Dec 26, 2010, 09:41 PM
Flying...Pushing Air Down
Clovis, NM, USA
Joined Nov 2000
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Mini piYak

I thought I'd try a smaller version of the great-flying piYak, and I'm mighty glad I did. Check out this video.

Gary

 Mini piYak (2 min 44 sec)

 Mini pi Yak (2 min 45 sec)

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 Dec 27, 2010, 12:03 AM Registered User Joined Feb 2007 3,657 Posts Nice. Been thinking about that myself... I have some 3mm epp, just no light servos,esc or motor at the moment and others in the way first.
 Dec 27, 2010, 12:25 AM Registered User Tualatin, OR Joined Oct 2009 272 Posts That is one very nice flying little guy. Nice piloting, too, in such a small space. Well done. Gary
 Dec 27, 2010, 10:12 AM flyin' fool Vancouver Island, Canada Joined Jul 2003 6,880 Posts Very nice. What's the power setup? Latest blog entry: Flyin' Fool
 Dec 27, 2010, 10:26 AM AKA Don Troy, MI USA Joined Dec 2002 7,434 Posts Very nice flying. Where is the cg?
 Dec 27, 2010, 02:08 PM Registered User Joined Feb 2007 3,657 Posts cg starts around 25%. Frank, his setup is listed at the end of the video.
 Dec 28, 2010, 10:50 AM flyin' fool Vancouver Island, Canada Joined Jul 2003 6,880 Posts I must be getting old, watch the vids and still had to ask. Checked out what small stuff I've got, did some math, sub 4 oz. should suffice and I'm truning out a 16" span Pi R1. My doodles look about right as it's already a fattie. Latest blog entry: Flyin' Fool
 Dec 28, 2010, 10:44 PM Registered User Joined Feb 2007 3,657 Posts I found a new way (at least to me way) to figure wingloading for little buggers. Weight in oz / 16 * 2304 / wing area = oz/sq ft. I am looking at going for an 18" pi at 5.25 oz 150g or less for a wingloading of under 3oz/sq ft. 22g for three servos, 28g for esc and rx, 32g for battery, 22g for motor and mount, leaves about 43g for airframe which isn't much wiggle room at all.... Just thinking outloud I guess at where to cut weight other than using a 10g motor, 2.5g servos and smaller battery if I get little stuff for your small kind. What kind of 2g receiver do you have and where did you get your 240 2s?
Dec 28, 2010, 11:23 PM
flyin' fool
Joined Jul 2003
6,880 Posts
I don't think the 10g motor or those 2.5g servos are up to the task with an 18 incher. Seen them both at our indoor on too big of an airframe. It's not just about the weight, but the drag as well.

I got my 240's from www.allerc.com. Great little batteries, the original and best 'nano tech' lipos. Can be safely charged in 12 minutes, similar performance to my 360 Rhinos. I bought the single cells and made my own 2S packs so I could add the balance connectors, pix next to a 3.7g servo.

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Latest blog entry: Flyin' Fool
 Dec 29, 2010, 01:15 AM Flying...Pushing Air Down Clovis, NM, USA Joined Nov 2000 3,491 Posts I also built my 2S packs from single cells. Got mine from HK. Did not put balance taps on to save a bit more weight. My 2g receiver is the Spektrum AR6300. The wing loading on this little guy is 2.53 oz/sq ft. It's so much fun! Gary
Dec 29, 2010, 01:49 AM
flyin' fool
Joined Jul 2003
6,880 Posts
It not fair, you having all the fun. That's why I'm scratchin' right now.

Da plan boss, da plan...........