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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:01 am

Robert from www.flying-dog.co.uk has very kindley sent me the Extrim for review, And it arived yesterday!!!Smile

The specs:

The wing-span: 987 mm
Length: 980 mm
Net weight: 210-230 g
Weight of ready: 450-550 g
Thrust: 500-800 g

Recommended: 4 servos, 4 channels

Naked it should look somthing like this




And all finished it should look like this



This being a trad kit model i was abit worried about the build but im sure myself and leigh will sort it
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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:02 am

Upon opening the box last night i was very impresed, everything well packaged and secure and all parts seem to be present and corect, The laser work on the wood is fantastic (as expected) you simply have a couple of tabs on each part to cut through and your off, the qualaty of the molds for the canopy and cowel are awsome to canopy is crystal clear and very light and the cowel is light and strong!

I will get some "opening the box pics up later"

Really looking forward to having a crack at this one
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Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:33 pm

Right here we go this is what you get in the box! (good cam not availible untill monday)




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Re: Extrim from www.flying-dog.co.uk

Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:34 pm

Remove some of the packing




And get some of the bits out




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Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:34 pm

Couple more for now



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Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:35 pm

The cutting is fantastic and after a quick count up evey thing apears present and corect,

So far the only negative (and its more a personal choice thing) is the wire undercart, I have a dislike of all things wire so it will be replace with a carbon one from Overlander and also i`ll add some spats

But other than that its looks fantastic i particuly like the cut to size sheeting as thats a real pet hate, all I have to do is place it on and bend around the odd curve
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Post by Andy Sayle on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:39 pm

I can almost see the look of fear on your face as you uncovered all those bits of sliced and dried tree!

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Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:44 pm

luckely Leigh was around to help me up of the floor, pale
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Re: Extrim from www.flying-dog.co.uk

Post by Mark Barnes on Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:01 am

Just been informed the price of this is currently £69.95 availible at Leeds Model Shop.
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Post by PDQ on Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:06 pm

I was going to ask...How much to mere mortals ?

but £69 ish seems very good value MMMMmmmm
nope I.ve spent enough this week !
maybe next week

It seems a great kit.
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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:31 am

Have you thought about the covering colour scheme yet? The one pictured on the box makes it look a bit frumpy......

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:37 am

Yeah your right Andy it dose, Scheme is up for debate at the moment myself and Leigh dont quite agree Very Happy right here we go update from Leigh last night







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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:38 am

damm this thing was so easy to do (says Leigh) but im gonna get stuck in as well







Took aprox 20mins to get to this stage amasing how fast it is, all parts just cliped together 🆒
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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:52 am

Leigh, your set square is hung on the wall all Wonky. It's wrong, sort it out! Razz

Tabbed construction rocks! I'm going over all the woodwork for my Big Tug (the plane, not the activity Shocked ) tabbing it good and proper!

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:22 pm

ok some more










You need to bevell the top edges of the "turtle deck" peices, handed obiously

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:24 pm

and some more





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Re: Extrim from www.flying-dog.co.uk

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:24 pm

Right, front formers and battery box require some thought, A step by step in the instructions would save a bit of time but if your carfull it all makes sense,

Assemble these three sub assemblies, first


then add this former (no 22)



then the battery box/tray



then former (no21)



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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:25 pm

More

The top sheeting goes on




So far just about all of the gluing has been done after assembly with thin cyno wicked into the joins. everything fits pukka so even a one eyed wot 4 pilot could get it striaght.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:26 pm

Ok next up is the top section of the fuse which doubles as the hatch

parts line up, would be a nice touch to have the laser cutter engrave the part numbers ????Wink



and for all the non belivers out there i am actualy doing it




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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:27 pm









Now carfull alignment is critical at this stage great care must be taken

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:28 pm

Tail feathers next, again sooooooooooooooo simple





finished result

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:29 pm

With the fuse nigh on complete it was time to move onto the wings, cutting the tabs holding the parts in place is a nice easy task when the right tools are used





all done



We then went off plan and desided to do the wing as one not 2 halves then joun together we felt this would give us a stronger center joint as we could get to it easier and get a good grip on the carbon spar

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:29 pm





Remember when using cyno in confind spaces always make sure you take the apropreate precousions!!!

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Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:41 pm

Gotta love the headwear.... afro

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Post by melfyn on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:16 am

Looking good, did the mallet do the trick with the alignment? I always find a large chopper usefull for cutting out small parts too! Twisted Evil
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