logo
Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2013, 03:08 PM
Dave Wilshere is offline
Find More Posts by Dave Wilshere
Registered User
Joined Apr 2008
59 Posts
Discussion
CARF Extra 330SC 2.6 100-120cc

Most of you guys are familiar with CARF's Extra 330SC in 3.0m and 2.3m form, so it was obvious they would produce a version in the super popular 2.6 size!
I was one of the guys who started asking for it, as it suits the UK market well and I'm a rep for CARF in England and have worked with them on several projects.
The first 2.6m kit arrived in England today, destined for good friend Andrew Bird. I'm sure he'll chip in here as he's more used to being on FG than me having resided in the US on and off for a few years.

Details are top hinged ailerons, the Edge used centre hinged ailerons, but the weight penalty in the wings out weigh the benefit. Large ailerons and good movement cover aileron power. Twin inboard servos also keep the weight in and I expect the stops to be good!
Split cowl...all pre mounted, like the canopy frame reduces the work load a lot.
More info as we assemble this one. Its going to have a 3W 110 for power.

Colour options swap the Magenta for orange, yellow or a host of stock CARF colours

Dave
Dave Wilshere is offline Find More Posts by Dave Wilshere
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old 03-19-2013, 04:07 PM
TROYS PIT-BITCH is offline
Find More Posts by TROYS PIT-BITCH
Damo loves building my planes
TROYS PIT-BITCH's Avatar
WAGGA WAGGA
Joined Apr 2006
1,726 Posts
Sub'd
TROYS PIT-BITCH is offline Find More Posts by TROYS PIT-BITCH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Dave Wilshere is offline
Find More Posts by Dave Wilshere
Registered User
Joined Apr 2008
59 Posts
Thanks!
Ah, for those people with a strange aversion to logos the wing text is a decal that could be removed...
Dave Wilshere is offline Find More Posts by Dave Wilshere
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2013, 05:27 PM
skymaster68 is online now
Find More Posts by skymaster68
Registered User
United States, FL, Miami
Joined Jan 2006
569 Posts
elev has counter balance and ailerons don't ? can't see good from the picture..

Any way a was waiting for this to come, have on order, also for the SU31 2.6 that will come in a couple month !!
skymaster68 is online now Find More Posts by skymaster68
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2013, 05:48 PM
kwboost is offline
Find More Posts by kwboost
Registered User
kwboost's Avatar
United States, LA, Metairie
Joined May 2006
458 Posts
Wow! That's sexy! I like the scheme!
kwboost is offline Find More Posts by kwboost
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2013, 10:46 PM
Dean Bird is offline
Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Straight huckin' !!
Dean Bird's Avatar
Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
1,612 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwboost View Post
Wow! That's sexy! I like the scheme!

The Yellow Kiwi was always my favorite. This is a picture of Chrisby's.

Name: Yellow Kiwi - Chrisby.jpg
Views: 512
Size: 144.5 KB
Description:

The only problem for aerobatics competition was that the bottom was solid yellow and didn't contrast well with the top.

The new scheme Andreas and I developed fixes that problem. I think it is stunning!!

Name: 1 - top rear.jpg
Views: 600
Size: 49.7 KB
Description:

Name: 3a - top.jpg
Views: 683
Size: 31.1 KB
Description:

Name: 3b - bottom.jpg
Views: 466
Size: 29.4 KB
Description:

I can't wait to get it and show you all how I set up the "2013 Series" 3.1m Extra 330SC for competition!!
Dean Bird is offline Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2013, 12:05 AM
Patrick H is offline
Find More Posts by Patrick H
Hovering
Patrick H's Avatar
200k from home
Joined Jan 2007
977 Posts
Good job, I like it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Bird View Post
The Yellow Kiwi was always my favorite. This is a picture of Chrisby's.

Attachment 546592

The only problem for aerobatics competition was that the bottom was solid yellow and didn't contrast well with the top.

