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Jan 10, 2004, 10:51 AM
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Free Air Extra 3D Adrenaline

Hey fellas,
its freezing cold outside and I just got sumfin in the mail from NESail.

Its the Free Air Extra 3D Adrenaline, an EPP 3d plane.
its available from

I picked mine up right after christmas with some "extra model airplane funds i got for christmas". It was on sale at nesail with a Rotex 25/6/15 brushless motor.

Because of the weather, I'm hoping to stay in and build this today. I was hoping someone out there might have one already built and post some pics. The instructions are a bit weak (one page front and back of illustrations). One of my few probs with the instructions is that in one critical area...mounting the stab, I can't see the dimensions that are written on there. If there is anyone out there...Sal from nesail maybe? that has this info, can you plase post it? Its the distance from the center of the stab "axle" to the rear end of the fuse that I need. (actually i might also need the distance of this axle center from the leading edge of the stab...otherwise I'm of stab?)

Anyway everything arrived in great shape, it seems like a good quality kit...I'm looking forward to building and flying it.
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Jan 10, 2004, 12:04 PM
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extra 3d box contents

this is what came in the box
Jan 10, 2004, 12:06 PM
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rotex 25/6/15

this is the 25/6/15 compared to a pjs300
the biggest/most obvious difference is the size of those magnets...
and also compared to the highmax 2025-4243...
Last edited by guyaneze; Jan 10, 2004 at 12:10 PM.
Jan 10, 2004, 12:11 PM
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rotex 25/6/15 & himax

this is what they look like side by side...
this is the himax 2025/4243
Jan 10, 2004, 12:13 PM
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rotex 25/6/15 on the scale

the rotex weighs about 1.8 oz or about 50grams
Jan 10, 2004, 12:26 PM
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extra 3d hardware

these are the contents of the plastic baggy
Jan 10, 2004, 12:29 PM
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extra 3d control horn

close up of control horn...looks like a wing tip skid or something took me a while to figure out...control horn!
Jan 10, 2004, 12:52 PM
40%, 5% whats the diff?
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Hmm, Soaring really over charges, $69 or $89!
Jan 11, 2004, 04:38 PM
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The combo with rotex comes with a speed controller...which speed control?
Jan 11, 2004, 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by TeamSME
Hmm, Soaring really over charges, $69 or $89!
Not realy... You gotta think that most of these kits are made by hand by one person. No mass production... It takes A LOT of time to put a kit together... That carbon landing gear is probably hand made one at a time too... Time is $$$$ If the kitter doesn't charge a decent amount for the kit, it's not worth the time and bother of kitting. We are realy spoiled sometimes with the cheap kits that are out there. However, you gotta support the "little guy" too. Otherwise, no more "cutting edge" stuff... My 2 cents...

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Jan 11, 2004, 05:47 PM
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I think teamsme meant that nesail has the plane for $69, so soaring is overcharging because they have the same product for $89.
Jan 11, 2004, 05:55 PM
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ryan - you're right. My bad....

Jan 11, 2004, 08:45 PM
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I had all the other stuff in the "combo" i bought just the kit and motor...a different combo that was on sale for a "nice" price.
I plan on using the following equipment:

4 pico bb servos
castle creations phoenix 10
3s 1200mah etec lipoly batts

I still need...
prop saver?/adaptor?...DNA has a nice suggestion...on how to make a prop saver in another thread called DIY Rotex prop saver..
I dug around an I can't find a collar like he used...arghhh
the pic on the box seems to have the prop mounted right onto the motor....hmmm
I plan on using a micro antenna...azarr or litenna still haven't made up my mind...
i have several gws pico r4ps....but...they can't let me get flaperon/elevator mix...unless i hack one...i might...
otherwise its m5 or berg 5 dsp

any1 know who has a berg5 and azarr antenna? that way i don't have to ship from different places...
Jan 11, 2004, 08:48 PM
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I'm stuck at the alignment..gluing wing/flying stab on and aligning them..i hate this part because....if i mess it up my plane will fly like...well..u know what...
I need to make a jig or something to keep things straight as the glue dries
Jan 16, 2004, 11:40 AM
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still looking for help...
anyone out there from free air....NESailplanes...
do you have larger plans that have readable dimensions?
can't read the dimensions off the 1 page instructions...
when mine copied the size of the printlines are larger than the letters...all i see is a black spot that looks like it used to be a number. or pictures of how wires/pushrods are routed, parts aligned such as the flying stab would be really appreciated.

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