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Posted by DJO | Jul 14, 2012 @ 07:35 PM | 2,362 Views
RCFS#41: Two Uncut 3D Crack Yak Backyard Flights (3 min 9 sec)


Episode 41 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Two uncut flights in my backyard doing 3D with the Crack Yak!

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Posted by DJO | Jul 13, 2012 @ 09:32 PM | 2,429 Views
RCFS#40: Crack Yak Backyard TORQUE ROLLS! (1 min 57 sec)


Episode 40 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Doing lots of torque rolls in my backyard! Great practice and TONS of fun! More flight footage and 3D to come! Thanks for subscribing!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 13, 2012 @ 08:35 PM | 2,412 Views
RCFS#39: Crack Yak - 3D BATTLE With the Wind! (1 min 36 sec)


Episode 39 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Battling the wind with the Crack Yak!

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Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 13, 2012 @ 07:32 PM | 2,231 Views
RCFS#38: Crack Yak - Crazy Flight at the High School (2 min 10 sec)


Episode 38 of the RC Foam Show

This is only my 2nd "real" (not just hovering in the backyard) 3D flight at the high school. Torque rolls, hovering, knife edges, loops, and I even caught it at the end.

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Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:03 PM | 2,376 Views
RCFS#37: Crack Yak First Flights Compilation (EDIT) (2 min 30 sec)


Episode 37 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Compilation of my first flying session/flights with the Twisted Hobbys Crack Yak. Lots of fun, minimal hard crashes and overall an awesome plane that I'm loving now that I upgraded to metal geared servos!

Song: Walk On by U2

This video should give you a good idea for what to do for the competition.

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Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 12, 2012 @ 09:51 PM | 2,708 Views
RCFS#36: Crack Yak Test with APC 9x3.8 Prop Short Uncut Flight (1 min 5 sec)


Episode 36 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Testing an APC 9x3.8 Slow-Fly prop with my Crack Yak on the stock power combo. It's OK but doesn't have enough thrust for real hovering and 3D. It just doesn't give as much air going over the control surfaces in my opinion. I'll stick to a 9x4.7 propeller instead.

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Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 12, 2012 @ 06:29 PM | 2,387 Views
RCFS#35: Backyard Crack Yak Flying Time Lapse (0 min 46 sec)


Episode 35 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Did lots of flying today with the new metal geared servos, they're great!

Music: Solar Symphony (my brother's original composition with GarageBand)

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Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 12, 2012 @ 02:35 PM | 2,119 Views
RCFS#34: DON'T USE THIN PROP SAVERS! Prop Ejects In Mid Air on Crack Yak! (0 min 43 sec)


Episode 34 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

LOL the prop ejected itself from the plane in mid air! Luckily it was easy to land without any power (low to the ground). Check out the flying prop... pretty neat! This was the testing of the APC 9x3.8 prop for the Crack Yak... it didn't do good, not enough thrust. I'll definitely stick with the 9x4.7 props and save that one as a backup for simple 3D flying.





Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 12, 2012 @ 02:24 PM | 2,058 Views
RCFS#33: Schwing Flight Testing + CRASH Into a Tree!!!!! (0 min 32 sec)


Episode 33 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

LOL at the crash... kind of hard to control without a motor though...



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 12, 2012 @ 01:24 PM | 2,039 Views
RCFS#32: LHS Purchase and Both Planes Update (1 min 54 sec)


Episode 32 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Update: the metal gear servos are installed in the Crack Yak and they totally ROCK!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 11, 2012 @ 09:02 PM | 2,560 Views
RCFS#31: Glide Testing the Schwing - EPIC EDIT (1 min 38 sec)


Episode 31 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

My epic edit of glide testing the Schwing. It has a large, heavy 4 AA battery RX pack but still glides really well in my opinion, especially with those weak, small throws that I was doing with it! Once I get this all set up right with a smaller battery it's going to be AWESOME!!!!! Stay tuned and thanks for subscribing!

Music from: http://beatsroyaltyfree.com/



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 11, 2012 @ 07:00 PM | 2,626 Views
RCFS#30: Crack Yak Servos Failure! (0 min 28 sec)


Episode 30 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Both of the HS-50 servos in my Crack Yak failed! Need new servos now! Will get some tomorrow at my local hobby shop and get to flying this amazing plane again!

Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 11, 2012 @ 06:11 PM | 2,593 Views
RCFS#29: The Schwing - The Latest, Greatest Flying Wing DLG (2 min 52 sec)


Episode 29 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

My latest creation: the "Schwing" flying wing DLG.



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 11, 2012 @ 05:58 PM | 2,403 Views
RCFS#28: HK Order Unboxing with Flying Wing (2 min 54 sec)


Episode 28 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Unboxing my order from Hobby King... that I ordered about 3 weeks ago...



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 10, 2012 @ 08:53 PM | 2,323 Views
RCFS#27: More Crack Yak Flights + Some Hovering Too! (1 min 55 sec)


Episode 27 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

I've almost got torque rolls down now, too!

Why did I skip episode 26 you may ask? Because there's something very special for 26 that's unlisted now... but won't be in a little while.



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 10, 2012 @ 06:50 PM | 2,230 Views
RCFS#25: Crack Yak Maiden Flights and CRASH Into Gazebo!!!!! (0 min 34 sec)


Episode 25 of the RC Foam Show.

THE CRACK YAK IS AWESOME!!!!! More flight footage later!



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 10, 2012 @ 01:25 PM | 2,226 Views
RCFS#24: Crack Yak Frame Build Time Lapse (0 min 52 sec)


Episode 24 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Time Lapse of building the Crack Yak frame + putting the servos in. (and making a few mistakes along the way too... but fixing them)



Dan
Posted by DJO | Jul 09, 2012 @ 09:52 PM | 2,446 Views
My latest project! Worked about 4-5 hours on it today (came at around 2:45, finished working at around 8:15... with a supper break, of course )

Drying outside (lots of Welder's glue to dry and it SMELLS inside - I got a lecture from my mom for using it inside the house...)



What's left to do:

-Install motor, ESC, RX, and battery
-Route aileron and rudder pushrods



Dan

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Posted by DJO | Jul 09, 2012 @ 09:17 AM | 2,158 Views
Hey Everybody,

Well over the past few days I made a new goal for myself: gain 50 subscribers for my YouTube channel by the end of the summer.

I posted this here and only here when I was at about at 37 - instantly overnight I hit 41! only 10 more would exceed my goal for the entire summer!

Thanks for the support and interest in the RC Foam Show (RCFS) guys - the Crack Yak videos will be coming as soon as possible!



Dan

www.youtube.com/RCDJO
Posted by DJO | Jul 08, 2012 @ 02:39 PM | 1,944 Views
RCFS#23: $65 Worth of Mostly Essential Tools for the R/C Aerial Hobby (7 min 4 sec)


Episode 23 of the RC Foam Show (RCFS)

Just about $65 (give or take) can buy you what you'll essentially need for the R/C aerial hobby!

Subscribe for some Crack Yak videos coming soon!



Dan