RC Groups

RC Groups
    3D Flying
        Build Log 3D Hobby Shop 57" Extra 330 SC -Build Thread-

#1 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 04:03 PM

3D Hobby Shop 57" Extra 330 SC -Build Thread-
 
1 Attachment(s)
Hi all 3DHS fanatics! My name is Jeff Mitchell.

A little while back I was asked by Mr. Ben Fisher himself to document the build of the new 3DHS -Yellow- 57" Extra 330 SC. I am excited to share the build will the 3DHS community, and all who have taken an interest. I will work hard over the next week (or so) to document the entire build and include some good close up and intimate pictures of the awesome new 57" SC. I can already tell you the kit is the usual amazing 3DHS quality we have all come to expect, and this airframe will no doubt be another winner. Hat's off to Ben and Scott for another job VERY WELL DONE. Thanks guys!

Please feel free to chime in at any time and comment or ask questions. Want a close up picture of a particular detail? Just ask!


Again here are the basic specs for the 57" SC:-Wingspan 57"
-Length 57" w/ spinner
-Wing Area 680 sq. in.
-Carbon landing gear
-Wing bags included
-SFGs included
-All hardware included
-Covered in genuine Oracover (ultracote)

Here is the set-up I have chosen:
1) 3DHS 57" YELLOW Extra 330 SC (of course!)
2) Reaper GR45
3) Reaper 85A ESC
4) Castle Creations BEC
5) Hyperion G3 25C 4000mAh 4S Lipoly (Awesome New Packs!!!)
6) Hitec HS5245 Digital MG Servos
7) 63mm White Extreme Flight Elite Spinner
8) Xoar 15x7
9) DUBRO 672 Servo Arms
10) Extensions: 1x18" / 2x6" / 1x12"
11) Spektrum DX7 and AR6200rx
-Did I forget anything?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

----> IPSMOTORS BUILD VIDEOS!!! <-----

Another very aweswome set of build videos by Mr. IPS motors himself!!

3D Hobby Shop 57" Extra 330 SC Build Video #1 (6 min 8 sec)

3D Hobby Shop 57" Extra 330 SC Build Video #2 (6 min 38 sec)

3D Hobby Shop 57" Extra 330 SC Build Video #3 (6 min 27 sec)

3D Hobby Shop 57" Extra 330 SC Build Video #4 (6 min 17 sec)

3D Hobby Shop 57" Extra 330 SC Build Video #5 (5 min 7 sec)


Thanks IPS!

#2 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 04:27 PM

Covering
 
7 Attachment(s)
I like to start every ARF build by running over all the covering with my heat gun and/or iron before I get to the build. I have to say I had very little work to do this round, great job at the factory!

After a little cosmetic wrinkle removal, I am going to take my trusty hot-knife and remove the covering from areas shown in the assembly manual.

-Jeff

#3 fall666 Sep 12, 2009 04:38 PM

Just saw the pics from your maiden flight. REALLY makes me want one of these planes. Looking forward to your build information and video(s).

gb

#4 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fall666
Just saw the pics from your maiden flight. REALLY makes me want one of these planes. Looking forward to your build information and video(s).

gb

GB,

The maiden was done by a couple guys that are much faster builders than I. But I am going to work hard to get more pics up ASAP! And when the SC is done I'm hoping local pilot Tyler Hawker will wring it out for some video.

-Jeff

#5 fall666 Sep 12, 2009 04:50 PM

My mistake. Still looking forward to your build.

gb

#6 BoneDoc Sep 12, 2009 05:05 PM

Nice clean build Jeff.

#7 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fall666
My mistake. Still looking forward to your build.

gb

All good, thanks for the interest!

#8 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoneDoc
Nice clean build Jeff.


Thanks, I am having a great time with this beauty.

#9 Angry Hornet Sep 12, 2009 05:42 PM

Jeff -

You have to hurry, mine is almost done :D :D :D What is the little carbon rod supposed to be used for? I can't quite figure it out :rolleyes:

This is the best made arf I have ever seen. I can't wait to get it in the air !!!

#10 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 05:48 PM

Moving on... CA is GOOD.
 
2 Attachment(s)
I have found this to be a good time to hit all the forward joints with thin CA. Focus on the motor box and landing gear mounting areas.

-Jeff

#11 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Angry Hornet
Jeff -

You have to hurry, mine is almost done :D :D :D What is the little carbon rod supposed to be used for? I can't quite figure it out :rolleyes:

This is the best made arf I have ever seen. I can't wait to get it in the air !!!

Looks like you will beat me to the maiden! Nice work!

The carbon tube is a stiffener for the elevator pushrod. See page 9 of the manual.

-Jeff

#12 Hypersprint Sep 12, 2009 05:54 PM

Ah, glad you mentioned your wife being the hand model :eek: :D:D:D

#13 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 06:06 PM

Landing Gear
 
6 Attachment(s)
Wow... :D Carbon fiber landing gear! And the usual QUALITY 3DHS aluminum axles. Awesome touch.

3DHS has made the process of installing wheels and wheel pants nearly totally painless. I have seen some crazy methods of mounting wheel pants in the past, some nearly drove me crazy. But this is, well... easy!

-Jeff

#14 flyinhigh025 Sep 12, 2009 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hypersprint
Ah, glad you mentioned your wife being the hand model :eek: :D:D:D

She called me a nerd for mentioning that. I was just trying to give credit where credits due? (not to mention i didn't want you all to think I had girly hands!) :D

#15 BoneDoc Sep 12, 2009 06:33 PM

I dunno... after all, Scott has high heel on his key chain. Maybe it's the thin air in CO out there that makes people a little strange :D.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 AM.