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Old 05-25-2022, 12:28 PM
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That will just give it lots of up elevator…
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Old 05-25-2022, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere
That will just give it lots of up elevatorÖ

Agree 100%
Old 05-25-2022, 10:56 PM
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If in a future I'll go with turbines Excalibur will be my choice for sure
Old 07-18-2022, 07:21 AM
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Dented my Xcal and tore right wing off and broke both booms. 100% pilot error, not flaring it off enough and allowing it to bounce, then hit runway side marker.
Funny enough, the fuse and left wing got away without a single scratch - literally.

Has anyone any idea as on where one could get a new set of wings and booms in sport yellow ?
I'd hate to write it off after merely 60 flights...
Old 07-18-2022, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jstras
Dented my Xcal and tore right wing off and broke both booms. 100% pilot error, not flaring it off enough and allowing it to bounce, then hit runway side marker.
Funny enough, the fuse and left wing got away without a single scratch - literally.

Has anyone any idea as on where one could get a new set of wings and booms in sport yellow ?
I'd hate to write it off after merely 60 flights...
The only way is either get a crash one with the you required intact or a used or new one from someone, they donít produce them as you knowÖ.
Old 07-18-2022, 10:07 AM
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End of the year…
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Old 07-18-2022, 12:11 PM
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Dave,

what exactly do you mean by that ?
I just wish to know if i'll be able to get the parts or will i be forced to write-off. Waiting is not a problem, ie i am aware of it...

Old 07-18-2022, 02:07 PM
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We are working on an updated release of just the mid size Xcalibur.
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:13 PM
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Great, its a wonderful jet!
No info on whether the parts from "new" will fit from "old" or what is being changed ?
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Old 01-10-2023, 10:16 PM
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Ok, it’s been about 7 months now since I got the X back with damage, after completing the Kingcat’s refurbishment and maiden flight about a month ago, I worked on something easy ( GP Cherokee brand new, maiden to be done when we get a dry day )

I was in the garage looking at what should I work next and the X jumped right in front of everything ( I do have lots of projects and repairs to work on 😬 )

And here we go, should be ready in about a couple of months ( hope so 😁 )

First was to remove all the internals ( 7 months ago ) tonight, I glue the cracks on the fuse using thin CA to start with, next is to add fiberglass patches to the inside of the cracks then fix the outside of the damaged spots, I don’t do painting, my friend will have to do that, then some bulkheads will have to be replaced, will be adding some Hysol here and there.


Correction on the time line, it has been over two years since the mishap.








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Old 01-10-2023, 11:29 PM
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Dave

Is it possible to get a Blue Angels graphics set and main tires for this X?

Tks.
Old 01-11-2023, 01:02 AM
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New canopy has been fitted.






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Old 01-11-2023, 02:17 AM
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Only if you can find some stock somewhere. GJC might be your first call.
Old 01-11-2023, 09:13 AM
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Thanks

will give them a call.
Old 01-11-2023, 09:16 AM
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I still need a parts like the strut’s springs.

Anyone?


Old 01-11-2023, 12:12 PM
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https://themodelshop.net/jsm-2195-c.asp

This guy seems to have bought all the spares available!
Old 01-11-2023, 01:22 PM
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I contacted my GJ rep ( friend of mine ) looks like they have some if not all the parts I need for the repairs.

Thank you for all the info.
Old 01-11-2023, 07:20 PM
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I replaced the broken fork ( thank you Johnboy2 for it ) the nose strut needed a new pin, made one, had the release pin size for it already and found a small bent on the nose gear pin track, no sweat, a little filing and it should work as normal, will order some part from GJC this week.









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Old 07-03-2023, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere
We are working on an updated release of just the mid size Xcalibur.
Are you STILL working on it?
Old 07-03-2023, 02:08 PM
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What receiver and turbine batteries are you guys using?

I need to replace mine, I was using 2 x Turnigy nano-tech 3000mAh 2S 20C LiFe receiver packs connected via a Failover Regulator Switch and it looks like the recent heatwave knackered them along with some other batteries, ho hum.
I think I'll replace the turbine battery too at the same time just in case - that's a Flightmax Zippy 2650mAh 2S 40C LiPo
Old 07-03-2023, 02:14 PM
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Iím using a Pulse 3S LiPo. I think itís 3000 mah. Thatís on the turbine control unit. I use a 7.4V Duralite lithium ion 2S2P pack for my Spektrum 10100T receiver. No regulator. I stopped using regulators 2 airplanes ago. Just run Hi voltage servos. Both batteries are in the nose cone section.
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Old 07-04-2023, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere
We are working on an updated release of just the mid size Xcalibur.
Dave, any update on this? Count me in for one if they become available.
Old 07-04-2023, 10:43 PM
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Still progressing slowly. 2024 release was last I heard.
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Old 07-05-2023, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere
Still progressing slowly. 2024 release was last I heard.
what are the updates Dave and will they do the Large one again too?
Old 12-16-2023, 11:00 AM
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Default Xcalubur wing cores

I had mine go through at tree on the second flight this year
Destroyed both main wings so i decided to make from a foam core
I have started to make them

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