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Old Jul 25, 2010, 12:29 AM
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I built a pi bipe once and it flew ok, but it was hard to reference for me in the air. But the Yak fuse would probably help with that. Looks cool!

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 12:41 AM
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I was going to make a whole new plane, but I decided it would be easy to change an already built one first. If I don't like it, It will be simple to take back off unless some unplanned flight issues cause too much damage.

BTW, this is an already great design, in fact it is my favorite.
I have just been wanting a biplane and some what ifs became reality.
Old Jul 25, 2010, 06:15 AM
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Another great model!
Old Aug 18, 2010, 06:01 PM
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A PiYak with a College Diploma! Whoop!
Old Aug 18, 2010, 06:07 PM
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Woohoo! Now seriously, an Aggie diploma isn't a real diploma...

Ok I'm getting off topic now... but Hook 'em Horns!!!!
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Old Aug 18, 2010, 07:12 PM
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Here's my latest. Thanks Jim and Mark!
Old Aug 18, 2010, 07:25 PM
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I will have a new plane finished when I get the building bug. I have to be in the right mood. I have the foam cut out, just need assembly and gear placement. It is inspired by about three different planes, the pentaplane, the firefly, and the Piyak. It will be my first completed prop in slot. It won't beat the PiYak, still my favorite plane at the moment, but it might be second runner up.(1st runner up as elevon/rudder planes is my elevon/simple delta) followed by the XP-39.
Old Aug 29, 2010, 08:23 AM
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aeronot can you post a few pictures of your LED Light setup and info on the LED's, size and etc.

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Old Aug 29, 2010, 07:25 PM
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the lights are just 5mm LEDs with 1/8 watt 100 ohm resistors on all the non blinkers. No resistors on the blinker. I wire everything parallel with 30 gauge magnet wire. On this model, I buried all the wires and LEDs in the EPP so you can't see anything with pics. Just put a dedicated pair of wires on every LED and terminate all the positives and grounds together with a servo lead and plug it into an open channel on the rx.

None of it really hard, just takes a lot of friggin time. I love the results and being able to fly at night, but I would rather get a hot coffee enima than do the work sometimes!

I try to work lights into the intial build now as it seems to be a little easier working with the smaller pieces of the airframe before they are assembled.

I have thought about putting together a thread sometime on lighting a plane, but I never remember to take pics as I go along. Maybe the next time...

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Old Aug 29, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 10:09 PM
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Also you can get nice, bright 5mm LED's from www.superbrightleds.com

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Old Aug 31, 2010, 01:32 PM
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aeronot : I ordered a bunch of LED's from www.superbrightleds.com a few months ago Great place to get your LED's

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 03:30 PM
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So, First off i must say thank you so much for a GREAT design! Aeronot
Been building fommies now about a year and this is the best yet as i can fly it in the campground that we host in the summer here in oregon under a heavy canopy of woods. My wife and i are fulltime Rver's so the size is also perfect!
When i built the first one out of 9mm epp all was good so i figured ok, Lets lighten it up a bit. So i built another with 6mm and 3.7 gr servos from heads up rc and used their headsup 250/ 2400kv motor w/7035 prop and 10g esc, small CF tubes x 2, and 6100e rec.... oh and a 500mah blue 7.4 lipo. It weighs 4.9 oz...
I can hardly wait to get some led's on it for this winter in AZ, The night skies are so clear and vast and people out in the dessert can see it from a good distance (really gets em going) LOL
So anyway what do you think of a 12 in w/ a 180,3.7s , and smaller batt ? has anyone tried going way smaller with success? and if so any ideas? I would really like to go smaller and lighter....

Thanks again,Regards, Travlin
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 06:17 PM
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Thanks Travlin, I love my piYak and fly it almost every day still. Great "fly any where any time" plane. If you travel to events, consider coming to our huge indoor event here in West Texas. Your piYak will be at home here with many others of it's kind!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1299276

Mark


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