Extra 330SC – 60″ (1.52m) MANUAL

1- Introduction:

Welcome to the Pilot-Rc Team!

Thank you for choosing a Pilot-Rc plane as your next model. We hope that you enjoy many successful and exhilarating flights with your new plane. Please read through these instructions before you start building or flying to assure a successful experience, and welcome to Team Pilot-Rc!

Your model:

Model: Extra 330Sc – 20%
Wingspan: 60″ (1,520mm)
Length: 56″ (1,430mm)
Wing area: 720 “² (4,648 cm²)
Weight: 5.73lbs (2.6kg)

 

 

INCLUDED HARDWARE:

  • Complete air frame with all basic accessories (such as carbon fibre main undercarriage, tail-gear assembly and wing-tube as well as fibreglass control horns and wheel pants)
  • Ready to install hinges and pre-mounted canopy
  • Wheels, axels and wheel pants
  • Pushrods with ball links
  • Matching plastic spinner
  • Wing bags
  • Servo extension wires

REQUIRED HARDWARE:

Motor: Pilot-RC CC15 Motor + 80A ESC or similar.

Propellor: 15x8E

Servos: 4  // Uses x1 per aileron, x1 for elevator and x1 on rudder

Also requires all the usual accessories such as transmitter, receiver, propeller, battery, extension leads and possibly other small accessories.

PILOT-RC RECOMMENDED HARDWARE:

  • Servos: Pilot-Rc PY08AH (8Kg – 0,095s at 8,4v)
  • Servo arms: Pilot-Rc 1,2″ Aluminium arms (included with Pilot-Rc servos)
  • Electric motor combo: Pilot-RC CC15/500Kv Electric Motor, 80A ESC and 15x8E prop combo for 60″ plane
  • Electric motor combo with servos: Electric Motor combo for 60″ plane WITH x4 PY08AH Servos
  • Batteries: 2.800-3.300mAh 6S 22.2v 35C Lipo

Other accessories needed to complete:

  • Epoxy Adhesives
  • Cyanocrylate adhesives
  • X-Acto and Saw knives
  • Sandpaper
  • Thread lock
  • Aircraft stand or support
  • Drill, screw drivers, allen keys, wrench set, pliers, etc

2- Disclaimer

All Pilot-RC products are guaranteed against defects for 30 days of your receiving the model. This warranty is limited to construction or production defects in both material and workmanship, and does not cover any parts damaged due to misuse or modification.

Should you wish to return this airplane for any reason, all shipping costs are the responsibility of customer.

If any parts are needed to be replaced by the manufacturer, the original parts must be returned, at the costumers expense.

Do not regard this plane as a toy!

The manufacturer can not supervise the assembly and maintenance of the model or ensure your correct radio installation. Therefore, the manufacturer can not be made responsible or liable for any damage occurring during the use of this radio controlled model. As such all responsibility for the correct build, maintantence and operation must be accepted by the customer. The operation of the model is taken as acceptance by the customer of their acceptance to the above.

The model is highly prefabricated and ready for use, however please also assure that any pre-installed (such as pushrodand ball link sets, fuel tank, etc) components are tight, secure and airworthy both for the first flight and subsequent flights as part of your routine maintenence and verification.

In no event does Pilot-RC accept any liability to exceed the original cost of the basic Pilot-Rc airframe provided (accesories such as engine or radio system are also excluded from liability).

To ensure safety, please read the instruction manual thoroughly before assembly. Building and operating model planes requires diligent practice and correct guidance. Any neglect, carelessness or lack of experience can cause serious bodily harm or damage to property.

Seek the assistant of local model flying clubs and or an experienced aeromodeller for assembly, operation and maintenance to ensure a quick and successful learning process.

Fly only at designated model flying fields approved by the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics), the MAAC (Model Aeronautic Association of Canada) or the similar corresponding governing body for your country.

Pilot-RC reserves the right to update the model, instructions and limited warranty without notice.

If you have any problems and questions, please contact Pilot-RC:

  • Web: www.Pilot-Rc.com
  • Email: pilot-rc@139.com, info@pilot-rc.com
  • Phone: +86 760 88781293 FAX: +86 760 88780293
  • Address: No34, Chengnan Er Road, Zhongshan City, 528455, Guangdong, Province, China.

3- Assembly

Main landing gear assembly:

Position the fuselage upside down and screw on the carbon undercarriage to the fuselage using the nuts and bolts provided.

Screw the wheel axles on to the landing gear, and then slide on the wheels and secure in place with the provided grub screws.

Some users may prefer to leave the wheels until the end of the build, to prevent the model moving on the build table.

Tail wheel installation:

With the model still upside down, position the carbon tail wheel unit on its correct location and mark on the underside of the fuselage to drill the holes for the screws that will hold the tail wheel in place.

Screw the tail wheel unit to the fuselage using the wood screws provided. Attach the springs to the underside of the rudder using the metal arm supplied.

We recommend to keep the pivot point of the tail wheel as in line with the hinge line as possible to assure a bind free movement of the springs.

STABILISER installation:

Cut free the trailing edge of the vertical rudder in line with the stabiliser, in order to allow you to slide the stabiliser into the fuselage.  Keep the removed section for later.

