Aeroworks 100cc Extra 300

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  1. Mar 6, 2009 #1

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    Aeroworks has recently come out with a 100cc Extra 300. Wouldn't you know it that the oppourtunity has come out to build and fly one. Showtime and I will be doing a build thread on this plane.

    Specs:

    Wing span 106 inches.
    Wing Area 1950
    Fuse Length 94" (Spinner to Rudder)
    Fuse Length 89" (Cowl to Rudder)
    Weight 27 to 28 lbs
    Engine 100 cc
    Radio 6 Channels minimum


    FEATURING

    Strong Light Weight Construction
    Complete and Detailed Instruction Manual on CD
    Painted and Pre mounted 7075 Aluminum Landing gear
    Pre mounted Main Gear Cuffs
    Complete High Quality SAE Hardware Package Included
    Adjustable pushrods with centering nut
    Machined aluminum engine stand offs included
    6061 T-6 Anodized Aluminum Wing Tube
    6061 T-6 Anodized Aluminum Stab Tube
    Professionally covered in ULTRACOTE
    Pre-Hinged from factory (Ready to Fly) No gluing
    Two Servo Wing
    Large control surfaces double beveled for maximum throw
    Pre Mounted Fiberglass Cowl and Wheel Pants
    Flush fit cowl with No External mounting bolts
    Molded in Cowl Baffling
    Pre Mounted and Tinted Canopy / Hatch assembly
    Canister & Pipe READY!
    Pre installed and fuel proofed engine box
    Laser cut engine mounting templates provided
    Custom Throw Meter Included
    Extra Ultracote covering provided for small repairs
    Two Fuel tanks One for Smoke

    8 to 10 Hours assembly Time
     
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    If cowlhead flies the plane you two better reinforce the wing tips for those sharp turns on landing
     
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    We picked up the plane from UPS at 5:00 PM today here is how it looks off of the truck
     

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    Great timing, this will be fun to follow. I'll be building one too for a friend next month. I look forward to following your build. Take a lot of pictures please.
     
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    I have never seen a plane packed as well as this one was. Each box was double boxed, and inside of that was reinforced with a thin MDF. In short this packaging was indestructable.
     

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    more unpacking
     

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    Here is everything laid out awaiting assembly.
     

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    Its amazing how quick the QB line goes together, but you will have to wait until tomorrow to see what was completed.
     
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    Looks sweet! Hows the hardware they include?
     
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    The hardware is all top quality stuff. We will be using all of the factory hardware.
     
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    So is it done yet? JB and I built his QB Yak in a day - come on! What's taking so long???
    FWIW there is a video out there already with one of these and a DA-85/RE3 pipe. If it balanced with that engine then you may be able to put some more stuff aft, like the rudder servo in the tail. If you use two rudder servos it might be a little tougher but might still be doable. AEroworks should have already put servo cutouts back there for you, too.
    Just throwing that out there...
     
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    Nick I think we are going to go with your idea I think we will put two rudder servos in the tail and give it a go
     
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    The next step was to remove the parts from their nicely bubble wrapped packaging. Aeroworks also provides a nice CD with a seriously complete manual.
     

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    The first step in the manual is to iron down all of the covering, and seal the hinge gaps. We could only find 2 spots on the turtle deck that needed to be ironed down.
     

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    As with most people we got the fuse on her legs. With this plane it came with all of the hardware seperated into nice packages, so it takes all of that guess work out of it. The first thing you have to do is remove the landing gear plate cover that is held in place with two phillips wood screws. I would reccomend wicking some CA into the holes to harden the threads.
     

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    The landing gear comes lightened, and is high quality aluminum, the landing gear is painted and it even has the holes drilled for the wheel pants.
     

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    done yet ?????????????
     
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    The landing gear plate has the locking blind nuts installed already. This makes installing the landing gear a snap. Inside the landing gear bag is the allen head bolts, and washers need to complete this step.
     

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    The next step we completed was installing the landing gear cuffs (don't know what to call them) axels, tires, and wheel pants. The wheel pants have the blind nuts pre installed, and the axels have slots for the wheel pants to set into. It takes all of the guess work out of trying to get the wheel pants straight and even with eachother. Again the hardware package is seperated for you.
     

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