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Posted by I.C.O.N. | Apr 29, 2007 @ 11:31 PM | 3,610 Views
I received my 3DHS Extra on Friday night. The build went very quickly and pretty much word for word by the book. I finished in about 8hrs. would have only taken 4hrs if I had not have been playing so much.

The plane came Triple boxed... Which was good since two of the corners had shipping damage. Not one bent corner of the original box was dinged up at all.

I got my maiden flight in today... well actually the first seven flights have been logged. I couldn't charge the batts up fast enough.

My maiden flight went well in about 10MPH winds. She really floats in the wind, I had to coax it in with some birdfeed when it was time to land.

I spent the next 4 flights really dialing in the Expo and throws. I originally set the Expo by the manual. Which I found pretty high on the Expo and a little low on the rates for my taste. I ended up with about -30% Expo on all the surfaces and have all the throws maxed out on high rates and by the book for Mid rates.(suggested high rates)

I am still adjusting to the size of this plane. It is a totally new world from the Typhoon. She reacts a little slower but much more stable. I have had a hard time getting it to hover well. My inputs seem a little late... Just need to get the rythem of the throws down a little more. My last three flights all seemed much better. Once I got the Expo down to where I like it.

A few concerns on this plane are:

1; The landing Gear. They are all CF and have fiberglass wheel pants....Continue Reading
Posted by I.C.O.N. | Apr 22, 2007 @ 02:51 PM | 3,260 Views
Have been flying my Parkzone foamies for around 3 months now. I have a lot of flights on them and have loved every minute!

But my Styker is in dire need of a new motor and Fuse and my Typhoon is pretty much... well junk.

So I just ordered a new 3DHS Extra!!

I thought I would never buy a balsa plane again but the parkzone Foamies have really boosted my confidence in flying.


More to come soon!!!

Have Fun!