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Old 03-26-2008, 11:40 AM
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Ordered one several days ago to go along with the Yak and Edge recently received. The Edge had shipping damage to one wing and aileron but Tower is replacing the wing box.

Call it greedy but after reading the 330 praises here, I ordered another. I have spent more than $299.00 for smaller powered ARF's so this is a great bargain.

I mentioned in the Edge thread that two weeks ago the only 33% planes I had are still in raw kit form, Now I have four 33% ARF's for about the cost of building one from the kits. Appears I now have enough flying machines to last a number of years. Glad most of my kits are Lanier as they are rapidly becoming extinct.

The 330 will be the first to go together as I have a 3W 75US that needs a home. The Yak will probably be home to an AvioMac 85cc twin for IMAC style flying. Used this engine in the original H9 Sukhoi and it was a perfect combination. The Yak will be two to three pounds lighter so better yet. Edge will probably be down the road, however a friend wants to bash it into Wayne Handley's original Raven. Might just do that.

Keep the results coming on the 330, we can all use the tips.
Old 03-26-2008, 12:37 PM
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

Mine arrived today in perfect condition. Thanks UPS. Fast also, i ordered it Friday Afternoon.

Now I need to decide on an engine. This plane seems VERY light.
Old 03-26-2008, 12:41 PM
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Mine arrived today!!!!!!!! No damage
Old 03-26-2008, 01:24 PM
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

I am having problems with engine choice .da 85 seems to mutch for sutch a light plane.80 twin or 65 single?????????. i like power but 27x10 seems extreme on sutch a light plane.most 50cc stuff is 16-18 lbs.94 extra most likely 19-20 lbs .i do have a small 80 twin weighs 5lb8oz with ignition&mufflers.this is only slightly heaver than the da 85 with mutch less power 24-25x10.i would like this plane to have some power but not "insane"power .I have only have 50cc & 100cc stuff. not fimiliar with 20 lb weight group.any help would be welcome thanks
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF


DA-85 is actually the right engine for the span and weight of this plane. You can try a ZDZ 80LV or Super 80 if you are very concerned about power.

The Lanier 87" Extra 330 was a 60cc plane for it's size and certainly weight. The DA-85 would be perfect weight for a 94" plane. True, it is very powerful, but I'd rather manage throttle than carry a heavy engine with low output (such as a 3W)...
Old 03-26-2008, 01:52 PM
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

JETT, I'm at 6000' elevation, My options are severely limited. I can put no less than an 85cc on this plane. If I could squeeze a 100 in it, I would. Someone please start posting some build pictures. Or just pics in general. BTW The tubes on the YAk are very tight too. I bought some powdered lube for them. That should help without having to do any sanding. They will eventually loosen up.

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DA-85 is actually the right engine for the span and weight of this plane. You can try a ZDZ 80LV or Super 80 if you are very concerned about power.

The Lanier 87" Extra 330 was a 60cc plane for it's size and certainly weight. The DA-85 would be perfect weight for a 94" plane. True, it is very powerful, but I'd rather manage throttle than carry a heavy engine with low output (such as a 3W)...
The Super 80 is more powerful than the DA 85? If so, that may be a better option for me.

Steve
Old 03-26-2008, 02:21 PM
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

thanks guys i am going for the 85 .at sea level so i think i better do some glueing LOL.or dude give that PEAK i will tell ya how it works at sea level.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

I hope this plane is everything you all say that it is. I just ordered mine this morning and should arrive the middle of next week. I just happened to have a ZDZ super 80 and this plane seems to be a steal for the money. Now I'm really considering ordering a second one for parts. Sure would like to see some pictures of one already assembled from differant angles. Looks to be a very good looking plane. Does anyone have any feedback on how it flies?
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

I also HAD to bite-the-bullet and order one of these 94" Lanier Extras.......don't really NEED it, but just couldn't pass it up for ONLY 300 bucks!!!!!!

It may get here by this weekend.........

What does Lanier publish as the overall weight, length, and wing area of this bird??

Regards, Dave
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You guys with the DA-85s and Super 80s should consider pining the firewall, adding CF or FG in some corners and seriously beefing up the landing gear plate...



