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Old 11-14-2008, 08:14 AM
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Default Aeroworks Extra 260 75cc question

I'm putting this plane together, looks nice and like a very easy build..Would a 3W78 twin cylinder motor fit/work on here? Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:21 AM
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It will fit and it will work, but you will end up very noseheavy and probably be under powered. There is a servo mount for the rudder in the tail. I suggest you use it to offset the heavier engine.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:40 PM
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I ordered a DA85, thanks though.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:12 AM
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The 75cc AW Extra 260 w/DA 85 is a dream machine!!! You will LOVE it!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:54 AM
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Default RE: Aeroworks Extra 260 75cc question

Thanks, what size spinner did you use? I am running a 26x10 prop for break in then not sure? Thanks.
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Pilot511,

I used a 4" spinner as per manual(Ultimate style)

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Old 11-26-2008, 07:27 PM
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:10 PM
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Default RE: Aeroworks Extra 260 75cc question

Have heard so much about this plane I had to have one also, Spoke with Roco Yesterday and got everything orderd up, I will be doing the DA 85 with the pitts muff. I got a nice surprise when ordering, AW is offering 20% off the plane till end of Dec, that was welcome.

I have ordered mine in Purple, just have to many Red and White planes and wanted something different, I hope it looks as good in person as it does on the web.


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Old 11-26-2008, 09:23 PM
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ORIGINAL: jonesjj3

Have heard so much about this plane I had to have one also, Spoke with Roco Yesterday and got everything orderd up, I will be doing the DA 85 with the pitts muff. I got a nice surprise when ordering, AW is offering 20% off the plane till end of Dec, that was welcome.

I have ordered mine in Purple, just have to many Red and White planes and wanted something different, I hope it looks as good in person as it does on the web.


I don't think AW has a bad looking plane! Yea I heard about the 20% off sale yesterday, just in time to order my 100cc plane, there's just one problem which one the Yak or the Extra?
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:32 PM
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I don't think you can go wrong with ether one of them, I am kind of partial to Round cowls but really wanted the Extra.
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:39 AM
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pilot511, go directly to a 27X10 - no need for the 26X10. The best prop for that engine is the Mejzlik 27X10TH(TH stands for thin).
Also, be prepared to deviate from the instructions as far as where equipment goes - you need to put your rudder servo in the tail, and the batteries at the back of the rudder tray in the fuse to get the plane to balance.
Consider a CF wing tube, as the stock tube is very heavy - it is plugged with a wood dowel in the center of the tube. You will save 6-7 ounces in a flash. Keeping this plane under 23 pounds is a goal to aspire to. In fact, mine was 21 pounds and I wouldn't have wanted it much heavier...
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:54 PM
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Do you have a DA85 at 21? I thought the 85 was good for up to 24pounds aerobatic.?
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:11 PM
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When did the 20% off start? I just got a 75cc Extra from them last week and didn't get the 20% off. Thats kinda BS I'm even a repeat customer. Maybe my next plane will be a QQ.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:47 AM
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I think it offically starts 11/29/08. That's why I was waiting untill next week.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:50 PM
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They said that it officially was going to start on sat but would honor it with orders that came in the day I ordered mine.
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Default RE: Aeroworks Extra 260 75cc question

would the 35% with a DA100 twin be better than this
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:23 AM
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Do you have a DA85 at 21? I thought the 85 was good for up to 24pounds aerobatic.?
Yes. My 75cc QB 260 was 20 pounds, 14 ounces, and that was with a cannister. The 85 will actually pull 26 pounds at sealevel pretty darn well. I saw one in a Compy 2.6M 260 with a pitts muffler at 2500 feet ASL and it accelerated out of a hover at 25.5 pounds.
would the 35% with a DA100 twin be better than this
Yes. But only if money and transport are not a concern. I have had both. I like the sound and the lower vibration of the twin, and the larger size is always a plus in the air. the 35% will cost you about $700 more in extra kit cost, at least two extra servos, and the extra cost of the engine.
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I'm having a devil of a time finding a place to put the 2 receiver switches........the ignition switch is in front like in the manual, but I don't think you are supposed to put the receiver switches that close to the ignition....the only place I can find so far is just above the wing but looks like it will interfer with locking the wing pin with the cotter pin....I'm new to gas so that may be a stupid question...help please.
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Default RE: Aeroworks Extra 260 75cc question

blue77,

I also had the same issue. I put my switches where you suggested. I can't remember whether I only put the front locking pins in or if my switches are far enough back to allow me to put my locking pins in the back. I haven't flown it in a while due to winter.

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Default RE: Aeroworks Extra 260 75cc question

I used a Wolverine twin switch back between the two lightening holes at rear of the canopy. I cut out the wood between the holes and added a couple of light ply pieces with medium CA to support the switch mounting screws.
Its a 10 minute job.
Hope that helps.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:19 PM
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I have my receiver and ignition switches mounted within two inches of each on my 75cc Yak and have never had any problems. With today's modern ignitions I don't think you have to worry much about any RFI problems, such as DA,3W, or the ZDZ. I have ran all three engines and never had a problem. Just my .02 cents. Hope this helps.
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Does anyone now what size prop to use on a DA85 FOR 3D? THANKS.
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