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Sep 11, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by krexken
You can buy airframe only a piece at a time for around $130. Add you own stuff. I probably don't have $250 in mine.
You're right about the price. I came up with $118. Then add shipping. But, then you still have that god awful paint scheme. So why not do an airframe kit in the white for $100 or so. Then you can paint it how you like.
After all they do offer other models as airframe only kits.
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Sep 11, 2012, 07:31 PM
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@paul45120

You can still paint over the "ugliness" as I did with mine....
Sep 13, 2012, 08:30 AM
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@paul45120

You can still paint over the "ugliness" as I did with mine....
Wow VERY cool, what paint did you use, did you sand and prime first, great job
Sep 13, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by slo-fly
I have a canopy I just found if you still need it. I can send it or if you happen to be going to Phoenix you can pick it up.
Thanks for the reply, I just found one on E-Bay for $7.00 shipped, not bad.
Thanks again,
Mike
Sep 13, 2012, 10:10 AM
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@hossinarizona

I used Tamiya acrylic paint through an air brush. No sanding or priming. I just painted over the red and blue. I tried peeling off some of the stock paint, but it peeled off some of the foam. So i decided to just leave it and paint over it.
Sep 13, 2012, 11:14 AM
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I've found that lacquer thinner will strip the paint without damaging the foam. 2 thumbs up for the monster yak!
Sep 13, 2012, 01:52 PM
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@slo-fly

I'll try that next time.
Sep 14, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by krexken
You can buy airframe only a piece at a time for around $130. Add you own stuff. I probably don't have $250 in mine.
One of the bennies of this plane: Reasonably priced replacement parts.
Sep 19, 2012, 10:29 PM
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A pair of YAK's


Here is my original YAK and one we built up from spare parts for my 12 yr old after his HK SBACh 242 was destroyed. Both fly great and lots of fun.
Sep 19, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Nice! How does that Su fly in comparison to the Yak?
Oct 05, 2012, 11:55 PM
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I hear the stock prop sucks whats a good aftermarket prop.


I keep hearing the stock prop sucks, I just got a bnf Yak 54 and horizon said since mine is a newer one it will be fine and has the updated motor mount and it doesnt matter and will fly fine, hmmmm not sure if i like that answer. I called my local hobby shop which is Hobby Hanger in chantilly va, a very nice hobby shop thats dedicated to planes and helicopters. They told me to just take it out to the field and fly it and that 1 in a 1000 might slightly be out of balance, and people from Rc Groups are eccentric whatever that means. Anyhow does anybody know of a good prop to use that is good for the Eflite yak 54??? My other problem is I never have had to balance a prop before all my planes have been parkzone bnf's like the trojan,mustang, wildcat etc. Is there anybody that sells or balances props on rc groups???, I would be willing to pay them I dont have a prop balancer. Could I buy a pre balanced wood prop???, but I heard using a wood prop is a no,no. I just dont want to fly a $400 dollar plane and have it break a motor mount and crash. Could anybody just recommend a good APC prop that would be could for slow flying??? Thanks and sorry for the long thread..Drew
Oct 06, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Drewkc
I keep hearing the stock prop sucks, I just got a bnf Yak 54 and horizon said since mine is a newer one it will be fine and has the updated motor mount and it doesnt matter and will fly fine, hmmmm not sure if i like that answer. I called my local hobby shop which is Hobby Hanger in chantilly va, a very nice hobby shop thats dedicated to planes and helicopters. They told me to just take it out to the field and fly it and that 1 in a 1000 might slightly be out of balance, and people from Rc Groups are eccentric whatever that means. Anyhow does anybody know of a good prop to use that is good for the Eflite yak 54??? My other problem is I never have had to balance a prop before all my planes have been parkzone bnf's like the trojan,mustang, wildcat etc. Is there anybody that sells or balances props on rc groups???, I would be willing to pay them I dont have a prop balancer. Could I buy a pre balanced wood prop???, but I heard using a wood prop is a no,no. I just dont want to fly a $400 dollar plane and have it break a motor mount and crash. Could anybody just recommend a good APC prop that would be could for slow flying??? Thanks and sorry for the long thread..Drew
In my experience, the majority of people that work in hobby shops are not the best source for information. There are a few in each shop that really know their stuff, but many do not. It's a good practice to balance every prop you intend to use. You probably won't have a "problem" with most smaller electrics, but the benefits outweigh the negatives by far. A prop balancer is one of the best investments a person can make. That's just my "eccentric" opinion...

Btw, I use an APC 12x6E prop on my Yak. Balanced of course...
Oct 06, 2012, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Drewkc
I keep hearing the stock prop sucks, I just got a bnf Yak 54 and horizon said since mine is a newer one it will be fine and has the updated motor mount and it doesnt matter and will fly fine, hmmmm not sure if i like that answer. I called my local hobby shop which is Hobby Hanger in chantilly va, a very nice hobby shop thats dedicated to planes and helicopters. They told me to just take it out to the field and fly it and that 1 in a 1000 might slightly be out of balance, and people from Rc Groups are eccentric whatever that means. Anyhow does anybody know of a good prop to use that is good for the Eflite yak 54??? My other problem is I never have had to balance a prop before all my planes have been parkzone bnf's like the trojan,mustang, wildcat etc. Is there anybody that sells or balances props on rc groups???, I would be willing to pay them I dont have a prop balancer. Could I buy a pre balanced wood prop???, but I heard using a wood prop is a no,no. I just dont want to fly a $400 dollar plane and have it break a motor mount and crash. Could anybody just recommend a good APC prop that would be could for slow flying??? Thanks and sorry for the long thread..Drew
Just a word from one of the less eccentric ones. I have always flown mine on apc 13x4e - slows it down and gives it tons of power - not balanced of course. I have occasionally got a prop that was out of balance, but generally they are fine. Making sure the prop is mounted true is more of a problem than balance many times.
Oct 06, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Like the guy in the video says, "You be the judge"....
Should I balance a Prop or Not! thats the question. (3 min 32 sec)
Oct 06, 2012, 11:38 PM
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Can i just mount a APC 12x6e or a APC 13x4e with or without the spinner I saw in pictures from above of other yaks with the spinner on and off. Do i need to use a hub that comes with the APC Spinners, im just curious besides my beast 3d i never have used a different prop Rcbabbel is going to balance me some so some advice on the hubs and how to properly mount them would be great would love to get this bird in the air soon thanks guys, Drew


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