To achieve the specifications of the XMINI, it was essential to reduce both the size and weight of the unit by scaling the previously proven XT design down in size as well as replacing previous heavy components with new lighter components.

Major structural components like the actuators, gimbals and housings have been redesigned out of the latest in carbon fiber technology, drastically reducing weight, while providing the stiffness required. Aluminum has been used in lieu of steel and/or cast iron for some of the other parts.

The XMINI module has the size of a cube 1200 mm x 1200 mm x 1200 mm (4' x 4' x 4'), a total weight of 250kg/550 lbs, and can easily be disassembled into four major components for relocation inside e.g. a wing box.



Karl-Erik Neumann