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VQ Yak-9 as a racer

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Old 03-20-2011, 03:59 AM
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I was looking to purchase a WM Mustang .46 as My warbird racer, but My LHS had a VQ Yak-9 on clearance (normally $179.00) for $100. It was to pretty to pass up. When I opened it up I saw it is covered in sticky covering and wood that looks "ok",but doesn't really look like it would stand a larger than normal engine. I was planning on using a TH .75 for go-power. Anyone here modify a VQ for this? What kind of reinforcements would be needed for SAM's Silver class. We don't have a Warbird Racing Class at My field, but I want a fast bird and something other than a Mustang. Thanks in advance, TJ
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Typical Chineeze ARF look prety but not made very well.

All glue joints should be inspected and corrected... Firewall and Wing mounts are prone to fail with excess power.

four 1/4-20 nylon bolts for the wing (like the pylon reacers use) front dowels may not hold.

Toss out the supplied hardware and buy QUALITY 2-56 or 4-40 (Du-Bro Robart RocketCity Sulivan for example)
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Crazy4Flight,thanks.I probably should have saved up some more cash and got the WM Mustang, but this seemed like to good a deal to pass up. I will go over the Yak with a fine tooth comb. Thanks again, TJ
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