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Old 08-20-2012, 05:44 AM
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Default AeroWorks 150cc YAK-54, Project

Well, back in march, I was talk in to going to the Biggest R/C Swap Meet on the east coast, down in Perry, Ga. 1100 table , I pickup a 40% Carden Edge 540 and a AeroWorks 150cc Yak-54, and a couple other item, like a DX7s for $230.00, a lot of good deals, well I sold the Carden, to fund the YAK-54, the Yak needs a right wing and a engine cowl, well I posted wanted ads, three guys, saying they had wings, but all three guys fell thru, so I found a club member, to rebuild the right wing, AeroWorks is asking $450.00 plus shipping for the right wing, and not in stock, cheaper to rebuild it, here are some pics.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:22 AM
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Well, I called AeroWorks for a new engine cowl, it was $150.00 shipped, so I order one, I receive it in 6 days, I open the crate, it was the wrong color scheme , so I email rocco, he is the owner, and I got the right engine cowl in 4 days, Thanks Rocco , here are some pics.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:31 PM
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wow u r moving right alone
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Default RE: AeroWorks 150cc YAK-54, Project

Well, I just heard from Jim M., the club member, that's rebuilding the right wing for me, he sent me some update pics, and he tighten up the ultra cote, and did some small repairs on the left wing.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:41 AM
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Yes, the right wing is finish , here are some pics
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:40 PM
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Default RE: AeroWorks 150cc YAK-54, Project

Well, I was looking for a receiver, forgot I have a new AR8000 still in the DX7s box, I got in 4 HS-5945MG servo for the stab, may use HS-7955TG or HS5955TG for the main wings ??
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:23 PM
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Well, after spending over $1300.00 on the wing repair and 12 servo, wing tube, servo arm and extension, ball links, and other item, well tonight I install the 4 servo in the stab, and the wheels, tomorrow I will do the tail wheel, and start on the 6 servo for the main wing, still waiting on about 5 item to hit my mailbox, here are some pics, still looking to maiden this Big Bird this month [X(][X(]
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:49 AM
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wow i am surprised it takes 2 for the stabs...
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Looking real good, Ibet your getting anxious!

Iguess thats why I am limited to the 35%.. going up to 40%is a very large jump in overall cost..
Your wing seems to have been taken to the right person though

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Thanks guys, well today I mounted the DA-150cc and cut the engine cowl out for the exhaust tips, plus install the tail wheel, the postman deliver my new Aerworks wing tube, that was $170.00 shipped, called around it's a 40mm X 48'', nobody sell that size, but I had to have it, well tonight if Im no to tired, I will mount the throttle and choke servo , here some more pics.
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Well, the last two nights, I was setting up the servo on the stab, I have a Hitec HFP-10 digital servo programmer, it's Sweet !!!!, I was able to change the direction of rotation of the two right servo, nice !!, that's done, I will start on the main wing tonight, I order a SWB servo tray for the rudder, more parts to wait for, here are some pics.[8D][8D][8D]
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nice u r coming right alone
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Yes it is, but Im running out of thing to do, well tonight I install the 6 servo in the main wings and servo extension, still waiting on parts to hit my mail box , well my local hobby shop called, my 50oz fuel tank is in, I will install it tomorrow and run the new fuel line, and fuel filter, need all my parts to come in, was going to run the engine on sunday, but don't have all my parts, still hoping to maiden it by 30th of sept. here some pics.
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what all props are you looking to run in the beginning?
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170.00 for a wing tube.............................you gotta be kidding me
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I wish I was kidding about the wing tube, but today I pickup my fuel tank, but I miss the postman, now I got to wait till monday for them parts, I pull that Big ass Yak outside and dry fit all the parts, had trouble with the engine cowl, now it fit nicely, the fuse wing plate had to be drill to fit nice, got most of all my allen bolts, I order some bonded washer and two Jr matchbox, the matchbox will fix my issue with the centering and endpoints, the closer I get the more I find to do, well here are some pics.
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Im going to run a 31 X 10, and then switch to a 32 X 10, this Yak is about the same weigh as my 40% Robert Godfrey Extra.[8D][8D]
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Well, Im still working on it, but still waiting on my two Jr matchbox to come in, should be today, I installed the turnbuckle and ball link on one wing, had to order more heavy duty ball links, they should be in today to, I have been working on my 35% QQ Yak-54 101'', I had knock the gear off, the rudder servo screw came off, leaving the rudder going back and forth, Im luck that the only thing that happen, if I get the two item in today and stay up to 3 am every night, I should do the maiden by sunday.[&o][&o][&o]
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Well my two Jr matchbox came in this morning, so I set the centering and endpoint on the left wing, still waiting on the ball links to come in, I guess I will install the tank and run the fuel line today and wait for more parts to come in, here are some pics.
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I just started back on the Big Yak, had to repair a landing gear on my 35% QQ Yak-54, went to a fun fly this weekend, you will see my QQ Yak in the video http://youtu.be/MPcvURNteGk
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Well, got back on the Big Yak monday, I've been staying up to 3 or 4 am working on this bird, got all the electronic installed, I receive my engine kill yesterday, so I think its ready to fly, will work on the canopy tomorrow, missing the mounting tabs, a easy fix, here are some pics.
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Well after all this time I finally maiden the Big Yak, had a couple of issue, after checking the CG at the field, it shows tail heavy[X(], so I move the engine 1'' forward, it was still tail heavy, so I added a pound of weigh to the nose, and it check perfect, had to redo the throttle servo, no big deal, put the Big Yak together and turn on my DX7s radio and then the Yak, the aileron don't work, the matchbox were blinking, something was wrong, after pulling all the wiring out of the Yak, found a servo wire extension plug in backward, now the aileron work, it took a while to get the wires back in the fuse, ok, now everything works, I started at 2 pm and by 4 pm I was ready to fly the Yak, after charging up all three battery, the DA 150cc engine has been sitting around for a year and a half, hoping it will run again, but it started and ran just fine, with no issue, having my buddy at the field check behind me, found the rudder was going in the wrong direction, now it time to fly, it taxi down the runway so nice, pull the stick back at half throttle, and up she went, I was going to buy a DLE 170 for it this winter, but the DA 150 pull it with a let of power, so I will pickup another Da 150 this winter, the 31 X 10 prop was just right for this Yak, need to program more rudder with the Hitec digital programmer HFP-10, but I like this Aeroworks 150cc Yak-54, lands like a dream, don't like two piece landing gear, may build a plate for a one piece gear, for a plane I pickup for a $100.00, at the Perry, Ga. 1100 table swap meet, wasn't a bad buy, I put about $1500.00 in this Yak, to get it in the air, so if I crash it, the pain will be a lot less then other people out there . Thanks for watching.http://youtu.be/zxA8dwyWVa4
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