Extra 300 AWARC questions

I picked up this gem Saturday and it has been started. I have NO paperwork,
box, or ideas who's plane it is, however I do have a couple of questions.
The plane has a 62 inch built up wing and the tail feathers look like
sheeted structure. The wing fits very well. The cowl is fiberglass and the
wheel pants appear to be that white plastic stuff. The plane also came with
a tank (480CC). The fuselage is fully sheeted, all the way back.
The guy who started it set it up for a ST 2500. What would be a good
replacement for it, Saito 91 or Saito 150?
Any ideas where the CG should be?
Any ideas where I can go to possibly find more information?
Thanks in advance...
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Six_O'Clock_High
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On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 23:00:23 GMT, "Six_O'Clock_High"
I vote for the 150.
I've got a CG calculator here. It should give you a safe starting point:
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Back to the seller? Back to the person or shop he bought it from?
Let us know how it turns out.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
The AWARC in the title makes me think that it is a Hobbico product. They produce a line of ARF's that they call AWARF (All Wood Almost Ready to Fly) and also produced some other semi finished ARF's that they called AWARC (All Wood Almost Ready to Cover).
They made 2 Extra 300 AWARF's one was 40 sized and had a 55 inch wing, the other was 60 sized and while I don't have specs on it, I have seen one of the 60's and a wingspan of around 62 inches sounds about right for the model.
You can download the assembly manual for the 60 sized Extra AWARF from Hobbico's website. The following URL will take you directly to the download of the manual in Adobe Acrobat format........
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If this is the model that you have, the person in our club that has one really likes it. Of course his is overpowered with a 90 sized 2 stroke.
Hope this helps Ken
"Six_O'Clock_High" questions.
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Ken Barnes
The AWARC in the title makes me think that it is a Hobbico product. They produce a line of ARF's that they call AWARF (All Wood Almost Ready to Fly) and also produced some other semi finished ARF's that they called AWARC (All Wood Almost Ready to Cover).
They made 2 Extra 300 AWARF's one was 40 sized and had a 55 inch wing, the other was 60 sized and while I don't have specs on it, I have seen one of the 60's and a wingspan of around 62 inches sounds about right for the model.
You can download the assembly manual for the 60 sized Extra AWARF from Hobbico's website. The following URL will take you directly to the download of the manual in Adobe Acrobat format........
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If this is the model that you have, the person in our club that has one really likes it. Of course his is overpowered with a 90 sized 2 stroke.
Hope this helps Ken
"Six_O'Clock_High" questions.
Reply to
Ken Barnes
The AWARC in the title makes me think that it is a Hobbico product. They produce a line of ARF's that they call AWARF (All Wood Almost Ready to Fly) and also produced some other semi finished ARF's that they called AWARC (All Wood Almost Ready to Cover).
They made 2 Extra 300 AWARF's one was 40 sized and had a 55 inch wing, the other was 60 sized and while I don't have specs on it, I have seen one of the 60's and a wingspan of around 62 inches sounds about right for the model.
You can download the assembly manual for the 60 sized Extra AWARF from Hobbico's website. The following URL will take you directly to the download of the manual in Adobe Acrobat format........
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If this is the model that you have, the person in our club that has one really likes it. Of course his is overpowered with a 90 sized 2 stroke.
Hope this helps Ken
"Six_O'Clock_High" questions.
Reply to
Ken Barnes
I apologise for the multiple replies. I tried to reply to the group, and the original poster, Outlook Express kept saying that the message couldn't be sent. It never said that it couldn't be sent to 1 of the recipients, just that it couldn't be sent. So I tried a couple of times.
Sorry Ken
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Ken Barnes
Ken, Ken, Ken,
:-)
I have one of the 60-size Hobbico Extra 300S AWARFs still in the box in my basement. It has a 58.25" span and I really don't think you could seriously consider putting a Super Tigre 2500 or Saito 1.50 in this model. It's advertised weight is about 7 pounds... a .61 would be great and a .91 would be a pleasant excess.
Six O'clock's model is a tad bigger so it must be a different animal. Still, a Saito 1.50 sounds tooooo big. :-)
Good flying, desmobob
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Robert Scott
Thank you for the tip Ken and I apologize for the fake address. I get too much spam and this address does not seem to generate as much as a real one does. That all being said, I have looked carefully at that manual and this bird is NOT a Hobbico bird. The tank is different, the wheel pants are different, the cowl is different (slightly). However, there is enough "information" to make the necessary TLAR selections for things like CG and control throws. I am beginning to think that the Saito 91 is the right choice. Thanks for the lead.
Sorry Marty, the guy I got this from is out of town and is cashing out so I have what I have. Almost did not buy the bird as he misplaced the ailerons and canopy and said he did not have the instructions when I asked. I will have to build up a belly pan as it is missing and I have to figure out how to plug up the SuperTigre 2500 hole in the cowl.
Jim .
Reply to
Six_O'Clock_High
Let's modify the question a bit. Since I don't have a ST2500 on a mount, I cannot even estimate the right thrust I can see is built into the mount T nuts. I know there should be some right thrust. How much?
I am amenable to a swag. Anyone got a .60 sized Extra that we can get that number from?
Again, thanks.
Jim
"Six_O'Clock_High" > Fly) and also produced some other semi finished ARF's that they called
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Six_O'Clock_High
ROFLOL!
And here I thought that tail heavy planes flew once... while nose heavy planes flew like dogs.
The basic idea is to get it near right so the prop is centered with the nearly correct right thrust. Oh well, TLAR hear I come (again)...
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Six_O'Clock_High

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