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Old 01-14-2007, 04:48 PM
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at this point i had to relax and see where all my time has been going. i still have to deceide on a one or two piece cowl, but i,m heavly leaning to a one piece
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:46 PM
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Lookin' great Bob.

I'm also deliberating on the one or two piece for my 260.
Since you have the motor mounted was there any issue slipping the cowl off & on over the DA?

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Old 01-15-2007, 07:37 PM
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ed, thats an issue i never thought of! tried it tonight and with a little wiggling it does go on and come off.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:18 PM
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i installed the stab tube hardpoints in the bottom instead of the top. i hate to see screw heads sticking out of the stabs
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I have recently finished my 32% Carden Yak 54. I am so impressed with Carden kits, I would like to build the 35% Extra 260. I have a few questions.

1) I noticed the Carden Extra uses full length elevators on the horizontal stab. A few kits use the counter balance elevators similar to the Yak set-up. Is there any advantage or disadvantage with the full length elevators?

2) I have a set of MTW 75 canister mufflers. Will they fit and what is the header drop when using the DA100 engine?

3) I plan on using the DA100 engine with the SWB offset mount. What size spacers will I need?

4) What is the diameter of the spinner?

Thanks for the help.

I am enjoying this build thread.

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Old 01-27-2007, 05:17 PM
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Steve,

The full scale 260 didn't have counter balances. Cardens 330s have them as does the full scale. Having flown both I don't see a difference but you might if using an older servo with less torque than todays servos.

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Old 01-27-2007, 05:27 PM
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I have recently finished my 32% Carden Yak 54. I am so impressed with Carden kits, I would like to build the 35% Extra 260. I have a few questions.

1) I noticed the Carden Extra uses full length elevators on the horizontal stab. A few kits use the counter balance elevators similar to the Yak set-up. Is there any advantage or disadvantage with the full length elevators?

2) I have a set of MTW 75 canister mufflers. Will they fit and what is the header drop when using the DA100 engine?

Yes there is room for canisters but I don't know what the header drop would be. I'll be using the standard DA mufflers.

3) I plan on using the DA100 engine with the SWB offset mount. What size spacers will I need?

The DA 100 is 1" away from the firewall.

4) What is the diameter of the spinner?

4-1/2"

Thanks for the help.

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Old 01-28-2007, 12:42 AM
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Swk550, I am also building the Extra 260. I used the MTW 75 cans and used the 90mm drop. Works great with this plane. The spinner is a 4-1/2". I am new to building but have a great builder as a friend and this is turning out pretty nice.
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:24 PM
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the drop is about 4" i make my own headers from the kits and i use the k s rear exaust cans. the exaust exits the fuse just behind the wing tube.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:46 AM
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i havn't powsted in a while, so heres an update. as usual for me i went with a scale scheme. its the orignal patty with the white rudder
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:51 AM
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just to show what else i,m doing at the same time. i inherted my sons 40% carden 330s and deceided on a recover. tired of scale schemes and trying to use up lots of 1/2 rolls of monokote i copied and combined some schemes i've seen and liked.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:56 PM
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I dont see that plane on their site?

can someone show it to me?
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:01 PM
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theres no picture yet no their site. the specs are in the spec sheet tho.
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:00 PM
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justy waiting for a day to start painting. all bottom graphics are on. all flight servos are in [ hitec5945's on ail, 5955's on ele and a single 5955 on rudder]the weight as shown in the photos is 12 lb 2 oz, this is with the carden wing tube. that will be replaced with a carbon tube.
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Nice job Bob!

If you would, could you explain your paint process; glass filler, primer, color, clear coat, etc?? DSP did a great thread on painting with the FG crew. And where do you paint? basement, garage, etc???

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Old 03-11-2007, 08:38 AM
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i don't want to get that deep into finishing here. it's been done before. however, the reason for the paint delay is that i'm working with a mfg and may be trying something new. stay tuned!
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:24 PM
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a few more graphics and a balance check to go. i guess the first nice day it will fly. my son and i tried something new. water based poly u from jerry nelson. some colors matched well, others were piss poor imo. these were close but the royal blue on my other extra was wayyyyy off. its a whole new learning process for thinning and spraying. the up side is NO smell, dry in 15 min and for here on long island the more humidity the better it goes on.
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:25 PM
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oops, forgot the pictures
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I'm glad you went with the classis patty colors, I haven't seen one in a long time. Can't wait to see it fly.

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What a beatiful plane bobt2[sm=thumbs_up.gif].

1) The pics show one rudder servo in the tail, right?
2) Did you put canisters
3) Please post the final weight when you have a chance.

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its a single hitet5955 in the tail for the rudder. even with that and the lightened motor box, i,mpretty nose heavy. i switched out my ignition battery and saved 1 1/2 oz there and the lipos are going behind the radio compartment to get close. it looks like weight will be around 27 1/2 lbs.
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Congratulation for your work and patience.

It will be a great and IMAC plane
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Very nice job, plane looks really nice. Tony
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Bobt2, Here is a pic of my 260. I am real close to maiden. Your plane looks great! Hope the pics go through. Im not sure how to get them on here, so I'll try with 1. More to follow if I figure this out. Kevinc
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Kevin, Very nice sceme and super job, that is one of the nicest 260 I have seen. Tony
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