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Old 01-31-2008, 11:45 PM
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Default Airfoilz Extra 260 "Wattflyer Edition" build thread!

Coming this week!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:50 PM
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:09 AM
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We are talking about a Wattflyer version of this. Right?
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:30 AM
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We are talking about a Wattflyer version of this. Right?
Yes!! A unique version for Wattflyer...I will have some pics of the decal scheme posted tonight!
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:34 AM
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ahhh...I was wondering when we were going to see this. So your going to have both versions then?
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
ahhh...I was wondering when we were going to see this. So your going to have both versions then?
Yes! There will be 4 custom scheme's (RCU, Wattflyer, Jordan's and Mikey's customs scheme) along with a choice of 4 colors in the orginal "Star and Stripes" scheme! http://www.3dxhobbies.com/Airfoilz_E...260ffcombo.htm
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Originally Posted by bighead93 View Post
I will have some pics of the decal scheme posted tonight!
ready when you are!

What motor are you planning to use?
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
ready when you are!

What motor are you planning to use?
Camera is charging...almost ready!

I am using the Turnigy 2217 16turn 1050kv 23A Outrunner with the TP 25A Brushless Speed Controller.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:21 AM
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Here is a shot before I cut the decals! So what do you guys think?
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:30 AM
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Ok...lets start building!!
1) Remove all of the parts from the bags...make sure that nothing is missing.
2) First get the ply crutch pieces out and remove all of the cut outs...do not throw anything away...there are pieces contained in the cut outs that we will use later. Tip...this step will go faster using a hobby knife.
3) Lay all of the ply parts out and sand the tabs if needed
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:00 AM
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wow! Decals look good!

So how did you get it so fast? Its not on the website? and Paul said its not available till next week.

(those are the same pics that are on the RCU 260 thread, I guess its the same plane anyways)
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by aviators View Post
wow! looks good!

So how did you get it so fast? Its not on the website?
A little luck It will be available very soon! I will check with Airfoilz tomorrow and get you an exact date! If you have any question as I go through the build just ask!
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cool. thanks!
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bighead93 View Post
Here is a shot before I cut the decals! So what do you guys think?

I think the colors on the "blue decal sheet" would have been a better choice, the yellow doesn't seem right to me. Still cool though .
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
I think the colors on the "blue decal sheet" would have been a better choice, the yellow doesn't seem right to me. Still cool though .
There is a lot of blue in the Wattflyer scheme! Wait till you see it on the plane!! It looks AWESOME!!
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:29 PM
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Here is a link- http://www.3dxhobbies.com/Airfoilz_W.../wattextra.htm
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:10 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT2o2gAk2-I

Here is a video that show a quick shot of the Extra 260 in action...
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:44 PM
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http://www.airfoilz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=406

Forgot to mention that Airfoilz.com is given away a pair of Extra 260's!! Don't get left out!! Sign up today!
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:57 PM
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Sweet! I have got to get one of these!
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:43 AM
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Ok now we are going to apply the foam doublers to the inside of the foam skin. Make sure that you make a right and left side!! The foam skin is going to cover the ply crutch that we will build in a minute. Once the right and left side of the foam skin is complete it is time to move onto the crutch. Simply dry fit all pieces to insure that everything is straight and square. If something doesn't fit...gently sand. Once you are certain that all of the ply pieces are straight and square begin apply CA to the crutch. Don't go crazy with the ca...only need to ca the places where the ply pieces come together.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:59 AM
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Ok...once the crutch is completely cured...we are going to apply the skin to the crutch. This is very easy...but you need to make sure everything again is straight and square. Dry fit each side to insure that the crutch will fit the doublers all the way from the nose to the rear. Make sure that the tail alignment tab is in place (this is the small ply tab below the elevator opening as shown below) Once you are sure that everything is in place...begin using med Ca and glue from the nose and make your way all the way down to the rear alignment tab. Again...this does not require a lot of glue...just make sure that the skin stays securely attached to the ply crutch.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:05 AM
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Now is the best time to attach the fuse graphics...carefully cut them out and test fit them to the fuse. Once you are sure that the fit is correct, carefully remove the decal and spray windex or glass cleaner on the fuse and the decal. This will allow you to move the decal around to get a good fit. This may take a little patience but the end results are incredible. I found it helps to use a credit card and a mono-cote heat gun to get all the wrinkles out!
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:02 PM
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Check this out everybody!! Airfoilz is having a photo contest!! Get out your cameras

http://www.airfoilz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=416
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looking sharp! Can't wait to see her finished!
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:41 PM
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Here are some pics
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