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Old Mar 01, 2009, 03:26 PM
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Hey Tall,

I noticed in this video your still flying the older version with the smaller ailerons. Have you tried the up to date Yak Plans yet? Nice improvement I think you'll enjoy.
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Hey Tall,

I noticed in this video your still flying the older version with the smaller ailerons. Have you tried the up to date Yak Plans yet? Nice improvement I think you'll enjoy.

Lead yes you caught me!
the one in question you are refering too is the one that uses both 9mm and 6mm correct.

if I build it all out of 9mm all I have left from my big box will she handle better anyways?
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Lead yes you caught me!
the one in question you are refering too is the one that uses both 9mm and 6mm correct.

if I build it all out of 9mm all I have left from my big box will she handle better anyways?
you can build it either 9 and 6 or just 9mm with the updated ailerons. comparing my all 9mm to yours, i'd say the counter balances make a big difference.
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 04:43 PM
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Very nice flying Mark! You are getting very good very quickly.

Jerry
PS: I still do a few nose first maneuvers once in a while myself, last one was Friday night while inverted.

Thanks Jerry. I have to say this particular airplane has really helped me a bunch. Currently Leadfeathers Yak is the best EPP out there. I know everyone around here has switched to the Yak and really enjoying it. They have tried others and even tried there own modifications to the Yak but for some reason keep coming back to this design. Dan has done a great job with this airplane. I think those that struggle with it are not building it per design or not using the recommeded techniques for building it.

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Mine is completed! I will have pics up later. Great plane, and nice build. I can see getting a few more of these together.
8.1 oz AUW, a bit piggy, but... All 9mm 1.3#.
Pics later

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 05:05 PM
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Mine is completed! I will have pics up later. Great plane, and nice build. I can see getting a few more of these together.
8.1 oz AUW, a bit piggy, but... All 9mm 1.3#.
Pics later

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Diggs,

Can't wait to see it. If you plan on building more and you fly indoors at all I really recommend going as light as you can. They fly great! Now get those pictures posted!!!!

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Thanks people time to build another plane Dam! Im not sure if I can force myself!

well this one will be air brushed so I think it will be worth it.
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Hey Diggs

Did you maiden it yet?

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 05:16 PM
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No, it is windy and cold here, rainy too. I don't have a place to fly it indoors today, but will on Friday! The weather is killing me, 3 planes to maiden now. Hope to get the EPP Challenger and the Yak55 both in the air this Friday. I try to keep all my planes lite, but I seem to always pick up an ounce or two I wasn't expecting.

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Cool keep us posted looking forward to your report!

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 05:58 PM
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what equipment did you go with diggs?
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 06:25 PM
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I can hand cut this plane and include
carbon for wing + Control horns And all carbon pushrods
+ bluewonder motor + Esc + 3 towerpro 5g servos + props and prop saver
throw it all in a box and ship it anywhere in the US for $118.00 price includes shipping.

Ooooops forgot the motor mount.

price went up $3.00
I bought a closeout hotwire cutter from Hobby Lobby (craft store), made posterboard templates and can cut two at a time rather quickly and more acurately, you might want to give that a try, for speed and ease. The hardest part was making the templates the first time. If I ever find a plane that I really like, plan on making templates out of more durable material such as formica.

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Here is the gear I used, and a pic. The flash from the camera washes it out, it is a bit darker in color than the pic shows, but you can get a good idea of the scheme.

Gear used.

1200Kv Blue Wonder and a 9050 GWS Prop and a prop saver.
No name 10 amp ESC that I got from LazerToyz with the motor.
This is the combo
http://lazertoyz.ncweb.net/24Gram.htm
Found some BlueBird 360BB servos in an old great planes flatout that I forgot were on there. 2 of these for the tail section
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...=U295828&img=l
The Ailerons have the S75 servo from Horizon.
Spektrum AR6100E

I used CA and HotGlue for the build.

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Dan, guys, everyone! I can't wait to get this thing in a gymnasium! I just flew it for a couple minutes in front of the house and it's incredible! Rudder doesn't tend to drop a wing, I can catch it out of a hover... It's awesome!

Anyone who is on the fence, it's worth it. Build one.

I even had the elevator control horn pop off once in flight and it practically landed itself. This is a VERY well balanced airframe.

I was going to try some Knife Edges but the battery died before I had a chance. Running a 3s FlightPower 350 for now until the Rhinos show up (hopefully before the 8th).

Oh yeah, I flew in the front yard. Probably a 30x60 foot area. No problem. Even with a 2-3mph wind. I love it!

-Eric
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Here is the gear I used, and a pic. The flash from the camera washes it out, it is a bit darker in color than the pic shows, but you can get a good idea of the scheme.

Gear used.

1200Kv Blue Wonder and a 9050 GWS Prop and a prop saver.
No name 10 amp ESC that I got from LazerToyz with the motor.
This is the combo
http://lazertoyz.ncweb.net/24Gram.htm
Found some BlueBird 360BB servos in an old great planes flatout that I forgot were on there. 2 of these for the tail section
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...=U295828&img=l
The Ailerons have the S75 servo from Horizon.
Spektrum AR6100E

I used CA and HotGlue for the build.

Diggs
scheme looks great! i'm just wondering where the extra weight came from. is that weight including the lipo? what size is it. mine come out between 190g to 200g which is 1 ounce lighter than yours with almost identical parts and hot glue and i'm famous for building heavy.
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