|Mar 15, 2011, 08:34 PM|
Time to build!
I have everything I need for my new Habu32 except for the airframe so it looks like the E-Flite Extra 300 is first up on the build table. I just unboxed it tonight and I am really impressed with the packing. I have never seen an ARF packed so well. Kudos E-Flite! The overall quality of the airframe looks very good. I am anxious to get her ready for her maiden. Hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks if all goes well weather wise. Here we go.
|Mar 15, 2011, 09:34 PM|
Even though it was packed very well the underside of the hatch has a couple issues. The glue joints are dry on the center beam. Also, you can see a chunk missing out of the former on the left. There are no scraps in the fuse or the bag so it must have happened in the factory. I glued the center beam in place, but I'll probably see if Horizon will replace the hatch for me. So far these are the only issues out of the box.
|Mar 15, 2011, 09:56 PM|
The rest of the parts look good
The fiberglass work on the Cowl and Pants is very nice. Really high quality.
It looks a litte twisted. I hope that doesn't cause any issues with spinner alignment. The Cowl ring is very nice. My fav method of attaching a cowl.
Tail feathers look good.
So do the wings. The covering on the whole model is fantastic. Not a wrinkle in sight.
Notice anything missing? Buh-Bye "EXTRA 300" stickers. I am not a fan.
Nice laser cut structure. Strong and light.
Nice strong motor box. I'm a big fan of the adjustable blind nuts that E-Flite uses. Just waiting for my Power 32.
Pretty decent set of hardware. Most of it will get used. I really like the single bolt control surface arms like I have on the Diamante.
Can't wait to get the DX8 setup and hook up telemetry. Very cool. This is by far the best radio I have owned in 25+yrs of flying.
That's enough for tonight. Time to read the instructions and make sure I have all my tools ready to go.
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