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Nov 16, 2011, 06:05 PM
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it does help the skills a lot. I've learned so much over the last year with mine. 3D flying is a lot different than what I had been doing the previous 39 years. Guess you can teach an old dog a new trick or two
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Nov 16, 2011, 07:46 PM
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I just flew two more packs before dark. I flew half a pack inverted harrier. This plane does it really well. I love the flat rudder turns. I am already getting better at hovering it. I am studying at the college right now... I'll be here late. I might fly a pack or two under the parking lot lights when I leave
Nov 17, 2011, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by brathanke
I just flew two more packs before dark. I flew half a pack inverted harrier. This plane does it really well. I love the flat rudder turns. I am already getting better at hovering it. I am studying at the college right now... I'll be here late. I might fly a pack or two under the parking lot lights when I leave
all you need is a 100' circle!
Nov 17, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by robj
all you need is a 100' circle!
or a plane covered in lights
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Nov 17, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Hey does the yak work well with some lights? If so does anyone have any demensions for it?
Nov 17, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bronxflyer
Hey does the yak work well with some lights? If so does anyone have any demensions for it?
I put about 6 meters of lights on a 32" EPP Yak. One each of white and blue for over the fuselage/rudder and two meters each of red and green for the wings/stabs

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Nov 17, 2011, 08:41 PM
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Thanks I noticed they where from hobby king, do they come with a hook up cable that goes to the balance port?
Nov 17, 2011, 09:09 PM
In the 20' glider range
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Not to butt in,,,


You will just get a + and - lead..
Nov 17, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Ok so I'll buy that separately... Well now that we are talking about hobby king; what is everybodys favorite battery from them?
Nov 17, 2011, 09:51 PM
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If you want to save weight you can just solder the wires into the connector to the battery. But, you will not be able to control the lights without adding an on off switch.
Nov 17, 2011, 10:10 PM
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I'll just buy a little plug
Nov 17, 2011, 10:12 PM
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No I'll just buy a little plug that will be fine

Sorry for the repeat...
Nov 18, 2011, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bronxflyer
Ok so I'll buy that separately... Well now that we are talking about hobby king; what is everybodys favorite battery from them?
Rhino Lipo's are good as well as their Zippy line.

Currently our favorite is Nano-tech 2 cell 460
Nov 18, 2011, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by bronxflyer
No I'll just buy a little plug that will be fine

Sorry for the repeat...
I have them hooked up to one of their radio controlled switches plugged into my gear channel and that works fine. If you get the 0.1" offset headers from an electronics supplier that will plug into the balance ports or HK does sell the pigtails for charging. I just run them off the balance port of the battery I'm flying with. I am using 1000mah batteries to handle both power and lights. They draw 400mah per meter so i am drawing something like 2.5 amps for lights alone
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Nov 18, 2011, 04:05 PM
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I have always really liked the Yak design but I would like to build a smaller version. Something that I can fly indoors in confined areas say like an auto parts store (even though I would never do that type of thing at work). My full size Yak is flyable in the store but if it noses into a shelf it tends to take a lot of stuff with it. Can someone direct me towards plans for a smaller yak or something small that I could easily slow flow in a small area? Thanks is advance!