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    e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    I was thinking about getting one of these. Anbody have one of these.Thanks Tyler

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    I don't have it, but I have flown it...

    it is the best small, full fuse electric I have flown...
    it tracks great, flies nice in the wind, 3d's just fine.....

    I'm picking one up when I sell another plane....
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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Thanks for the reply exeter acres. Did the one you fly have the eflite park 480 motor in it. I was just wondering if it has much power for 3D with the eflite motor . They say the motor only does up to a 30 ounce 3D plane. This plane could be 27-29 ounces so it seems that it might lack power with this motor. Thanks Tyler

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    I have one and i love it, i am using a different motor (lighter) the 480 would be plenty of power to 3D

    check out my vids if you feel like it:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mRHSj5g6CY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpBQoy740fQ


    All the info about my setups is in the comments of the vids, to avoid repeating myself.

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Doesn't this belong in the 3D section? Anyways, it looks awesome in flight. Would it be worth getting? Or should I go with something from Great Planes?
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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    comparing the eflite260 to the great planes yak or extra330 is not even close to fair. This is by far the best eflite plane i have seen to date and the best flying.

    the electrifly/greatplanes models i link to are of antique design, heavy on their wings and fragile as heck; look no CF wing spar, you glue together flimsy pieces of wood to form a spar; i would stay away.

    I agree, the eflite 260 should be in the 3D forum, but it can sport fly and do aerobatics just fine too so it's a multi forum airplane There has to be a thread somewhere down there in the 3D section i think i even posted in it... Since the last video i have scratched off even more weight and made a few tweeks to the throws. it now has a wing loading of 9.49oz/sq ft. should be interesting.

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Whats the K.E. capabilities. That's my most concern for a plane right now.
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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    in my current super light form, the K.E. is superior to any balsa model of this size i have ever seen.

    I can now do walking speed high alpha KE and alter from KE to KE at each end of the runway. It's like it already has sfg's

    go for it you won't be disapointed but aim small capacity and high C rating in the pack department.

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    oh i forgot to mention; the side area is huge and therefore rudder authority and KE are incredible, but there is a little bit of coupling as the cg goes rearward into the fun zone; not worth dialing in mixes, its just there, like on almost every aerobat i have tried, we just have to deal with it.

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF


    ORIGINAL: aflipz

    in my current super light form, the K.E. is superior to any balsa model of this size i have ever seen.

    I can now do walking speed high alpha KE and alter from KE to KE at each end of the runway. It's like it already has sfg's

    go for it you won't be disapointed but aim small capacity and high C rating in the pack department.
    Can you elaborate on small capacity and high C. I am new to 3d and electric sprt in general, and have been flying my e-flite extra with tp 2100's? What do you recomend with my park 480?


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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    I have one and Love it,

    park480 1020kv
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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF


    ORIGINAL: deadrobmusic


    ORIGINAL: aflipz

    in my current super light form, the K.E. is superior to any balsa model of this size i have ever seen.

    I can now do walking speed high alpha KE and alter from KE to KE at each end of the runway. It's like it already has sfg's

    go for it you won't be disapointed but aim small capacity and high C rating in the pack department.
    Can you elaborate on small capacity and high C. I am new to 3d and electric sprt in general, and have been flying my e-flite extra with tp 2100's? What do you recomend with my park 480?


    I mean look for packs that have a high power to weight ratio, lightest pack you can find that can dish out the amps your power setup draws. I.E. no sense carrying more pack than you need, every bit of weight counts. (IMO)

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    the electrifly/greatplanes models i link to are of antique design, heavy on their wings and fragile as heck; look no CF wing spar, you glue together flimsy pieces of wood to form a spar; i would stay away.
    Interesting.
    I flew a GP 330S last weekend in 10 to 15 mph wind. I flew GREAT. Tracked like it was on rails.
    With the E-Flite 480 and a APC 12 X 6 prop in a 15 mph Wind the Vertical was unlimited.
    It weighed 28.5 oz. with a TP 2100 Pack. Wing loading is not everything.
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=604935
    The cowl fits, not like the E-Flite 260's

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    aww, did i huwt somebody's feewings about their pwane?

    still thinks it's not worth the time it would take to build it. 28oz is a pig for a 3D plane this size IMO, to each his own...

    p.s. the 260 is far from perfect but the cowl fits... people are just mounting it wrong!

