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Sep 24, 2008, 01:50 PM
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DW foamies BAF 48" yak 54 build thread

im starting a build thread on my new BAF 48" yak 54 from DW foamies

im using a park 480, 40amp ESC, 4x Hitec HS-65HB servos, Spektrum AR6100 REC, and a hobby city HXT 1500mah 3-cell battery. i love this plane, i just flew it this morening. it flys like a 3D pilots dream! i think everyone thats into 3D should buy one. here is some pics from the beginning of the build.
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Sep 25, 2008, 11:31 AM
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this thing flys great! so far i have 6 flights on it and i love it!
Sep 25, 2008, 03:40 PM


Nice job on the build photos, plus I just noticed the great design on the cradle holding the YAK.

Keep us posted on where you end up with the CG, we're finding that the spar is a good starting point. That said, you will want to keep the servos as close to the aft side of the wing as possible.

Sep 25, 2008, 03:47 PM
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i might try to take a video sometime. is there any interest in that?

Sep 25, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Sep 25, 2008, 05:44 PM
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Nice build. Looks very clean.

Oh, and just curious, but why did you put the electronics ontop of the plane?
Sep 26, 2008, 10:21 PM
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What is your AUW with this setup. This setup is very similar to mine.
Sep 27, 2008, 12:24 AM

BAF 48" setup

Part of the BAF 48" design was to allow the use of all electrical componets from a AcroMaster. The EFlight Park 480 1020KV and a 1500mah 3-cell is enough power to climb out of hover but not with great authority. With his setup the AUW is about 27-28 oz.

The testing was done with a Hacker A30 16M, I'd say it has ballistic power. I've done testing with a Scorpion 3014-18 & 3014-22 using a 2100 3S and the AUW is 30 oz's. This is currently our preferred setup.

Sep 27, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Thanks for that information Mike. I was asking not only for my benefit, but for one of my friends also. I have a Scorpion 3008-32, which has a little more power than the Park 480. I would be flying some 3D with it. My friend has a Park 450 setup, but has a Park 480 available to him. He is not flying 3D and would probably be just sport flying with it. He needs something that would be durable, and I think a 9mm Yak would fit the bill for that. And I think on low rates it would be easy enough for him to handle. He was able to handle my 38" Juka last week on low rates anyway. I think the 48" Yak would be a good deal for him if he puts the 480 on it. Thanks again for the info.
Sep 28, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Hehe, he's going to want to put more power in that beast eventually.

Should be an excellent 3D trainer, and its size is a plus, because things move slower the bigger they get, or do they...?
Sep 28, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Maybe this is the plane that will move as slow as my brain does. If I ever find that maybe I'll be a good pilot!
Sep 29, 2008, 05:15 PM
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I just built and flew mine yesterday, Hobby City gears all around. Turnigy plush 40A esc with 35-42D 1000kv motor on 13x4 APC clone props and HXT900 9g servo all around. The servo's a little weak, so used 2 servos for elevator and 2 servos for the rudder. It flys with so much power, I can hover at half stick. It is also much, much, much more stable than the AM. In fact, this is how I wanted my AM to fly but the AM turned out less stable than my extra 300 from efm. Moves are slow and easy to pull off. I scraped the rudder on grass on my maiden flight in 10mph wind. That's how confident I felt flying it. Thanks to TManiaci for the suggestion.

BTW, is there a reason to have the tail servos so far forward? Is this to help with balance? I moved mine all the way to the back so the linkages are shorter, less slop.
Sep 29, 2008, 05:33 PM
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I push them up forward to save weight, so that I don't have to use servo extensions

Also, to allow a wide range of CG's, so that I'm not limited to a tail heavy 3D plane.

So, how does she hold knife edge rcboosted?

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