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Old 03-29-2008, 06:27 PM
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I Also jumped on the bandwagon and bought the 94" 330. Should be here on april 1st. Its going to be a while before it gets assembled but at least it will be with me. Also want to buy the 94" yak but will wait for the price to drop first(if at all)
Old 03-29-2008, 09:58 PM
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They will sell out before the price drops. Sometimes we can be "too" cheap. You'll regret waiting.

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They will not drop the price anymore on the extra.

This was listed @799.99$ last month!....

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Just got mine in the mail on Friday! I can't wait to start putting this thing together!! I want another one for a spare but I know the wife will murder me if I do it
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

Got mine. UPS didn't destroy it! It's definitely lighter than the my 94" Edge.

I have several flights on my Edge... just got the extra for backup. LOL!... Might get the Yak for a backup to my backup.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

I Also jumped on the bandwagon and bought the 94" 330 .I have the 87"Extra 330 with an Evolution 58GX2 in it and that motor has lots of power I think that if the 94" comes in at 20 pounds a 58Gx would work.
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You got a pic of your 87" Extra?
Old 03-30-2008, 02:12 PM
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Do you guys think a 3w60 would work on the 94" extra?? Just for sport flying and NOT 3d? Thanks
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I think it would "work" but You're severely limiting the plane with the engine. You have to realize you'll be asking the engine to pull itself and the plane. 3W's are heavy engines. Yes, they pull like mules, but you'll be looking at a 60cc pulling a 22 lb plane. But to answer your question, yes it will fly it. Not sure how it would balance though. I don't want to take the time to compare weights with 75-85cc engines. If you have to add weight to the nose, you're defeating the purpose.

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Thanks, I just thought I would ask since I already have one coming for 84" wildhare edge. Just thought of putting the 3w60 on the lanier extra and then buy a 50 for the wildhare because it would be cheaper than a 70 or 80cc.

My buddy has a zdz 80 in a weeks solution, I would like to try one of those engines,they are pretty impressive and alot easier to find used than a DA85 which hasnt been around long enough yet to find used.
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My old H-9 Sukhoi has an old G62 on mag and it flys a bit tailheavy having both 6volt NMH batts under the tank. It weighs 24lbs.
It flys and hovers, but there is very little to no pullout. Harrier's are fun, rolling circles, just no HA stuff.
You'll be alright with the 3W60, but if like me, ready to swap out with something like the DA85 in no time. I want this plane to fly like a profile on 30%.
I'm thinking the 85 is the way to go on this Extra. I have an old TOC 3W 100 twin, but it will be going on the Sukhoi.
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^^ Must be great to fly at sea level.

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WHERES THAT FLIGHT REPORT???
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ORIGINAL: DA3

WHERES THAT FLIGHT REPORT???
Yeah, what he said!!
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ORIGINAL: eraser

Check it out. The DA-85 fits very nicely in the cowl. Look at the size of those stabs compared to a 102" QQ yak, WOW.
Where did you buy your DA-85? I was told Desert Aircraft don't have them on their website.

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DA has not up-dated their website in like 6 months. Just call them, they probably have them in stock, if not Troy built.
Sorry no flight report. The wind has been howling around here for days, and some snow this morning. This happens every time I complete a plane. Hopefully by next weekend.
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Hey, what method are you guys using to attach your cowls? I'm not familiar or comfortable with the little silicone tube situation provided in the kit. Does this work well for you? If not, what 's your favorite method?
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I screw my cowl but first I put silicone all arround, transparent silicone. works exelent, the same I do with canopies.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

ShooGoo or RC56 work real well too.
On the DA 85 check with Chief ( http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/Models/Model.html )
on the 3W you have many options (AI, Cactus,Chief, Air WIld)
and on the ZDZ keep watching the ones that come up in the market place, the pricing has been great lately.
and there are many other motor manufacturers out there that produce quality motors to play with other than the big 2.
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RC56? .. Hmm.. Well, I have that so, maybe I'll give it a shot. Last night I followed the suggestions of using servo grommets. I had several on hand so drilled the cowl just large enough to accept them and all worked great initially except the button head 4-40 x 3/4" screws weren't quite long enough after the depth of the grommet was put into play. I also miscalculated the placement of the holes slightly and had to open up the cowl holes to compenstate. [:@] After getting some longer 4-40 screws and washers I was able to tighten the cowl down ... but they sure don't look as good as the button head screws did. Will a little RC56 help make this a more secure setup?
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Hey guys,

Here's the word (right from the horse's mouth -- GREAT PLANES on the FG website) regarding the status of the entire Lanier Product Line.............




Hi, Dave-

Sorry for the delay. As I mentioned previously, I was out of the office on vacation last week.

Anyhow, I have discussed this with the product manager and he's advised me that his group is still studying the Goldberg and Lanier product lines The changes will involve reviewing the product lineup changes for both lines. Right now, we are reviewing the planes on a case-by-case basis and making changes as needed.

If you need anything else, don't hesitate to let me know. I'd be glad to help if I'm able to do so.

Best regards,
Mark


Quote: Originally Posted by davemilw07
Hey Great Planes,

What's the deal with the Lanier product line that you guys have recently acquired??

First they're In Stock, then in Limited Supply, and next DISCONTINUED.

Then, all of a sudden they're back In Stock, only to be DISCONTINUED again!!!

Are you just recycling products that people keep sending back to you, because they're defective??? I'm reluctant to purchase any of them, because I might just be getting somebody else's rejected junk...............

Are ALL of the Lanier kits/ARFs eventually going to be dropped from the line-up???

Which ones (if any) are Great Planes going to keep in production???

Regards, Dave

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Ordered my 94" Extra 330 today at my local hobby shop. $307.00 shipping and tax included. What a great deal....
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

Hey guys noticed something that got me thinking. Everybody was talking about how unscale the this aircraft was. well it does sorta resemble an extra 260 besides the canopy, also the manual shows an Extra 260 on the cover, with a diffrent conapy and wing placement. Could this have been orginally desighned as an exrta 260 with last minute changes.
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Hmm .. Sharp to catch that snafu on their part with the 260 on the manual. I had looked at that pic and thought .. "That's F'd up ... looks like someone cut the pic with scissors and accidently took off some fuselage here and there. But you are right ... it has "260" written on it. You may be right on its origins ..
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I don't believe they are sending out returned planes. Mine arrived today, boxes were all beat to heck,
had knuckle dents here and there, boot print or two, looks like a scewdriver was punched into the big box.

No damage at all.. No kidding, I'm happy, just need to go over it with the gun and iron. Peeling off the black
electrical tape checkers before anything. I like the looks without them for some reason?

Just for kicks, I offered up my old 3W 100 to the cowl. Looks like the heads would clear, but it would still require holes
for the ignition wires and tips of the plugs. No matter, I want a 85.

So, I have completely lost it, I got a couple more planes a little while ago... oh boy a yak and a
edge. Variety is the spice

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