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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator10/09/2016 09:42:02
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What makes you say that an EF extra is "designed for 3d" Ben? Sure they are popular for that, but they are also popular for flying IMAC and F3A style aerobatics. Hell, some people even sports fly them as they fly so well. I have one and don't generally engage in "hanging around"!
It's dangerous to make assumptions!
BEB

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/09/2016 09:43:00

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator10/09/2016 19:40:16
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We don't do personal insults Ben.

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cymaz10/09/2016 19:44:24
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Xoar props are goodie expensive. I have had some from HK and they have been of good quality.

Rich too10/09/2016 19:48:22
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/09/2016 09:42:02:
What makes you say that an EF extra is "designed for 3d" Ben? Sure they are popular for that, but they are also popular for flying IMAC and F3A style aerobatics. Hell, some people even sports fly them as they fly so well. I have one and don't generally engage in "hanging around"!
It's dangerous to make assumptions!
BEB

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/09/2016 09:43:00

It says as much in the product description.

Rich too10/09/2016 19:55:50
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Posted by cymaz on 10/09/2016 19:44:24:

Xoar props are goodie expensive. I have had some from HK and they have been of good quality.

I thought Xoar were quite reasonable? And balanced! How much are HK's?

cymaz10/09/2016 20:07:17
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Posted by Rich2 on 10/09/2016 19:55:50:
Posted by cymaz on 10/09/2016 19:44:24:

Xoar props are goodie expensive. I have had some from HK and they have been of good quality.

I thought Xoar were quite reasonable? And balanced! How much are HK's?

I'm that tight fisted, I can make pips squeak!

Here for the HK props! Rich2. I find that  Kings Lynn Models are the cheapest for Xoar props, depending what size you want.

Edited By cymaz on 10/09/2016 20:08:39

Rich too10/09/2016 20:21:21
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Wow, you are right, they are very cheap. How are they for balance?

ben goodfellow 110/09/2016 20:28:09
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it says so much in the descrption...........exactly right ... fly low fly 3d 

ongratulations on your purchase of the Extreme Flight RC 91" Extra 300EXP ARF! Designed specifically to handle the high G loads of Xtreme Aerobatics (XA), Freestyle routines, aggressive 3D maneuvers and precision aerobatics, the Extra was born of the desire to meet the demands of today's top ultra-aggressive pilots. Thoroughly flight tested by the likes of Donatas Pauzuolis, RJ Gritter, Daniel Holman, Devin McGrath, Michael Holman and Chris Hinson, the Extra has proven itself up to  ????

Edited By ben goodfellow 1 on 10/09/2016 20:33:14

cymaz10/09/2016 20:30:25
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Posted by Rich2 on 10/09/2016 20:21:21:

Wow, you are right, they are very cheap. How are they for balance?

quite good...but I always check mine thoroughly. Sometimes even a Xoar needs a spot of epoxy to get it right.

Rich too10/09/2016 20:32:19
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Posted by cymaz on 10/09/2016 20:07:17:
Posted by Rich2 on 10/09/2016 19:55:50:
Posted by cymaz on 10/09/2016 19:44:24:

Xoar props are goodie expensive. I have had some from HK and they have been of good quality.

I thought Xoar were quite reasonable? And balanced! How much are HK's?

I'm that tight fisted, I can make pips squeak!

Here for the HK props! Rich2. I find that Kings Lynn Models are the cheapest for Xoar props, depending what size you want.

Edited By cymaz on 10/09/2016 20:08:39

I might give them a try next time I need a prop - which is pretty frequently!

cymaz10/09/2016 20:37:36
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I have already used the HK props on my Evo 7-77 radial. No real performance difference to the Xoar.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator10/09/2016 20:43:32
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Posted by ben goodfellow 1 on 10/09/2016 20:28:09:

it says so much in the descrption...........exactly right ... fly low fly 3d

ongratulations on your purchase of the Extreme Flight RC 91" Extra 300EXP ARF! Designed specifically to handle the high G loads of Xtreme Aerobatics (XA), Freestyle routines, aggressive 3D maneuvers and precision aerobatics, the Extra was born of the desire to meet the demands of today's top ultra-aggressive pilots. Thoroughly flight tested by the likes of Donatas Pauzuolis, RJ Gritter, Daniel Holman, Devin McGrath, Michael Holman and Chris Hinson, the Extra has proven itself up to ????

