Aerotech 52% Extra 300 SP prototype build

Greg e

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Here are some pics from the maiden today. YEs Bob did bend the servo arms on the rudder and the inner aelirons flying the crap out of it.
 

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Classclown

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Glad it flew well, without snapping those arms. The old Hangar 9 arms were stronger. I'd stick with the SWB's.
 

ottrod

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Nice to see it in the air, and back down safe !

Is the DA200 the engine of choice on the 55%'ers???? have many tried the DA170? If so, what was the final weight and performance?

Great job! Time for a Mr E video !!!:yikes:

Keith
 

SENSEI

Hyperlite Madman
Glad it flew well, without snapping those arms. The old Hangar 9 arms were stronger. I'd stick with the SWB's.
That is what I am going to do my friend. Here is the first flight video. The wind was blowing around 25-35 mph.

[ame]http://vimeo.com/22208107[/ame]

Here is the second flight video.

[ame]http://vimeo.com/22211697[/ame]

Bob
 
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Classclown

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Bob, Another winner, Congratulations dude!! It really looks great in the air too!!! I'll have to wait till I get home for the video. The wifi signal at the job site is real slow, but I should not complain, I've been stealing bandwidth from the Panera Bread shop 2 store away. I must've missed it, what was the weight?
 

SENSEI

Hyperlite Madman
Bob, Another winner, Congratulations dude!! It really looks great in the air too!!! I'll have to wait till I get home for the video. The wifi signal at the job site is real slow, but I should not complain, I've been stealing bandwidth from the Panera Bread shop 2 store away. I must've missed it, what was the weight?
When we weighed it on the scales we were out side and the wind was blowing a bit, so it is between 48.5 and 49.5 with the stock DA 200, so with the lighten 200 it would be around 46.5 to 47.5. and I am happy with these weights for an airplane this big. that really feels like a 40%er to fly.:biggrin:

Bob
 

Classclown

Well-Known Member
When we weighed it on the scales we were out side and the wind was blowing a bit, so it is between 48.5 and 49.5 with the stock DA 200, so with the lighten 200 it would be around 46.5 to 47.5. and I am happy with these weights for an airplane this big. that really feels like a 40%er to fly.:biggrin:

Bob
Wow, just simply amazing buddy. Are you going to be at Nall? Looks like I will be going this year, If so, I hope to meet you, and see that puppy up close!! Keep up the good work. Any plans on the drawing board?
 

SENSEI

Hyperlite Madman
The plan right now is to be at nall on Wednesday the 11th, so I will see you there. I am going to help a buddy finish his 55% 260, then I have a 40% SD Models Yak that I am putting a DA 150 in with piped and shooting for around 35-36 lbs. I guess time will tell.

Bob
 
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Geno

Learning Something New...
The plan right now is to be at nall on Wednesday the 11th, so I will see you there. I am going to help a buddy finish his 55% 260, then I have a 40% SD Models Yak that I am putting a DA 150 in with piped and shooting for around 35-36 lbs. I guess time will tell.

Bob
Nice that would be a sweet project....That would be awesome at that weight
 

SENSEI

Hyperlite Madman
Here is a video of the second day out with the 300, just after the trim and setup flight.

[ame]http://vimeo.com/22492765[/ame]

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/22492765" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/22492765">52% 2nd Day out</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2163309">Drew App</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Bob
 
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GravyGoodness

Huck-O-What?
He had a house fire and lost everything. Molds, jigs, the whole 9 yards. I don't think he is going to be "gone" forever, but there is definitely a long road to restarting his business.
 
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