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Old Jul 10, 2009, 05:58 PM
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I have the long screws for the axels but no donuts in sight. Nada problem, LHS to the rescue!
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Old Jul 10, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Dubro makes a nice set of large wheels. You'll probably have to get bigger bolts to fit the hub mounting hole. I think the bolts for the Yak are 2mm, pretty small.

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Old Jul 10, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Dubro makes a nice set of large wheels. You'll probably have to get bigger bolts to fit the hub mounting hole. I think the bolts for the Yak are 2mm, pretty small.

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Yes, the Yak/Flash axles are skinny and break too easily. I second the DuBro wheels. I saw a similar L.G. with a piece of music wire all the way across between the legs with heat shrink or something similar locating the wire and holding the wheels on. It made the L.G. much stronger.
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Old Jul 10, 2009, 08:39 PM
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I use these cheap Hobby City 50mm wheels:http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idproduct=3895

I attach them using a small piece of CF rod poked through the wheel and the LG axle hole. I put fuel tube on each end of the CF rod and use a drop of CA to hold it on. I find that this setup is more durable than the flimsy bolts that ship with the Flash and Yak.
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Old Jul 10, 2009, 10:07 PM
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I used these 65mm and upgraded the bolts to 2mm allen head with locknuts. I've broke two wheels, one at a time, but the bolts have held up. Adds about a gram from the stock wheels I received.

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Old Jul 11, 2009, 03:50 AM
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Mine are the same as Groovejet's but 45mm diameter. I still use the supplied bolts without a problem.

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Old Jul 11, 2009, 04:02 AM
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Mine are the same as Groovejet's but 45mm diameter. I still use the supplied bolts without a problem.

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Mike,

That's coz you haven't learnt to crash like me

Your spats look nice. I didn't bother using spats on the Yak coz my Flash spats only lasted a few days as you might recall
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 08:02 AM
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I just got my RC Factory Yak kit a few days ago and noticed that it did not have any push rods for the ailerons. The instruction say that there should be push rods. Did anyone else have this problem? Did it have micro push rods with the kit, or full size?
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 08:16 AM
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noticed that it did not have any push rods for the ailerons.
Ditto for me (Post 747 above)

Thanks for all of the help on the wheels/tires folks.
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 12:36 PM
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same for me, and thats the only part i cant make
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 01:12 PM
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The control rods for the ailerons are just pieces of music wire with a Z bend at one end. Here's a pic of my old Flash that shows a typical set up. Very easy to make.

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Old Jul 12, 2009, 09:41 AM
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I have also purchased a Yak 54 and i think that it is the easiest plane to achieve 3D manoeuvres with. I used the most of a nice calm day and created a video and some images of the plane. I hope that you enjoy the video.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1078471

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Old Jul 12, 2009, 11:24 AM
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Very impressive flying, Matthew!

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Old Jul 12, 2009, 11:32 AM
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how well does this thing do ke spins, blenders and all those high stress stuff
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 12:58 PM
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While i was flying the model i found that the plane coped very well with the high stress manoeuvres. The blenders work perfectly until opposite aileron is applied to flaten the model it then quickly flicks out. Inverted flat spins are more like very tight control line circles. Knife edge spins only work from a normal spin and apply opposite rudder, it's not quite perfectly knife edge but close enough to know what it is. Knife edge is great and KE loops are easy and KE to KE snaps are easy to catch but the flying speed quickly reduces.
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