September 21, 2023

Xigris flies

Xigris ready to fly
We were blessed with charged batteries and a windless evening yesterday, and I hurried to get the new Xigris airborne. It was remarkably uneventful and a great success. It flies beautifully, much like it’s predecessor, once I got the throttle curve and brake set up properly. I use 20% braking on the Jive-regulator and that’s more than enough for me.

The plane weighs 4930 grams ready to fly without wheel pants. I left them off because my axles didn’t fit, but they will be added this weekend when the new axles as ready. I plan to add a carbon spinner and prop to save weight and move the CG a tad back, as it was a tiny bit nose heavy. The only mix I’m likely to need will be a little bit of down trim when diving, and one wing needs to be lowered slightly using the wing adjuster.

I’m very happy with it!

More: Maiden flight pictures, Build pictures, and background/details on the project

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