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Old 03-31-2022, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
Was there a reason you didn't order from the USA dealer, Soaring USA?
MKS 6130 or KST X10 are very good wing servos.
Good Luck with build!
A few reasons: SUSA is way more expensive, about $500 more and I still canít figure out if that includes a dolly, which might make the cost difference around $700. Plus, SUSA does not offer the X45 mounting rails, plus SUSA does not appear to offer the red carbon version (preferred, but Iím flexible on color).
None of that matters now because Digi-tech has refused to sell to me because I am in US, even though their website indicates shipping to US is available. This whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth and now Iím thinking about just bagging the whole project, which is a bummer because the Jeemo looks like a real hoot to fly. -Tom

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Old 03-31-2022, 05:17 AM
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Maybe you can order directly from glider-it?
Old 03-31-2022, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Didier View Post
Maybe you can order directly from glider-it?
Iím going to call the folks at SoaringUSA today first to better understand the situation. I can understand wanting to push business to host country dealers, but if the host country does not sell what you need (X45 turbine mounts) then forcing me to buy something that is not the right config seems like a bad business practice, especially if the price is significantly higher.
Old 03-31-2022, 08:20 AM
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Hi,
Gliders IT will not sell direct to you in the USA. They support their dealer - Soaring USA. (I've tried. They will respond to your queries and you can place the order with their online system, but they refer you to Soaring USA)
I see a bare model is 1750 Euro, with exchange rate, shipping being around $500 and the fact that Soaring must make a profit to be in business, their price of $2200 seems fair.
I don't know how hard it would be to self modify the K45 mounting to use a X45, but a clever modeler could work it out and call it 'fun'. I know they will order you the one you want with all the trimings. I've bought a couple Glider It models fomr Soaring USA as custom orders and all went well.
On the other hand, I've seen this glider pop up for sell at RCG classifieds a couple times.
There was a dolly for sell on RCG this week. I bought one from Aloft Hobbies for $60. I think it be funner to make a frame for an RC truck, so you don't have to chase the dolly back.

Good hunting!
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1750 is correct, but that includes VAT, which US does not pay. Without VAT the base model with the X45 mounts rather than the K45 mounts is 1529 euros, or about $1700, which is $500 less than Digitech. I agree shipping is probably more than the 144 euros calculated on the Digitech website though.
Anyway, I donít want to get hung up on money, none of us are in this hobby because we are afraid to spend some cash Iím a big supporter of the local companies providing support for our aircraft and understand they need to be able to make it work for them financially.
The key things for me are delivery time, getting a color scheme that I donít hate, and the X45 brackets.
I really appreciate the perspective everyone is providing, helps me think about these issues in a different light -Tom
Old 03-31-2022, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Tip22v View Post
1750 is correct, but that includes VAT, which US does not pay. Without VAT the base model with the X45 mounts rather than the K45 mounts is 1529 euros, or about $1700, which is $500 less than Digitech. I agree shipping is probably more than the 144 euros calculated on the Digitech website though.
Anyway, I don’t want to get hung up on money, none of us are in this hobby because we are afraid to spend some cash I’m a big supporter of the local companies providing support for our aircraft and understand they need to be able to make it work for them financially.
The key things for me are delivery time, getting a color scheme that I don’t hate, and the X45 brackets.
I really appreciate the perspective everyone is providing, helps me think about these issues in a different light -Tom
When they first appear on FB, I wanted one glider-it was asking 750.00 usd for shipping…nice glider but over priced I think…so I got the DG-800 from CARF instead…

And yes Soaring USA didn’t have the scheme I wanted….and some were complaining that they didn’t get a tank there’s…

