Thread: New Product Extreme Flight 48 inch Laser EXP
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Todays laser cut and jig assembled planes are usually so straight that maiden flights are no problem, outside of new plane anxiety. My last three Extra EXPs took no trim or mixes or CG adjustments. I just flew them and they were perfect right out of the box.

Of course, the first time this happened I sat down and couldn't believe it. No trim, no mixing, and no changes of any kind. It was perfectly dialed in front the word go. It was actually a little unsettling because everything had been so easy and the results were so perfect. Assuredly some of this was because I had built a few and knew how to get them right, but really, that would have been impossible for the average builder like me to achieve without starting with a perfect product.

Sadly, this is taken a bit for granted because most of today's modellers don't know anything different. Today's stuff is so damm good. It makes 10 years ago truely look like the dark ages. 30 years ago simply looks Jurrassic.

There is one reason, however, to wait a bit on the decals, and that's because in the Florida sun the covering will loosen up a bit the first few times out. Since I have started building in the garage instead of the air conditioning, the covering gets a bit more acclimated before I put the decals on, so even that's not much of a problem any more.
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