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Old 01-28-2003, 03:53 PM
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Default extreme 330 vs Moriss Knife

Whats a better 40 sizeARF 3d funflyer,the goldberg 330 extreme or the Moriss knife,Im thinking strength,durability, ease of flying and set up,AND SIMPLY a fun flyer?
Old 01-28-2003, 04:14 PM
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Default extreme 330 vs Moriss Knife

I've flown both.. I'd go with the Knife.... It's a little lighter and capable of more...
Old 01-28-2003, 04:19 PM
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Default I have both with equal .46's

Extreme

pros

better knife edge (very easy to KE loop)
flies like it has a lighter wing loading
slight edge in 3D (waterfall, KE spin, flatspin)
builds faster (one piece wing, servos in tail, no pull pull)
superior parts fit
supeior covering
looks much better
taller landing gear for better angle of attack when taking off
the plane is a few ounces lighter
very little slop in controls since all servos mount close to surfaces


cons

the Knife ARF is build like a tank the Extreme is average
may be slightly harder to hover (but I have had the Knife longer)
comes out tail heavy ( I have 225MG in the tail and a heavy hub)
need to buy lighter servos for the tail
the gear is really tall and the plane is tippy in the wind
ailerons seem a bit thin and flex (don't notice in flight)
had to use iron to straighten warped ailerons
pushrods are WAY too thin, had to replace with 4-40 and 2-56


One more minor con is the tie wraps that hold tank on froze and shattered on first flight, I landed with the tank hanging from the fuel lines

If I was held at gun point and forced to give one up it would be my long time friend, the Knife
Old 01-28-2003, 04:35 PM
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Default extreme 330 vs Moriss Knife

I think its a toss up
I like the one peice wing on the 330, but I dont like the small channel that they give you to run 2 servoplugs + extensions from the tail to the wing.....I dont like the way they mount aileron/throttle servos in either of them. My Arf knife weighed 5lb 3oz...my extreme weighed 5.0lbs...both are good planes...if you get the Knife....pull off that ugly pink covering<GRIN>

TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Old 01-28-2003, 05:09 PM
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Default extreme 330 vs Moriss Knife

I didn't use the plastic tube for the servo leads. Just run them along the fuse and cover with a white monocote trim sheet.

Agree on the aileron servos. I had to cut a lot of the wing out to clear the pushrods. I even had to make a balsa exit to cover the hole (took 30 min)

I loved the Extreme's option to mount the throttle servo right behind the engine but I already had a mini servo lying arond.

Both are great planes.
Old 01-28-2003, 05:34 PM
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Default extreme 330 vs Moriss Knife

I also have both and I don't think you could go wrong with either one. If I had to pick I would say the Knife, (I've had it longer and with that you just get more comfortable).

Ken
Old 01-28-2003, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: I have both with equal .46's

Originally posted by geoharry
Extreme

pros

supeior covering

geoharry,

What is the covering used on the Extreme? I thought both the Extreme and the Knife used Ultracote?
Old 01-28-2003, 06:20 PM
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Default extreme 330 vs Moriss Knife

I should have said superior application of covering

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