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Old 01-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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Every winter I put my trailer in storage, so I can put my SUV in the garage. Without access to my trailer, I have no way to haul my 50cc-150cc planes. I have been wanting to get a 30CC plane that would fit in my small SUV. That way I could still get out a fly on the occasional nice winter days. I have been looking at the planes listed on the Aerobeez website for the last few weeks. The Yak 55M looked like a good choice for practicing IMAC and for flying 3D. I ordered it and had it later that same week. UPS did some damage to the box but it was so well packaged that the parts inside were in perfect shape.
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http://www.aerobeez.com/72-26-SCALE-...OW-ORANGE.html
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:27 PM
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Here's pictures of the plane before assembly was started. It has a Carbon Fiber Landing gear, tailwheel bracket, wing and stab tubes. I was surprised to see that it had a tail tube, most planes this size have a one piece stab that is glued in place. The quality looks great.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:31 PM
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Pictures of the hardware.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:33 PM
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Landing gear and gear cover installed.
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All the control surfaces were pre-hinged but not glued. I used 30 minute epoxy to glue them in place. I also used 30 minute epoxy to install the control horns.
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Control horn glued in place.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:25 PM
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The plane has plenty of throw for 3D.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:28 PM
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Carbon Fiber tail wheel bracket installed.
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Rudder pull-pull wires installed.
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Rudder servo installed.
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arm looks backward's
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arm looks backward's
Zach your right. I stuck the rudder servo in for the picture and had the arm on reversed. It's fixed now.
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Stab with pushrod installed. I sealed all the hinge lines with blenderm tape.
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Elevator servo's and stabs installed.
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Aileron servo installed.
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Interesting......reminds me of the GW Yak55M.
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Interesting......reminds me of the GW Yak55M.

The Aerobeez Yak 55 is a little bigger at 75" wingspan, and the construction is different. See interior picks. Also I noticed the canopy is made differently.
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The holes for the switches are pre-cut in the fuse. Futaba SWH-14 Heavy duty switches fit right in.
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Today I received a SE-32 from Giant Model Products. GMP added a single bolt prop conversion on it. I made a simple choke linkage. I will work on the throttle linkage tomorrow.
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I'm waiting on delivery of the exhaust system. I ordered a Pitts muffler and a cannister system from SE Model Products. I am undecided on which one I will use. Hopefully they will arrive Tuesday.
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fun,

that is a good looking airplane. you have any complaints about it yet?
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I am very happy with it, the paint matchs great and I haven't had to shrink the covering. I hoping that Aerobeez starts carrying a 50cc size Yak 55M. I should be getting the exhaust systems today and I also ordered a Jason Danhakl 4titudeRC 16 oz tank for it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:50 PM
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I received the wrap around muffler from SE Model Products today.
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Those fourtitude tanks are nice. I build my own using Fiji water bottles. There is a huge thread on water bottles as tanks at this link: http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38890

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You have a guess on your RTF weight minus fuel?

Also, can you confirm the wingspan? The website title shows it to be 72 inches, but the specs say 74 inches.

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