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Old Jul 24, 2011, 05:33 PM
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6 Foot Pink foam Epp Yak55

Ok! I've gotten the want/need for something a little larger than the 32 inch yak, so I scaled it up quite a bit, and started on a 73" Yak made out of 1" pink foam from home depot. I started cutting yesterday, and I have the vertical fuse and wing so far. I'd like to make a big introduction blah-de-blah, but I'm on a laptop (For now), so I will keep it short, and edit it when I get a hold of a real compy.


I assume the auw will be under 5 pounds.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 05:57 PM
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What are your thoughts on a power system?
It looks great and cant wait to see how it works out.

One thing to remember with a guild like this, is you HAVE to keep it light. Especially in the tail.
Good luck
~Cole

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No airfoil?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:02 PM
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40-46 size motor, 4s, 5 IF its heavy, but I don't expect it to be.
And I will do the airfoil once I get everything cut out.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:03 PM
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I don't want to spend TOO much $$$, so I'm thinking a BP hobbies motor. they are Quite good.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:25 PM
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http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...7&pid=B2171400
Kinda like this motor?

Might take a look at hobbypartz motors..
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Thats the one. and would choose the Bp Motor over Hobbypartz any day.

I just got the elevator/horizontal stab cut out.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:34 PM
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Why?
And what type of airfoil are you planning to put on it, and what servos?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Idk, i just trust bp hobbies more than hobbypartz. they're motors are better, according to my experience. I am going to sand a symmetrical airfoil. I don't know what servo's yet. this thing has huge control surfaces, but this won't be flying fast. maybe something with around 75-100 oz of torque.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:23 PM
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I have never used Bp before. And have had AMAZING experiences in Hobbypartz motors. In which I have used before.
Its worth a look, especially for the price difference.
Also, a servo that size should be good.

symmetrical will do fine for this!
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:40 PM
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I will choose a little higher price for lower weight.

I'm done cutting out the pieces, on to the airfoil (If I can find my power sander lol)
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Looks good.

What glue?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 08:08 PM
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http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...7&pid=B2171400
Kinda like this motor?

Might take a look at hobbypartz motors..
yeah, I agree. I've been using their Rocket motors recently and they are really solid and they've been on sale
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 09:03 PM
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With how wide the wing chord is, its going to be more like a wing thats just rounded in the front and angled/sloped in the back.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 05:35 PM
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School started monday, so i haven't had any time to do any more yet. I think my school (Basha High) Was the first in america to start.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 05:51 AM
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School started monday, so i haven't had any time to do any more yet. I think my school (Basha High) Was the first in america to start.
They must be planning a lot of snow days this winter
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