Edited By ben goodfellow 1 on 10/09/2016 20:33:14

Very good Ben! But it doesn't change the fact that lots of people use them for scale aerobatics too!

BEB

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/09/2016 20:44:02

Rich too10/09/2016 20:57:54
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That's true, I am strangely drawn to aerobatic models, yaks, extras, sbach's, but my talent is very limited - I wish I could do 3D! wink

To be fair, this model is designed for 3D and Ben did say, "if you intend to do 3D"....

john stones 110/09/2016 21:50:18
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It say in the add for mens after shave you'll be fighting beautiful women off face 1

It's a model aeroplane, fly it how you want and enjoy yourself, i've a 9 and 16 channel transmitter and only ever used 6 crook i like xoar props as well

John

onetenor11/09/2016 05:11:47
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I started experimenting with making my own props when I was 14 This was mainly because I couldn't get replacement blades for my variable pitch props. Great fun and you learn a lot. Using different woods in lamins ating them produces some lovely looking props and you can make all sorts of adjustments to shape, thickness ,pitch, washout etc. Give it a try .Even easier these days with Dremels etc Great for scale props for WW1 types etc Start simply using balsa for rubber jobs and go on from there . I've not done any for some time owing to health problems but I may do some more when I get mobile again . Good luck and have fun John

Rich too11/09/2016 19:10:16
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Posted by onetenor on 11/09/2016 05:11:47:

I started experimenting with making my own props when I was 14 This was mainly because I couldn't get replacement blades for my variable pitch props. Great fun and you learn a lot. Using different woods in lamins ating them produces some lovely looking props and you can make all sorts of adjustments to shape, thickness ,pitch, washout etc. Give it a try .Even easier these days with Dremels etc Great for scale props for WW1 types etc Start simply using balsa for rubber jobs and go on from there . I've not done any for some time owing to health problems but I may do some more when I get mobile again . Good luck and have fun John

That is very impressive, it is enough for me to have drill the holes in the prop!

Rich too05/10/2016 08:34:27
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I am looking at props for an os33gt, and it appears that I need a bush as most props seem to be drilled to 10mm, but the shaft on the OS is 8mm. Where do you guys buy bushings for for this purpose?

Steve Balaam05/10/2016 09:42:34
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The Prop Guy carries 10mm to 8mm carbon bushes for this , only a couple of quid a pair. He also has Falcon Wood props which I use.

Steve B

Rich too06/10/2016 06:44:46
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Thanks Steve yes

£13 postage to deliver a bush and prop!! they're having a laf!surprise

Edited By Rich2 on 06/10/2016 06:52:41

Braddock, VC06/10/2016 08:39:52
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/09/2016 20:43:32:
Posted by ben goodfellow 1 on 10/09/2016 20:28:09:

it says so much in the descrption...........exactly right ... fly low fly 3d

ongratulations on your purchase of the Extreme Flight RC 91" Extra 300EXP ARF! Designed specifically to handle the high G loads of Xtreme Aerobatics (XA), Freestyle routines, aggressive 3D maneuvers and precision aerobatics, the Extra was born of the desire to meet the demands of today's top ultra-aggressive pilots. Thoroughly flight tested by the likes of Donatas Pauzuolis, RJ Gritter, Daniel Holman, Devin McGrath, Michael Holman and Chris Hinson, the Extra has proven itself up to ????

Edited By ben goodfellow 1 on 10/09/2016 20:33:14

Very good Ben! But it doesn't change the fact that lots of people use them for scale aerobatics too!

BEB

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/09/2016 20:44:02

Designed for and used for are two completely different things, aren't they?

Before I cashed in on its antique value I owned a lovely old Tolley double 8 bore, it was designed for harvesting geese but I also harvested teal and, on one occasion, a snipe.

I also have a junior 60, owned one in one shape or another since the mid 50s, I know what it's designed for but I can loop it, do a passable roll with it and have tried, for the last 18 years or so to fly it inverted, unsuccessfully for more than a few metres.

Designed for and used for....dangerous to make assumptions...man up beb, ben is the lawyer's better bet on this one.

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