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Old 02-07-2009, 09:16 AM
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Jimeni, the Fliton Edge is awesome. It seems to have all the problems that the Fliton Extra has (a lot of time between box and air). I just think that it flew well enough to be worth it. However, I now have an Aeroworks Extra ready to be maidened (hopefully later today). It's a whole different beast to build. EVERYTHING is easy. It's a gorgeous plane as well.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:04 AM
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They are replacing it with a 90 sized one? Wow ... that will be nice. I brought in 2 pieces of the Extra 330 - 120 but both were taken from my by my friends. The 120 sized one is pretty nice too but I like the colour scheme of the smaller 50 sized Extra.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:57 AM
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Aeroworks has awesome ARF's, and great customer service. You can actually use their supplied hardware, and instruction manual. I put both my AW planes together in less time this one took, and only the Yak 54 was a quick build. And they fly great. I sure hope this one was worth it. Way too windy today, 19 MPH. Tomorrow is suppose to be 11 mph, may try it then. If you wait for no wind around here, you'll never get to fly. What size extra?
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:03 AM
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I've got the .60-.90 sized Extra 260. I'm going to maiden it as soon as the wind lays down a little bit.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:31 PM
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Hey Guys,

I'm almost done. Just finishing touches and she's ready to go!!

I have a question on the engine set up. How should I set up the fuel tubing to run, so I can fill it easily? My friend who's helping me mentioned a T connector. I mounted my Saito 100 inverted, so the fuel tank is a little higher than the carb.


Thanks for any help you can offer
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PS, who still actually owns one of these and is flying it? Seems like the threads dying now that it's discontinued!
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:06 PM
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I'm using a 3 line set up. One to carb. one to muffler, and one to a fuel dot. Its the easiest less fuss set up.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:40 PM
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Jemini, did you get a chance to fly er? Probably not, it was windy here today. Sunday was good though

Hey, I got it all done. Looks like she came in right about 6lbs. I'm going to do a more accurate weigh, but I think I'm going to be right at 6, or a hair over.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:51 PM
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TR ... let's look at it this way. The Saito 100 will happily fly a F90 which is no less than 8 lbs at best and has much more drag than the Fliton Extra. Now, how big is your smile going to be? Hehehehe ...
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:27 AM
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mine is almost done too, i`ll post pics in a couple of days i hope its worth the time it has taken to build
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I have finally flown my Extra, it flies very nice but boy is it a pain in the ass to keep together. The hatch flew off, I left one wheel pant laying on the runway, and the cowl will not stay tight. This plane is VERY high maintenance. If I can not find a new canopy she will be disassembled after only one flight and the engine and electronics used in an Aeroworks Edge and the air frame tossed in the trash, no good to me if I can't fly it.[:'(]
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:33 AM
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Cowling coming off can be cured with some ply on the fuse to hold the screws better. The hatch can be resolved with a simple tape on either side. One side stays on as the hinge and you replace the other one for each outing. Wheel pants are a no no unless you got a nice paved runway.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:17 AM
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Hi Blazer,

I did what tianci said to do, epoxied some tabs arounnd the cowl, and on the hatch. I can take pics if you want? I took a little piece of ply (1/2 x 1/2 if even) and a piece of tri stock, and stuck those together and then put them on the fuse/firewall to screw into.

that epoxy holds wood to wood VERY well.

did you lose the hatch?


Hey Tianci, yeah, I can only imagine! It's probably going to be too much for me at first. I'll get used to it!
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:34 AM
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Tr ... watch the vibrations on the FA100 ... Please put up a pic of you after the maiden ok!
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:02 AM
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I reinforced the firewall with tri all around. Is there anything else I need to do? other than overall double checking their joints etc.

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Want to rush out now to buy some cf cloth or some kevlar? Hehehehe ... all the best on your maiden.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:21 AM
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should I need to do that?
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:42 PM
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If you reinforced properly with tri stock and epoxy, thats enough. You dont need to add glass too. But you can use less epoxy when using glass fabric. Balance your prop, and spinner well, and vibrations will not be a problem. Tru turn spinners, contrary to advertisements, are not balanced very well or at all from the factory. My 100, at idle, does not even shake flight controls. My 125 is smooth as silk too. I think people just are not balancing props and spinners fully. All the 100's and 125's I've seen with proper balancing do not vibrate like alot of people seem to see. No, its not a 2 stroke, but if it is vibrating your plane apart, something is not right.

Planning on the 1st flight friday. 45 degrees, and 3 mph wind forecast. Leaving work early.
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should I need to do that?
Tr ... I was just joking!
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OH!

I started the engine, sounds good. Does vibrate quite a bit. Didn't really throttle up much yet, since I didn't have the wings all the way in

THose bolts are a PAIN in the ASS to get on. Can I cut them down? They are longer than the threads themselves. And there's no way to get a good angle on them.

Did anyone else figure out an alternative method to securing the wings?

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I switched mine to socket head screws. I use hemostats to put the srews in the holes, then tighten with a long ball driver.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:13 PM
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so it has a hex head, with an hex hole, that you use a long driver for?

Is it pretty quick?
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Yes, hex head. Its very quick, and easy. I also changed the blind nuts in the wing to a standard size 8-32. Using a 9/64 long allen ball driver. I put a large washer on each bolt, and a thin piece of fuel tubing between the large washer and a small washer under the bolt head. The washer spreads the load, and the rubber squishes against the threads, centering the large washer and keeping the bolt from backing out.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:14 PM
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cool! sounds good, I"ll give it a try

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I maintained with the nylon one but I used a 12" screw driver to install it. Guess with smaller hands its much easier too.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:32 AM
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They dont call me hamfist for nothin Not really, just thought it would be easier that way, and the modification only took about 15 minutes. The stock blind nuts in the wing pushed right out with a hot soldering iron, no hammering, or splintering, just a clean push. The soldering iron is a neat little trick I just recently learned. The aft edge of my fuel tank is behind the wing tube, so you have to use hemostats to put the screws in the holes. Quick and easy though. The cool thing about this plane needing so many modifications, is seeing all the ideas you guys have come up with in this thread. Quite impressive. One thing I did a little different on the canopy, is put foamie hinge tape on one side, and magnets on the other. I got the small magnets for slot cars, and with magnets on both sides, you almost needed a screw driver to pry it off. It was starting to deform the wood, from pulling so hard. Now it closes tight, opens relatively easy, and stays attached.

48 hr count down to maiden flight starts at 1:00 p.m. EST today. I feel like a kid waiting for Xmas. But I guess we all get that way about a new plane.
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