Even though this Extra 330LX seems to be very similar to its predecessor with just a longer canopy and a little bigger control surfaces, by no means this is the case. It is a completely new design, where almost nothing bases on something which had been done before. This Extra is a real REVOLUTION in the Large Scale Aerobatic Market, something never done before, something so special and so different that it was a real risk to start this project in the first plae - because many told us that what we were trying to do was impossible. Boy were they wrong! The CARF-Models 330LX is actually defying gravity and inertia.
We wanted to create a competition machine with all the advantages of a composite airplane like rigidity, durability, incredible stiffness, strength and an immaculate, 2K painted surface, but get rid of the disadvantages such as higher weight, more sluggish behavior, more inertia and CG problems with light enignes and long tail moments.
All this would be covered by facitiating the lightest way of attaching control surfaces and moving all servos as closely to the CG as possible. Even if that meant to move the elevator servos forward and the aileron servos in the fuselage. If you could plug every servo into the receiver without an extension lead, that meant that there's no way to move them closer to the CG, we thought. And that we did.
Apertura alare: mt. 3,10
Lunghezza fusoliera: mt. 2,850
Peso a secco: 18-19,5 kg
Motorizzazioni: 150cc 220cc
Servi: 9-11 high power digital servos