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Old Aug 08, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Gonna go hammer my 47" EXP to hold me over until my 60" gets here!
Did you trim the wings?
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Yes, dear!

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Forget about getting it build in a matter of hours. That's just asking for trouble. Don't ask me how I know!

Really, unless you are super talented, or super sloppy, you can't build any of these planes in two or three hours. Besides, if you take your time it is so much more enjoyable. I used to hate building until I made myself slow down, and then it became really fun. Now I buy a plane whenever I feel like a project. it's not like I really needed five MXS ...... Or four Extra.

If I stretch a project out for a week or more, it pays for itself just in entertainment value. It is almost getting to where I enjoy building so much that it is a seperate hobby and flying is another seperate hobby.

Slow down and enjoy it!
Doc,

That's the same advice my wife gave me! OTOH, if you knew how long it takes me to assemble/build an ARF (what takes others minutes takes me hours), you'd know that the "hours" I wrote means about a week worth of hours.

I meant that I want to get it together perfectly as fast as possible while relishing the build and final product!

P.S. BTW, did I mention that my wife is former USAF? So, you're in great company!
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 10:56 PM
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This thing looks amazing! Are the stars on the blue one decals? I'm guessing they are but hoping they're not

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Old Aug 09, 2011, 11:17 PM
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 11:26 PM
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And I thought it took a long time to get the stars on my 48" Extra perfect

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Old Aug 10, 2011, 04:13 AM
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Doc,
OTOH, if you knew how long it takes me to assemble/build an ARF (what takes others minutes takes me hours), you'd know that the "hours" I wrote means about a week worth of hours.

I meant that I want to get it together perfectly as fast as possible while relishing the build and final product!
Another factor is experience and prepareness....as my crash rate in late June and early July was exeptional i built 3x EF Edge 60" ...the latest one is keept in one piece so far....and this 3rd one went togheter very quickly
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 06:17 AM
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Another factor is experience and prepareness....as my crash rate in late June and early July was exeptional i built 3x EF Edge 60" ...the latest one is keept in one piece so far....and this 3rd one went togheter very quickly
Not that its a contest but my buddy still leads you. He is on Edge # 4 or 5 I believe. The latest crash is atleast repairable. Totaled the firewall and the landing gear mount.

3 or 4 of his previous crashes were less then 2 flights in. I am not sure of Crash # 5 ?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 06:43 AM
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Not that its a contest but my buddy still leads you. He is on Edge # 4 or 5 I believe. The latest crash is atleast repairable. Totaled the firewall and the landing gear mount.

3 or 4 of his previous crashes were less then 2 flights in. I am not sure of Crash # 5 ?
Im very willing to loose this contest

If...well ...when this edge is carnage i´ll have an go at the new extra 60".
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 08:36 AM
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And I thought it took a long time to get the stars on my 48" Extra perfect

Rishelman
I believe Coverite makes vinyl peel-and-strick stars. They come on a sheet in several sizes. It would make for an easier job, but you'de probably have to buy more than one sheet. You'de probably spend $20 or so.

Personally I kind of like it with no stars. Just leaves more room for Thunder Power decals!
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 09:46 AM
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Im very willing to loose this contest

If...well ...when this edge is carnage i´ll have an go at the new extra 60".
haha. yeah he is careless when he flies.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Another factor is experience and prepareness....as my crash rate in late June and early July was exeptional i built 3x EF Edge 60" ...the latest one is keept in one piece so far....and this 3rd one went togheter very quickly
Right! When I assembled my third 3DHS Extra 300 SR (Quiet! Are we allowed to mention 3DHS in this EF forum? ), I went from 3 days to 1 day on the assembly time.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Are we allowed to mention **** in this EF forum?
As long as you spell it right, LOL.

You're right that build time goes down with familiarity. On my first EXP I had to stop and figure things out. Now everything just falls into place.

I was disappointed with my last MXS because the build went too quick and easy! Occasionally I like a little something to go wrong or something to not fit perfectly. If it is too easy it is no fun.


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.........as my crash rate in late June and early July was exeptional........
Wow. That's an awesome job of putting the happy face on tragedy!
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haha. yeah he is careless when he flies.
Why aren't you getting this on video?
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 03:14 PM
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The new extra looks soooooooooooo good, I love the scheme!!! This will be a killer plane,!
I'm in love with the 48" Extra and made ALOT of flights with it. Most of the time bigger is even better, so I can imagine this will amazing.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:05 AM
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As long as you spell it right, LOL.

You're right that build time goes down with familiarity. On my first EXP I had to stop and figure things out. Now everything just falls into place.

I was disappointed with my last MXS because the build went too quick and easy! Occasionally I like a little something to go wrong or something to not fit perfectly. If it is too easy it is no fun.




Wow. That's an awesome job of putting the happy face on tragedy!


Why aren't you getting this on video?
Haha Doc..Well I just handed him his repaired edge 540 back today. I will certainly have video for re-maiden..
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 10:54 PM
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Ok i can't stand it! Twenty days ago: Originally Posted by EXTREME FLIGHT
Don't want to steal Tim's thunder, but figured he wouldn't mind if I chimed in with an update. Just spoke with the factory this morning and the 60 inch Extras are being boxed! With any luck they will be ready to leave China in the next 2 weeks.
??????Do I have to ask???
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