New airplane to replace my Hacker Extra 330SC. I still love the Extra but I can tell its starting in on its "old age" now. It takes more and more tweaking to keep it in flying condition. The US has lost its last Hacker distributor (it's a Czech based company) so all you can get here now are the remaining stock, and the larger models of these acrobatic/3D planes are all I can find left in stock. I wish the 1000mm's were still available, but I sure can't find any (without ordering from Europe and paying out the rear for shipping.)
So I bought this - a Hacker Edge 540 1200mm. It's a monster. The larger airplanes are actually easier to fly, but harder to store and transport than the smaller.
It looks almost identical to the Extra on the outside - just bigger. But there are a lot of differences internally.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a prop adapter for the motor I had in stock (4mm dia shaft) so I had to order some in from Heads UP RC in Florida. I had 3mm, 3.17mm and 5mm in stock, but no 4mm! Figures. No matter how much I plan, I often end up overlooking something. The adapter should be here in the next few days and I'll go ahead and mount the prop. In the meantime, I have another Eagle A3 gyroscopic like I have in my Extra that I love coming. In fact just got here, so I'll install that and map it to a switch so I can turn it on/off in flight if I need. Everything else is installed and tested.
So, here's a comparison of the sizes. Old 40" Extra 33SC and the new 47" Edge 540. Big and little brother. This one weighs in at 26+ ounces (~740 grams) flight ready. A great weight for such a large airplane.