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Old Jan 19, 2015, 11:05 AM
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Thanks E2N. Were you able to reach the motor wire / ESC connection though? I was able to remove the screw as well but the motor / ESC connection is deep in the fuse - there's no slack and it's under the battery compartment (I suppose I could just pull hard enough to remove but I'm concerned about damaging and how to reconnect?)
You could probably use tweezers or needle-nose pliers. I don't have the Yak anymore, so I can't help you too much.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 11:09 AM
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I find it's 100% easier to cut the tape, and then use some 1/2" transparent tape over top of the original tape, with a pull-tab folded on in case I ever need to get back into the plane. In fact, that's one of the first "mods" I do to pretty much all of my UMX planes. I do it because I know eventually I'm going to get sand in the gears of a servo - one of the hazards of Florida and having a runway that I use UMX planes on that's a "dirt" aka sand road. Also, eventually the servo strips are going to need conditioned, and it's much easier to then get into with my DeOxit to clean and recondition the servos.

That said, I think every servo on the Yak is accessible with the top hatch off, so it might not be as necessary. I'm just sharing my experience with UMX planes.

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Old Jan 19, 2015, 12:51 PM
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Regarding the tape - I do the same thing that Ben does. The tabs make it easy to remove, and since it's on top of the original tape, you won't be removing paint from the foam whenever you need to open the fuse.

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Old Jan 19, 2015, 12:51 PM
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Perfect - thanks Ben/Joel. I'll open her up now since I'll need to eventually.

I'm hoping the 2300 motor, factory prop, and 3S will still give me that floaty performance.

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Old Jan 19, 2015, 02:45 PM
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Horizon hobby is having an Ultra Micro sale. The UMX Yak is $20.00 off. Maybe it will soon be discontinued?
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 02:49 PM
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I highly doubt that, 3 of their newest UMX planes are also on sale.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 04:27 PM
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Yup. It's just one of their usual sales that happen pretty much every year.


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Old Jan 19, 2015, 05:35 PM
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As soon as I finish degrading my UM Pitts , I'll get a new Yakkie.

It'll be a bonus if that coincides with another HH markdown on the Yak........

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Old Jan 19, 2015, 05:40 PM
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I highly doubt that, 3 of their newest UMX planes are also on sale.
Yep, I jumped on this new opportunity to get the V2 UMX Habu, since I flew the V1 so often (and so recklessly) that it became as airworthy as a doggie chew toy.

That U.S. Navy livery is irresistible. (Even if it doesn't make it a REAL warbird.......)

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Old Jan 27, 2015, 06:33 PM
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Harrier in and flop as absolutely slowly as you can manage and it should be fine. The Beast3D's landing gear is quite tall, so if you're good at controlled slow harrier landings, it should be ok. That said, the Beast 3D wing rocks and sways side to side like it's trying to rock a baby to sleep in upright harrier so watch for that.

And to have everything 2S UMX except for Beast 3D and Carbon cub, you've really done your job bass-ackwards!
Hey Ben

One down... 😂 .. I just 😊 got my UMX beast 3d and you guys are all correct. Man it fly's Amazing... So slow then fast... Perfect smooth scale flying.. And
3d in low wind not bad either.... Had some great harriers..... Landing and plopping into the long Grass as you said..... I set all control surfaces right in as Joel suggested in the beast thread....
I've installed stryker servo covers to protect them also.....Just the CC to go and possibly the Fpv ultra micro kit

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