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Old Oct 03, 2009, 01:42 PM
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This the right stuff?
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...26-1168-730657

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Old Oct 03, 2009, 03:34 PM
EPP is fun!!!
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I have a pack from Lowes in the red tubes. It looks exactly the same except for the color being red instead of white. The item number on the package is the same as the one on Lowes site # 730657.

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Old Oct 03, 2009, 07:36 PM
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Speaking of the HXT500 from Hobby City, I've used bunch of them and never had a dud. I have however stripped a bunch of them, but I don't blame the servo. I fly in the backyard and I crash a lot, get stuck in trees, plenty of tail touches etc. On my Slowfly 28 which I've been flying every day for a month or so, I've stripped two 500s and the third is losing power at the ends of it's throw. I'm ready to step to to a stronger servo for the rudder. I'm real hard on these planes, I've ripped the rudder several times and I can see it try to break the servo on every crash.

I'll be looking for a good quality micro servo with carbonite or metal gears to use in my 3D rudders. Any suggestions? I'd rather not use the 9gr, great as they are they're a tad heavy.

IMHO the HXT 9gr are way better than just about anything in it's class by a long shot. They're fast, plenty strong and center better than all the other micro servos I own except GWS. I've got four practially new JR/Spectrum servos that came with my radio, but they don't center for crap compared to the super cheap HXT 900s.

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Old Oct 03, 2009, 10:40 PM
More props are better than One
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The Outdoor Yak I have, has 2 - 9gr servos on the tail and 1- HS-55 on the ailerons. The reason I used the hs-55 was I had longer servo arms for it.
My plane is no light weight, but it still flys good with a 500mAh 3s pack and Turnigy 1500k on DD-8040 prop.
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Old Oct 03, 2009, 10:53 PM
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Wheres the CG located on the wing on this thing?

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Old Oct 03, 2009, 11:36 PM
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see lots of references for CG, but nothing on where it is actually located? On my next Yak build I want to try and place everything on the CG mark or towards the motor?
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 12:29 AM
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This is where my CG is for outdoor:

2 3/4" from leading edge

Notice I say my CG. Feather 1 may say different.
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 03:24 AM
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Since I use the 9gr servos my plane is on the heavy side and I use the 500 3 cell battery for my power. I really like how my servos perform in this plane. I find Hobby City overall to be a good resource. Sometimes it is hit and miss with them. Ordered 4 2200 Zippy 25C batteries and one of them will not balance. The cost to send back to China is almost the cost of the battery.
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 06:02 AM
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This is where my CG is for outdoor:

2 3/4" from leading edge

Notice I say my CG. Feather 1 may say different.
2 3/4" from the leading edge is correct. The recommended cg is a good starting point. After you fly your Yak you may want to adjust the cg to suit your personal preferences.
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 06:13 AM
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see lots of references for CG, but nothing on where it is actually located? On my next Yak build I want to try and place everything on the CG mark or towards the motor?

iAdam,

the cg is marked on the plans. The symbol for cg is a small round circle divided into 4 pie sections in black and white.

In the first post of this thread, there is a link to the build guide . The build guide has lots of photos, tips and links for building a really good Yak. There is a section specifically on installing all of the guts so that the plane balances properly. Please have a look at the guide, I think you will find it a big help. Best of luck with your Yak.
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 07:05 AM
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Graphics

I made some graphics/decals for my new Edge 540 T by printing on to tissue paper using an inkjet printer and gluing this to the foam. The results were good. I created new graphics for the Edge and also for the Yak.

The graphics are in a MS Word file, so you can make changes easily. You can change the letters, the color of the letters, the font, remove the text for checkers only or add more text etc.

The process I used was:

1) Buy tissue white paper from Target and cut into 8.5 x11 sheets.
2) Glue top edge of tissue paper to regular sheet of paper using glue stick.
3) Send though printer. Let dry. Spray fixative (Walmart) to make the graphics water proof.
4) Cut decal and spray generously with 3m Spray77.
5) Apply (carefully) to foam.
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 07:42 AM
Slipping the Surly Bonds
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Pdf formatted Graphics

Just thought others might like this in pdf format.

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Old Oct 04, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Very cool technique on the decals! I will have to do that on my next plane!

My question is, white tissue paper?? are you talking about the stuff you put in gift bags?

Guess im confused how the decals on your edge only show the design and not the white paper?
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 09:27 AM
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Very cool technique on the decals! I will have to do that on my next plane!

My question is, white tissue paper?? are you talking about the stuff you put in gift bags?

Guess im confused how the decals on your edge only show the design and not the white paper?
Yep, the tissue paper is the stuff my wife uses for stuffing in those gift bags. It is actually pretty strong and pretty light.

On the Edge, I over sprayed using an airbrush with yellow paint. The over spraying won't work as good with darker colors. Another option is to apply the decal over the paint job using color tissue to match the paint you will use or to use white tissue but change the printed graphics with a color background to match you paint
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 09:27 AM
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SG,

Plain white tissue paper that you put in gift bags is exactly right.

Also Leadfeather sprayed the yellow on over the decals after they where applied to the foam. You will notice the graphics were blue on the white foam, and then green after the airframe is yellow. Yellow over blue makes green.

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