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    aww, did i huwt somebody's feewings about their pwane?
    Time GROW UP aflipz. Don't act like a typical AHOLE
    It was not my plane, Just my opinon

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Time GROW UP aflipz. Don't act like a typical FROG and be an AHOLE
    It was not my plane, Just my opinon


    < Message edited by 440GTX -- 10/10/2007 6:19:56 PM >
    Ok, sure... I'll do that, make sure you get a sense of humor.

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    aflipz. Sorry for the harsh comments.
    I am tired of all the BASHERS out there.
    Have you personally built a GP 330S . Have you flown one you have built. Have you given it at least 10 to 15
    flights on one you personally built.
    If you say Yes to all 3 questions then you can bash it.

    No Don't say " But a freind has one and its a POS "

    I don't/can't Bash e-flite planes , because I have never owned one

    Fred..

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Appology accepted 440gtx

    To get back on topic; after even further weight reduction my AUW is now 24oz right on the nose, now THAT is a 3D machine! (IMO)


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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    I have one too. It flys so well and even in the wind..up to about 10-12 mph winds at that. it is very light. I fly with a 3c 2200 mah 23c battery and it has plenty of power with the 480. it flys like a champ and lands like a trainer. i have been flying with a 10x7 prop but a 12x6 is best. good luck.
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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Aflipz

    Thanks for helping provide some background on this plane. I float between the MUS and MPXT threads looking for some comparison on this plane or the mini showtime 4D. Have you flown that one yet? I am like one of the other posters, very impressed with the videos, and 3D ability, but right now I am looking at the 260 as a sport/aerobat with some occasional 3D. It sounds like you think this is also a very good plane for that as well. I love the MUS and had purchased the MPXT to fly with my son via buddy box. I love to fly aggressively with the MUS and enjoy its maneuverability and speed.

    I have a GP SU-31 profile foamy that I have modified with the Park 480 and use that for the small space 3D that I am capable of. Interested to hear if you would think the 260 would become my favorite plane, and how it compares to the mini showtime if you have had a chance to fly it.

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Wish i did but unfortunately i have tried none of those planes. I too wonder what the mini showtime feels like.

    What is a MUS?

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    AFlipz

    The MUS is the E Flite Mini Ultra Stick. a very nice sport aerobat, specd for a park 450, but much nicer with the 480, 40 AMP, 3C 2100 lipo.

    http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL2250

    I am sure you could make it dance around as it knife edges nicely with a pretty good size rudder and lots of power.

    sorry you haven't had the chance to demo the mini showtime, but would like to know if you ever use the 260 just to fly around
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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    went out and bought the 260 at lunchtime. I am sure I will love it. My wife will hate it

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    I assembled my extra this weekend. What a quick building airplane. Went with the 480, CC 35a, Electron 6 Receiver, 4 hs-65's(after using these I find the 55's just piss me off), and a TP 2100 pro-lite. CG was dead on with the battery at the back of the tray, plenty of room to move it around.

    The maiden flight lasted about 30 seconds. I took it off in 20mph GUSTY winds. What was I thinking? I got it down without damage, but it took every ounce of piloting skill I have. Hopefully I will get to do a real maiden sometime this week. When I do, I will let you know. I think this is a very attractive plane though, and its control response was great.

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    RE: e-flite extra 260 3D 480 ARF

    Classic!

    I almost completed mine this weekend as well. Our winds were nuts (20 mph plus)and there was no way I was going to take the 260 up on a maiden in this stuff...........................But somehow it was OK to take up my Mini Pulse XT.

    All gusts, except when you looked out the window to ponder if the wind slowed down. Head wind turned to tail wind and steamers at each end of the yard were going in different directions. Not completely smashed up, but will take some mending and a new prop.

    I guess it is next weekend for the 260. Glad yours is still in one piece
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