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Old Jan 27, 2015, 12:08 PM
"Some do, some don't"
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Rudder authority is so underrated when you first leave circle flying to 3d. It's a challenge to overcome the reality is that rudder control is only second to throttle control IMHO.
Couldn't agree more, well mostly anyway, but so important that as I went to elevon only planes I still mix in rudder control, because my left thumb is smarter than the brain sometimes...

Mark R.

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Old Jan 27, 2015, 01:04 PM
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Couldn't agree more, well mostly anyway, but so important that as I went to elevon only planes I still mix in rudder control, because my left thumb is smarter than the brain sometimes...

Mark R.

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I thought the exact same thing when I read his post. I started to post that thought. It leads to some panic for an instant when my flying wing (elevons only) doesn't respond to the left stick.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 02:22 PM
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I thought the exact same thing when I read his post. I started to post that thought. It leads to some panic for an instant when my flying wing (elevons only) doesn't respond to the left stick.
I don't use a mix on my wings I just pretend it has a rudder it makes it more interesting
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 06:45 PM
"Some do, some don't"
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I don't use a mix on my wings I just pretend it has a rudder it makes it more interesting
I see your and raise you a

LOL

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Old Yesterday, 12:48 AM
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I am on my 4th Yak in 6 years and this is by far my go to model for LOS. It can take such a beating. I decided on my new build to lam the entire plane. Did not seem to add much weight and really stiffens up the control surfaces. Only concern is if it will sill be able to take a beating and not crack...
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
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Built my first two Yaks! These things are great. My first 3d planes. They fly slow and lazy but will zip as well.


Build #1 (Orange/Yellow/Blue)
18.5" wingspan. 3mm EPP foam. 8.5mm brushed motor running off 1s 250mah batteries. AUW w/batt is 44g. This will barely hover at full throttle. the foam I used for it was a heavier sheet, that I believe was probably 1.9lb. I have since built another frame from lighter foam that weighs half as much. Original frame weight (pictured) is 15g. New frame (not pictured) is 7.5g. Hoping the new frame will pull vertical.

Second build is a "Skinny Yak" from 1.3lb EPP. (Blue/Green. Woo Seahawks. )
1 hxt900 servo
FRSKY 4 channel receiver
Turnigy 2204-14 motor (WOW this thing is so smooth and quiet!)
2s 450mah batteries (32g)
AUW of 165g (133g without battery)
The motor/weight combo seems just fine. Running a 9047 prop, it will pull vertical at just over half throttle (with a 2s battery at 7.4v) It was too dark to fly more with fully charged batteries. Will report back. So far very pleased!

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Old Yesterday, 09:26 PM
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Very nice lookinv planes, Ben!

You can paint my foamies any time!

Good work.

Dave

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You can paint my foamies any time!

Good work.

Dave

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Thanks much! Just getting into it. Having a good time learning to airbrush.
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