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eFlite Mini Pulse XT vs Extra 260 3D

Old 05-14-2008, 07:23 PM
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Default eFlite Mini Pulse XT vs Extra 260 3D

I've got a MPXT modified with a Park480 motor. I've been looking at the eFlite Extra 260. However, it calls for a 480 as well.

I'm wondering, since the Extra is a little bigger and heavier, if I would see any noticable performance gain as compared to my MPXT. What do y'all think?
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:01 PM
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I've not flown either plane, but I have researched both. Very different birds for one thing, one a sport flyer and one a 3D aerobat. Lighter wing loading on the 260, it should fly fine with the 480, you could always upgrade to a Power 10 later.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by humboldt guy View Post
I've not flown either plane, but I have researched both. Very different birds for one thing, one a sport flyer and one a 3D aerobat. Lighter wing loading on the 260, it should fly fine with the 480, you could always upgrade to a Power 10 later.
I think I'm going to take the plunge and go with the Extra. It certainly has been getting good reviews.

While my MPXT is a little hot-rod with the 480 (and was no slouch with the 450), it will never be 3D. Not that I'm a 3D'er, but never say never, as the old saying goes. So, I figure I can always "sport" fly the Extra, and move to 3D if the itch hits. I'll never have that option with the MPXT. And that's not a slam on the MPXT in any way. In fact, I enjoy it more than my PZ T-28. That's why I've gone back and forth so much this week.

But, just like you said, two different birds for sure. For similar cost, you've got more versatility with the Extra...at least that's the way I see it from my barely-one-year-back-in-to-RC vantage point.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:29 AM
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I had the Extra 260 with a 480 motor. It had plenty of power. I was zooming along and pulled up pretty hard once and one of the more experience fliers at my field cautioned me that I was testing the limits of the wings' strength -- and that I could probably tear them off if I wasn't careful. I'd say that's enough power.
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mini pule is pnp if your looking for less of a build.
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