Welcome to The FlyingGiants! - please login or click this bar to join our community...

 

Welcome to The FlyingGiants Community! We're all about fun, and inside you'll find the greatest, friendliest, and most helpful group of people around! If this is your first time visiting, please check out site, and click here to sign up! We hope to see you soon!!

Go Back   FlyingGiants > Giant Scale Planes > Build Threads
Forgot your password? Create a new account


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
sensei
Super Weight Freak
 
sensei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Antonio Texas
Age: 58
Posts: 2,950
Default Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

I have been building up a kit for this over the last two months, and this afternoon, I finally got to work on the build for a couple hours, felt great. The weight of this motor box at this stage is very close to the weight my 40% Carden at the same stage of completion, the real difference is the choice of material made for this airframe.

The span will be 164", length, 144" power plant, DA 170cc.

Bob
Attached Thumbnails
  • Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2878.jpg
Views:	508
Size:	63.9 KB
ID:	198345 63.9 KB · Views: 508

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2879.jpg
Views:	406
Size:	67.7 KB
ID:	198346 67.7 KB · Views: 406

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2880.jpg
Views:	386
Size:	64.5 KB
ID:	198347 64.5 KB · Views: 386

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2882.jpg
Views:	445
Size:	52.7 KB
ID:	198348 52.7 KB · Views: 445

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2884.jpg
Views:	453
Size:	84.6 KB
ID:	198349 84.6 KB · Views: 453

  • Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2885.jpg
Views:	1027
Size:	68.5 KB
ID:	198350 68.5 KB · Views: 1027

sensei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
flying skunks
I got a BIG BLOCK now ......
 
flying skunks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Flying with the Best of Friends
Posts: 16,120
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Keep it coming Sensei , we are all watching you work your Magic again ...
__________________
Donnie
Chief Aircraft ........Godfrey Designs
Florida Freestyle Aerobatics Association
Triple Tree Youth Masters , July 27-28
Torch Engines ..........Bunny Up
flying skunks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
Wild Thang
Deadstickin'
 
Wild Thang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lakeland, FL
Age: 21
Posts: 1,900
Send a message via AIM to Wild Thang Send a message via Skype™ to Wild Thang
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

You ARE the MAN Bob
__________________
Matt Thomas
Florida Freestyle Aerobatics Association
Wild Thang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 07:45 PM   #4
danielgpr
Uber Contributor
 
danielgpr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Age: 42
Posts: 733
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Sweeeeeeeet!
Gotta come by and hang out one night.LOL
Dan
danielgpr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 07:56 PM   #5
Fixed Wing
Horse Power Saves Planes!
 
Fixed Wing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Magnolia, Texas
Posts: 2,260
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Looks good. What type of material/wood and thickness are you using for the motor box structure and firewall? Dean
Fixed Wing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
rotccapt
Uber Contributor
 
rotccapt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: oklahoma city, OK
Age: 28
Posts: 895
Send a message via Yahoo to rotccapt
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

looks fun ill be keeping tabs on this one
__________________
who planted that tree there and why did it eat my plane.
rotccapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:11 PM   #7
joeo78
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: fort hunter ny u.s.a.
Age: 39
Posts: 426
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

looking good sensei ill be watching
joeo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:18 PM   #8
3dAndrew
Livin it up like a kid!
 
3dAndrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NY, but wishing i was still in FL
Age: 20
Posts: 1,572
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

3dAndrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:24 PM   #9
sensei
Super Weight Freak
 
sensei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Antonio Texas
Age: 58
Posts: 2,950
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Quote: Originally Posted by Fixed Wing
View Post
Looks good. What type of material/wood and thickness are you using for the motor box structure and firewall? Dean
Hello Dean,

The material is 3/32 aircraft grade Bass plywood it is almost the weight of light ply, and has almost the trength of Birch ply, I have been using it for some time now, works great.

Bob
sensei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:25 PM   #10
sensei
Super Weight Freak
 
sensei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Antonio Texas
Age: 58
Posts: 2,950
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Thanks for all the support guys, with a little luck; the guys at Aerotech might be kitting this one when my flight test is complete.

Bob
sensei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #11
extra330ss
Bored Diesel Mechanic
 
extra330ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: north of the former nonsoviet republic of massachusetts, or just massachusetts, north america, earth
Posts: 3,227
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

you da man! subscribed!
__________________
Keepin' the shiny side up and the dirty side down
extra330ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:33 PM   #12
zoomer260
Bad-ass Super Contributor!
 
zoomer260's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Louisville,KY
Age: 55
Posts: 3,049
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Now all I gotta do is get you to do a 33-35%.
__________________
A.M.A. #518216
zoomer260 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:35 PM   #13
extra330ss
Bored Diesel Mechanic
 
extra330ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: north of the former nonsoviet republic of massachusetts, or just massachusetts, north america, earth
Posts: 3,227
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Quote: Originally Posted by zoomer260
View Post
Now all I gotta do is get you to do a 33-35%.
he'd get it to fly unlimited verticle with a cox .049
__________________
Keepin' the shiny side up and the dirty side down
extra330ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 08:39 PM   #14
ericb
Team WTFO
 
ericb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA, SD, Worthing
Posts: 8,861
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Subscribed!!
__________________
www.bandegraphix.com

https://www.google.com/#q=terryscust...+scratch+build<My next plane. ericb sent you.
ericb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2009, 09:07 PM   #15
askforplanes
3D Giants
 
askforplanes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Virginia
Age: 19
Posts: 1,067
Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Subscribed!

JP
askforplanes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extra aircraft types mod#s Gordo Airframes and Kits 26 04-18-2011 02:48 PM
Airwild 29% Extra 260, SD Models 30% Yak or WH 28% Extra 300 Berwyn Bill General Discussion 34 09-24-2010 05:07 PM
Aeroworks Extra 260 vs. SD Models Extra 260 swatman260 Airframes and Kits 31 06-13-2010 11:52 PM
Maidened my H9 Extra 260 today! ericb General Discussion 25 09-13-2009 06:57 PM
Spektrum lost connection with my H9 Extra 260 redbarret1 Radios 49 12-04-2008 08:57 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 PM.

All Flyinggiants.com content copyright 2006-2014 by RCGroups.com, LLC except where otherwise indicated. The Flyinggiants.com logo is a trademark of RCGroups.com, LLC.
Please report any misuse of our trademarks or copyright violations using the contact form.
RCGroups Network :: RCGroups :: Crackroll :: RC Cars

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.