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I hope this plane is everything you all say that it is. I just ordered mine this morning and should arrive the middle of next week. I just happened to have a ZDZ super 80 and this plane seems to be a steal for the money. Now I'm really considering ordering a second one for parts. Sure would like to see some pictures of one already assembled from differant angles. Looks to be a very good looking plane. Does anyone have any feedback on how it flies?
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I think the firewall comes pinned
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I am currently flying a QQ yak 102" on a DA-85 at 5,700 ft. the plane weighs 24.5 lbs. and it is not lacking for power. This 94" extra at 20-22lb. should be insane even at our altitudes.
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(ERASER)you fly the 85. i am at sea level and thought the 85 was to mutch.that thing is suposed to have the power of the 100 .this plane is light .the guys almost have me talked into it.but i really don't want insane power.what are your thoughts .evo 58 .80 twin.zdz 60.seem to be more in line with the weight i don't mind spending money just want something that flies nice .thanks.ROGER
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sheesh i have my finger on the buy now button but cant pull thre trigger.hate to make a $900 mistake.well worst comes to worst i do have a lot of 35% stuff
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Kochj, what is your impression of the hardware that comes with the kit?
The harware is what is appropriate for A plane of this size....

I did't look at the small pieces that for the horns, but they look to be what Lanier has used on it's other aerobatic planes.....

wheels might be different that what I have seen....??

The hinges are metal RObart type.....

looks good....

Justin
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

you can allways change prop to a 3 blades and may that even power output.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

rammjett.

Remember you can use throttle management and when the time comes the DA85 can be used on another plane.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

The guys at the Daytona club put a DA-85 on their 33% AM Yak. Power was insaine so they limited the throttle travel to about 70%. It still went up like a raped ape but just the same was limited in what the power would do to the airframe.

I say, go for it!!

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Doppelganger
I am currently flying a QQ yak 102" on a DA-85 at 5,700 ft. the plane weighs 24.5 lbs. and it is not lacking for power. This 94" extra at 20-22lb. should be insane even at our altitudes.
Thanks for that info. Looks like I'm going with a DA 85 or ZDZ Super 80.

Steve
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Yeah, you won't regret either one. I like DAs because you break them in, tune them, then pretty much never touch them again. I have a DA-100 (well broken in) and I havent touched the needles in a year. Starts easy every time. Also, there is very little vibration with the 85. I think its as smooth as the 100. I like going out to the flying field, starting my plane, and flying. Dont want to be messing around with engine tuning.
I'm not trying to talk you out of the ZDZ, just letting you know my experience with DAs.
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ORIGINAL: RAMMJETT

(ERASER)you fly the 85. i am at sea level and thought the 85 was to mutch.that thing is suposed to have the power of the 100 .this plane is light .the guys almost have me talked into it.but i really don't want insane power.what are your thoughts .evo 58 .80 twin.zdz 60.seem to be more in line with the weight i don't mind spending money just want something that flies nice .thanks.ROGER
Peak Models 65cc? I know it's Chinese but I hear it has good power. If I get one of these I will try one.
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I really want to try a 3W engine... THe 3w85 compitition red head.....
Only issue is that the American dollar has dropped considerably compared to the Euro....
THis then caused the price of the checz engines ZDZ and the German 3W's to cost more
than the American DA engines.

They didn't raise there prices, the American dollar dropped in value.....

I have a DA 100, and 50.... I also have a ZDZ40f3A.... This is why I wanted to try out the 3w engines...
Also, my DA100 quit on its 8th flight while I was performing a low flyby and wrecked my plane... I thought that only happened to the glow engines???
Hopefully, my bad luck is over from last year!....

I really do not know why 3W had to go and make a 85cc engine, up 5-cc's from there 80cc???? Perhaps a marketing deal???
Not sure if it makes that much of a difference in performance, as the ZDZ80 super, seems to do just fine!!!!!!

Justin
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Well, the Big Brown truck arrived this afternoon, and delivered a BEAUTIFUL 94" Extra ......... What a Fantastic deal that was!!!!!

Outside of some wrinkled covering here and there, it appears to be in virtually PERFECT condition. I read in one of the posts somewhere that the black checkerboard trim will melt if heated too much (apparently not regular covering material) ------- has anyone else experienced a similar problem with that??

Now I'm having a really hard time resisting the temptation to order the YAK!!! What a shame these ARFs are all being discontinued........... [sm=disappointed.gif]
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The Yak is a beauty too, somewhat larger than the Extra with the Edge inbetween. Better go for it as these are the last of them. Doubtful Tower/GP will continue manufacture of these. If Lanier didn't have an exclusive (now Tower/GP) with the Chinese factory they may get picked up by someone else, but at a higher cost for certain. Both 330's I ordered are on the way.

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