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Old Jul 09, 2001, 04:17 PM
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Build it exactly as Dave says and you won't be displeased. It's a phenomenal flier on just a 6v speed 400, leaves every other aerobatic multi-$$$ plane I have seen in the dust. Everybody I know around my field has built it stock, and it's a fantastic flier as is.

Check the DAW pages for some tips and his complete glue encyclopedia.

Occasionally the battery box will crack or split on a hard landing, but it is easily repaired. The LG bends occasionally but it's not a big deal either, I don't think you need titanium !

I would *strongly* recommend against folding your antenna. I had range problems on mine.

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Old Jul 09, 2001, 06:03 PM
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I would *strongly* recommend against folding your antenna. I had range problems on mine.

I don't see your antenna running out of the back, what did you do with it?
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 06:47 PM
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Antenna wire is out at tail bottom and dangling as usual in the wind.
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 07:03 PM
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I've also owned a couple of DAW Extras and consider them to be fine airplanes - ditto Herb's comments. I did however cut and fold my antenna on both aircraft, and never had a confirmed radio glitch. But - if I built a third one, I'd probably use a Dean's base loaded, or a music wire antenna.

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Old Jul 10, 2001, 01:17 AM
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Dave's Aircraft Works Extra 300s or Staudacher Review?

I have just purchased the Extra 300s from DAW and I was hoping to contact someone who has built one. Any tips or tricks would be helpful. Also, I would like to know the flight characteristics of the aircraft. Thanks!
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Old Jul 10, 2001, 02:52 AM
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Some friends of mine folded the rec antenna inside the fuse and had no problems yet. I had range problems on my Hitec 555 receiver -so I preferred to go the safe route...
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Old Jul 10, 2001, 03:48 PM
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Thank you all for your input. I will definitely go with a base loaded antenna and the other suggestions that were made!

Thanks!!!
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Old Jul 11, 2001, 01:18 AM
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Use larger control horns than Dave recommends and you will be a lot happier. The plane will fly sooo much smoother. His stated CG location is spot on! Also, a little bit of spackle and sanding before you cover makes a world of difference in the appearence and adds no measurable weight. Use a base loaded antenna. I had problems with a folded up antenna and a Hitech555, it got glitchy at distance. You are gonna love this plane.
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Old Jul 16, 2001, 01:52 AM
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Build it exactly as Dave says and you won't be displeased.

Herb,

FMA makes an 8 channel receiver that is almost identical in size and weight as the Hitec 555. I could then set up flaperons. Do you think that this would be beneficial?

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Build it exactly as Dave says and you won't be displeased. It's a phenomenal flier on just a 6v speed 400, leaves every other aerobatic multi-$$$ plane I have seen in the dust. Everybody I know around my field has built it stock, and it's a fantastic flier as is.

Check the DAW pages for some tips and his complete glue encyclopedia.

Occasionally the battery box will crack or split on a hard landing, but it is easily repaired. The LG bends occasionally but it's not a big deal either, I don't think you need titanium !

I would *strongly* recommend against folding your antenna. I had range problems on mine.

<img src="http://aeneas.ps.uci.edu/edf/extra/extra_300_1.jpg" width=500 height=345>
I had one, missed it so much I made an updated vesion.
Balanced for a 3S 2100 pack. Same wing, just a few changes to the fuse and tail feathers. I wish I knew where he got the landing gear.
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