You can see that two carbon sti;eners are added per fuselage side that interlock
with the firewall, which makes for a very rigid airframe!
;e speed controller was secured using hook-and-loop material. In this photo, you
can also see a slot between the two carbon sti;eners, which is where the flight
battery is inserted.
strips that are rounded and give a different
look to the fuselage profile. They are glued
in place on the upper and lower fuselage
edges and add a “rounded” look to the otherwise flat fuselage.
The landing gear is inserted into a fiber-
glass and plywood plate. The fiberglass
plate is glued within the fuselage, and the
plywood plate is simply glued on the lower
edge of the fuselage. Once complete, the
next step is to glue the firewall to the front
of the fuselage after an opening is made in
the fuselage side to accept the motor. Four
carbon stiffeners are then slotted within
the fuselage and glued in each slot. These
stiffeners interlock with the firewall and
really reduce the amount of twist within
;e Extravaganza has moderately sized
IN THE AIR
wheels that allow the aircraft to take o;
from the ground on a well-maintained
grass runway. However, this airplane can also be hand launched. If
you decide to take the aircraft o; from the ground, a small amount of
up-elevator will be needed as you increase throttle and the airplane
approaches the takeo; speed. Slowly release
elevator input so the tail lifts o;, and then gradually
pull back on the elevator stick until the airplane is
in the air. Since this airplane has very large control
surfaces, small inputs are e;ective!
GEAR USED Radio: JR 11X w/ AR6200 receiver ( jrradios.com); MG65 14g servos ( twistedhobbys.com) Motor: 78g 1100Kv; 45A speed control ( twistedhobbys.com) Battery: ;under Power 3S 2100mAh LiPo ( thunderpowerrc.com) Propeller: 11x5.5 ;in Electric Prop
GENERAL FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS
Stability: ;e Extravaganza is capable of handling
all types of airspeeds. From a hover to fast forward
flight, it is rock solid. Simply said, it is a predictable
aerobat that I recommend for the novice pilot who
is looking to enter the world of aerobatics.
Tracking: After the airplane was trimmed out
at the desired cruise speed, I was surprised to
notice that I didn’t have to use any “rudder to elevator” or “rudder to
aileron” mixes that most airplanes need for knife-edge flight. All-in-all,
this is a “go where you point it” type of airplane. With the side-force
generators installed and the generous amount of fuselage side area, the
airplane tracks well and requires little control input from the rudder when
knife-edges are performed at speed.
;e Extravaganza is durable and forgiving at slow
speeds, making it perfect for the pilot looking
to learn various control inputs through di;erent
maneuvers. It’s also highly 3D-capable and has great roll and pitch
authority, making it perfect for the expert pilot looking to have fun at the
flying field or their local park. ;is airplane has a crisp feel throughout all
flight speeds and is rock solid in upright, inverted, and knife-edge flight. In
addition, since it is fairly large in size, it can handle a fair amount of wind.