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Old May 29, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Ill have to think about this one as my next fomaie...
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Old Jun 08, 2011, 10:16 PM
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Thanks to Gary for posting this video of me playing around at the recent SPEF fun fly.

Chris Bowker's Yak in Plainview (5 min 13 sec)
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Sorry about the delay, I made a few changes to the way I was building my model over my recent trip to TX and wanted the build log to reflect those changes. My goal is for this log to help out those that have bought short kits off me since I did not include instructions. I will also cover a few basics of doing a fast and easy airbrush job.



For paint on this model I used Createx Wicked colors thinned about 50/50. I use Createx wicked reducer mixed 70/30 with watter. I find this mix to spray the best out of my brush. Ive found that combo to also resist FLA when peeling the vinyl. I spray my base color with a fan tip around 20 psi, and a normal dot tip around 10-15 psi for my fades/detail work. I use the higher pressure for doing the long fades, I find this to be the easiest method for getting long constant fades. Doing airbrush fades/highlights is not a hard skill to learn, a little practice and anyone can do it. The best trick Ive found is to follow the edge of the template with my eyes and not the edge of the paint. I also do aprox 3 coats(see photo's) this helps keep the weight down as well as give a nice constant color. I flash dry my paint with a heat gun. Next post I start building!

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I haven't seen the Wicked colors around at local art supply stores selling createx. The paint job is very creative. Your design? Very nice work!
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:56 PM
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This is one of many indoor foamys that Dark Side Models Produces. I can say they have really evolved over the past fiew years. The preformance of the new Yaks are incredible! Chris has many planes designed for the new 3D Pilot to the advanced. For those of you interested in getting started in the wonderful world of indoor 3d give one of his EPP planes a try. You won't be disappointed!! These kits are refined to have the best performance available. DSM is quality! I have been a fan since the start.
Nice paint work. Can you post a shot of the underside? I might just "borrow" this paint scheme ;-)
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Where can I get one?? And does the kit just contain the foam parts?
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Please check out a post I just made to address your questions: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=32526

Thanks for looking.

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Old Dec 21, 2011, 01:17 PM
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Also, can I see a picture of the bottom when it is ready to fly?? I just need to see how to hide all of my electronics.
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 01:47 PM
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http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...1-DSCN1037.jpg

you might check that out.
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 02:02 PM
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So I guess I can just cut all the wires to make them
Shorter then re solder them?
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Thats what I do on my ultra light planes.

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Old Dec 21, 2011, 02:15 PM
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Thanks man. Hopefully after Christmas, I will be ordering a few kits from you.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Very nice print job
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