to post a few photos of the construction, Cheers.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:18 AM
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Pics of first kit unpacked.
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Started build, hardware pack looks good, nice wood parts, a little light finishing on the edges inside the fuzz nice and smooth now, not much required , polished the outside with car polish, looking good already.
Vacuumed the inside all clean now, I use the vacuum all the time during build to keep the inside clean.
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Thanks for those Paul, keep'em coming. Have to say it's all looking very neat and tidy. The only thing I am not so sure of is the plastic horns, do you plan to use them?.
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Elev hinges in, melted some vaseline on the gas, dipped hinge to stop glue sticking up the hinge.
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Hi Dave

Some pilots on the other side of the pond are already drooling over this. I did the same when I saw it at JP 2013. Now I can find a good use for my spare P60 knowing how well it handles.

We would be getting them in the next batch that's about 6-7 weeks out.

We will be taking preorder at this moment.

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Thanks for those Paul, keep'em coming. Have to say it's all looking very neat and tidy. The only thing I am not so sure of is the plastic horns, do you plan to use them?.
yea I think i'll use them the demo model had them and its ok
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Jetser. I was the same, but I have 15-20 flights on Ripmaxs demo, snaps, spins, rolling loops, still fine. I did look around for a better horn to add to the pack, but not found anything suitable yet. I guess those using P-100's I might add a HD one for elevator, though Ripmax did a "stress test" with a P-100 in one of the prototypes and it was fine.

Mike-its going to be good for you, we have a growing list for the second batch due late November. (hope its not as late as these!!)
Looked through the three kits we collected today and they all look really good.

Monday will be a busy day when the big truck arrives with our remaining order.
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Jet looks good Paul, Cant wait for my one to arrive sometime next week. Keep up with the photos.

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Try not to greet the City Link man too fondly on Tuesday ;-)
We ship the remaining orders Monday, then start looking at the calender for the next lot :-)
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Looking at all the photos and favourable comments about the Xcalibur one has to give Ripmax credit. They have moved into the jet market admirably, first with the lovely Hunter which is well presented and as big jets go very good value for money, and now this, again well priced with nice retracts etc and the design/quality seems first class and I know they will do well with it. Top marks to Ripmax!.
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