|Jan 31, 2014, 09:42 PM|
Joined Mar 2008
looking for new large foamie.. twisted 43-48" or hobbyking?
I have over 200 flights on my beat up twisted crack yak 2s and 3s and looking for something larger that will handle a little wind to start flying again at our local club. twisted sbach with the 100g digital power combo and the aluminum motor mount is looking good, although quite less expensive (about 1/2 the price) is the hobbyking yak 55/shorter wingspan.
I have noticed that there are hobbyking and techone epp kits that look identical to the twisted hobbys kits that are 1/2 the cost... same kit? or inferior?
*I love the crack yak for a quick 4minutes before work in the front yard
btw, don't get into helicopters unless you are rich and have lots of time on your hands.
any advice on the twisted vs. hobbyking kits? $300 for the twisted sbach foamie and "power combo" seems expensive. (although i have sure gotten my $ worth out of my crack yak). thanks for any advice or tips on a better brand or setup.
|Feb 01, 2014, 09:40 PM|
Joined Sep 2012
i have read a lot of the twisted threads and i tend to buy the cheep stuff.
if you buy from twisted and build from there full color build book, the plane will fly about as good as that class of plane can fly. if you ask a question on on of twisted threads you will probably here back from one of the kit designers. that is what you pay for i think.
from hobbyking it is easy to miss-spec your plane and it wont fly as good as it could, the recommendations on hk are off on and it takes reading the plane's thead to see what seems to be the best set up and starting from there. adding to the confusion; really good pilots with years of experience don't buy from hobbyking and post the perfect spec on rcgrupes.
the teck one hk re-brands have higher wing loading than the competitors so they need to be flown faster to handle well and might need a bunch of mods to fly nice. for me it was crashing faster till i figured out the right set up. see the hk 900mm sbach thread for.....
have lots of time but not much cash? hk not much time but a little cash? twisted hobbys
|Feb 02, 2014, 03:11 AM|
New Zealand, Auckland
Joined Dec 2008
I have a few of the HKing rebranded Techone planes.
The Reaktor is a great plane. Ive just bought the HK Yak55 & the Sbach as well...still waiting for wind to die down enough to fly them.
The paint really really stinks, it will stink up your car like you wont believe, especially in summer heat... so bad I have to store those planes in the garage. The stink does eventually wears off, but untill then, on that big Yak...man ....
There is no comparison between the quality of the HK/Techone & the telink/twisted planes (I have both).
HK/Techone foamies are cheap for a reason....but still good enough for beginners like me
The HK/Techone planes are VERY easy to build, are mostly prebuilt so its just a matter of gluing on the wing & tail . The carbon is preinstalled on these, that makes things alot easier.
Heres the thread for the yak55
|Feb 02, 2014, 06:32 AM|
Joined Jan 2014
The HK Yak is NOT a Techone, or even a copy, i made that mistake and waisted $60 and a lot of time. The main and important difference is the wing. The Techone has the ailerons much, much bigger at the wing tip.
The Hk version has a lot more wing tip before aileron. The result is two very different planes. If you are a sports flyer, the HK will be ok, for 3D forget it, pay a little more money for the Techone.
Have you considered a Vaganza?
|Feb 02, 2014, 10:05 AM|
United States, FL, Citrus Springs
Joined Aug 2008
The Techone Yak and Swift, through NitroPlanes, are quite different than the 1100mm HK Yak. It's like the HK is an earlier generation plane? I doubt seriously though about it's parentage. The HK Yak is WAY too similar to the Techone planes for it not to have originated there. The Techone planes have a sturdier rudder post, as well as way bigger control surfaces. They're also about 10.00 less?
I also agree with the Telink vs. Techone comparison. If this plane is being purchased as a trainer, something that WILL be hitting the ground on occasion, it's very difficult to justify the extra money spent on the Telink purchase.
Regarding selecting components that work well with the Techone planes (or the HK Yak)? Maybe this list will help. Components chosen with cost, weight, performance and durability in mind. There's better available, but not at these prices, and doubtful anything more durable.
3530 Motor for Yak http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
3536 Motor for Swift -
Note: both of these Turnigy motors have very large diameter shafts I haven't managed to bend yet - despite MANY attempts. They have plenty of power for 3D, without overpowering or adding any more weight than necessary.
Batteries (what I would go with if ordering tomorrow)
I've flown the planes with 1500, 1600, 1800, and 2200mah batteries. I like the smaller ones, but it will do fine on the bigger ones if you had them 'in stock' already?
Matching battery connectors for use on speed control and charger (if you don't have an adapter)
You'll need 2 servo extensions about 18"/45 cm long (for rudder and elevator). I've been splicing in the correct length of wire.
Or, these extensions are new, have a clip on them so the won't pull apart?
Props - these are 10 time more durable than the APC equivalent. Highly recommended for either motor!
Optional: 3 axis stabilizer. Yes it works, no you don't need it....
Last, if you're comfortable flying the planes, they're pretty capable of about anything in winds to 10mph, up to 15mph if you enjoy the challenges of more wind?
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