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Old 03-09-2010, 10:19 PM
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I bought this plane recently and have no history of it. I have heard of a Kondor Extra300L produced a few years ago. Could this be it? It came with enough dust to indicate it has been around a while. Also came with a Royal 46. Help-Help-help Lou
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:12 PM
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I believe it's a Balsa USA kit. Is the cowl several balsa blocks sanded to shape? And how does the wing and landing gear attach to the fuse? I have one that I built from an unstarted kit and it looks the same except for the cowl, which I shaped a bit differently from yours.
Old 03-09-2010, 11:28 PM
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Correction. It's a House of Balsa Extra 300L. I just looked at their website and it is still offered at $175.00.
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Hi Thanks for the info. It looks like it is the HOB kit. This one has a fiberglass cowl and wheel pants. I wonder about the landing gear attachment. Looks a little weak. This kit must have been in production for some time now. Old Royal 46 engine looks new. Have not run yet. Lou
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:57 AM
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The engine really does look like new. I haven't seen one in use in years. The plane looks like it would be a kick to fly too.
Old 03-10-2010, 08:13 PM
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Getting ready to do some flight testing soon. Removed the wheel pants and cowl for test flights. I presumed the cowl and pants were plastic because of fine finish but discovered they are balsa. Wheel pants are lots of thin layers glued together. Cowl is sheet and blocks finished to shape. Great workmanship. Hope it flies as good as it looks. Lou
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You are correct. I had forgotten about the wheel pants being a bunch of laminated balsa. Nice kit.
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A couple pics of what I did with mine. I usually try to make the finished kit look like the picture on the box unless I really don't like it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:41 PM
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Hi Was wondering what the balance point for the Extra would be for decent flights. Measured at the leading edge at body, about how far back from leading edge. Have no plans or book on this kit so want to start out conservative. Thanks Lou
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The plans show it to be 3 1/8 inches behind the leading edge. That puts it just in front of the main spar. You will have to experiment from there for your particular plane.

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