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Old 03-23-2008, 09:16 PM
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Default Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

This is the new Lanier Extra being sold by Tower Hobbies.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LR8024&P=1

This is an amazing price for a plane such as this.

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Old 03-24-2008, 12:44 PM
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get one while you can - I don't like to start rumors - but tower told me by email that the lanier line is being discontinued and when they're out of stock of any lanier planes then you won't see them again. I bought the 94" edge, and it was damaged in shipping - and they couldn't get me another - and that's what they told me.

enjoy.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

I already ordered mine. I also have the 94" Yak. Cant beat these prices. I may pick up another Extra for spare parts.

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Ok, here are my thoughts. This is a nice plane, no doubt. It is definietely smaller than the Yak. That Yak must be close to 35%. This plane has a narrow fuselage compared to the Yak. I don't believe a 100cc engine is an option, at least not for me. This should come out less than 20 lbs. as someone else already stated. The control surfaces on this plane are almost foamy like in proportions! I will likely look for a used ZDZ 80cc for mine. I've seen them regularly in the Marketplace classiffieds in the $500 range and less.

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Old 03-24-2008, 08:14 PM
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

A few more ....

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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

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Thanks for the pics. Mine is scheduled for delivery tommorrow. What are your impressions of the quality? What does the bottom look like. Does it have huge elevators? Oops, I guess I'll find out soon enough.
ZDZ 80 is a good choice. I have a DA-85 looking for a home, both will be good matches.
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The quality is good, but my covering will need shrinking (No prob). My Yak came in just flawless in every way. The airframe is very, very light. I just don't see 20 lbs. in this plane ready to fly. The elevators are huge ... comprising 3/4 of the whole stabilizer. Its not a very scale airplane, but still a great plane for sure. Look at the planform view that I posted. The ailerons, elevators and rudder look like foamie proportions ... they are huge. The cowl is no way wide enough to house a twin cylinder without hanging the plug caps out. The packaging was impressive and all components arrived safely intact. I like to put my signature on planes .. so I know of a couple things I will modify. Nothing, Nothing ... needs to be modified, but I'll do it just for individuality .
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

Thank you, Mitsu1. Are there any stringer on the bottom of the fuse? other than two on the sides. I believe what you said: not very scale, and foamy-like moving surfaces.
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I've put it back in the box, but its just those two stringers on the bottom. Over in the Yak thread DA3 posted a side view with the rudder on it. The rudder is enormous.
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thanks MIT great pictures
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

mine is in but can't pick up till friday.i am thinking of using my home built twin 80cc it is just under 9" wide at the plug caps.Do you think it might fit the cowl.(extra)
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

Got my yesterday I need imput from you guys, my plan was a zdz 100 look at the picture.
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my zdz is abaut 4.6 lbs is light but I will have to hacked the cowl to fit the engine. Man for this price I can do anything to this bird.

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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

Thanks for the pictures. Mine is supposed to arrive Tomorrow.

I was hoping to fit a 100 in it and did not want to cut the sides. looks like it might have to be an 80 or 85.

Hope mine arrives in good shape like yours. I love the color scheme even more not thatI have seen other pictures.
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This is how big the cowl is, I put it in top of my KMP edge 30%, the wide side is allmost the same but in length the extra is longer.
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Guy I was looking in all my planes and no matter if a use a da-85 or any other engine I will have to hack the cowl. if you see my edge I had no choise but hack the bottom, so in this one I will have to hack the cowl in both side's . LOL
Will look more real and mean. LOL,
Lanier build this plane's heavy so I will over power this mouster. I fly 3D any way, he may not last too long LOL.
I have my QQ Yak 102 waiting for this 100 but to hell with it. I like the way the extra fly.
Man I will finish sleeping inside one of this plane, my wife only see big boxes arriving at home. LOL.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

I am puting and 80 in mine, A 100 will go good with Lanier Yak but I think the extra is to light to stuff a 100 in.
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This is what I found in weith for the 2 engines so far this is only a comparation.

http://rcshowcase.com/html/ZDZ/zdz100ng.html


This is the comment I took from flying giant .com abaut the DA-85

Pinched these pics from the giants report. The new DA85 looks pretty good, can wait to see this puppy in action. Interesting to see a bridged exhaust port, certainly gives you more scope with the exhaust port shape and size. The prop hub looks pretty light. Total claimed weight is 4.3lbs, nice work DA.
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Guy I was looking in all my planes and no matter if a use a da-85 or any other engine I will have to hack the cowl. if you see my edge I had no choise but hack the bottom, so in this one I will have to hack the cowl in both side's . LOL
Will look more real and mean. LOL,
Lanier build this plane's heavy so I will over power this mouster. I fly 3D any way, he may not last too long LOL.
I have my QQ Yak 102 waiting for this 100 but to hell with it. I like the way the extra fly.
Man I will finish sleeping inside one of this plane, my wife only see big boxes arriving at home. LOL.
Are you talkin about the Lanier Extra 330, Because there is no way you can consider this thing HEAVY. Gmanbill flew a Lanier 94" Yak that can in at 20.12 lbs with a ZDZ 80. And the extra is lighter than the yak.
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Default RE: Lanier Extra 330 94" ARF

(DA3) Is thier 9" inside that cowl .My little 80 twin is only 8-7/8 " wide at the plug caps
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RAM I measured it at about 9 1/4" all the way through so you shouldn't have a problem.
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dang i knew i would find a use for this engine one day.with that light airframe a small twin will be nice & smooth .
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Mine arrives on the 27th and I'm going to use a Da85 for power
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I can't imagine what caused Maxun to say Lanier built this plane heavy ??? I think this is more of the same old myth thats been perpetrated out there about Lanier planes. This plane is so extremely light you almost wonder if it will stand up to tthe rigors of 3D flight. Only 2 stringers and covering in all of the bottom of the plane. This plane is like someone else mentioned .... like a blown up 80cc Funtana. I doubt very seriously if this plane would be accepted in IMAC because of the wide deviation from scale and the radically oversized rudder, elevators and ailerons. I would not consider under any circumstances putting a 100cc engine on this plane.
With that said .... This Extra will probably become my all time favorite ... because it will be outfitted and flown according to what its purpose was when designed ... Fun!

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