New Aeroworks 122" Extra 260 Review Thread

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  1. Mar 21, 2008 #121

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    I also secured the included fuel tank with the included foam and included cable ties.

    This plane is all but done, just waiting on the greves pipes. Again, there was nothing to enhance or improve on this second generation... just went together in a matter of hours as advertised... using the included hardware, no less.
     

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    --Posted by Dean Bird--

    Posted By Joe Hunt on 09/30/2007 1:42 AM

    This plane is all but done, just waiting on the greves pipes. Again, there was nothing to enhance or improve on this second generation... just went together in a matter of hours as advertised... using the included hardware, no less.



    Excellent!! When can I come get it?
     
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    --Posted by Ottrod--

    Hi Joe,

    I noticed that you peeled back the covering on this plane to do the can install, and also significantly changed the covering on your Aeroworks 100cc Yak. Could you please share any tips and advice on dealing with ARF covering removal and scheme changes? The forum "search" function doesn't seem to be working for me.

    I have a new Edge on the way, and I am planning on making some color changes to the scheme.

    Thanks,

    Keith
     
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    --Posted by Monkey--

    Yeah, you ever peel mananas', Keith? Same deal, you know what I am saying to you, mank'?
     
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    TFF, Monkey, now back to work lil' fella.

    Keith... most ARF covering is not applied with high heat... so removing it is pretty easy. Just carefully pull it back. I like to remove the covering on the bottom of ARFs just to do a neat job of the elevator extensions down the turtledeck. Then, with a few minutes work I re-attach the covering I carefully peeled back.

    On the Aeroworks 104" Yak54 ARF QB... I thought I improved the appearance alot with the covering changes I made. Those changes were quick and easy. I just peeled back the checkers and swooshes and replaced them with a piece of white covering. I even used the pieces I removed as a template to mark the new white covering.
     
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    UPDATE:

    Not much, ready to go except no pipes. Still waiting for the replacement set. Waiting and waiting, bad service and more bad service. Oh well.

    Anyone notice these planes took 2nd and 7th in the Invitational Class at the TAS last weekend?
     
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    --Posted by 1bwana1--

    Excuses and more excuses. You have until the end of the week, or "that" picture gets re-posted in the thread. You know which one I'm talking about don't you monkey.

    I did see the two 260s at TAS. They flew great. Right up there with the big name kit planes.
     
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    --Posted by Monkey--

    Excuses? U know what monkeys like to throw at people, doncha?
     
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    --Posted by Ottrod--

    Posted By Joe Hunt on 10/10/2007 3:53 PM

    Posted By Monkey on 10/10/2007 3:50 PM

    Yeah, you ever peel mananas', Keith? Same deal, you know what I am saying to you, mank'?

    TFF, Monkey, now back to work lil' fella.

    Keith... most ARF covering is not applied with high heat... so removing it is pretty easy. Just carefully pull it back. I like to remove the covering on the bottom of ARFs just to do a neat job of the elevator extensions down the turtledeck. Then, with a few minutes work I re-attach the covering I carefully peeled back.

    On the Aeroworks 104" Yak54 ARF QB... I thought I improved the appearance alot with the covering changes I made. Those changes were quick and easy. I just peeled back the checkers and swooshes and replaced them with a piece of white covering. I even used the pieces I removed as a template to mark the new white covering.

    Thanks Joe (and Monkey ) for the tips! I have more confidence now that my modifications won't be a complete disaster.

    Your creativity and attention to detail in your builds, awesome flying and ....incredible photography simply amaze me! Keep it coming!

    Keith
     
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    Posted By 1bwana1 on 10/10/2007 6:17 PM
    Excuses and more excuses. You have until the end of the week, or "that" picture gets re-posted in the thread. You know which one I'm talking about don't you monkey.

    I did see the two 260s at TAS. They flew great. Right up there with the big name kit planes.




    So bummed Steve, nothing I can do, if I would have known replacement pipes were going to take a month, or more, I would have just patched the hole in the first pipes. Wish they would have looked at the first pipes before they shipped them to me to begin with. Wish they hadn't "lost" the replacement pipes in the shop, "forgot" to ship, shipped to the "wrong address," and so on. Anyway... steam is coming out of my ears... so I'd better go take some pics to post, or something.
     
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    --Posted by 1bwana1--


    Posted By Monkey on 10/10/2007 6:54 PM

    Posted By 1bwana1 on 10/10/2007 6:17 PM


    Excuses? U know what monkeys like to throw at people, doncha?



    Used mananas?
     
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    --Posted by Dean Bird--

    Posted By Joe Hunt on 10/10/2007 4:02 PM

    Anyone notice these planes took 2nd and 7th in the Invitational Class at the TAS last weekend?



    Had the pleasure of watching them fly at the Shootout.

    I REALLY wish I knew if it would fit in my Tahoe. Don't tell me about the guy with the 35% in his Chevette. I need to travel for 8 hours to a contest with the airplane inside the Tahoe.
     
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    --Posted by Monkey--

    Posted By ottrod on 10/10/2007 6:55 PM

    Your creativity and attention to detail in your builds, awesome flying and ....incredible photography simply amaze me! Keep it coming! Keith





    I don't know who this Keith guy is, but for some reason I think I like him.
     
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    --Posted by Monkey--

    Guess again.

    Oh, and just so you know, I don't hold it against you that you are hairless. I mean, u should think about more hair to cover up that body, but I don't judge you, just so you know.
     
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    Here's a shot of the glued in rudder hinges, used Z-poxy like always:
     

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    And, here's a shot of the elevator servo/linkage setup:
     

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    --Posted by Dean Bird--

    Bummer. I was thinking the hinges were glued in already.
     
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    --Posted by 1bwana1--

    All the hinges are already glued except the rudder. The box would be too big to ship if the rudder was pre-installed. Not a big deal really.
     
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    What Steve said.
     
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    --Posted by Gmanbill--

    LOL, yeah.:D
     

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