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Carden Aircraft
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PO Box 998
1100 Belltown Road
Tellico Plains, TN  37385-5452
Phone 423-295-2295

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EXTRA DESIGN EVOLUTION

The older mid-90's, Carden Extra 300s single place designs (77", 89" & 102" span) featured more scale-like outlines, cowl/fuse shapes, thrust line locations and pitch & yaw moments, compared to the new generation 118" Extra 330s (300s) single place design.

In 2001 this new 118" Extra 330s single place design featured a 10% thrust line drop to scale and less scale-like cowl/fuse shapes... a new Carden Extra "look" for the millennium.  Stretched pitch & yaw moments, along with evolved Carden airfoils, completed this larger competition airframe designed to compete in the 2002 Tournament of Champions.

In 2004 the 118" Extra 330s was modified into a single place 118" Extra 260 mid-wing design.  The 330s cowl/fuse shape was used with a reshaped cowl nose bowl area. The 260 cowl is interchangeable with the 330s cowl. Other changes included a shortened 330s canopy, 1.5" raised wing location and a tip chord reduction of 1.5". Snap roll performance improved over the 330s with this modified wing design, becoming the new V2 wing for the 118" Extra 330s.

In 2006 the 118" Extra 330s was modified into a two place 118" Extra 300 mid-wing design. It featured a new 2-place canopy, the 118" Extra V2 wing raised 1.5" and a scale-like vertical stab outline.  Also in 2006, the 126" Extra 260/300 was developed by scaling up the 118" Extra 260 cowl, fuse, wing and tail to increase airframe size, fuselage girth and overall airframe volume.  The 126" Extra 260 wing, horizontal stab and vertical stab panels used thicker, evolved Carden airfoils compared to the 118" Extra, (+0.25" wing, +0.2" HS, +0.2" VS).  Pitch & yaw moments were also increased to the legal limit for a 126" Extra 260.

In 2010 the two place 118" Extra 300 mid-wing was modified into a 124" Extra 300 mid-wing PRO using the 118" Extra 300 cowl/fuse shapes.  The fuselage was stretched to a new, narrower tail post location, legally fitting the longer wing. The 124" Extra 300 PRO wing, horizontal & vertical stab panels used thinner, evolved Carden airfoils, compared to the 118" Extra, (-0.5" wing, -0.3" HS, -0.6" VS).  Wing and horizontal stab chords were increased 1.2".

In 2017 the single place 118" Extra 330s was modified into a 120" Extra 300s PRO using the 118" Extra 330s cowl/fuse shapes.  The fuselage was stretched, legally fitting the longer PRO wing.  The 120" Extra 300s PRO wing used the 0.5" thinner 124" panel, clipped 2".  The 120" Extra 300s V2 PRO horizontal stab featured a new, thicker, evolved Carden airfoil, (+0.3").  The 120" Extra 300s V2 PRO vertical stab used the more scale outline and thicker airfoil used on the 118" Extra 300, (+0.6").

In 2018 the two place 118" Extra 300 mid-wing was modified into a 120" Extra 300 PRO using the 118" Extra 300 cowl/fuse shapes.  The fuselage was stretched, legally fitting the longer 120" Extra PRO wing. Thicker V2 PRO tail group with refined thrust, pitch & yaw moments were added to smooth out the bumps, better balance up line drag & improve aerobatic performance.  Also in 2018, the 124" Extra 300 PRO was modified by adding the thicker V2 PRO horizontal stab to improve aerobatic performance.

Carden Aircraft PRO Series Kits


124" Extra 300 PRO

An evolution or our 118" Extra 300, the award winning 124" Extra 300 PRO is a two place competition model with maximum allowable pitch and yaw moments.

Wingspan:  124

Scale:  39.4%

Length: 119

Wing Area:  2728"

Weight: 37 - 40 lbs

(37# +/- 150-170cc, 40# +/- DA200L )

Price: $1995.00 (plus shipping)

120" Extra 300s PRO

The single place Extra 300s PRO combines the best of the our 118" Extra 330s design with the 124" Extra 300 PRO.

 

Wingspan:  120

Scale:  40.6%

Length: 115" 

Wing Area:  2676"

Weight: 37 - 40 lbs

(37# +/- 150-170cc, 40# +/- DA200L )

Price: $1995.00 (plus shipping)

120" Extra 300 PRO

The two place 120" Extra 300 PRO was designed to improve aerobatic performance in all contest conditions. 

 

 

Wingspan:  120

Scale:  38.1%

Length: 115" 

Wing Area:  2676"

Weight: 37 - 40 lbs

(37# +/- 150-170cc, 40# +/- DA200L )

Price: $1995.00 (plus shipping)

Carden Aircraft PRO Series Kits include the following standard features:

  • Simple Construction - Tab lock, CNC router cut motor box with pre-cut slots for twin or four cylinder engines.

