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Old Feb 19, 2011, 11:43 AM
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New EPP Yakk 55

FEB 19th
New EPP Yakk 55

This is what I've got down so far. Spent the last 2 days building...
Im not sure if i want too use those Motor Standoff motor mounts or just make a round one form Ply.. Most of my Flying with well outside. With Wind/light brezzes.


GOOP on the hinges. Did a few test hinges at first form Scrapes. Im very Pleased. On the main fuse Joints i uses White Gorilla Glue..Works Great!! Very light and Super Flexible.


I don't have the Upper Fuse glued yet,waiting for my Order From HK for those Stand Off Motor Mounts.

So far im am very happy with EPP..
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Feb 22
Finished mine this evening...Did a few Hovers in the Bedroom. Very nice..And that EPP sure is Tuff... the Walls are no Match... I used WHite Gorerlla Glue everywhere (except for Hinges(GooP). Light/Flexable)
I'm hooked...;0)
I was going too head to the School Parking lot that is well lit,but its snowing outside now. Cant wait too really fly her outside.

I ended up using HK 3.7g's for the R/E...Right now with the 3s 500Mah(50g) Battery, I'm weighing in about 210g...All my Flying is outside. So the bit of extra weight well be fine.. She still hovers great. Later ill get some lighter batt's.

Im also using .032 Wire with HK Light Quick connects. I surely could shave some weight if i went with CF Push-rods.

But im happy with her.the 1700 BW Kicks A$$
Heres are some more Pictures

3DHS Style Servo arms ,made form Light balsa,then coated with CA to seal/stiffen.


GUTS





Same home made Arms for more throw. the 3.7g's do not have long arms. Stock arm would not even give 30% Throw. even with TX settings Maxed.


HK Light metal Quick Connects.

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 04:09 PM
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having watched you paint this one in person , it's cool to see it put together
I know i'll have to make one once i'm done moving ..

shoudl be a great quick and fun flying rig.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 05:56 PM
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yea its coming along great. when you get your peices cut,bring it over and ill Spray it for yea.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 05:48 PM
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Looking great. Waiting with anticipation for the flight video!
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 08:13 PM
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well moving big stuff into house , so should be mid to end of next month .
LOL
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 01:18 AM
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Weather has been Crap,i cant get a decent day to Maiden. COme on SPring/Summer.

The weekend i should set the Cam up in the Bedroom and pratcie hovering and show how non-destructive EPP is .

lol

Hopefully ill get my 2S's in the mail tomorrow. Hobby King has been slow as of late.with their Chinese new year and all. SO Ive noticed they have been using Swiss Post...
Instead of heading East from Asian, over the pacific to Canada. Its heads West... Stops in Switzerland, and then here...Man are there ever slow....
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Old Mar 03, 2011, 12:34 PM
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LOL,
stupid weather , blew my deck furnature all over. then they froze in teh snow / ice.
i will have to cut mine out soon .
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:49 AM
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what wing span plan did you use ?
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 10:32 PM
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NM i found it ..
printing and cutting soon to come ..
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 09:32 AM
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EPP YAKK 55 Maiden (7 min 18 sec)
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 11:41 AM
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i should have the parts of mine cut and gluing tonight .

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Old Apr 02, 2011, 02:02 PM
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pics taken from my wee video cam .
( backup cam)
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Old Apr 06, 2011, 12:28 AM
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Cool man ,nice Collage.
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