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Old 09-13-2010, 09:05 PM
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DLE 30, Seagull Extra 260

Thinking about a DLE 30 on a Seagull extra 260 (.90-1.20). Any suggestions?
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:29 AM
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Re: DLE 30, Seagull Extra 260

It's a great combo...I've flown it quite a bit...Herve Lejeune (Performance Aircraft Unlimited) flew it too, and gave it a thumbs up. Excellent precision/IMAC trainer. I recommend epoxying a plywood donut on the outboard side of the wheel pants, otherwise, vibration will crack the fiberglass pants....
http://www.flypau.com/images/product...wheelpants.pdf
One of the biggest bangs for the buck, IMHO.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:35 AM
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Re: DLE 30, Seagull Extra 260

Gday Hanno,

I have that exact combo sitting in my shed..I bought it as an intro to IMAC airframe for my wife who flies

I had one around 4 yrs with an OS 90FX (swapped my old trainer for it) and it was a JUST ok for sport flying but would've loved to see it with an 120 4 stroke...quite precise in the air, decent build quality, the film held up to VERY hot and humid weather and was very easy to land...

Im going to try and keep it light as possible:

Pilot rc carbon gear, carbon main tube, carbon spinner ect..Im looking forward to building it and trimming it our for the wife!
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:10 PM
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Re: DLE 30, Seagull Extra 260

Hi Hanno...Sorry, but I may be talking about another Seagull Extra 260...The ones at my flying field are the Extra 260-180...Here's the specs:
GENERAL Power Class: Glow (1.10 and up) Class: Standard Category: Aerobatic | Scale Flying Skill: Intermediate-Advanced Build Type: ARF
DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS Wingspan: 70.90 inches Wing Area: 967.00 sq. inches Wing Loading: 31 oz./sq.ft. Weight: 13.00 Lbs. Airfoil: Fully Symmetrical
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:49 PM
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Re: DLE 30, Seagull Extra 260

I use a dle-30 in the 260-180 also...just had the firewall pull loose (and it was pinned!) Suggest a bit of fiberglass at the front corners and some triangle on the inside!
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:32 PM
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Hi Stanordave...thanks for the tip...I'll pass it on to the couple of guys flying that combo...I'm curious if the firewall is glued into a slot in the fuselage sides...I'll be tuning and test flying one tomorrow...
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:48 PM
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A friend (club member) has one with the DLE30 (Side carb) He likes the plane very much but, as a spectator the plane does not float in for landings, it does come in hot and his weighs 14 lbs. I would defenetly look into the Abell 260. It's lighter and, I have seen this at the field and, It's a winner by far over the Seagull. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:11 PM
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A friend (club member) has one with the DLE30 (Side carb) He likes the plane very much but, as a spectator the plane does not float in for landings, it does come in hot and his weighs 14 lbs. I would defenetly look into the Abell 260. It's lighter and, I have seen this at the field and, It's a winner by far over the Seagull. Just my 2 cents.
Sorry! I did not realize you had it already.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:22 PM
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Re: DLE 30, Seagull Extra 260

I fly the 260 with crrc pro 40, it came out 12.5lb and it fly great, it land very slow. with 11oz fuel tank sitting in front of the wing tube, I fly two 10min flights with plenty spare for landing, ignition battery is one cell of 900mah Lipo, weighs less then one oz,
I do have DLE 30 and i was very seriously considering swapping the crrc 40 to save an additional 8-10oz of weight.
DLE 30 is great, it has the same power as the crrc pro.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:30 AM
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extra 260

Do you think the DLE 30 engine have enough pony's to hover this plane?
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:36 PM
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I just finished my Extra with a Valley View 40cc twin installed. Dry weight is 11# 5oz. The plane flys great with unlimited vertical at 1/2 Throttle. The plane seems tail heavy with the dry CG at 9cm behind the leading edge at the wing tips. What CG are you all using to balance the plane for neutral flight?
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:15 AM
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Have the Extra balanced now and it flys great with the Valley View 40. It was not tail heavy after all.
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