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Old 10-25-2005, 01:33 PM
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Has anyone, seen a pic of the new Lanier Yak? Why has no one started a forum on it? I see there is one started on the Lanier Edge, which also has some pics of the Lanier Extra, but NOTHING on the Yak. Help me out guys.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:06 PM
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I don't think it is out yet. I heard December.

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Old 10-25-2005, 05:03 PM
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I saw some pics of it in Model Aviation and it looks awesome. But by the specs that i saw it doesn't look very good.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:38 AM
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Fletch124, what issue of MA was it that you saw it?
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:43 PM
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Its in the Nov. issue on second page of the MA. I think it looks good. specs. are about the same as the edge and the extra.
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:07 PM
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okay thanks, I called Lanier today and they said they have been told that the container that will be sent is leaving in the mid-November time frame. I also got the manual from Lanier, it look pretty good, but I really want to see it in person. The first to get one, please post some pics.
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:08 PM
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Sorry, forgot to mention that they are supposed to be here mid-December
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:54 PM
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLDE1&P=ML
i think this might be the next home fo my zdz 60. i hope this model has room for pipes otherwise a 60 might not be enough but there ya go
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:27 AM
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What didn't you like about the specs? I downloaded the manual at their site and they said they used a DA 50 in it. I see in MA the weight is 16.5-18lb but tower hobbies has it at 16.5 - 17. seems like if it was kept to 16-16.5 it should have a pretty good wing loading and the DA 50 should be fine, no?

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I saw some pics of it in Model Aviation and it looks awesome. But by the specs that i saw it doesn't look very good.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:28 PM
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I have one on order. Once it comes in I will update everyone. I plan on weighing every piece and verifying the measurments indicated by Lanier. We have a few TOC's in the club, so once I fly it, i will be able to make a true judgment.
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:14 PM
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Good Day RC Hotdog guy,

I will look forward to that, I have one on order as well.. I suspect you will get yours before I do.. I pick up the Extra 330 next week.

Hello Analog Boy, hows the job hunting going.. those Yaks don't grow on trees you know...

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Old 11-10-2005, 04:25 PM
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Nope, the container for the lanier yaks don't get in until mid-December. From what Lanier directly told me, the planes are done, and awaiting shipment, but the slow boat from China is slow. By the time they clear customs and what not I was told mid-december. So I will wait and see. Unfortunetly, I can't decide on an engine until I get it and weight it. So far I know for a fact I will replace all I can with light weight carbon fiber where ever I can. I also know I will be using Li-Po's for both reciever and ignition batts. Servo's will all be Hitec 5925's which are the second fastest speed servo in that digital category (.08 sec 60 deg at 6V 127.7 oz/in). I hope to keep this the build post for the Lanier Yak, if possible. Anyone that stumbles upon this one and has one of those planes feel free to share. Especasilly right now the Lanier guy with the prototype Yak.
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:30 PM
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Try this link they have some pics www.rccanada.ca/bb/viewtopic.php?t=17794
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:50 PM
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What didn't you like about the specs? I downloaded the manual at their site and they said they used a DA 50 in it. I see in MA the weight is 16.5-18lb but tower hobbies has it at 16.5 - 17. seems like if it was kept to 16-16.5 it should have a pretty good wing loading and the DA 50 should be fine, no?

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I saw some pics of it in Model Aviation and it looks awesome. But by the specs that i saw it doesn't look very good.
I think the reason it weighs more is because they are using alluminum for the Wing tube, Horizontal stab tube and the landing gear. Swap those three items out for carbon fiber and you will be about one pound less. That puts you right in line with the other Yaks when it comes to weight. I'm guessing those 3 items will cost about $120.00 in carbon fiber. Not to shabby when the plane cost less than 500 dollars to start with.

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Old 11-27-2005, 01:17 PM
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I noticed the Lanier Yak is using two servo's per wing. Whats up with that?

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Old 12-02-2005, 02:06 PM
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The theory of using 2 servos per wing is that with high torque servos you get positive control with no deflection while pulling some manuvers. When using 2 standard servos, you can still get away with flying the plane with some 3D capabilities. That's my thinking on the whole thing.
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:56 PM
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the engine size they recomend is a 50 to 80, I thought this engines are for 2 different size planes you know 28% and 33% , you know what I mean they don't say the planes requires a 50 to 60cc or an 80 to 100 like most of the manufactures
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:54 AM
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The theory of using 2 servos per wing is that with high torque servos you get positive control with no deflection while pulling some manuvers. When using 2 standard servos, you can still get away with flying the plane with some 3D capabilities. That's my thinking on the whole thing.
All of the other 50cc Yaks out there are using one digital on the ail. I"m wondering if they have a weak aileron so they need to pull from two areas

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Old 12-08-2005, 08:47 AM
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I can't wait for this one, (the Lanier Yak) a few more weeks and I should have it in my hands. From everything I have seen and heard, this should be a GREAT plane for the price. And the nice thing is, I will be able to compare it directly with the TOC, Greatplanes and Carl Goldberg Yaks, which will all be flying this year at my field, the Cleveland RC Club. I know they are all of different catagories, but I will be able to see which is the best bang for the buck.
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:49 AM
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Gents, just heard some bad news from Lanier. The Yak, which was supposed to be in stock by the middle of December, will now arrive in the middle of January. I sincerely hope this doesn't turn ito the EF issue.
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Does anyone have any futher information on the date for the Yaks to hit the shelves? My local HS said that he would have mine on the 6th, but they did not come in. I'm still undecided on the engine for this plane, DA50, ZDZ80, Evolution 58.

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Old 01-18-2006, 12:37 PM
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I have been bugging Lanier and they keep saying "end of January" that they will have them in GA. I would say about 1 week after that they will be at Tower and then 1 week after that at your house. If Lanier is not pulling an EF. So say mid Feb we should have them in house and believe me I'm waiting.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:56 AM
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I just bought the Evolution 45GX for the YAK. This is the same as the MVVS 45 IRS/MG. From all that I have read, it is lighter and more powerful than the DA and ZDZ 50's out there. It should be here shortly and I will be able to run this engine on a GP wagstaff that has a ZDZ 50 in it already. This will give me a direct comparison on the 2 engines. I can't wait to report back on this one. With this engine and the equipment I plan to use, I should be around the 15.5 lbs range. That of course depends on how much the airframe its self weighs. Unfortunetly since no one has it yet, I am unsure what it will be. But if it is anything like the others (TOC, KMP) It should be in the 10 lbs range out of the box.
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I am looking for good info about the evo45. when you have the engine could you please post the weights also.. If it beats DA on both weight and power it would be awsome. But for the airframe, I think Lanier yak will be heavier than the others as it seems larger and longer.
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Yep, end of Jan. is what their telling me too. They say their in port, but won't hit the HS until around the 31st. As for the engine, I'm concerned about the weight listed. The new evo 58 is looking better and better.
I'm going to stick the plane under my workbench and let you guys do the guinea pig thing!

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