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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:05 PM
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http://www.rcfoam.com/ for 1mm and 2mm depron and EPP in small quantities.
Thanks for the link Coreman
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Thanks for the link Coreman
No problem. I get a lot of supplies from them for my kits. Good source for carbon fiber also
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Yes, same as the mini MX2 kit.
Mike
I see.
The MX2 kit (picture below) is showing one of those boards with the lineal servos build in and two additional L servos. Do you have those on your page or are now recommend the HK-282a 2g servos instead? Thanks Mike.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:25 PM
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I actually used a picture of the Micro for that. I had pulled the motor off the MX2 already to use on the mini Fenix V2 so that picture looked better. The 2g servos need to be used or the brick servos that are designed for the larger planes like the Sbach and beast. I do not think that the extra servos are enough but I have not tried them.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Maybe piece it out of meat trays?
"Probably" not. I've been looking into meat trays. I can speak a little bit about the ones from Genpak. They come in a regular weight, and a heavy duty weight. The heavy ones are designed to be tough enough to run through automated wrapping machines. They're 4mm thick and nearly as heavy as 6 mm depron (if I did my calculations right). The heavy ones are the ones I see the most - I'm not sure I've seen any of the light ones yet. It's likely they're 4mm at any rate.

I've been meaning to experiment with frames built from the heavy meat tray foam, covered with saran wrap. Could be a workable, if ugly, solution for a small plane.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:14 PM
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I didn't know that meat trays could be used for this. I am not going any chipper than Dollar tree foam for respect to the best hobby in the world

Well... I might be building a regular size yak55 and considering that I have many 1300mAh 3S LiPos.
What is a reliable/popular combination of motor, ESC and props for those batteries?

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I didn't know that meat trays could be used for this. I am not going any chipper than Dollar tree foam for respect to the best hobby in the world

Well... I might be building a regular size yak55 and considering that I have many 1300mAh 3S LiPos.
What is a reliable/popular combination of motor, ESC and props for those batteries?

Thanks.
With that size battery you may want to size up to a 42" Yak. Four 9 gram servos ( one for each aileron and for the tail feathers). Check FancyFoams' recommendation for motor/esc/prop for this size.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:11 AM
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bob,

thanks for the nice words!

The plans on post #2 are the latest and most up to date.

The parts list is still good although i haven't checked the links for a while.

For indoor build it as light as you can. For outdoor it can be a little beefier and you won't really notice the difference.

Motor 2730-1500 blue wonder, good cheap choice.
Prop 8040 dd outdoor, 8043 sf indoor
battery 360 2s (for very light) to 450 3s for aggressive flying for indoor, 450 to 600 3s for outdoor.
9 gram single servo for aileron, 5 gram servos for tail feathers
1.5mm pushrods with supports for longer tail rods
10 to 12 a esc
light weight 4 ch rx

consider adding tail bracing if tail twist is a concern. Easy retrofit if you decide to add later.

I hope this helps. Let me (and others) know if you have specific questions.

Consider the kit makers linked in the first post for great kits and for the components they currently recommend.

Good luck with your build, keep us posted on your progress.

yo tambien quiero darte las gracias por aclarar un poco en este post los elementos del jack 54, muchas gracias leader father
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yo tambien quiero darte las gracias por aclarar un poco en este post los elementos del jack 54, muchas gracias leader father
De nada. Buena suerte con el Yak.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:55 PM
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I didn't know that meat trays could be used for this. I am not going any chipper than Dollar tree foam for respect to the best hobby in the world
Dollar Tree foam isn't available everywhere. If I had a local source, I'd be using it too.

With EPP/Depron, the cost of individual sheets is o.k., but the shipping is high enough that I feel like I need to order $100 of foam to justify the shipping cost.

If the Genpak 11418 is light enough and flat enough, and if it likes the cheap Wal-Mart CA as much as Genpak's heavy duty foam does, it would be a bit of a breakthrough in low cost modelling. Unless you build like crazy, $65ish will get enough foam to last years and years.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:11 PM
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With that size battery you may want to size up to a 42" Yak
Thanks your advise on that.

Now, I am impressed leadfeather. "Tu respuesta en español fué perfecta".
You are now in the "International" guru ground.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Dollar Tree foam isn't available everywhere.
You have a point there Jack I was just joking.
But yes I have D tree foam here but I am all for finding alternative material and your knowledge of names and brands is actually helping me a lot.

Thanks.
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You have a point there Jack I was just joking.
But yes I have D tree foam here but I am all for finding alternative material and your knowledge of names and brands is actually helping me a lot.

Thanks.
Some of the local guys are using fanfold foam from the Home Depot/Lowes places also.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:09 AM
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You have a point there Jack I was just joking.
But yes I have D tree foam here but I am all for finding alternative material and your knowledge of names and brands is actually helping me a lot.

Thanks.
It is? I haven't built a keeper yet, but I've only been piecing planes together out of the smaller heavy foam trays. You might be able to make good fuselage braces out of them though.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:49 PM
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I actually used a picture of the Micro for that. I had pulled the motor off the MX2 already to use on the mini Fenix V2 so that picture looked better. The 2g servos need to be used or the brick servos that are designed for the larger planes like the Sbach and beast. I do not think that the extra servos are enough but I have not tried them.
Mike
What else can you put the UMX Extra servos in that's a little tougher. I've got one that still flys that I may part out and sell or move the gear to something else.
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