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Old Jan 21, 2008, 06:52 PM
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E-Flite Extra 260 VS Fliton Extra 260 mini

same price same size. which would yall recomend?

E-Flite Extra 260 3D 480
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL2475


Fliton Extra 260 Mini
http://fliton.com/new/product/extra.asp


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AUW 2629 oz
wing area 375 sq in

Fliton
AUW 22 - 24 oz
wing area 335 sq. in
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 07:12 PM
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I'm going out on a limb here in a way, I haven't flown the Fliton. But I bet it comes in at the heavier end of the spectrum as compared to EFlites 260 with the same equipment/setup. The more wing area and consequently lower loading (again same setup) tells me I would like the EFlite better.

FO4 will have his Fliton built soon I'm sure. Maybe we can do a comparison.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 07:33 PM
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which would yall recomend?
What do you want to do? From what has been written, they are both good planes, but good for different things.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 08:06 PM
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You can't go wrong with either. The extra wing area of the E-Flite will make it up for the extra weight. They both look great, too.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 08:08 PM
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Dont mean to hijak the thread but, what about the e-flite versus the extreme flight extra?
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Extreme Flight for shizzle. But the other is 7oz lighter and I fly it better, go figure.

EFlite= 20+ amp setup for 3d
EF Extra =35+ amp setup f0r 3d
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 12:41 AM
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Mickel,

I got the older Fliton Extra 330 mini. The 260 is a newer and larger model. But I liked your tongue in cheek humor!! You know it will be close to year before I get to the Extra.....AM on the workbench. Give me two months....

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Old Jan 22, 2008, 01:09 AM
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 08:47 AM
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What do you want to do? From what has been written, they are both good planes, but good for different things.
CARE to elaborate?
ill be after high alpha 3d. particularly im looking for one with SUPER stable harriers with little wing rock.
not really into pattern aerobatics.



father, i origonally wanted teh 330mini, but now want the larger 260 for the added stability/weight/ wind capabilities. and also the 330mini had so many "problems" with the kit.


the extreme planes are way too big. the 42" is pretty much my max. i dont want to buy all new esc, batterys, motors etc. looking to keep what i got.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 09:08 AM
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particularly im looking for one with SUPER stable harriers with little wing rock.
That might rule out the E-flite, then. Myself and others found that it had an unusually high amount of wing rock in harrier flight. Check the E-flite thread about it.
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ill be after high alpha 3d. particularly im looking for one with SUPER stable harriers with little wing rock.
not really into pattern aerobatics.
I have not flown either of these planes, but from what I have gleaned from the threads:
The Fliton 260 Mini has some trouble with snapping and high-alpha. Great pattern plane, but not really great 3D.
The E-Flite 260 seems to be better at 3D, but I just have not heard enough Hoo-Hah to warrent trying one.

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i origonally wanted teh 330mini, but now want the larger 260 for the added stability/weight/ wind capabilities. and also the 330mini had so many "problems" with the kit.
In case you have not noticed, I am a HUGE fan of the Fliton Extra 330 Mini. Yes, there are 'problems' with the kit, but they are not deal breakers for me. They plane is fantastic for harriers and high alpha along with just about everything else.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:35 AM
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father, i origonally wanted teh 330mini, but now want the larger 260 for the added stability/weight/ wind capabilities. and also the 330mini had so many "problems" with the kit.
Stang,

Like you I have gear ready to go in a new plane. My Hacker 20-20l, Hacker x-20, and TP Prolights 1320 are perfect for the Extra 330 mini according to the threads. Therefore, I bought that plane. I am not worried about the modifications (not problems) that need to be done. There is a great thread detailing what needs to be done.

I think you are going the right direction, find a plane that fits the gear you have.

Mickel above has the EFlight and he is a GREAT pilot. Mickel, what say you?????

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Old Jan 22, 2008, 11:27 AM
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The Fliton 260 Mini has some trouble with snapping and high-alpha. Great pattern plane, but not really great 3D.
Completely true. The rudder is very sensitive on the Fliton 260 and to much rudder input while in HA flight could easily result in a snap. Small inputs of rudder during HA is what this plane needs.

There is also a fair amount of wing rock in harrier but it can be controlled with aileron control. Nice pattern plane, O.K. 3D airplane.

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FO4: Thanks for the kindness! (He flies very well himself watch the vid )

EFlite Extra 260:

Rolls are fast, so fast that a full speed to 1/4 (knife edge) looks killer as it rips by on its wing. (KE has a little pull to the gear on mine.)

Loops are graceful but by pulling too hard on the elevator, it will fall out. Going over the top (waterfall) and it will elevator down pretty smoothly. Outside loops run off course a bit unless I use corrective inputs.

In high aplha I can "fly" out the rock with constant input; inverted it has almost no rock at all. High-alpha rollers are sweet, circles or straight ahead.

Snaps are lenient in that full throttle corner sticking results in a semi-wild manuever. (Now the EF Extra, that one snaps wicked-bad, doubles and triples)

Spins are ok upright, inverted ones look better (flatter).

Hovers are easy to lock in, and it will torque quickly, so be ready to face its belly a couple times depending on how long you keep it there.

In my experience Extras are a little pitch sensitive and a hard rudder blast will definitely throw it around (into trouble) in a heartbeat.
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