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Old Sep 01, 2009, 08:49 PM
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I'm working on them (plans)!

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Old Sep 01, 2009, 09:13 PM
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I'm working on them (plans)!

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Good deal. can't wait many thanks. I just posted in the leadfeather original build and asked if someone would make a 42" for me tiled. I will delete that post.
thanks again
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 10:18 PM
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Video flying #2 outdoors in wind again.
42 inch eppYak55 (3 min 55 sec)


Tonight we went and flew indoors and I tried the 42" with a 500 3s pack. It flew real nice. I still like the 32" for indoors better but I think the 42" is better outdoors.
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 11:13 PM
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What? A harrier is stalled, and I bet it harriers just fine. Did you mean to say that it won't snap roll well? A large majority of 3D maneuvers are stalled. Your comment just doesn't make sense to me (as Ben knew it wouldn't)...

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What's the weight?

Flight times with the motor set up and the 3s 1000 mah battery?
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 11:56 PM
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Weight on my 2 is 15 to 17 oz depending on how much paint. Flight time is 5 to 10 min depending on power usage. You can fly allot at low throttle levels as it will hover at half.
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 11:59 PM
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Weight on my 2 is 15 to 17 oz depending on how much paint. Flight time is 5 to 10 min depending on power usage. You can fly allot at low throttle levels as it will hover at half.
Mike
Thanks Mike!

I have the same power system on my DW Yak that has about 150 flights on it..

The 42 EPP looks great!
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 12:32 AM
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New website with the 42" Yak-55 in it is now online.
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 01:32 AM
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New website with the 42" Yak-55 in it is now online.
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Site is much better! Hope you sell lots of kits. I really appreciated you supplying me with all the little bits for doing control rods.

By the way, have you thought of using the plastic mounts from the 32" yak , but using the included plastic disk and front-mounting, instead of rear-mounting behind a piece of ply? I am considering doing this and a review says "Bolts right up to 28mm motor with 19mm center mounting holes."

http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=3820
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 08:09 AM
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I have thought about using the plastic mount. Can I get a consensus from you guys as to a preference?
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 08:18 AM
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I like the plastic mount, but for this setup will the motor stick out too far? Will it make it more difficult to balance?

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Old Sep 02, 2009, 08:27 AM
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I like the plastic mount, but for this setup will the motor stick out too far? Will it make it more difficult to balance?

Diggs
would be really really hard to make these planes hard to balance, especially when more nose weight means simply shifting the battery backwards... zero chance of the battery being aft of the CofG... if the regular can balance from 2S 300 up to 3S 1000, I'd say we're good on the whole balance issue.
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 08:36 AM
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The 25mm mount disk would be the size that would work with the motor that I used. You would just sink the mount back into the foam so that the motor does not stick out too much. I am actually nose heavy and have to put the motor behind the CG. Today I am going to move the tail servos back to try and get the battery back on the CG. This also allows the tail braces to extend up to the back of the KF which is better.

I will post pictures.
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 08:40 AM
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another winner for leadfeather

Hey there

looks great in the new video. Nice and positive even in the wind.

Ive been working with the 3dfoamies designs for years and have been thrilled with the performance outdoors, esp in the tight places I get to fly - like in my cul de sac

They have been the best of the big (38"-48") light 6mm depron class foamies I have found and there are more options that you can count in so far as models, however, they are depron which is not even close to the durability of EPP.

Even after years of flying, I am still aprehensive to wring out a depron bird in such a tight space as my flying skill is still well below the performance envelope of the airplane and my fingers are getting too darn old! Heck , if it werent for foam, I would not have even tried 3d to begin with!

I dont like the indoor stuff outside as it gets kicked around way too much even with a light breeze, this looks light enough to be a real performer yet solid enough to handle the rigors of crazy flying outside!

I was amazed by the choice in motors, I always viewed that hacker clone as a brick . . I am amazed at the perfomance and how quite it is!

Great job again!

I am looking foreward to seeing the plans and trying one out!

Phil
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 09:11 AM
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what size prop on that bird Motorhead?
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 09:35 AM
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