Went flying for the first time in 2017 yesterday
First flying for 2017. I was needing some stick time in the worst way. My friend Aaron and I flew all afternoon. Put 6 good loooonnnng flights on the skis equipped trainer. I'm ashamed to admit I've been flying since '94 and until today had never done any flying from snow with skis. Had I known it would have been so much fun, I'd have not waited 23 years. Lol
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Andrew how are you liking the Hangar 9 Extra?
I won the one they gave away here on GiantScaleNews. I haven't put it all together yet, but I've noticed a lot of QC issues as well. Mainly I have a lump on the bottom of one of the wings where the wing tube runs, but there are several other small things. But, from what I've been told, Horizon is good to deal with about such things. I'm collecting parts for mine now and hope to have it flying in the spring. I have a scratch build project I'm trying to finish now. I'm really looking forward to flying the 330X, since I've heard a lot of good things about how it flies.Performance wise, I really like the plane. It's aggressive but I can also run in low rates and get it to track well and fly a decent sequence. Quality wise, not so great. I'm running a 3w 110CS on K&S pipes. The engine is really smooth and I have a lot of power and I've flown the plane pretty hard but after 70 flights, too many bits just seem to be falling off the plane. Last time out the top of the engine box came off (with the ignition mounted to it). When I glued it back together, I found the plywood that makes up the sides was still strong but had delaminated. Some of the glue joints inside have failed and just require a good inspection and re gluing. Obviously I have gone over as many as I can and this stuff is typical of wooden airframes but it does seem particularly bad on this model. There are a few areas where the ply is delaminating (even the firewall) which is all easy enough to deal with but I suspect it's not built using the best wood or glue available.