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Extreme Squirreltail 300 Coming at you

BATTLEAXE

Legendary member
First real almost full flight with the Extreme. Propped it down to a 11X7 instead of that 13X4W prop just to relive some stress it generates and it still had great power. Actually even played a bit with it seeing how balance it was inverted and very little elevator required to stay level so maybe a little playing with the cg . Rolls no problem and and it seems to keep a straight line, loops are easy and heck I even did one knife edge. But there was a little snap and then a slight vibration so I brought it down quick before anything left me and it all came home in one piece. Slight little crack in the motor mount and I think I have the cure for that.

That turned out to be a pretty quick plane man. Maneuverable as it should be but that was half throttle? Slick machine
 

Wildthing

Legendary member
That turned out to be a pretty quick plane man. Maneuverable as it should be but that was half throttle? Slick machine
Just 1/2 most of the flight, I did dial it up a bit compared to the last time and added another flight mode with a bit more yet, will slowly turn it up as long as it keeps coming home in one piece :) .
 

Wildthing

Legendary member
2 full batteries ran through the Extreme , no snaps, pops, cracks or vibrations and the motor is still in it. Time to give it some color now. :)

It flies rather well, slowly turning the rates up on it , I think it is going to be a fun plane. :)


 

Wildthing

Legendary member
Well tempted fate going out in 44k winds but all came home intact. My new Extreme handles the wind pretty good for being such a big bird. No real fancy stunts today other then an almost text book vertical landing.
I tried to taxi it back but as soon as I would give it any power it wanted to lift.

 

Wildthing

Legendary member
Well after yesterday's flight with a knowingly bad elevator servo ready to crap out any second and flew it anyways (my way of recycling :) ) I figured let's do the surgery and let it live for another flight. I could move the servo arm probably 1/4 turn without any resistance :D . This so called metal gear servo by Turnigy well it does have some nice fancy metal gears in it but then there is one plastic gear, guess which one is stripped?

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Wildthing

Legendary member
nicely fixed - it is certainly odd to have one plastic gear - I guess they think that one is under the least load!
I was actually hoping it would crash so it would give me an excuse to build another, it is getting beat up and the control surfaces are not true anymore so perfect loops are hard to do :D