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Old Sep 02, 2012, 03:50 AM
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Visiting my in-laws this weekend, and that means time with my two DW's: a 40" Su-31 and my old 38" Yak-54. The '54 is on a Park 370 and still hovers on a 10x4.7! That Yak-54 was completely rebuilt up to the canopy and still flies wonderfully.

I flew the Yak-54 without landing gear for the first time today in 10mph winds...I should've removed it a long time ago! I also need to triangulate the tail a little...poor thing is fluttering like crazy. The Sukhoi (inherited from one of my father-in-law's friends) is more properly braced.

Both are a little more pitch-sensitive than I'd like, making inverted flight a little difficult. I didn't realize until today that I'd been flying my '54 with only 20% expo!


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Weres the SU? The one in the pic is the DW 40 inch yak55-sp
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 03:58 AM
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Flying over the lack tonight I lost orientation and in the drink it went. Well its foam so it floats and off to the garage foe the kayak. On my way back down I noticed all the surfaces were deflected and the boss says

It started smoking a little bit!


So I paddle out and the esc caught on fire. I got the lipo disconnected but the depron is pretty burnt. My hands stink like formaldehyde and I candy get it off. Washed then countless times but they still break.

Oh I'm gonna get this up in the air again. Till it completely melts down or is shredded
Wow for how long was it in the water?what I would do if the plane still smells bad is just cut out the burned parts and just make the new foam parts the same size,most of the time if you line them up really well you can't even tell it was missing(this also works for when you had a mid air lol)
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Weres the SU? The one in the pic is the DW 40 inch yak55-sp
OOOOOOOOH! OK. I assumed it wasn't a '55 because it had a pointed tail. My bad!

Video to come later
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Can't get enough of my old Reena ;-)

Eran flying 'Reena' Juka 40' backyard (3 min 20 sec)
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:24 AM
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I've finally managed to finish up an airplane!!



-x4 HXT900 servos
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-Hobby King batteries

Seems I've discovered an issue though. Going to swap ESC's to see if the issue is resolved..
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Wow for how long was it in the water?what I would do if the plane still smells bad is just cut out the burned parts and just make the new foam parts the same size,most of the time if you line them up really well you can't even tell it was missing(this also works for when you had a mid air lol)
Bought 2 mins before the esc caught on fire.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 01:12 PM
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After learning to do knife-edge spins on both my Yak-54 and '55sp, I landed the '55 in a pond when the radio inexplicably cut out on me

It floated towards the shore and is in the process of being rebuilt. Considering I inherited the plane already crashed, I guess it's all good. We're waiting for the electronics to dry out to see for sure if it'll fly again!
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Can't get enough of my old Reena ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IasA2...2&feature=plcp
Nice flight!!!!!!!! Is that the same one you had at the last AMA ?
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Had to replace the HXT900 servos for HS55's. Got them on sale for $7 a piece. Tried 3 different ESC's, ultimately resulting in me having to swap them for the slower HS55's. Flies at 17oz, nicely too.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 11:56 AM
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What was the problem?
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 12:48 PM
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picked up a new Juka and almost done with it. Thanks to Eran Weerekoon that recommended me to DW products. He showed me how good of a flying plane it is (awesome pilot) and let me fly it as well. Its almost done
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 01:38 PM
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What was the problem?
Guess the HXT900's were drawing a bit too much current for the onboard BEC in my Thunderbird 18. They will be put to good use in another airplane though. I've actually been using my workshop the past couple of days, got 2 airplanes put back together
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Nice flight!!!!!!!! Is that the same one you had at the last AMA ?
eh!eh! Yes bro, the same old 'Reena' and she still performs well(at least for my basic skills) :-) May be one of these days you can take her for a ride and I could film ya!! It'd be a treat for me and my folks
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picked up a new Juka and almost done with it. Thanks to Eran Weerekoon that recommended me to DW products. He showed me how good of a flying plane it is (awesome pilot) and let me fly it as well. Its almost done
I'm glad you like flying my old Juka! It's been a while! You've gotta try the new 48' Edge I put together! I equally love that plane May be this weekend you can give it shot!!
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 06:48 PM
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