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At last! Finally got out for a maiden flight

Extreme Flight 104" Extra 300 (100cc electrification)

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Adrian Smith 104/03/2020 15:14:54
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An ideal day today to finally maiden my newest project. Sparkling day with very little breeze around 6mph straight down the strip. A few still in case of a bag of bits ending - p1060289.jpg


A video clip of the flight - take off and landing the best bits as I only have a head cam so really too far away. First of two flights with both going very well.


I have the assembly thread plus numbers on FlyingGiants if you are interested.


Here's to the next decent day laughsmile d

Frank Skilbeck04/03/2020 17:49:53
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Very nice yes and your strip is so dry too (jealousy emoji here)

Adrian Smith 105/03/2020 12:48:16
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Thanks Frank. The grass strip was laid over an old drainage channel built by the Americans in WWII. All through the winter it has never been unflyable which makes me a very lucky bunny. ✈️

Edited By Adrian Smith 1 on 05/03/2020 12:48:42

Adrian Smith 112/07/2020 09:54:04
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Just a bit of feedback on performance et al after 11 flights. Firstly, the Turnigy CA 120 seems well up to the job and strangely appears to be quieter in the air than my DualSky 60cc equivalent motors. It may say more about the propellor size though, but I am not sure. I have been using a 28X10 prop although I am considering using a slightly bigger one as an experiment. I think the set up can bear it. Given the price of 'em I need to be sure in doing this.

The other observation is she flies very well in windy conditions and holds the line and is rock steady. While I am using Overlander 10000 mAh x 2 lipos in a 12S configuration I am sure using a 14S set up would improve things further. I would firstly have to buy a new charger as mine (UltraPower Quad) will only charge up to 6S lipos, although it will accommodate up to 10000 mAh lipos. And of course different lipos would need to be sourced. I am not ready for that type of outlay just yet as I am happy with how she behaves currently. Safe duration is around 6 minutes before calling landing which is enough for me, although I accept this will not satisfy the majority of flyers.

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