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Old Jun 03, 2008, 07:32 PM
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Since I've seen several forums about DW Foamies, I thought I would start one about the insane planes, that are just a blast to fly. Tell us how much you like them.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Heres a pic of mine,got the stuff to finish it up saturday and it should fly by the weekend. So far i really like the hinge system on this large one(55'' span),got the landing gear to but i'll fly it without the gear first,construction and hardware are really good.. all the depron was cut really well. Cant wait to fly it.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 09:12 PM
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So far, I've built and flown:

55" Yak
38" Yak
24" Yak X3
Juka Pro Milled
24" Gen X
38" Extra

Every one of them is a gem. So far, I have to say my favorite is the 24" Yak. Just fantastic performance. I also like that I can put one together in about 1/3rd the time of an Ikarus, and almost as fast as an Eflite foamy. Also, Mike is one of the good guys in the hobby.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 09:16 PM
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I have to agree that Mike is one of the good guys in the hobby. I've talked with him on the phone a few times, and through email a few times, and he is always happy to help out.

So far, I've flown a Yak JR, Gen X JR and the Juka Pro, and all three are an absolute dream to fly. Like Ben, I've found I have a soft spot for the Yak JR. Since I started flying it, I've had a hard time flying anything other foamy. Great for indoor and out!!
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 09:49 PM
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I've owned the 55" BAF Yak, two 38" Yaks, a 38" Juka, and since it's raining I might start building my Yak Jr tonight.

I just ordered another 38" Juka because with the tricks you'll try you'll want one standing by. And I wanted to try Mike's power package. How can you beat it for $109?

The Yaks are awesome, and the 55" version is a unique plane, everything happens in slow motion.

The Juka is a 3d monster. Crazy spins, fast snaps and roll action. It's the Velox of foamies.

Here's a few shots of mine. As you can see it's been 'flown.'

BTW, those are the GWS E-starter decals on there which fit perfectly.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 10:34 PM
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I have the 38" Yak , is kinda sluggish to me. Maybe it's all those holes, who knows.
I do like the build though,

RC
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Old Jun 04, 2008, 10:30 AM
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Just flew the 55'' baf gen-x.. +1 happy owner that will be adding more dwfoamies to the hanger .

Heres video from the maiden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7d5LKWvrow
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Old Jun 04, 2008, 07:42 PM
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I have the 38" Yak , is kinda sluggish to me. Maybe it's all those holes, who knows.
I do like the build though,

RC
The holes in the ailerons and elevator and rudder are supposed to be an aerodynamic feature, that also gives greater controll authority. If Mike chimes in here, then he can tell you exactly why he put them there.

Also, what power system are you using? And how much controll throw do you have nputted into the controll surfaces? And weight is another cruical thing too. How heavy is it?

I've had 4 of the 38" Yaks now, and I have no complaints about them. They all flew great on my Himax HC2812-1080 motor. Now that I'm using 25C lipos, it just balls out power, and has unlimited vertical, that I'm still even impressed with.
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Old Jun 04, 2008, 07:47 PM
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It's pretty much agreed that the holes are drag-creators. That's their purpose on indoor pattern planes, anyway.
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Old Jun 04, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Oh. Anyways, they make the plane look more distinctive, and more attractive, rather than just a boring flat plane (hehe, kinda like the Juka, lol).
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Old Jun 04, 2008, 08:35 PM
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It's pretty much agreed that the holes are drag-creators. That's their purpose on indoor pattern planes, anyway.
Maybe I'll try covering up the "drag-creaters". I really prefer a crisper handling plane, everything seems to happen in slow motion with thw DW Yak.

RC
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Old Jun 04, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Here are a few pics of the 55'' BAF Gen-X I am reviewing here on RCG.

Review should be finished within the next few weeks!
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Old Jun 04, 2008, 09:38 PM
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I've had both the DW Foamies Yak 54 and the Charger-RC CR-1 and I prefer the CR-1 hands down.

But, I guess I'm in the minority...



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Maybe I'll try covering up the "drag-creaters". I really prefer a crisper handling plane, everything seems to happen in slow motion with thw DW Yak.

RC
No so sure you will want to do that. The Yak 54 is a slow flight foamie, so no matter how much you try, you're not going to get it over about 20mph.

Well, it's all about peoples opinion here. Some like the DW Foamies (19 now), and some haven't tried them, or didn't like them, if not at all (5 now).

Plus it might also be a matter of availability. A lot of the owners of DW Foamies live down here in San Diego county. Plus Mike can deliver directly if nessessary.
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Old Jun 05, 2008, 12:16 AM
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No so sure you will want to do that. The Yak 54 is a slow flight foamie, so no matter how much you try, you're not going to get it over about 20mph.

Well, it's all about peoples opinion here. Some like the DW Foamies (19 now), and some haven't tried them, or didn't like them, if not at all (5 now).

Plus it might also be a matter of availability. A lot of the owners of DW Foamies live down here in San Diego county. Plus Mike can deliver directly if nessessary.
Crisper handling has nothing to do with airspeed. I also never said I didn't like the DW plane, it's just differs from what I'm used to.

RC
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