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Old 04-28-2012, 10:35 PM   #31
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We got spoiled there for a little while. I hope that nice weather comes back.
I even brought my trailer home and finished making my floor brackets for maiden tomorrow and now weather looks like !

Guess I'll be home working on the yak instead.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #32
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I think the EF Extra is one of my best planes, and after seeing how the Mintor 38 pulls around another friends plane, this is going to be a lot of fun.
I also have a brand-new 38cc Mintor that needs an airframe to go into. I was actually considering the Extreme Flight 78" Extra (currently out of stock), but I am not sure about the performance I should be able to obtain with it, mainly because I read somewhere on the Mintor Motori web site that this engine is suitable for all-out 3D airplanes not exceeding 5 Kg (~11lbs). The Extra is spec'ed at 11.5 - 13 lbs. Have you flown your plane yet and, if so, what is your experience so far?

Any comments about this engine/airframe combination would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #33
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I am now starting the installation. The standoffs will have to be shortened about 40mm and that will put the carb into the motor box. I am debating relocating the firewall, but I think shorter standoffs will be easier. A friend has the Mintor on a 12 pound Raven and it pulls it around like a foamie. My EF Extra weighed about 11.5 pounds with the Syssa 30 which swung a 18-6 or 18-5.5 prop, the Mintor 38 pulls a 20-6 so I have no doubt this will be a great combo.

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:56 PM   #34
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I also have a brand-new 38cc Mintor that needs an airframe to go into. I was actually considering the Extreme Flight 78" Extra (currently out of stock), but I am not sure about the performance I should be able to obtain with it, mainly because I read somewhere on the Mintor Motori web site that this engine is suitable for all-out 3D airplanes not exceeding 5 Kg (~11lbs). The Extra is spec'ed at 11.5 - 13 lbs. Have you flown your plane yet and, if so, what is your experience so far?

Any comments about this engine/airframe combination would be greatly appreciated.
The Mintor 38 will be plenty for the EF Extra.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #35
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I also have a brand-new 38cc Mintor that needs an airframe to go into. I was actually considering the Extreme Flight 78" Extra (currently out of stock), but I am not sure about the performance I should be able to obtain with it, mainly because I read somewhere on the Mintor Motori web site that this engine is suitable for all-out 3D airplanes not exceeding 5 Kg (~11lbs). The Extra is spec'ed at 11.5 - 13 lbs. Have you flown your plane yet and, if so, what is your experience so far?

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it will be a great combo!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #36
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I got my Yak RTF and Robbins is on the final countdown.....Thank You EF for the awesome sale

I have to say that after some more tuning today this DA120 is downright scary....In a good way!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #37
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they look purdy sitting there together.

i finished buttoning up the engine/proflow install

i will hopefully have time monday or tuesday night to get the location for receiver and batteries figured out and balanced.

then on to setting deflections on control surfaces and other radio programming.

not much left to do besides adding more of crazy's vinyl!!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:49 PM   #38
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weighed the airframe tonight after final assembly. my fish scale tells me 12 lbs 3 oz. the cg ended up at 6" where i desire to place the batteries.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:16 AM   #39
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12 pounds 3oz? Are you using an IBE and single battery?
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:30 AM   #40
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ibe and 2s 2cell 1300mah lipos, no regulator
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:38 AM   #41
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ibe and 2s 2cell 1300mah lipos, no regulator
Pro flow and header add slightly, but that's still lighter than the old Pilot was.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #42
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Thanks,I just installed a Proflow on my 50cc hempel yak.it really quiets my plane down
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:18 AM   #43
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Few pics from maiden day:
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #44
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Few pics from maiden day:
Great pics of a great airplane!
What engine are you using in it?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #45
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Great pics of a great airplane!
What engine are you using in it?
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Just got my new Extreme Flight Extra 78" ARF. Im hoping this will be a sweet ride!

I am setting it up with all 7955's on surfaces, 5685MH on throttle. Tech-aero Ibec will be used on ignition, 2x lipos for power, JR 921 rx receiver.

Starting out with a well broken in DLE-30 and vess 20A prop. i will report on this combination as my build is completed. However, when I get my hands on a DA-35 I will be doing a comparason. I will be running Planebender's pro-flow canister on both powerplants.

Pictures and video will be on its way as weather straightens out!
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