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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Looking for a small, lightweight 3D plane

I probably won't do much indoor flying with it, but calm evenings in the back yard would be more fun with a small (24"-31"?) foamie. I've been looking at the Mini Breeze (24") and the Yak54 (31") and wondered if there are other options that you might recommend to me? Or maybe these are good, but there are some options on components to use?

Thanks
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:33 PM
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Check out the "Crack Yak Mini"(http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1786763) also look into Fancy Foam,(http://www.fancyfoam.com/index.php?m...index&cPath=21) TAS Foamies,(http://tasfoamies.webs.com/3034indoorfoamies.htm) and Bowker Aero Models.(http://www.bowker-aircraft.com)

Hope this helps,

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:14 AM
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I have the Crack Yak Mini and can really recommend it! Great little plane!
For flying really close and slow I use the 6x3 prop.

This is with 7x3.5. A lot of power!
Crack Yak Mini in the snow (3 min 5 sec)

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:44 AM
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I have the Crack Yak Mini and can really recommend it! Great little plane!
For flying really close and slow I use the 6x3 prop.

This is with 7x3.5. A lot of power!
https://vimeo.com/56388069
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7-BOLoCCI
May I ask what systems you're using? Motor, battery, esc, servos?

Looks like it flies great!
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:07 AM
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I'm using the recommended DualSky XM2212RTR-25 Motor/ESC combo but the servos are not available in Sweden so I'm using the Dualsky DS3101. The batteries are 300 mAH Desire Power.
Flying weight is 88 grams.

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Thanks...just ordered the Crack Yak and everything else I'll need for it. Looking forward to flying this little one!
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Great to hear! For building instructions and tips check in this thread: Twisted Hobbys - Crack Yak Mini - Build Thread.
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