As well……RPM Jets in Canada have them (special order) with a low price of 1k for shipping….
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Originally Posted by Tip22v View Post
Some of my take-offs will be off paved runway so I will be installing the brake mod that DrScoles did for his dolly. I'm pretty stoked about this one, I hope to have it ready for the summer flying season. -Tom
Are you planning to land this on a paved runway too? It's been my biggest concern surround this plane. I want one badly but solely fly from paved runways.
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Are you planning to land this on a paved runway too? It's been my biggest concern surround this plane. I want one badly but solely fly from paved runways.
only planning takeoff from pavement, landings will be in grass.
Old 03-31-2022, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Tip22v View Post
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The key things for me are delivery time, getting a color scheme that I donít hate, and the X45 brackets.-Tom
Look at my post #13, modifying the stock K45 mounts for the X45 is easy if you have access to a mill, if not you should be able to find a small machine shop.
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Originally Posted by RCISFUN View Post
Look at my post #13, modifying the stock K45 mounts for the X45 is easy if you have access to a mill, if not you should be able to find a small machine shop.
Thanks, I know someone I think can mill the K45 mount for me.
I heard back from Rick at Soaring USA yesterday. He told me they have some Jeemo gliders coming in and might know more in a couple of weeks, so Iím in hold mode for now. Given everything going on with supply chain etc itís anybodyís guess as to when one might be available. In the meantime, I have plenty of other jets to fly while I wait. Tom
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I like gliders and jets. But I'm on the fence with a turbine powered sailplane. It's too heavy to thermal and jets fly better aerobatics and speed. Seems like the worst of both worlds. It may be fun, but I think the novelty would wear off soon.
But I am fascinated by it.
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One other note about modifying the stock K45 mount for the X-45, besides enlarging the pocket length, my photo doesn't show the extra notches I needed to make to clear the X-45 strap screw heads, you need to notch the aluminum for the screw heads to clear as the X-45 fits up close to the mounting rails.
The stock drilled an tapped holes for the K 45 will work but you need to elongate the holes on the X-45 straps very slightly.
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Originally Posted by RCISFUN View Post
One other note about modifying the stock K45 mount for the X-45, besides enlarging the pocket length, my photo doesn't show the extra notches I needed to make to clear the X-45 strap screw heads, you need to notch the aluminum for the screw heads to clear as the X-45 fits up close to the mounting rails.
The stock drilled an tapped holes for the K 45 will work but you need to elongate the holes on the X-45 straps very slightly.
Thanks for the help, much appreciated. -Tom
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Originally Posted by RCISFUN View Post
One other note about modifying the stock K45 mount for the X-45, besides enlarging the pocket length, my photo doesn't show the extra notches I needed to make to clear the X-45 strap screw heads, you need to notch the aluminum for the screw heads to clear as the X-45 fits up close to the mounting rails.
The stock drilled an tapped holes for the K 45 will work but you need to elongate the holes on the X-45 straps very slightly.

Hi, would it be possible for you to give some measurement of the modification. I have to do it for mine. Just received the X45.

Thank you.
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Old 04-08-2022, 04:05 PM
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Basically you want to extend the cut out in the aluminum mounting rails by .18" on either side to provide clearance for the mounting strap of the X-45, additionally you need to provide clearance for the turbine strap mounting bolt heads by removing material from the aluminum mount..
The blue circles are the tapped holes in the Jeemo K-45 mount, so you will need to oblong the X-45 mounting strap holes slightly.




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Thank you.

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How is everyone holding their wings on?
Old 04-11-2022, 05:28 AM
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Hello David,
I bought mine used, so the wing retention system was already been built in.
It is a plastic lock, the wing has a plug and the fuselage had the receptacle that the plug snaps into....See photo in my post #19
That being said I am a but uneasy about the integrity of this system... I have been told some people will use a strip of tape in conjunction with the lock system.

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Hi,
Taping the wings on is a common practice for high performance F3F gliders. This method has some advantages: The tape will give during a hard landing and this may prevent damage. It seals the gap and makes the glider ever so slightly more efficient. And its cheap and reliable.
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Here is a link to the wing locking system, it is made by Multiplex, and it is called multi Lock

https://alofthobbies.com/multiplex-m...k-uni-set.html

I also attached the manual.
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This is how I do it. Glued in a carbon rod and with an M3 bolt I secure the wing. This method you see most of the times at horizontal stabilizers.




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