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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Do you think you can get away with 6min flying time on a 1000mah on a 40"? I know you can do it on a 38".
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Very nice build there. I was just down there recently visiting my brother in law in Corona. Maybe next time I head down that way I can bring a couple of my planes down there and hook up with you guys for some flying.
We have some very talented pilots ( heli , 3D, all around) for a Renegade field.. The dirt strip is large and well groomed but summer dry weather does get it loose and sandy . So we practice good landing technique to save our wheeled friends... lol
You're welcome to fly at our field anytime or stop in and introduce yourself.
We're north of the I 10 and O NT airport between Vineyard and Archibald . Take Inland Empire East from Vineyard and you'll see the drive way and dirt road we use for access. You can see our cars from the I 10.


I got a battery for a Plano Digital Fish Scale today and my Chopped and Clipped Yak 54 with out motor, 10 A esc, and battery weighs a paultry 7 oz. So I'ld guess It weighs about 10 oz. RTF. When I reinstall the motor I'll get it on the scale
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:13 AM
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Tail touch and nice sunset shot inverted
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:14 AM
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Helps if you attach the files
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:18 AM
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Hey Santiago Hi.
I've also built a foamie for the AMA show indoor flying. Maidened it today. It's a Yak 54 40" . I built it around a 2204 /14 motor so I needed to keep it to 16 oz weight limit. . I cut holes in it. , chopped the w.s. down to 35" ,cut another inch off the cord , powered it with that motor on a 450ma 3s 25c Gens Ace on a 8x 3.8 APC slow fly prop . Used 1-tower Pro 9 gr for ailerond , and 2 HXT 500s for the tail surfaces pull pull ,and this is what I got

http://youtu.be/7wkQrmcMuX4
wow that looks awesome! i was thinking of doing that but with an indoor pro kit.

what film did you use for the covering? im really looking forward to seeing it in person
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:26 AM
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and as far as motors all of the ones mike sells work great! with the lower Kv motor i run a 11x3.8 and really like it.I just started using the higher Kv on my revo and its really punchy,i wouldnt use anything bigger than a 10x3.8 though.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:27 AM
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i have to see video of that rudder drag! it looks insane !!!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:05 AM
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I got that motor from nano Dave on Adams reccomendation, of course he thought I would use it on one of Daves 3mm planes. But looking at it in my flight box since June was getting old and I had the 6mm Yak airframe for about as long ,,,,,,,,,,,so .....I figured Make the Yak, light as possible and gave it a shot.
The 2204/14 is tiny and will only handle a 8x3.8 APC on 3 s but it's plenty of power and gets 8 min on a 450 ma battery.
Now I've borrowed the motor to fly a Great planes VFO... So there's a very good chance the Yak will make it to the AMA show. James and I are gonna be working Nico Hobbies ,Pats booth so we'll have vendor credentials. But I'm still gonna let Eran fly it if he has the time. Or you can give it a flight... lol
When Mike teases me about the holes I'm gonna tell him he started it with all the holes in the control surfaces

The red "covering" is 99 cent store gift wrap applied with Elmers All Purpose Contact spray adhesive on the wing. And Saran wrap on the fuse. The plastic is applied to one side only
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 07:45 PM
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I manged to hover-catch both of my Yaks today! Feeling kind of proud of myself
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I manged to hover-catch both of my Yaks today! Feeling kind of proud of myself
Awesome job! Those moments of progression feel so good and make it all worth it!
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:41 AM
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Yeah, and then all goes wrong and a catch ends up a crash
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Yeah, and then all goes wrong and a catch ends up a crash
And that is exactly why I'm glad the event was not being filmed
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So I was flying my 3s Beast 3D today and the CA I used on an old wing repair must have gotten brittle in the cold. The wing came flying off in a full speed dive and totaled the air frame. Thought it would be a good excuse to get my first DW foamie. I bought the 24in. Skua kit to swap in all my electronics. Think I can keep using my 3s 180 bats in it? They're about 4 grams heavier than the elifte 180s.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:27 PM
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So I was flying my 3s Beast 3D today and the CA I used on an old wing repair must have gotten brittle in the cold. The wing came flying off in a full speed dive and totaled the air frame. Thought it would be a good excuse to get my first DW foamie. I bought the 24in. Skua kit to swap in all my electronics. Think I can keep using my 3s 180 bats in it? They're about 4 grams heavier than the elifte 180s.
You are going to love that plane,much better than the beast and rudder is supper effective
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:29 PM
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I manged to hover-catch both of my Yaks today! Feeling kind of proud of myself
Congrats! I still remember that feeling
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