Very nicely made and covered, this Hobbyking Extra 330 Profile is a brilliant 3D performer and just so much fun to fly. A fast, low cost build is the order of the day and the combination of an ultra thick, large wing, very low flying weight and huge control surfaces offers the 3D pilot a model that can take everything thrown at it!
Dry Weight: 185g
Wing Area: 20.3dm2
22mm/100w Bell Outrunner Brushless Motor
800mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
4 x 8g~9g servo
I really like the quality of this plane. The one thing I don't like is the landing gear, but that is easily changed. The recommended 800mah bat will not get you your correct cg. I used a small 2200mah and she flew great.Arrived today, double boxed with loads of packing. first impressions are extremely good. Seems very solid and well covered. For 30 you really cant go wrong! Will post a flying review as soon as the build is complete and I've given it a maiden!Have been flying this model for a while now. Converted to OS 15 i.c. engine rather than electric. It flies great, perfect for small 3-D flying. I was worried how well the airframe would stand up to the test of time, but in fact it has been great so far, nothing has broken or vibrated loose on it! Would definitely recommend it. Start with the c.g. further forward than the instructions recommend and then move it backwards to suit your style (was a bit too pitch unstable at the distance given). Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for this style of model.Lengthen the nose is essential from 10 to 12cms , if not too heavy in the end. I put a motor and mounted 50g 3s 500mah battery . Total weight of 440grs now . It flies very well like this, really 3d . But if you ride without mods , you will get 600 - 700grs to center , it is not going to fly very well for 3D.his aircraft is very light in its box and well made but it has a lot of weight to the ar requiring a big engine and heavy batteries for centering. It's a shame, because in the end, it becomes heavier and really 3d. I lengthened the nose of 12cm! Mounted engine and 50g 3s 1000mah battery. Total weight with the change in 480grs, otherwise it would weigh 600 to 700grs easily. It now flies very well, excellent 3d, fast, quick but accurate and lightweight.MISSED THE REST OF MY COMMENTS NOT SURE BUT HERE THEY ARE
fuse where circular holes are to increase strength which I have after a few @ ups.
Not going to waste my time on D/R and EXPO I run 3 different settings these you can work out for yourself i will say for general flight, test flight keep the movements very slight on ele and aile, talking max 2cm at aile and 1.5cm on ele at extents, with good expo 40 and this is prob to much on the movements not expo if your good enough to setup 3 different settings on one switch like a heli make this your middle one
Dont waste ur time if ur a beginner this is an intermediate to advanced plane, buy a bixler, learn to walk and get someone to help you, this way u will stay in the hobby
Enjoy ppl, this ones for the greater good!!!
NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1350KV / 310W (full vertical performance) will need to grind main shaft off
NTM 28 Series Accessory Pack
Slow Fly Electric Prop 9047R SF
Turnigy AE-30A Brushless ESC (is what Im running its a pain to setup go another 30amp speedy)
Turnigy nano-tech 850mah 3S 25~40C, my t-rex 250 batteries (3.25 mins fly time hard out)
Hitec 9gm servos/slightly less on the scales but hk equivalent should do, have also created extensions with cross laminated carbon strips
1oz led sinker up front and have moved engine mount forward by adding vertical piece in mount area, back of mount in line with battery opening (hobbyking wtf???)
Pa and e flight do similar planes however havent flown them so cant comment, this setup is, Im tipping cheaper, more powerful and just as sweet to fly.
I dont use the landing gear, either learn to catch it or be prepared to replace props.
I wouldnt post this if I didnt mean it, awesome 3d plane for local park (can fly in very small area if good enough)I fly at dusk or early when no wind as its not so much in the wind, rolling circuits, prop stall, torque rolls, flips n spins like all hell, etc. I luv it and the best thing is if I belt it into the ground $60 and I have a new one at my door, its a good repairer also can run carbon strips down centre of fuse where circular holesNice little model, look for suitcase plane, it is the same model Hobby Lobby sold some years ago, it is designed to be dismantled and fitted in a suitcase and taken on holidays.Just got it, light aircraft, pretty and very well finished. Removable wing, ideal for transportation or shipment. This 3d airplane must fly very well, I have to ride. I'm happy with this plane cheap and quality.watch?v=NTAjHZL9huY&feature=youtu.be
Bought this very cheap plane because i had some components left over. The setup is actually too heavy for this plane but the very thick wing makes it easy to fly anyway. The short wingspan and overall length makes it twitchy, but you get high roll-rates on all axles.
The CG according the manual can never be reached unless you use super light Servos. I even use a 3times bigger battery all the way to the front and the CG is still too far back. Mount the Motor as far to the front as possible.
All in all good plane, fast and easy to build and for that price...