This is a pocket rocket that will satisfy your need for speed without breaking your budget!
We adapted the X-ray from our popular electric pylon racer. As soon as I flew mine I knew we had to make a slope version of the plane, it was going to be perfect in slope form. It took sometime and testing but we are very excited to introduce the X-ray!
The X-Ray is a 1 meter, hollow moulded slope ship that's sure to turn heads at your local slope. Using super strong carbon in its construction, the X-Ray can slice through the air at blistering speeds. It's a simple build as the airframe is basically done, just installing your radio gear and glue in the tail.
Even though the X-Ray has just a 1 meter span, she does feature ailerons and flaps. This helps slow this speedy airframe for a gentle landing. The "flattened" fuselage is designed to give room for the radio gear and a bit of ballast while being very aerodynamic. The wing is held on using a pair of screws which are screwed into re-enforced areas in the wing saddle lip. The majority of the fuse is carbon with exception to the canopy area which is mostly glass and therefore 2.4ghz friendly.
This is a durable airframe. During beta testing we suffered 2 mid airs and a tree strike with a long fall to the ground with no carnage. We are still flying this plane! Speaking of the beta program, we found it challenging to land as she carries energy very well. When we started to share info about the plane many people asked to add flaps, so we did just that! We are happy to report landing is much easier and roll rate is excellent.
We will stock this little guy in carbon form only, we know what you want! This results in a very solid airframe. The wing is stiff and the fuselage is solid. In electric pylon form, carrying a lot more weight, the plane has flown at 200 mph. So yeah, she is strong.
The hardware pack included in this kit contains: servo trays & covers, control horns, 5 push rod clevis' 6 ball end pushrod ends, 6 threaded rods to assemble the push rods from and the screws and nuts required to complete the kit.
CG is 42-47mm back from the leading edge.
Thin servos (8mm wide or less) are recommended. A small 2S battery can be used in the nose, if flying with a nihm pack you will need to make a custom pack from AAA sized cells.
Our small tungsten slugs do fit under the wing at the CG location, or a custom lead pack can be made up. We like to place the elevator servo pretty far back in the fuselage to make room for ballast.
>>UPDATE: X-Ray hits 243mph<<
Completely stock build, 17oz AUW. Video: