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3DHobbyShop 55" Extra 300 SHP build and review

Old 09-23-2007, 01:27 AM
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Default 3DHobbyShop 55" Extra 300 SHP build and review

I am reviewing this plane for RCU. I have always been a big fan of 3Dhobbyshops products as well
as the owner as he is top notch. He has teamed up with Scott Stoops
to form a SHP (Super High performance)
line of aircraft. These two have done an incredible job.
Ok..enough of my babbling..on to the build:

Specifications:
Extra 300 SHP
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  • Wing Span: 55 inches
  • Overall Length: 56 inches
  • Wing Area: 640 sq. inches
  • Flying Weight: 4.5-5.5 lbs
As Equipped:Assembly:
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:56 PM
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I hate to taint your review - but you are going to love it.....

James has been playing with his a while now here....



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Old 09-24-2007, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rcers View Post
I hate to taint your review - but you are going to love it.....

James has been playing with his a while now here....



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Not tained at all. I was trying to beat the review going live at RCU, but I failed miserably . I figured I'll do a build review here for those that dont visit RCU.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:30 PM
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Covering removed in all the right places
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Stab in place and squared up
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To ensure it is at 90 degrees, a string and tape is used to compare the LE on each side
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Once the stab is marked, the covering is removed 1/8th of an inch inside each mark. Then the remaining covering is ironed down to avoid curling upon installation.
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The split elevator halves are installed.
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Enough throw? Uhh..yeah
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:37 PM
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There is a pull string installed that assists in installing the aileron servo leads. Nice touch.
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Another view of it being used
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Phenolic Control horns are supplied with the kit.
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The aileron servo is installed and hooked up. Notice that 3DHS supplied ball links for the control horn side of the install. Another nice touch.
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One half of the Elevator installed.
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The Rudder uses a Pull Pull setup. I much prefer this over a push-pull. It provides more positive response.
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Another view of the rudder install. Double tress phenolic control horn with the ball link setup.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:46 PM
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The landing gear is held on with two Hex Bolts. The gear is nicely painted to match the silver covering. It is also a Single piece.
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The wheelpants are probably the easiest I have ever installed. The molded in recess for the landing gear assists in that greatly.
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The Tailwheel is top notch. I love how it mounts to the fuse and uses a steering wire instead of L mounting into the rudder. This keeps the stress of of the rudder and allows the fuse to absorb the shock of landing
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The Cowl is installed with four wood screws. Standard installation here and no suprises.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:30 PM
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3D is for monster movies!!!

Oh, and those with much more skill than I...

Looking forward to the review.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:25 PM
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Nice Mike, My father just got the 47" one, it flys nice I want this one but not sure about power system as now were only using A123 cells in the bigger planes.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:18 PM
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Thanks Chris. A123's would do fine in this plane as it is large enough to carry the little bit of extra weight I would think.
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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons View Post
Thanks Chris. A123's would do fine in this plane as it is large enough to carry the little bit of extra weight I would think.
Well he flys the 47" one on a 4 cell, and it flys great, I can 3D it really nicely.Btw, I sent you a Pm on Rcgroups bout a week or so ago and never heard from you.
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Originally Posted by Foamiesrfun View Post
Well he flys the 47" one on a 4 cell, and it flys great, I can 3D it really nicely.Btw, I sent you a Pm on Rcgroups bout a week or so ago and never heard from you.
I got it (the one about the showtime) and sent you one back. Ill resend.
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