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Dec 19, 2012, 07:03 PM
Twisted Do Nut!
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All done with the mini, think another one will be in my future. Build was pretty easy for this size plane. Much more easy than the 20" and less planes I mess with.
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Dec 19, 2012, 07:14 PM
The Twisted Elf
lugnutz's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by jabsten
Has any of you done the welder reinforcements on the ail joints etc? Also have you done the hinge tape in the manual? Just curious...

J
i didnt , i figured i would wait until they start to tare a little first
Dec 19, 2012, 07:15 PM
The Twisted Elf
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Originally Posted by KamikazePilot
All done with the mini, think another one will be in my future. Build was pretty easy for this size plane. Much more easy than the 20" and less planes I mess with.
nice looking plane
Dec 19, 2012, 07:24 PM
Twisted Do Nut!
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Just messed with the mini it'll carry a 26g battery no problems. Hovered at a little past half throttle.

I think it's mess with Patrick at the post office this week. First the mangled mini box, now the order of lighter batteries, props and other knick knacks didn't get here today. Time for a couple beers.

Ty lugz I think it's a keeper. Should have ordered two or three...
Dec 19, 2012, 07:31 PM
The Twisted Elf
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Originally Posted by KamikazePilot
Just messed with the mini it'll carry a 26g battery no problems. Hovered at a little past half throttle.

I think it's mess with Patrick at the post office this week. First the mangled mini box, now the order of lighter batteries, props and other knick knacks didn't get here today. Time for a couple beers.

Ty lugz I think it's a keeper. Should have ordered two or three...
isn't that the truth,the second one i have may not make to my friend,it may have to stay with me
Dec 19, 2012, 10:21 PM
Can't get enough
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Originally Posted by lugnutz
i didnt , i figured i would wait until they start to tare a little first
Thanks for the response. I just didn't want to add extra weight. The instructions say to add welders to the joints, and the other steps were optional such as the hinge tape, and adding a bead of welders and hinge tape near the ail.

J
Dec 19, 2012, 10:56 PM
LiPo-Sucker & Airframe EMT
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Mine is 72 grams AUW.

(That's with stock power combo, 7035 prop.....everything included, except without battery.)

What are you guys getting for AUW?

Dec 19, 2012, 11:08 PM
Twisted Do Nut!
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Mine is about that too pug. Now if the batts show up I'll be happy. Bet they'll get here when the DX8 gets here. Going to ring it out this weekend for sure even if it's in the wind.
Dec 20, 2012, 12:12 AM
House of Paine
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Mine is 74 g w/o batt.
Dec 20, 2012, 12:58 AM
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any plans for a real flight version?
Dec 20, 2012, 07:56 AM
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From Bedroom to Gym


I got to my indoor gym last night. It's a full court basket ball gym with room for spectators around the sides. The larger 30" sized planes I have can fly there but its not relaxing as you are constantly running out of room and have to be extremely precise. This Crack Yak Mini is PERFECT in this smaller room.

My first impression when I got to fly at my indoor location, a single basketball court was, "This is CHEATING!!"

Seriously this is the best EPP plane I have ever flown. Wait did I say EPP? Just strike EPP and say its the best indoor plane under 30 inches I have ever flown. This thing slows down to a crawl and is incredibly predictable. I'm using 14gram 180mah batts on mine and I feel they are perfect for this model. I like floaty and usually push my cg toward the back edge of the range. This model handles rearward cg like it could care less. I was doing SLOW rollers and it was so easy!

Did they cook the EPP in a helium environment?

You feel like you are running a simulator at 1/2 speed. It just floats along so easy. LOVE IT!

I had a couple of oops moments when I was showing off inverted and dragging the tail on the floor and it canopy landed, Then a harder nose in showed that EPP is my friend. No damage. I'm not that great and still making mistakes so I appreciate the forgiveness of EPP. The LG work great on the gym floor and flex nicely for plopping down on carpet as well. I think the design using bar stock over rod is a great idea allowing the gear to flex on impacts that would normally snap carbon rod.

My AUW without battery is 73.8 grams using Welders and an Orange 6 channel RX without the case. I can't see the need to sweat over reducing more grams from the airframe. My two differing batteries showed the same flight characteristics regardless of the additional couple grams.
Dec 20, 2012, 08:12 AM
Extremely Twisted
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Congratulations Tom! Your thoughts about this airframe are pretty much the same as ours.

What I like about it is that it has the pace and energy of a 3S 32" Crack Yak but with the stall and aerodynamic characteristics of a the Lite, so pushes and pulls feel more pure, and it exits stalled maneuvers more quickly. Of course, eating up so much less airspace helps as well.

Would you mind if I posted your impressions on our facebook page?
Dec 20, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cwojcik
Congratulations Tom! Your thoughts about this airframe are pretty much the same as ours.
...
Would you mind if I posted your impressions on our facebook page?
Sure go ahead and use that. I just FB liked you as well.
Dec 20, 2012, 08:39 AM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by pugsam
Mine is 72 grams AUW.

(That's with stock power combo, 7035 prop.....everything included, except without battery.)

What are you guys getting for AUW?

I am at 76 grams without battery.
Dec 20, 2012, 08:44 AM
Team Extreme! Team Twisted!
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Originally Posted by ducatirdr
I got to my indoor gym last night. It's a full court basket ball gym with room for spectators around the sides. The larger 30" sized planes I have can fly there but its not relaxing as you are constantly running out of room and have to be extremely precise. This Crack Yak Mini is PERFECT in this smaller room.

My first impression when I got to fly at my indoor location, a single basketball court was, "This is CHEATING!!"

Seriously this is the best EPP plane I have ever flown. Wait did I say EPP? Just strike EPP and say its the best indoor plane under 30 inches I have ever flown. This thing slows down to a crawl and is incredibly predictable. I'm using 14gram 180mah batts on mine and I feel they are perfect for this model. I like floaty and usually push my cg toward the back edge of the range. This model handles rearward cg like it could care less. I was doing SLOW rollers and it was so easy!

Did they cook the EPP in a helium environment?

You feel like you are running a simulator at 1/2 speed. It just floats along so easy. LOVE IT!

I had a couple of oops moments when I was showing off inverted and dragging the tail on the floor and it canopy landed, Then a harder nose in showed that EPP is my friend. No damage. I'm not that great and still making mistakes so I appreciate the forgiveness of EPP. The LG work great on the gym floor and flex nicely for plopping down on carpet as well. I think the design using bar stock over rod is a great idea allowing the gear to flex on impacts that would normally snap carbon rod.

My AUW without battery is 73.8 grams using Welders and an Orange 6 channel RX without the case. I can't see the need to sweat over reducing more grams from the airframe. My two differing batteries showed the same flight characteristics regardless of the additional couple grams.


Awesome report!

It makes me very happy that people are loving this plane as much as we do!


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