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Old Mar 17, 2011, 02:40 AM
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Hobby King Micro Yak-54 Build log

Yak-54 Micro 3D plane EPP Kit w/ Motor & ESC Price $44.99

I want to thank Hobby King for sponsoring this Build.

The Website Claims you can Hover in your kitchen, knife edge the hallway and display your harrier skills to family members previously too lazy to travel to the airfield on Sunday with you!
The ultra light and small Micro 3D Yak comes as a kit and will take you 1 evening to complete. Included is the micro motor and esc. Just include your own Rx and 2.5g servos.
Made from durable EPP foam and carbon fibre spars, this little kit will be bouncing back for more punishment each time!

Specifications:
Length : 458mm (18.0in)
Wing Span: 418mm (16.5in)
Flying Weight: 45~53g (with battery)
Motor: C05 3700kv brushless outrunner
ESC: 7Amp
Prop: GWS EP5030
Servo: 3x2.5g (NOT INCLUDED)


Required:
Your own TX & RX
100~200mah 1~2S 20C Lipo
3 x 2.5g servo

Let the Build begin I took tons of Pictures of Course.

Ok so here is my review of the plane

1. quality of Kit 5 stars (techones quality is 2nd to none and you get a motor and esc with this one)
2. Build this plane is built using contact cement and hot glue easy and straight forward again 5 stars
3. flying the information says you will be hovering in your kitchen well as this is true this plane comes with a mini brushless motor that is spinning a 5030 prop at high RPM so the plane is a rocket when it jumps out of a hover this could result in a real bad ugly crash with broken parts if you try to do a hover in a small area.
I would say this plane is perfect for a flying area the space of a tennis court or you backyard you will need a space of around 30 x 30 if you watch the video below the plane is quit fast for how small it is and is not a real slow 3D plane. it will hover and stuff but coming out of a hover you have to be quick on the sticks. so for flying and performance I give it 2 1/2 stars.

Im going to see if I can find a micro motor that will spin a 5030 prop at lower kv this should help the the plane.
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 03:05 AM
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The Pictures

Pictures of the build
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 03:06 AM
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Video is coming soon!

I had to order some new small lipo packs for this build.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 01:53 AM
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Ok I have 2 battery packs now so Video will be up in the AM!
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 07:20 AM
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Great review and another winner from Techone.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Just got back from Flying the battery packs I'm using are only 7.4 volt 100mah (15c) and they are only good for about 3 minutes that being said (twitchy and touchy I guess I have to dial in some expo on this one) Video coming later today got to go to work at my real job.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 06:21 PM
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How much is the total cost? And where do you get (epp) parts in case it breaks? Waiting to see how it flies?
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Here is the direct Link to the plane at Hobby King

Video will be up later today!
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Old Apr 06, 2011, 12:01 PM
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Video is here

Hobby King Yak-54 Micro 3D RC Plane kit (2 min 22 sec)


with a funny ending
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 09:06 AM
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What battery did you use? I cant seem to find a good "happy-medium" battery...
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 01:58 AM
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Robert, any update from your point of view?

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Old Jul 13, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Sorry My Dad has been Real Sick so I have not been flying or doing much Hobby stuff in the last few months! he is better Now so I'm getting back into it again.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 04:24 AM
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Hi.
I'm building this plane.
I bought the same servos.
Since I own a Turnigy 9x transmitter, I'm using a lightened HK-T6a receiver, without case and after cutting pins it's 5.4 grams.
I soldered esc and servo wires below the board.
Esc and motor are working well, but servos don't move, and I cannot figure out why.
Maybe wires position is different in these servos?
Thanks.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 04:56 AM
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Uhm... these servos have + and - reversed.
I hope that I did not fry them.
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