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Old 10-22-2006, 07:53 PM   #41
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Well I have the plane and a DA 50 and I bought the plane as it was at the time (this june) the only plane in ( GH ) that would even marginally
handle the DA 50 so I bought it even though I knew of the too small wing area..
Flies Great but a little heavy. ..I have now a line- on some 87 inch planes..SO that is what i'll get.

Oh i also have a 78 " hangar 9 Edge 540 i flew last year mostly on gas.

But I did try a Saito 100 in it and once in the air it flew fine just no fancy 3d stuff.. and two lbs weight up front... ( I taped some wrenches to the motor box. ) 13 LBS. or maybe more.. Was fun anyway..

I don't fly well yet but I will eventually , this year has been a lot of fun
especially because of the GH crew helped with some small hardware issues I had..Thnx again Guys. -End Ramble--
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:33 AM   #42
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I'm happy with the H9 Extra 260 and DA50 combo.

Great for a first gasser!

Works well in Calgary at 4000 feet ASL where you need more power to weight.

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Works well in Calgary at 4000 feet ASL where you need more power to weight.
Not a problem in PEI!
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:53 PM   #44
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Re: H9 extra 260?

Originally Posted by agilbert
i am thinking about getting this plane for my da 50. what should i know about this plane before i plunk down my hard earned cash?

Having owned and flown the H9 Extra 260 for two seasons with my DA-50, as my first gasser, I can say this:

* The engine is *way* overpowered for this plane.

* The engine will eventually vibrate the engine box apart if you do not take measures during the installation and ongoing monitoring. These measures at a minimum include fiberglassing the engie box and surrounding fuse areas, dowel hinges on the engine box, better bolts on the aluminum braces, more epoxy.

* It is a bit heavy wingloading wise but it will fly and land very well with practice.

I do not regret my time with it and I never once crashed it due to coming in "heavy". The landing gear that comes with it is total crap, regardless of how smooth you land it, it will delaminate. Get the aluminum gear instead.

Do not ever fly the plane with the DA-50 on full throttle on anything but an upline (not necessary for unlimited vertical either).

This is experience talking, not just math... There are better airframe choices out there, at a higher $$$ price... Depends on your budget!
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:14 AM   #45
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I have this set up and absolutely like it. I like the power of this DA-50 on it . At full throtle it is a bomb when I pass it in front of me ! Also , at low speed , to control this 260 extra is easy like my little somethin extra . No bad attitude or surprise. With a ''meshlick'' 23 x 8 it is hard to stall the vertical ...LOL Just balance it well and here we go !!
BUT WHO KNOW? I'm waiting for the Colyn's Edge 540(80'') this w-e with a ZDZ 40 . I'm shure I'll like it a lot but who know , maybe latter I'll put the zdz in my H9 260 and the DA-50 in the Edge ? See Ya ! Paul
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