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Old 08-04-2008, 12:20 AM
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I finally ordered the 2.7m Extra 300 from JTEC. This is the first JTEC plane that I have owned and I look forward to the assembly and flight. I will be powering mine with a DA-100 or even a BME 116 Extreme maybe. I will post some pics along the way if anyone is interested...

Also any advice on this plane is greatly appreciated.





Kevin - Is ESC making a composite pipe for the big twins? I looked on their site but could not find any related info.
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Perry,

I honestly do not know much about the ES composites tuned pipes. The airplane for the Clover Creek event is the first time we have every delt with them. I believe the pipes they sent us are the same as there 55-60cc pipes (ES55G). Right now I have a pm to the new owner of BME on what header length to run but I have not heard back from him yet. I know you said that you are debating on what engine to use, I will tell you the DA 100 will bolt right to the firewall but the BME will require about a 1 1/4" standoff. Also if you go with the BME and are looking at running pipes or canisters you can will have to get a header kit from DA or Aircraft International.

If you have any questions when you get the plane please feel free to email or call us.

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Hey PTS is your Extra for sale yet? LOL
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I'm in. Please post some pics on the build, I am seriously looking at this plane. I must be able to remove the stabs if I get one of these, I don't know what type of control link would be best for this because the servos for the elevators are mounted in the fuse sides.
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Greg,

We have been using the rocket city rc69D in our own planes. Very easy to remove and put back on. We have never had a failure doing it this way. I just recieved 200 pcs that we will be putting in the hardware accessories kit. I will have them in the shop for you to see when you stop by.

Also I will start posting pictures of the Clover Creek plane build later this week

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Hey PTS is your Extra for sale yet? LOL

Is yours? LOL! Please send pics...
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Thanks Al- Hey I'm thinking about taking Friday off work, will you be in the shop Friday morning? If so I would like to come and look at the plane.
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We will be there until about noon since it is our half day but if you are running a little late just let us know and we will stick around a bit longer.

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Kevin- If I come it will be early about 9 or so.I'll call first. Thanks
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I will be here, I am here about 8:00 AM

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Sounds great Al, I will know tomorrow (Thursday) and if I am going to make it I will call you before I leave work.
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Hello!

I received the Extra today and all I can say is WOW! The pics do not do this plane justice. The covering is superb with no wrinkles or iron scratches. The framework is tight and glued well.

Here a few quick pics of the plane out of the box. I am waiting on a few pieces before I start the build.

Thanks

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Nice looking shop!
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Any update on this build Perry?
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I was just wondering, would it be possible to install the elevator servos in the stabs themselves by modifying them? Are they thick enough to cut servo bays in them and glue mounting rails in them, this is my only problem from getting one on these planes, I must remove the stabs to get it into my SUV, I don't like the ideal of having to remove the linkage every time, that's just me. Any thoughts?
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Hi Greg,

What you need to do is stop by and we can show you how easy it is to remove the tail with the linkage. ( it disconnects at the horn) We use the rocket city rc69d control horns. been using them for 10+ years. They just snaps in and NEVER CHANGES or moves when detached!!!!!!!!!.We have never broke any either. It take about 5 seconds to undo or setup and is less of a hassle then running and taping the servo lead. plus you will never drop the servo extension into the fuse by accident( been there done that) and you never will have to worry that you don't have good contact in the leads

You probably can mount the servo in the stab but you will have to add and support a servo mount.

It really not worth the extra work and there is absolutly no worries about the servos mounted in the fuse.

Your close enough to stop by the shop and I'll show you how simple and secure the linkage is and convienant.

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