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Posted by jonnyspeed | Nov 09, 2011 @ 03:59 PM | 2,440 Views
I finally got out ot the field and flew her again last weekend. What a plane. Just so sweet to fly. I am getting 10 minutes out of my 4000 packs and they are only down to 3.7v or so.

At our field we have a LOT of guys flying 25%, 30%, 45% planes. Now I have nothing against big planes (other than being hard to store and transport). But if you listen to a lot of these guys, you would think nothing less than 25% can be flown in the wind. I think a lot of this is a fad personally. A lot of these guys just want to have the biggest plane at the field on a given day. We had about 10-15 mph at 90 degrees crosswind. Not ideal, but not a problem for the little Extra. I was able to fly just as well as they were. In fact I thought it was funny that the one guy with the 30% Cap was practicing torque rolls and he wasn't having much luck. I heard him comment that it was too windy and he was getting blown across the field too fast. So I proceeded to do a couple 3 rotation torque rolls in the same spot on my next flight Boy does she look pretty hanging on the prop like that...

Anyways... I don't know if I'll be able to get any more flights in this season or not. What a horrible year for flying it has been here. Most rain ever this year. Our field was like a sponge even after a week of no rain. Here's hoping next year is a little more friendly.

I don't know what else to say about the E-Flite Extra 300. It is a fantastic plane. I have downsized my hangar and I only intend to...Continue Reading