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Old Apr 21, 2015, 12:38 PM
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Have you taken a look at the factory web site?

http://www.wacoaircraft.com/ymf/
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Old Apr 27, 2015, 09:50 AM
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Being a stand-off scale model, I decided to forego adding wing fillets to my YMF.

It's been a long time since I tackled wing fillets, but I used to use a micro balloon/resin mix. I apologize, but I really don't know what is being used these days.

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Haha. I skipped them also. I use epoxy and left over balsa sawdust from sanding. Mostly because I ran out of microballons a long time ago and never remember to order them and always have sawdust. I use sawdust and epoxy for all sorts of household repairs where a durable wood filler is required.
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Old May 15, 2015, 09:03 PM
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Need a little help with planning out the servo arrangement . It seems to me that there could be some potential interference with the throttle servo if all servos were placed in the same line. How did you guys handle this?

I'm thinking I might have to relocate the throttle servo 90 degrees, or set one of the other ones higher to avoid any potential interference.

Pictures would be a great help. Thanks.
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Old May 16, 2015, 05:54 PM
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I got it figured out, so no further need. Thanks.
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Old May 16, 2015, 06:33 PM
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Glad it worked out. I haven't gotten that far on mine, so some pics would be appreciated.

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Old May 17, 2015, 11:13 AM
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Thanks for the response EJ. Here is a picture of the arrangement. I had to trim back on the servo arms and use them facing each other for the rudder and elevator to get an appropriate amount of clearance and hopefully a good angle for the pushrods.

I'll be using the Dave Brown fiberglass pushrod system and you will need to install them before covering to get them in, otherwise it could be quite a challenge and you might have to cut the covering . At least that is the way I planned it out as I saw it as a potential issue. I'll post another pic when I get them installed. Hopefully it will go smoothly. Thanks.
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Old May 19, 2015, 04:12 PM
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As they say "the third time is a charm", that is how many times I had to revise the pushrod dog leg bend to get the right amount of throw on the elevator. I ended up lengthening the quick connect side by about 3/8" from the plan drawing to get it to work. Also ended up using the same dog leg bend on the rudder side, which is totally different than the plans. Elevator throw result is 1-3/8" twice what the plan recommends and almost 2" throw on the rudder. Attached is a picture of the final set up. Hope it helps.
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Old May 19, 2015, 07:46 PM
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Looks good!

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Old Feb 14, 2016, 07:09 PM
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Well I finally got back into finishing my WACO. Since my last post, I had a chance to show the build to some of the better builders/ fliers I know and after some discussion decided on modifying the rudder to a pull-pull system. Worked out well by jacking up the rudder servo and crossing the control wires. Also did some covering, painting and applying most of the decals. Just need to add the headrest, black trim, final assembly and balance it. Here is a pic of how it's turning out. Please remember this is just my second kit build, so I know there is a lot of room for improvement.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 07:47 PM
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Looks good to me! Keep it up
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 09:32 PM
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I'll second that flycfii, looks beautiful to me too!

I'm looking at the photo making airplane in the sky noises.

Very nice flyrc67. Almost there!

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Old Feb 16, 2016, 07:11 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words.
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Old Feb 28, 2016, 10:29 AM
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Well I finished the covering, adding trim and striping and all it needs is a windshield, and balancing and this one is ready to maiden. What a journey it has been, and once again I could not have finished it without the help from you guys. So thanks again very much for all the help. Best regards.
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Old Feb 28, 2016, 10:48 AM
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Congratulations! She looks really great!
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Beautiful job! Might there be some eventual video of her in the air?

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