Xarconian Cruiser

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Rich Holmes
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Xarconian Cruiser

Postby Rich Holmes » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:43 pm

Finally finished up the Estes Xarconian Cruiser I bought just under two years ago and started assembling nearly one year ago. Modified for 24 mm power.

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Rich Holmes
Camillus, NY
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DBMcCann
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Re: Xarconian Cruiser

Postby DBMcCann » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:35 pm

I'm almost afraid to open the bag..... how was it?

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Rich Holmes
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Re: Xarconian Cruiser

Postby Rich Holmes » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:44 pm

Some fancy tube cutting required but nothing anyone who knows which end of a hobby knife is which shouldn't be able to cope with if they proceed with care. The one thing I stumbled over was gluing in the motor mount; the instructions didn't make it clear where to position it, and I sort of forgot about the tail shroud, so glued it with the motor tube flush with the end of the body tube. That required some kludging to recover from.

Paint masking was nontrivial but again not too bad. I used liquid mask for the canopy color.
Rich Holmes
Camillus, NY
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Re: Xarconian Cruiser

Postby SCooke123 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:35 pm

Nicely done! Have you flown it yet?

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Re: Xarconian Cruiser

Postby DBMcCann » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:17 pm

Looks very cool. I'd like to sit down and build most of the level 4 & 5 line some day.

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Re: Xarconian Cruiser

Postby Alexander » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:47 pm

Awesome work and beautiful paint finish.
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