Trial fit the stabiliser into the fuselage.  Make sure that it is centered (measure the tip of the stabiliser to the tip of the wing on both sides and make sure they are the same distance) and correctly aligned (looking at wings and stabiliser, should show all being parallel)

Once centred and aligned, mark where it meets the fuselage.  Remove the stabiliser and carefully cut the covering on the inside of your mark, for gluing.

Prepare a mix of Epoxy and generously coat the inside of the fuselage where the stabiliser will fit, then re-insert the stabiliser into its final location, checking again that it is centred and aligned.

Glue back into place the section removed earlier in this process.

Excess epoxy glue can be removed with acetone

Installing the servo horn on the elevator:

It is very important to sand horn to assure a strong bond once glued to the model.

Locate and cut the covering where the horns will be glued

Glue them to the surface using epoxy glue

Excess epoxy glue can be removed with acetone

Installing the servo horn on the rudder:

It is very important to sand horn to assure a strong bond once glued to the model.

Locate and cut the covering where the horns will be glued

Glue them to the surface using epoxy glue

Excess epoxy glue can be removed with acetone

Installing the servo horn on the ailerons:

It is very important to sand horn to assure a strong bond once glued to the model.

Locate and cut the covering where the horns will be glued

Glue them to the surface using epoxy glue

Excess epoxy glue can be removed with acetone

Aileron servo installation:

Install and glue the included hinges.

Locate and cut the covering where the servos will be installed.

Route the servo wire through the wing and screw the servo in place.

Centre the servo with your transmitter, attach the servo arm and connect the servo to the ailerons with the pushrods provided.

Rudder servo installation: 

Install and glue the included hinges.

Locate and cut the covering where the servo will be installed, at the rear of the fuselage, under the elevator.

Route the servo wire through the wing and screw the servo in place.

Centre the servo with your transmitter, attach the servo arm and connect the servo to the ailerons with the pushrods provided.

ELEVATOR servo installation: 

Install and glue the included hinges.

Locate and cut the covering where the servo will be installed, at the rear of the fuselage, under the elevator.

Route the servo wire through the wing and screw the servo in place.

Centre the servo with your transmitter, attach the servo arm and connect the servo to the ailerons with the pushrods provided.

MOTOR installation: 

Place the cowl on the model and measure the gap between the firewall and motor hub/spinner position.

Follow the laser diagram on the firewall to drill the necessary holes for the motor.  These are designed for use with the Pilot-RC CC15 motor. If using a different motor, hole position may vary.

Check if your engine requires any standoffs in order to reach the necessary position, before attaching permanently to the model using bolts and blind nuts as per the images.

Secure your ESC to the firewall close to the motor, we recommend on top of the firewall however this may vary depending on your installation.

Cowling installation:

The cowling is installed with a single pre-installed bolt on the top half, from the inside of the fuselage going forwards, and two additional bolts going through the cowling from the bottom.

With the cowl off, turn the model over, and place some small strips of masking tape in line with the two bolt holes. Draw a straight line on the masking tape going over the holes, and mark/measure where the hole is relative to the lines.

Install the cowling, tightening the top bolt. Place additional masking tape on the cowling, and with a ruler continue the straight lines drawn previously.

Measure back to the marked point where the holes are, and then remove the cowl and drill out the two necessary holes with a 2,5mm drill bit.

Re-install the cowl using the top and bottom bolts.

installation of ancillary components:

 

Check the correct location of your chosen battery depending on your CG.

Glue Velcro strip to the battery tray (and battery), as well as threading a velcro strap round the battery tray, assuring a completely secure battery once fully installed.

Finally install your receiver with double sided tape or velcro, making sure that all servo leads can be easily connected without being too tight, and that the receiver is securely fixed in place.

For specific tips on receiver and antenna location, please consult your receivers manual.

Wheels pants Installation:

Slide the wheel pants over the wheels and axles, supporting the rear of the pants to line up with the ground and mark where to drill the two screw holes in the wheel pants.

Remove the wheel pants and drill the holes for the appropriate holes.

Before putting back on the plane, mount the bolt with the blind nut on the wheel pant and tighten until the nut sits flush with the wheel pant.

Remove the bolts and the nuts should stay in place.

Slide the wheel pants back over the wheel and bolt in place.

SFG – Side Force Generators:

If you choose to use the included SFG’s, simply bolt these to the wing-tips using the provided finger screws.

Balancing the CG of airplane:

The CG is marked inside the fuselage, near the wing tube.

Install the included balance rods in their position, attach the canopy and check the balance of the model.  Move your batteries accordingly until correctly balanced.

Personal CG preference can be adjusted following the first flight.

Control throw deflections and suggested expo.

General flying:

Surface Deflection Expo
Ailerons: 20º 20%
Elevators: 20º 20%
Rudder: 20º 15%

Full 3D acrobatics:

Surface Deflection Expo
Ailerons: 40º 20%
Elevators: 40º 20%
Rudder: 45º 15%

Double check:

Double check that all screws are installed, all components tightly secured, batteries and or fuel tank are full, all surfaces are working in the correct directions, balance is correct and range test passed before performing your maiden flight.

We wish you a succesful maiden and many happy flights with your new model.

Tony Tan, Pilot-Rc

 

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