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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Definitely want to here your report on the Glaciers.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Definitely want to here your report on the Glaciers.
They should be here by middle of the week; we are supposed to be in the 70's next weekend versus the mid 40's this weekend so should be able to get a few flights on them.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 12:54 PM
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I removed the little section of foam right behind the firewall on the Yak. That leaves me just enough room where the 106mm batts. fit snugly.

Regarding batteries, these seem really nice, I have 25-30 charges through each -
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11911

but then I saw these for a lot less money and decided to try them. Not as much experience with them, but they seem fine so far?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8934
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:00 PM
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I'm using the cheapest Turnigy 20C 2200 mAh batteries, A little bit of the heavier side, but good for me...
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:30 PM
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I managed to do a little more inverted flight today even in some blustery winds, very happy learner





















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Old Jan 06, 2013, 06:25 PM
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I am using a mixture of Turnigy 1500mah 20C and 1600mah 30C I find I need to add a little extra wieght with the 15s to balance it right where as the 16s are fine with any extra weight. I am thiking of getting some 1600mah 20C as they are almost half the price of the 30C batteries.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 07:11 PM
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I removed the little section of foam right behind the firewall on the Yak. That leaves me just enough room where the 106mm batts. fit snugly.

Regarding batteries, these seem really nice, I have 25-30 charges through each -
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11911

but then I saw these for a lot less money and decided to try them. Not as much experience with them, but they seem fine so far?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8934
Those are a good 40g's heavier than the ones I am using. I got a safe 5 mins with mixed 3D, which is ok when everything is up close and low. My balance is about right with the 1550's and a tad nose heavy with the 1800's. If I like the plane after a few more flights, I may swap the motor for an Omega 72. I have one and it makes 400W on 12 X 6 but I prop it down to an 11 X 5.5 for heat of summer. The Omega will drop about 20g's off the nose which will be a perfect balance or slightly tail heavy which I like.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Yes, realize the 2200's are heavy. That's kinda why I use them in the wind? I have an 1800 and a pair of 1600's that I use in this plane as well. The 3530 I'm using is about 72g and has plenty of power. More than necessary really. I'd LOVE to find a way to drop another 20g up front as well - even if it cost me some performance? I mean, as long as I can accelerate up out of a hover, I think I'd be good? Haven't seen anything yet that's significantly lighter without just killing available performance....

Been flying without gear due to the snow. That's definitely a step in the right direction! I may not put them back on? -Al
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:16 AM
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[QUOTE=Mr Big Head;23728068]Definitely want to here your report on the Glaciers.[/QUOTE\

Received my Glacier 1800's, Very good service and fast shipping from EpBuddy. The packs were less expensive then from HobbyPartz ans shipping was on 7.99 priority for 3 packs. Plus for me, they already had a deans type connector so saved me a few bucks and my time. Also, they come with a nifty little clip for the balancing club to help better take care of that. They are identical in size as Gens-Ace and the weight on my scale showed 145g.

Weather sucks so do not know if I will get to fly them this weekend but will let you know how they perform when I do. The fit the standard slot without mods for the HK Yak. Will be great in my 3DHS Edge and Slick also.

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:22 AM
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I have changed over to a 11x7 prop from Landing Products it is a much nicer prop than the 12x6 HK prop. I loose some vertical performance but it is quieter, balanced ready for use, I am not sure if it is torque related but it seems to fly smoother.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:53 AM
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What is the best method for gluing the wings on guys ? On the Telinks I know you glue them together and then put them into the fuse before gluing the fuse halves together. What is the best way to do it on this bird.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Mine are still removable in this plane, but I have a Swift as well, which is nearly identical, just a little bigger. I used Welder to glue the wing halves together on that plane, obviously paying very close attention to keeping the 2 halves aligned! After drying overnight, I inserted them into the fuselage. More very careful alignment, and once assured of that I used medium CA to bond. Just let it wick into the joint a few inches at a time. Then do the next area. Doing it that way might help from making a mess as the stuff will run until dry. Doing too big an area at once makes it hard to keep an eye on?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Do not glue the wings, I just dorked my Yak into the ground only from about 2m up but no damage because the wings just popped off the CF spar. Unhook the rubber bands push the wings on, hook on the rubber bands and connect up the aileron servo lead back in the air in 2 minutes. If the wings had been glued on there would have been more damage because there would be no give.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:10 AM
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I concur with you Great Goose. I've tagged the ground a few times as well. If not for the wings popping out my yak would've been pretty tore up. I think these releasable wings are a great idea. Just keep a tight rubber band on them and you're good!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:51 PM
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Do not glue the wings, I just dorked my Yak into the ground only from about 2m up but no damage because the wings just popped off the CF spar. Unhook the rubber bands push the wings on, hook on the rubber bands and connect up the aileron servo lead back in the air in 2 minutes. If the wings had been glued on there would have been more damage because there would be no give.
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I concur with you Great Goose. I've tagged the ground a few times as well. If not for the wings popping out my yak would've been pretty tore up. I think these releasable wings are a great idea. Just keep a tight rubber band on them and you're good!
maybe I am not using the right rubber bands. The ones I have on it now give way too much play and flex .
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