Seagull Extra 300 EP

Brand: Seagull Models

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
Romeo Whisky  |  Jun 26, 2009

Strengths:
Beautifully made and can fly like a pussycat or a wildcat - it's up to you. . . .
Weaknesses:
Elevator and undercarriage are the weak points and MUST be strengthened. Also fit bigger wheels and forget the spats. . .
Overall:
Sweet flyer. Ailerons are huge and look terrifying if you are new to aerobatics, but you'll soon need full throws. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Butch  |  Jun 12, 2009

Strengths:
very stable. . . .
Weaknesses:
elevator reinforcement needed. . . .
Overall:
9 out of 10!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Martin McIntosh  |  Oct 03, 2008

Strengths:
Superbly built and covered, the cowl spray finish has to be seen to be believed. Very light and performs well with the recommended motor. . .
Weaknesses:
The recommended esc is nowhere near up to the job. I ended up with a 50A unit since the motor can pull up to 40A on a fresh charge. There is no mention of the motor mount box in the instructions and I think that it may have originally been intended for i/c motors since the T nuts are placed for an engine mount and they state that the covering is fuel proof. I used the alternative supplied u/c to get up from short grass, and reinforced the u/c / engine mount a little.
Overall:
Now trying i/c motors. OS 15 not enough but my 20 should cure that. 2200 Lipo (25C) is fine on electric version. Experiment with the c of g to give the performance you require.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
5
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator  |  Sep 26, 2008

Strengths:
Beautifully built & covered. Amazingly light. All hardware of acceptable standard. Well thought out design.
Weaknesses:
Spats mounting is rubbish. I left mine off as I fly from grass. Main wheels too small. .
Overall:
Brilliant model. I absolutely love mine & if & when I crash it I will buy another (or maybe an Edge!!!!) I used a bit of triangular balso to support the front former & firewall & also the battery mounting tray but thats probably just me. I have just over 400 watts (38 amps) in mine from a Turnigy C35/42/1100 turning an 11x7 APC prop. Battery is a 2200 3s 20C unit & is perhaps a little small as duration is only about 7 mins.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Simon Reid  |  Sep 21, 2008

Strengths:
Flies on rails, and that's good for me as an old git with little experience. Soldly built and went together very well. . .
Weaknesses:
Unfortunately on the elevator, there is only one control arm, and in the kit there are left and right handed ones. I used the wrong one, thus putting the screws closer to the centre thinner part of the one piece elevator. After 14 flights, this weakened are finally gave, and I lost half the elevator, and in the process, the horizontal stabiliser also broke in half, but was retained by the covering. Still had enough elevator control to land the model, otherwise I would not have been able to deduce what the original problem was.
Overall:
This is a great model and I am really pleased with it. I am still in the learning stages of flying, but this model has given me no problems so far. I am only on low rates, but still does what I need. .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
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