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Old 02-02-2016, 07:30 AM
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Aerobeez 93" Extra Build thread and Review.

I just recently started building the new 93" Extra from Aerobeez, purchased from TaildraggerRC.com . This is the version 2 with a few upgrades from version 1. For one it has the removable rudder for easier transportation. Strengthened fuselage with carbon stringers, more carbon. After un-boxing and really taking a look at it, I'm amazed at all the carbon. Strengthened motorbox and firewall, all with layered carbon. Pre-install 3-line fuel tank. 16oz. It is a quality tank, but I will end up pulling it and going with a 32oz from TaildraggerRC and using the other tank for another project. Not to mention this is a massive plane for the 50-60cc size. I plan on starting the build right away and giving pictures and notes along the way. I did some small comparison in size to my 3DHS 108" Extra just so you can visualize how big the 93" is. I'm looking forward to seeing what this plane is capable of .
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:45 AM
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I started with installing the landing gear and tailgear. I'm very impressed how easy the gear and wheel pants went on. A lot of times on other models I have to modify the hole of the pants for it to slide over the axle bolt. Not in this case! Everything fit perfect.
I also went ahead and scuffed up the tips of the control arms so the epoxy will bite a little better. ( I would recommend this).
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:50 AM
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Hardware is neatly packaged individually. And the turnbuckles are already threaded and ready to install. I'm using TaildraggerRC extension, fuel dot, and wire keeps.
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:58 AM
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That thing looks awesome , love all the carbon .
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:42 AM
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That thing looks awesome , love all the carbon .
The quality is up there with EF/ 3DHS. Trust me, I've build and flown about 75% of EF/3DHS's entire stock.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:49 AM
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Glued in all the control horns. I like to use Gorilla glue for this. Some people us 30min Epoxy. Either works fine.
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Installed elevator servos in the stab. Notice the carbon fiber backplate for reinforcement when mounting to the fuse. If your like me, I sometimes tighten things down to hard. In the past , with stabs that are just plywood backing the screw with dig into the plywood. Over time, this would compromise the structure and become weak. I don't see that with the carbon.

Illustrated an easy way to pull elevator extension threw the fuse.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:06 AM
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Installed the rudder . It is a hinge, removable rudder. I like this feature!! All though personally I will never remove the rudder for transporting because I have a trailer. I like the option I installed the rudder servo and setup the pull/pull wiring. Using a 3.5" double servo from TDRC.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:11 AM
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Awesome work diggs!
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:13 AM
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The tail is complete and trimmed out. This went smooth and issue free. Rudder and elevator were both pre-hinged. So this saved a lot of time. I'm using 1.75" servo arms for the elevator.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:16 AM
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Installed Flag and pin switch. The pre- fabbed hole was the perfect fit.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:06 PM
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Wings are finished! Pretty straight forward, with no issues. Using 1.5" servo arms.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:51 PM
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Build looks great! What motor will you be using?
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:07 PM
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Going with the GP 61
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:20 PM
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That will pull it!
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