The new scheme Andreas and I developed fixes that problem. I think it is stunning!!

Attachment 546589

Attachment 546590

Attachment 546591

I can't wait to get it and show you all how I set up the "2013 Series" 3.1m Extra 330SC for competition!!
Patrick H is offline Find More Posts by Patrick H
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2013, 02:34 AM
Dave Wilshere is offline
Find More Posts by Dave Wilshere
Registered User
Joined Apr 2008
59 Posts
Yes, the scheme is the best CARF have used for a long time.
Details of the Extra 330SC 2.6m will be on the site in the next 7 days with another scheme option.

No counter balance on the aileron, the wing is a bigger version of the 2.3 which works very well.

Dave
Dave Wilshere is offline Find More Posts by Dave Wilshere
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2013, 04:07 AM
Garley is offline
Find More Posts by Garley
aka Bones
Garley's Avatar
Queensland, Australia
Joined Oct 2007
744 Posts
Sub
Garley is offline Find More Posts by Garley
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2013, 07:32 AM
Dean Bird is offline
Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Straight huckin' !!
Dean Bird's Avatar
Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
1,612 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Good job, I like it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
Yes, the scheme is the best CARF have used for a long time.

Thanks, guys. Andreas and I worked on the scheme for a couple weeks getting it just right. I've only seen the pictures of mine. I can't wait to see the real thing. Andreas told me it was beautiful!!

I'll be doing a build thread on the "2013 Series" 3.1m Extra 330SC to highlight the improvements made in the new series and show how it will be set up for competition.
Dean Bird is offline Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2013, 10:01 PM
skymaster68 is online now
Find More Posts by skymaster68
Registered User
United States, FL, Miami
Joined Jan 2006
569 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Bird View Post
Thanks, guys. Andreas and I worked on the scheme for a couple weeks getting it just right. I've only seen the pictures of mine. I can't wait to see the real thing. Andreas told me it was beautiful!!

I'll be doing a build thread on the "2013 Series" 3.1m Extra 330SC to highlight the improvements made in the new series and show how it will be set up for competition.

skymaster68 is online now Find More Posts by skymaster68
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2013, 10:14 PM
Dean Bird is offline
Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Straight huckin' !!
Dean Bird's Avatar
Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
1,612 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
Yes, the scheme is the best CARF have used for a long time.

Details of the Extra 330SC 2.6m will be on the site in the next 7 days with another scheme option.

It's up.

http://www.carf-models.com/public_ca...uct&proId=3314
Dean Bird is offline Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2013, 10:47 PM
skymaster68 is online now
Find More Posts by skymaster68
Registered User
United States, FL, Miami
Joined Jan 2006
569 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Bird View Post
And well detailed !
skymaster68 is online now Find More Posts by skymaster68
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2013, 05:33 PM
Dean Bird is offline
Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Straight huckin' !!
Dean Bird's Avatar
Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 2006
1,612 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Bird View Post
I can't wait to get it and show you all how I set up the "2013 Series" 3.1m Extra 330SC for competition!!

It's a race between the plane and the engine to see what shows up first.

- In lane 1, the container with my plane left at the end of February.

Name: 3a - top.jpg
Views: 327
Size: 31.1 KB
Description:

- In lane 2, the engine. Jeff from DA said they expect the mag cases to arrive in about a week. Then the case goes through some other process that takes a week and a half. Then they can put my parts in a mag case and lighten the cylinders.

Name: DA-200.jpg
Views: 401
Size: 112.4 KB
Description:

We'll see what arrives first.
Dean Bird is offline Find More Posts by Dean Bird
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2013, 06:34 PM
craig77 is offline
Find More Posts by craig77
Registered User
craig77's Avatar
UK
Joined Jul 2006
837 Posts
Welcome to flying Giants Dave. Iam sure you'll feel at home here?
craig77 is offline Find More Posts by craig77
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Message:


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