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Pilot 40% 330 Recover and Build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by stangflyer, Nov 28, 2017.

   
  1. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey Rob,

    Your Extra is looking AWESOME with the Red Head on the nose. . . . . :yesss:. I hope you have better luck reaching the G Man than I did. I sent him an email a week or so ago and he hasn't responded yet. :concern:
     
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  2. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Thank you David. I'm liking it more as I get closer to having it complete. Sorry you've not heard from Gerhard. I called him first thing this morning. He answered right away. Maybe shout at him on the tele?
     
  3. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Rob,

    Yeah, I'll drop him a line when I'm ready to send him an engine I have.
     
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  4. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Well heck, how about this... you already have my attention and you know I'll respond anytime you post... just go head and send the engine to me instead.

    Need my address?
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  5. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I have spoken with Gerhard a few times on the phone. No issues reaching him.
     
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  6. Snoopy1

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    Will this plane come in at about the same weight as the planes with the 4 cylinder engines in it. Or is this plane some what lighter to compensate for the change from 220cc down to 157cc . The reason I ask is that all the new so called 40% planes all seem to built for the 170 to the 220cc size planes and that there are no air frames left to buy for the 150cc size engines, or am I wrong.
     
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  7. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I would send the engine to you, but I know you'd be dissappointed because its not a Red Head and the last thing I woujld want to do is dissappoint a Buddy like you. . . . . . . :laughing:.
     
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Oh you needn't worry bout that. If it says 3W on it, I am sure I won't be disappointed.
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  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    The 330 should come in around 37-39 pounds. I'm shooting for 35-37. My SD 260 was 42 and some change with fuel. However the newer designed airframes are much much lighter as per pilots and builders desire more agile airframes. Most any 40 center flies really well with a 150cc class engine. A lot of guys are using the 170's because they want more performance. As for the 4 cylinders, most... not all, but most are hung on a 40 percent for IMAC reasons. Or those that just want the torque and glass smooth engine. However, my 157cs performs as good or better than most 170cc engines. In fact the 32x10 Falcon really needs to go and I need to up the size. A lot of DA 200 owners use the same prop as my 157cs. I'm thinking of going to a 33x10 or a 32x11. I have a 32x11 on my Devil Dub 170. It is absolute beast for a classic 170. I may bump it to a 33x11 or 33x11w. I have a perfect opportunity to do some testing as I have a 33x11w on the 212. So I can do a lot of prop swapping before I shell out the hard earned dead presidents. Back to your original question though. Any newer 40 percent plane will fly great with a 150cc class engine. Look at the new Extreme Flight 125" Extra. YouTube SupaTim or go to Northwest RC. That plane will probably huck with a 120cc engine. But then again, put an engine on a brick and SupaTim will make it do :dancing-poop:that will blow your mind.

    Something to keep in mind. My son has a brand new never started SD/TOC 40% Yak 54. Same size as my 129" Pilot Behemoth Yak. It was designed with a DA 150 in mind. Also, David Mahan, the Big Kahuna... he's been flying a 40% Pilot Extra 300 with a DA 150 for years. It is amazing how that plane flies. Go to YouTube and search Huckfest 2016 or 2017. How a plane flies in my opinion is not all engine. It is also pilot skill.

    Does this answer your question?
     
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  10. Snoopy1

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    Yes thanks for that never played in that size so not sure of my self and what it takes to make a good airplane. Thanks for the advice and help.
     
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