View Poll Results: Which DW do/have you own/owned?
DW 28" kit 62 10.49%
DW SKUA 29 4.91%
DW 38" kit 177 29.95%
DW 48" kit 156 26.40%
DW 55" kit 71 12.01%
DW Pylon Racer 9 1.52%
Never owned one 208 35.19%
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Jun 19, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Toms maiden of the DW Yak 2012


Hey guys here's a video of my friend Tom and his new DW Yak. It's his maiden flight and 1st ever foamie! Well done Tom!
Blu

Tom's Foamy Maiden Flight (5 min 23 sec)
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Jun 19, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Nice Job, Tom. Welcome to the DW addiction.
Jun 19, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluhammer
Hey guys here's a video of my friend Tom and his new DW Yak. It's his maiden flight and 1st ever foamie! Well done Tom!
Blu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VCZrGo40wY
Indeed. Could stand to go lower, though
Jun 20, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Thanks guys. New to the foamies I am and learning from two of the best guys around there Dave and Jim.
Jun 20, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Your right there Denver it is an addiction -- LOL'
Jun 20, 2012, 04:20 AM
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Thanks guys. New to the foamies I am and learning from two of the best guys around there Dave and Jim.
Just giving you a hard time on the "lower" part. My first flight with a DW looked about the same (probably worse):

Yak-2 First Flight (5 min 55 sec)
Jun 20, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Your right there Denver it is an addiction -- LOL'
you'll have a 48" before you know it. I started with the 40s and still have two of them, but always thought about a 48 until i just decided to quit sitting on the pot and get it over with.
Jun 20, 2012, 10:00 AM
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you'll have a 48" before you know it. I started with the 40s and still have two of them, but always thought about a 48 until i just decided to quit sitting on the pot and get it over with.
A 48" would be fun, but for my situation (particularly transportation and economic), I like keeping lipo size at or under 1000mAh, which means 38-40".
Jun 20, 2012, 11:24 AM
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yeah, lipo sizes are important. I had to buy a few 2200s for the 48er. But i didn't mind and they were cheap (zippy 25c). I figured they're versatile batteries that i'll use in other applications some day. Agree that the 40" size is nice for transport though.
Jun 20, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Agree that the 40" size is nice for transport though.
Yep. Although I do have a Mazda5, it is currently the only car carrying a baby seat for our son. Right now, this is my plane transporter:


DSC_1194 by bryanewyatt, on Flickr

You'd be surprised how fun it is carrying my Common Sense Yak (which only has a 34"WS, if I recall.
Jun 20, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Yep. Although I do have a Mazda5, it is currently the only car carrying a baby seat for our son. Right now, this is my plane transporter:


DSC_1194 by bryanewyatt, on Flickr

You'd be surprised how fun it is carrying my Common Sense Yak (which only has a 34"WS, if I recall.
nice Miata. You need to get that thing to an auto cross or a track day.
Jun 20, 2012, 01:12 PM
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nice Miata. You need to get that thing to an auto cross or a track day.
Thank you. It's done a couple autocrosses (though it's hard for me to go to them because they're mostly on Sundays). I also take it every year to Deal's Gap. Went all the way to Florida to buy it
Jun 20, 2012, 02:15 PM
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yeah, lipo sizes are important. I had to buy a few 2200s for the 48er. But i didn't mind and they were cheap (zippy 25c). I figured they're versatile batteries that i'll use in other applications some day. Agree that the 40" size is nice for transport though.
+1 on this. Cheap and end up using them a lot in many of my other foamy warplanes anyway.
Jun 20, 2012, 03:30 PM
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yeah, i used to be in to the parkzone warbirds. Had the p51 BL that was actually kind of fun. But i quickly got out of it after discovering DW's. I am tempted to try the PZ Radian someday though.
Jun 20, 2012, 03:34 PM
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yeah, i used to be in to the parkzone warbirds. Had the p51 BL that was actually kind of fun. But i quickly got out of it after discovering DW's. I am tempted to try the PZ Radian someday though.
I like smaller stuff--something I could fly in the space of a baseball field.


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