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Posted by simages | Feb 11, 2019 @ 05:08 PM | 2,435 Views
Although I'm not a 3D guy, I have always loved my Addiction after I bought it on impulse, but most of all I love the technology, design, flight performance and quality of PA's aircraft! So, why the Extra 260?

Honestly; I had come across a special sale with Precision Aerobatics and bought a motor combo with the Thrust 30, Quantum 45 Pro and spinner combo. I put it with my other power systems and forgot about it. While recently listing some items in the "RCG Classifieds", I added this combo to the mix.

After 6 days and 126 views no bites so I asked myself, why would anyone look for a thrust 30 and what would they install it in? Crap, the Extra 260 of course..... after looking at it a little closer and saw the price, I clicked on the colors, but the yellow had no sample pictures.

That made me "Google" the 260 and boom there it was in yellow.



Wingspan: 1219mm /48″
Length: 1094mm /43″
Wing area: 490
Flight weight: approx 955gr/33.7oz
Wing loading: approx 9.9oz/sq.ft

Now I just have to wait for Delivery......

Because I already have the Thrust 30, 45 Quantum Pro and spinner my setup will be PA's recommended Integrated Performance Airframe-Drive System (iPA).

My Airframe order included;

Extra 260 ARF - Yellow, Airframe (New production run)
4x Nexatec NXT 70HV servos
Carbon fiber MD size long servo arms
Extra 260 Carbon Fiber Vortex Generators
4x PA V4 Lipo 2200mAh 11.1V 25-50c (by 3 get 1 free)
Thin gauge electric extension lead
VOX 13x5 Electric wooden propeller

Already have 12x6 and 12x7 props

Build Thread HERE

Posted by simages | Jan 16, 2019 @ 03:53 PM | 5,316 Views
Wing Span | 40 in
Overall Length | 19 in
Wing Area | 220 in2
Flying Weight | 9.5 oz
Wing Loading | 6.2 oz/ft2

Controls Required | 4 channel, R/E/A/A/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply
Category | Park Flyer

Build Log Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Jan 11, 2019 @ 09:31 PM | 4,885 Views
Wing Span | 23.75 in
Overall Length | 15.25 in
Wing Area | 100 in²
Flying Weight | 2.1 oz
Wing Loading | 3.0 oz/ft²

Controls Required | 3 channel, R/E/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply

Build Log Thread HERE
Posted by simages | Sep 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM | 7,881 Views
The Monocoupe 22, the prototype of the 70, was the first light cabin monoplane to be certificated under the Department of Commerce regulations established in 1927. In 1928, nearly 90 percent of all the light airplanes produced and sold in the United States were Monocoupes. The popularity of this light cabin plane lay in the side-by-side seating and the pleasant, though spirited, characteristics of the aircraft that made it fun to fly.

My New project..... Build Thread HERE

• • Specifications • •
Recommended Flying Site: Flying Field
Airframe Type: Sport
Pilot Skill Level: Intermediate
Builders Skill Level: Intermediate

• RTF Weight: 10lbs / 160oz
• Wing Span: 82 in
• Wing Area: 1054 sq in
• Length: 50 in`
• Loading: 21.9 oz sq ft
• Wing Cube loading:

• • Power • •
• Engine: Saito FA90R3 / FG19 KELEO Exhaust
• Onboard Glow Driver: ElectroDynamics 1.2v
• Propeller: 12x7 - 13x6 - 13x7
•Batteries: 9000mAh 1.2v Nicad and 6v NiMH

• • Control • •
• Control Layout: 7 Channels - R/E/A/A/F/F/T
• Aileron Servos: 2 x Futaba S3152
• Elevator Servo: 1 x Futaba S3152
• Rudder Servo: 1 x Futaba S3152
• Flap Servos: 2 x Futaba S3152
• Throttle Servo: 1 x Futaba S3004
• Receiver: Spektrum AR7350 AS3X
Third tank Break in......

FA90R3 - Field Break in (2 min 27 sec)

Posted by simages | Apr 29, 2016 @ 07:40 PM | 11,202 Views
Project on hold..... Build Thread HERE

This 55-inch-span Strega MK2 is designed for .46 to .55 glow power or electric, this plane comes built and covered and ready for radio and power installation.

