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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Yeah, and then all goes wrong and a catch ends up a crash
Pulled off my first catch today as well. Brought the niece out and we got photos of tail touches, and the grabs. Holy cow this plane is a blast. Seriously thinking about sizing up!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Just so I have this for the record again...you would be amazed how much fun a 38" Yak-54 is even on something humble like a Park 370!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Just so I have this for the record again...you would be amazed how much fun a 38" Yak-54 is even on something humble like a Park 370!
Not sure if this was for me, but that is what I'm flying now. What's a park 370?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Not sure if this was for me, but that is what I'm flying now. What's a park 370?
Ohh duh..it's the motor
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Ohh duh..it's the motor
Admittedly, it's a little under-powered compared to some of the setups here. I find that without bracing and landing gear, however, that it is plenty adequate for 3D maneuvering and even some vertical performance. My Yak-54 got one because that was the motor we had on-hand when the plane was built. I feel that learning to fly with less power made me a much better pilot because I learned to fly the plane and manage momentum rather than just assuming I could shove the stick forward and burn out of every problem.

Despite the amazing amount of gluing from crashes and the fact that we built up the nose with an additional sheet of 3mm Depron on either side, the plane remains surprisingly well-balanced and behaved. I not only did a hover-catch with it a couple days ago, but I also did a perfect level inverted pass at eye level--and I hadn't flown the plane in months!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Admittedly, it's a little under-powered compared to some of the setups here. I find that without bracing and landing gear, however, that it is plenty adequate for 3D maneuvering and even some vertical performance. My Yak-54 got one because that was the motor we had on-hand when the plane was built. I feel that learning to fly with less power made me a much better pilot because I learned to fly the plane and manage momentum rather than just assuming I could shove the stick forward and burn out of every problem.

Despite the amazing amount of gluing from crashes and the fact that we built up the nose with an additional sheet of 3mm Depron on either side, the plane remains surprisingly well-balanced and behaved. I not only did a hover-catch with it a couple days ago, but I also did a perfect level inverted pass at eye level--and I hadn't flown the plane in months!
That's awesome...totally agree with you though, I don't think most pilots try to fly at stall speed. There is so much to learn in that space about the aerodynamics of an airplane. Flying slow and high alpha is some of my favorite flying as it is such a challenge to maintain. Even doing low racetracks increases the pucker factor by 2.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Built and flew my 1st DW foamy, 40" Juka, and what a great feeling plane. I have a Charger Fuzion as well and the DW is better hands down. My only complaint with the 40" Juka is I was expecting more vertical power out of the motor and the motor is making a strange clicking noise during flight, not sure if this is normal. The motor is the Dynamo 2217-950 and I'm flying 3c 1250mah lipos with 10x4.7 prop. Not sure what all up weight is, but I tried to build it light. Is the vertical power on these motors lacking and is the noise it's making normal for this motor?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Built and flew my 1st DW foamy, 40" Juka, and what a great feeling plane. I have a Charger Fuzion as well and the DW is better hands down. My only complaint with the 40" Juka is I was expecting more vertical power out of the motor and the motor is making a strange clicking noise during flight, not sure if this is normal. The motor is the Dynamo 2217-950 and I'm flying 3c 1250mah lipos with 10x4.7 prop. Not sure what all up weight is, but I tried to build it light. Is the vertical power on these motors lacking and is the noise it's making normal for this motor?
Is it a chirp?

If it is just a small squeaky chirp I wouldn't worry a ton. Try playing with the timing.

If you are losing power check your solder connections for a cold joint. I got a motor from twisted hobbies that had a bad solder on one of the bullet connectors. After a minute the motor would get hot and would cog and lose power. After removing the bullet connections and soldering directly the power increased by about 50% and no more cogging/chirping.

Hard to say without having it in front of you but that would be my first guess.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 12:52 AM
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heres my the 4th foamie ive built for the AMA expo, extra 330 modified to be a 330sc with vpp and vt
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Interesting that you put the servo so far back.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 09:49 AM
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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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Thanks I will keep that in mind. I believe that I was right down there near where you fly while I was driving around looking for a hobby store. I was telling the guys that I fly with about your chopped and clipped Yak 54 and they thought that was an awesome idea.
Believe it or not I just saw your reply here even though I know it was posted a while ago. i would have put out a shout back out to ya a lot sooner had I seen it.
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Happy New Year to you all and your families :-)
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 01:43 PM
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That's awesome...totally agree with you though, I don't think most pilots try to fly at stall speed. There is so much to learn in that space about the aerodynamics of an airplane. Flying slow and high alpha is some of my favorite flying as it is such a challenge to maintain. Even doing low racetracks increases the pucker factor by 2.

Your so right about that. I find that for me flying 3D at slow stall speeds teaches me so much about flying in general and improves my pattern /scale flying with my warbirds and even flying my Radain Pro glider. Besides when I can not fly at our bigger field like today and I am flying at a much smaller local park it forces me to really work on my techninques.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Your so right about that. I find that for me flying 3D at slow stall speeds teaches me so much about flying in general and improves my pattern /scale flying with my warbirds and even flying my Radain Pro glider. Besides when I can not fly at our bigger field like today and I am flying at a much smaller local park it forces me to really work on my techninques.
Amen to that!
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Built and flew my 1st DW foamy, 40" Juka, and what a great feeling plane. I have a Charger Fuzion as well and the DW is better hands down. My only complaint with the 40" Juka is I was expecting more vertical power out of the motor and the motor is making a strange clicking noise during flight, not sure if this is normal. The motor is the Dynamo 2217-950 and I'm flying 3c 1250mah lipos with 10x4.7 prop. Not sure what all up weight is, but I tried to build it light. Is the vertical power on these motors lacking and is the noise it's making normal for this motor?
I found that prop was too small at my elevation. Try an 11x4.7 slow fly. I'm using the dynamo motor in my juka with 3s 1000s and the vertical is blistering.
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