The cowling on the Extra 260 is of a lightweight fiberglass construction and is a large piece. You will need to handle it with care when installing the cowling. The cowling is designed to fit the front of the fuselage with only a very small amount sliding over the main fuselage. The preferred method of installing the cowling is listed below for your referrence. Please note the cowling is very thin (designed to keep weight down) and can crack easily if handled with too much pressure.
1) Place the top of the cowling over the firewall of the model. This is only about 2mm onto the model.
2) Next bring the cowling down causing an interference fit over the bottom of the fuselage.
3) Install the #2 wood screws on one side.
4) Next install the #2 wood screws on the opposite side.
Note: This cowling is not intended to fit over the fuselage. It is designed to but up against the fuselage on the top and just slightly over the bottom of the fuselage. It is designed to fit more like some of the larger IMAC style models. This was done to help eliminate weight with the extreme large size cowling on a small model.
Large control surfaces for precise control in high-alpha flight
Exceptionally lightweight balsa and plywood construction
Designed for use with E-flite’s Park 480 brushless outrunner motor
Factory-painted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants
Aluminum landing gear and steerable tail wheel
Plug-in wings for easy transport
Assembles in just a few evenings
Covered in genuine UltraCote® and UltraCote Lite
Needed To Complete
6-channel transmitter (for proper mixing and dual rate capabilities) Micro receiver 4 sub-micro servos Park 480 BL Outrunner Motor 40A Brushless ESC 12x6 Electric Battery & Charger
The Extra 260 3D 480 ARF is one of the first E-flite® planes to use a new construction technique that eliminates unnecessary weight without sacrificing any strength. This super-lightweight construction, combined with its generous wing area, results in exceptionally light wing loading. Plus, its firewall is designed to accept E-flite’s powerful Park 480 Brushless Outrunner Motor, without modification. It all comes together to give you a fantastic flying 3D airplane without limits and with nothing but possibilities.
What this Warranty Covers Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon) warrants to the original purchaser that the product purchased (the "Product") will be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the date of purchase.
What is Not Covered This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i) cosmetic damage, (ii) damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or due to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance, (iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other than a Horizon Hobby authorized service center, or (v) Products not purchased from an authorized Horizon dealer.
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Law These terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principals). This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty at any time without notice.
Questions, Assistance, and Services Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot provide warranty support or service. Once assembly, setup or use of the Product has been started, you must contact your local distributor or Horizon directly. This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event that you may need any assistance. For questions or assistance, please fill out our inquiry form or call 877.504.0233 toll free to speak to a Product Support representative. You may also find information on our website at www.horizonhobby.com.
Inspection or Services If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced, please use the Horizon Online Service Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton. Please note that original boxes may be included, but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service Request is available at https://www.horizonhobby.com under the Support tab. If you do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service. When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address and phone number where you can be reached during business hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.
NOTICE: Do not ship LiPo batteries to Horizon. If you have any issue with a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.
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