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Old 09-07-2014, 10:41 AM
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Are Krills worth it?

I'm getting the itch for a new 35%. The krill extra 330 looks awesome! I have never owned a composite plane. I know there are a lot of really awesome planes out there in the 35% size but the thought of no wrinkles in the monokote makes me happy.
For the guys that own this plane or flown it does the aircraft perform as well as it's 35% wood/covering rivals?
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:52 AM
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PM Craig Bavery, heis on the board and UK distributor for Krill for detailed info. They seem a little heavier than the built up planes but build quality is awesome.
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:33 PM
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:23 PM
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Hi Guys..

If you're after a model that will last for ages protected with the right covers than a composite is the way to go. I believe that somethings only worth what you're willing to pay.

I personally have had a few composite planes, from carf to Krill. I personally prefer the way the Krills fly, they 3D and fly precision extremely well. I found the carfs are built stiffer and end up a tad heavier. The krill's are designed for competition in mind, I loved my 35% extra until she met her end…

I ran the DA120 and moved to the MVVS116np, the MVVS ended up producing bags more power than the DA and the extra balanced spot on with this engine. The 35% extra is by far the best 3D machine Ive ever flown. really predictable. so to me a Krill is worth every penny!!!!
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:21 PM
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I loved my composite 55sp from carf but when it went in I damn near cried nothing left to fix I went back to balsa .When I flew the compy even after 4 years I still had the pucker factor . I now fly a older QQpython and the pucker went away . It does not fly any better but it is a lot easier to fix JMHO but they do fly and look awesome . nothing like that turtle wax finish.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:25 PM
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Worth it? Take look from approx 2:55😜
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:52 PM
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I wish was easy to get one ov this over to Brazil Imports here are 100% ,that means double the price
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:31 PM
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I worry a bit about working with the fiberglass. To be honest splitting the cowl seems daunting to me. Most likely it's easy but I've just never had any experience with composite material.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:08 PM
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I split the cowl on a Pilot Yak ARF a year or so ago... really no trouble. Once you start, it literally takes about 2 hours from start to finish, and as long as you mark and cut a straight line, it looks great.


With that said.. I can understand your hesitation. I bought a CARF Pitts (always wanted one). I didn't realize it until I bought it, but the top half of the cowl is by default still attached to the airplane. The bottom half comes off so you can mount the motor, exhaust, etc.. but the top half does not come off. Since I was installing a radial motor and it would routinely need oiling, valve adjustments, etc... I decided to cut the top of the cowl off from the rest of the fuse. I looked at it for probably a month, then one day I just got the dremel out, put the diamond cutting wheel on it and went to town... it took a day or so with bracing underneath and all, but it turned out great.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:52 AM
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Worth it? Take look from approx 2:55😜
http://youtu.be/hOHc9a-ALhc
Man that flight was very stable. No wing rock at all
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:41 PM
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AHH

NO Krills are not worth I have had 3 and will not be buying another krill. They are too weak, overpriced and do not fly all that well.

If I have to chose betwen carf or krill it will be CARF regardless of the price.

Lastly the customer support is sucky at best IN THE US at least.

Krills Owned:

41% Extra 330sc
Krill thunder
Krill 40% katana
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:43 PM
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If you are planning on spending that money, do yourself a favor and buy a extreme flight 125 extra instead, if you want a 100cc composite then get the qq hangar 9 composite.

I have yet to find a decent 150cc composite plane that doesn't fly like crap compared to the well established wood/film covered planes, so far only the qq hangar 9 yak with carbon fiber upgrades comes close, the rest do not, they fly worse than film/wood covered planes.

Anyone who says otherwise is either a vendor or someone that is sponsored, or... a stupid fan boy that doesn't have a clue.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:24 PM
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Buy whatever you want and don't let know-it-alls tell you otherwise.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:17 PM
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I am not a fanboy or vendor, but I have owned several giant scale planes. I've owned 3 Krills, 150cc yak, 100cc katana, and now 170cc extra. I've also owned Carden, 3DHS, Pilot, CARF, and Aeroworks. The Krill has pros and cons just like the rest. I have the 170cc Krill extra and it flies great. The setup is a key factor in how well a plane flies. If you can afford the 35% krill go for it. Buy what you like and can afford, I don't think you will go wrong with any of the top brands now a days.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:45 PM
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Chip Hyde had some interesting comments on his Krill experience;

https://www.facebook.com/chip.hyde.5...56285041095621
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