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Old 07-28-2007, 05:22 PM
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I'm thinking about building my first 40 % Carden and I have a couple questions. How long is the wait for the kit ( I'm looking at the Extra 330 ) and can I squeeze one into my 1995 tahoe? I have 114" dash to rear door but I am more concerned about the rudder being too tall. With the tail towards the dash, my 35 % extra's rudder barely clears the roof . I can remove the lower part of the folding rear seat to get more room height wise but I fear it will still be too close. If some one could give me a measurement of how tall their rudder is I would really appreciate it. If I can't fit it in the "hoe", I'll have to strap it down too my snowmobile trailer.


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Old 07-28-2007, 09:44 PM
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Default RE: 40% Carden 330 extra questions.

You'll have to check with Dennis and Caroline at Carden to find out on the wait but I don't think you'll have to wait too long to get it. If your 35% Extra barely makes it the 40% will probably not fit. I'm out of town now and don't have access to my plans but I'll check on actual dimenstions when I get back on unless someone else does in the meantime.

Excellent plane- beautiful outline.

FYI: I have had the 330 and have a 300 from Carden. The both fly great but I like the 300 better.

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FWIW,

I made mine with a long rudder pin/wire so that the rudder could come off of the fin/vert stab. Then just two 4-40 bolts for the pull-pull and the rudder pin and you are ready to go. The fin fits up front pretty well, even in my SAAB wagon! That being said I use my trailer most of the time but the option is nice.

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Default RE: 40% Carden 330 extra questions.

Thanks for the replies. I thought about the piano hinge on the rudder and I'm amazed that you can get that plane in a Saab wagon ( can you teach my wife how to pack a suitcase?). I might have to look into getting a clamshell top for my trailer. Thanks agian for the help.
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Default RE: 40% Carden 330 extra questions.

Hi,
I just measured mine and it is 30 1/4", from the floor too the tallest point with an RC Blimp graphite version 2 tailwheel. If you need any other measurements let me know.

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I actually had some help from Steve Swahn at the time. I also then got a clam shell trailer, an aero-express 12 ft. I am just now buying a bigger trailer to help with my new jet addiction. The aero-express is great for the 40% aerobatic planes, 2 fit easily in the 6X12 and you can fit a third if you need to...I don't know if the guy still makes them. Sadly, I am thinking about parting with mine if the new one works out well...

I have a 540 and 330 (40% both). They are GREAT.

Good luck!
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Default RE: 40% Carden 330 extra questions.

Thanks for the info Dom. Dave, I actually fly at the same field as Steve ( great guy ). If I unscrew 6 bolts, I can remove the front passenger seat and rear fold down so I don't think length wise is an issue. I'm going to check and see if the rudder will fit. Thanks for all the help.
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I have 2 friends that get their 40% Carden 330, one in a Ford Explorer and the other in a Honda Pilot, if I am not mistaken. No problems at all other then not seeing good out the passenger door window.
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Default RE: 40% Carden 330 extra questions.

Hi Guys

Thanks agian for the info. I ended up getting a Carden Edge 540 40% kit . I have started a build thread in the Carden support forum so if your interested, check it out. Thanks. Mark.

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