  • Carbon Fiber Wing and Stab Tubes, and Carbon Fiber re-enforced wing-spar extenders.

  • Precision Foam Flying Surfaces

  • Edge Trued Balsa Sheeting

  • Built up Fuselage: Balsa, Plywood and Foam Core Parts

  • Aluminum Landing Gear

  • Clear Epoxy-Glass Cowl, Wheel Pants, and Landing Gear Cuffs

  • Clear Canopy

  • Accurate Plans, Detailed Instructions

  • Unequalled Precision Performance

  • Exceptional Quality

Extra 300 PRO - Kurt and Lou 2014 IMAC World Championships

Read Kurt's concept and flight (updated 7/11/14) report here.

Mike and Brian - 2002 ToC Freestyle takeoff.

Ken McGuire's 118" Extra 300.

Ivan and his Extra 300 PRO.

Frank and Greg - Testing the prototype Extra 330s.

Ivan and Nick Pinzon's 118" Extra 300; 124" Extra 300 PRO.

Jeff's Extra 300 PRO test model with the 300s wing drop.

 

Steve's Extra 330s in Patty livery.

Rusty's Extra 300 PRO (front) and 118" Extra 300 (back).

Extra 300 PRO Gallery  Extra 300 Galleries  Extra 330s Galleries  2002 ToC Gallery  Extra 260 Galleries 

Carden Online Store

Please email Caroline or Dennis for personalized service.

Competition Corner

2017 Scale Aerobatics NATs

Carden Aircraft congratulates all the pilots who competed at the 2017 Scale Aerobatics NATs and offers a special thanks to those who choose Carden Aircraft for their competition airframes.  At Carden Aircraft we know and appreciate the dedication and discipline required in pursuing IMAC excellence.


2016 Clover Creek IMAC / Freestyle Invitational

Evan Turner and Sam Pankratz with their "sister" PROs at the 2016 Clover Creek IMAC / Freestyle Invitational.

Evan placed 2nd in Advanced, and 10th in Freestyle.  Sam placed 1st in Sportsman.

 Link to Evan's Freestyle:  https://vimeo.com/181529531


Carden Aircraft extends a heartfelt congratulations to all the pilots and crew who competed in the inaugural IMAC World Championships.  We understand and appreciate the hard work and dedication by all involved in this groundbreaking scale aerobatics competition.  For this, you are all champions! We also offer a sincere thanks to the many pilots who chose to fly Carden aircraft in the 2014 IMAC World Championships, and a special congratulations to Unlimited pilot Kurt Koelling, and Intermediate pilot Tony Gorgone for winning their respective classes and earning the moniker of "IMAC World Champion."

(L - R) Kurt Koelling - 2014 Unlimited World Champion

Tony Gorgone - 2014 Intermediate World Champion

2014 IMAC World Championships Gallery


Pilot's Projects

Updated 1/30/2018

Mark Boguszewski built 120" Extra 300s

 

Bill Higgins and Tuny with Bill's new PRO.

 

Jeremy Jackson with his re-conditioned Edge 540.

Mark Boguszewski built 124" Extra 300 PRO.

 

Drew Rousseau with his 124" Extra 300.

 

Cam Shahrdar and his 124" Extra 300.

Carden Flicks

If you have links to your Carden in-flight we would be happy to post them here.

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Featured Products and Accessories

J & J Tailwheels

Engineered R/C Excellence

Traditional steering or direct drive steering.

 

Go to the Tailgear Page

Carden Aircraft's Compression Spring Kits - Now in 3 Sizes!

The perfect compliment to any of the high quality tailwheels we offer.  Beefy, yet light, springs for giant scale planes.  These springs will tighten with more rudder deflection - based on the same concept used in full scale planes, these springs make it easy to taxi in the wind.

Small (up to 25% planes) - $13.00 

Large (50% planes) - $18.00 

Wing Bags-by-Caroline

New Products!

Extra  Large (43%+)

Tail Covers


Wing-Bag Specials!

Carden Aircraft currently has a few one-off wing bags on sale at great prices! 

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New Wingbag Size!

We now offer an additional 100cc / 35% size wing bag (35% Type B).  These bags fit the Carden 100cc class aircraft, Aeroworks 100cc Extras, and many other 35% aircraft.

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100's of Wingbags in stock in 9 colors.

-  Back by popular demand, 43% bags and the 46% H9 Ultimate Bags.  These bags also fit many other bi-planes.

-  Our 45% Wing Bags are a perfect fit on the 40% ToC Yak 54!

Wing Bag Specs Here

See Wingbag testimonials Here

 
Don't forget to order your FREE Wingbags Logo stickies with your order

 


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