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Old 04-06-2022, 06:43 AM
Dave Yoder
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Default My Extra 300

So I bought an ARF Extra 300 and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the plane. All wood construction with beautiful covering. It was a .48 size nitro powered plane, so I put a .61 2-stroke on it to be sure it performed as good as it looked. Now I am a novice flyer, so I'm a little apprehensive about flying this fast plane. Maiden flight was going well at about half throttle when I decided to open her up. Full throttle, high-speed fly-by and something went horribly wrong. I heard a terrible buzz and lost elevator. She went into the woods like a missile. After forensics I noticed most of the teeth on the elevator servo were gone. The buzzing that I heard was the elevator flapping as the long composite push rod flexed. I contacted the manufacturer, explained what had happened, and they sent me a new plane. I relocated that elevator servo about 4" from the tail with a short rigid steel push-rod, adjusted the C.G. All good now.