Wingspan: 55.5 in (1410 mm)
Length: 50.3 in (1278 mm)
Weight: 7-7.5 lb (3.2-3.4 kg)
Wing area: 640 in2 (41.3 dm2)
Wing Loading: 24.5 oz/in2 (75 g/dm2)
6-channel minimum radio
Five standard servos
800-1200mAh NiMH battery
2-stroke .46-.55 /4-stroke .52 glow engine
1000-1400kV outrunner brushless motor
4-6 cell 4000-5000mAh LiPo battery
50-80 amp ESC

Posted by simages | Dec 14, 2015 @ 01:48 PM | 11,142 Views
This project is under my bench and plan on powering it with a proven power system like the E-flite 480 Brushless Outrunner 1020Kv with a matching 40-Amp Lite Pro and APC 12x6E thin prop.

My FlyBaby Build

I know.....
Posted by simages | Dec 14, 2015 @ 01:36 PM | 11,492 Views
This 28% scale ARF has been long out of production.
Specs are as follows;
Engine .52-.61
WS 60"
Fuselage is balsa/lite ply. built up wings and airfoil tail feathers. FG cowl, FG wheelpants and Vac formed canopy

More to follow.....
Posted by simages | Dec 11, 2015 @ 10:49 PM | 12,072 Views
Project begins with stripping the mechanics... to prep for the Saito FA300T-TDP four stroke dual carb engine.

My Re-Build Thread "started December 2015"
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 01:54 PM | 11,172 Views
My Build of the SKYBUGGY (100) 19.5" Video and is a fun flyer! Gave this RTF to my friends son, who got me into the hobby 20 yrs ago!
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 01:47 PM | 11,068 Views
My Build of the SKYBUGGY (300) 24" with Floats What, another SA Success.... Really a fun flyer! Best on a calm day and a little different with the floats so, setup a second model for your Trim settings.
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 07:07 AM | 11,164 Views
My Build of the eHopper 33.5" Maiden flight went back to the bench, under powered.
Posted by simages | Dec 10, 2015 @ 06:59 AM | 11,123 Views
My Build of the SkyBoy (600) 48" Another SA Success..... Flys and Floats without any Water!
Posted by simages | Dec 04, 2015 @ 09:13 PM | 12,197 Views
The 1926 FORD Flivver has always been my favorite airplane and any Flivver project I pursue, they are always in the Memory of "Harry J. Brooks (1903–1928)". Read a bit HERE

A work in progress for sometime now, but now I have to finish after electronics and mechanical issues resolved!

My Build Thread "back on track; 2017"
Posted by simages | Dec 04, 2015 @ 08:47 PM | 11,671 Views
Repaired this "abandoned", but acquired "Basketcase" Antic back to life......
Posted by simages | Dec 04, 2015 @ 08:43 PM | 11,492 Views
Not much for WWII, but after returning from Pearl Harbor, HI outlook changed a bit..... Markings taken from the P-40 on display at the museum.
Posted by simages | Feb 10, 2015 @ 11:35 AM | 13,042 Views
Cleaning up my Hanger and my Blog
Items for Sale......

Accessories For Sale

Currently no accessories

Planes for Sale

Finished and RTF

Proctor Mini Antic
Slick 3D 480 ARF (EFL2865) BNF
Hanger 9 P40-B Warhawk 50 BNF

ARF Kits

GP Lanier ARF
Ryan STA 480 ARF
CAP 232 - framed up


USAirCore Barnstormer Bipe Kit
USAirCore Float Kit
Ford Flivver Kit
RetroRC e-Moth Kit
Anniversary Cub with Float Kit
SA Aircamper 100 w/Electronics
SA Pietenpol 480 w/ Floats, motor and ESC

Helicopters for Sale

TT Mini Titan Scale A109 Fuselage with FMA Co-Pilot and extras
NIB Approach Engineering eCobra 550 Kit
Century Swift NX w/ motor
ALZRC Devil 450 FBL BNF with extras