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Old Jul 06, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Anyone know what a stock yak without landing gear should weigh? Also is a carbon spar lighter then the wood inlay? Anyone know where I can get some of those cool looking green props? I really like to add flair. I am running the stock 2s setup. Really the only issue I have is I need to get a charging squid to charge more batteries at one time. and More BATTS!
I took some weight measurements while I was building mine. I don't know if my weights are typical.

Build complete except for SFG's (and without Receiver, Motor, ESC, Landing Gear, Push Rods, Horns and Servo Arms) = 113g.

Added Motor, ESC, Receiver, Horns & Servo Arms (and without SFG's, Push Rods & Landing Gear) = 166g.

Added SFG's, Prop, Push Rods & Landing Gear. Everything except for battery = 187g

I believe you can save about 13g by leaving off the landing gear.
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 01:43 PM
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I'll be interested to see how my slim yak at 172 compared to the fat yak at 270g!
I might be able to maiden it, next month when it stops raining.
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Hey guys , i recently joined the crack yak club , this plane is even more fun than the Pa Addiction , i didnt think that was possible.
this plane is super awesome.
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 05:11 PM
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I seriously needs backup frame,plus the Pitts. I see why the addiction analogy comes in so often. This much fun should be illegal. I can't get over the roll rate. Makes is super exciting to fly
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Hey guys , i recently joined the crack yak club , this plane is even more fun than the Pa Addiction , i didnt think that was possible.
this plane is super awesome.
What is Pa Addiction? this is my first 3d plane and find it great as well....now, it seems like more experienced flyers are all praises to this plane....makes me think, maybe I dont need the bigger 43" planes....

there are also few others who seem to be very concerned about the flying weight......from what I understood, as long as we stay within the ballpark weight range, specified on the box, i believe 170 to 210 grams?.....this plane should fly optimally, isnt it? Engineering, design and through testing has been done for us already as mentioned by Herc777.....whats left is for us to go out there fly, practice and have some fun.......I dont understand why some others want to re-engineer/redesign this thing......when even the experienced ones are already attesting to its greatness.......cheers...
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:26 PM
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This is going to be my first 3D plane too!
My Twisted Hobbys order should arrive at my house by Monday.



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Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:35 PM
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I can't see how you could go wrong with this plane. You will love it. It will teach you lots of new moves quickly
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:45 PM
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This is going to be my first 3D plane too!
My Twisted Hobbys order should arrive at my house by Monday.



Dan
my humble suggestion......just follow the recommend gear; motor, esc, etc...you will fall within that recommended all-up flying weight for sure........then go out and fly.....like Rick said.....you cant go wrong with this plane....if this gurus in flying are not even thinking about any modification.......how can we???......if theres anything wrong......I think its our skills........
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Yup I've got most of the recommended gear coming on it's way or I got it from my LHS.

Looks like it may even be here tomorrow!



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Old Jul 06, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Had some more flights in stronger wind today. I didn't even change the prop from 8x3.8 and even on 2s, with that crack motor, it is pretty decent!
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 11:20 PM
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the little guy and me got to play with the crack yak this week

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Allen and Dad with the Crack Yak (8 min 40 sec)
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 11:38 PM
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You are blessed my friend.

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Old Jul 07, 2012, 03:10 AM
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+1.
Really enjoyed that, how old is junior? He'll be wanting a go soon.
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 03:17 AM
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Yes, that was really cool!
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 03:34 AM
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I know you guys are talking about using 3s.
So can I just swop my 2s battery for a 3s for extra power? Don't I need to check/change the motor/esc as well?
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