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Old 07-22-2014, 01:48 PM
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Smile Yak 55SP by Fly-Model 50cc

Order it on Tuesday last week got it today Virginia.

It was double box, I looked in side WOW I will take some pics.

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Old 07-26-2014, 12:00 PM
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Very Nice plane looks good. Here are some Pics:
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:09 PM
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Some more Pics
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:32 PM
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I am going to try the RCGF 60 cc engine on this plane.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:47 PM
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Looks good. I looked at the YAK 55 a while back but after taking a closer look I saw Some things I didn't like so I went with another brand. Nice looking plane though.
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What kind of things ?

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Old 07-26-2014, 07:51 PM
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Got all the hinges glued today here is the tail section.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:14 PM
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Glued the linkage to control surfaces today with 30 minute epoxy.

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Originally Posted by iflyjr View Post
What kind of things ?

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Tim,

just some personal things. First off the color schemes where not to my liking. The one thing I really didn't like was the trailing edge of the wing panel at the root section has an additional piece that has to be attached. I called them about this and they said by doing this they could get the wings in a smaller box for shipping and save on cost. The slots for the control horns were cut all the way through to the top of the control surface and visible. Other than that the plane looks fine.

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Old 07-27-2014, 04:07 PM
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Zippi, I agree I did not like the control horns hole either. I wanted the green but only had the red.

Had to try it for the price.

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Well cut standoffs and worked on firewall for muffler.

Plane looks pretty straight but will measure .
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Some more pics. Got my servos in and started on the tail surfaces. Tail wheel looks pretty good. The linkage looks good except the turnbuckles were to short. The hex heads were replaced with better fitting 4/40s.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:59 PM
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Side Note: The alum. wing tube was.984 and to loose in wings and fuse. I text Yong told him the problem he sent me a carbon fiber tube to try it was 1.001 fit perfect. Great Customer Service.

Thanks Yong Li
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:39 PM
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Well after waiting for LHS to get servo extension I order them from Value Hobbies on Aug 7 got today. Very quick.

Starting on plane again.
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Started working on it again. Got all servo's installed including throttle. No place to put the switches have to make a mount.

So far so good .
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First flight today everything went well. Engine ran great RCGF 60 single.
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Photos of where I mounted switches, also locations of internals. Love the little rubber washers for mounting the cowl. How I mounted the choke.

So far so good.
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Weight is 15.11 lbs not bad. 4 flights today kinda windy everything went well flew great.

Only time will tell.

Total cost 800.00 not bad for a 50 cc plane.

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Flew this weekend
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:18 PM
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Hey Iflyjr........ Fedx dropped off my early xmas to my house yesterday........My first look was better than I expected. The quality looks vary vary good on the covering,and the wood
glueing looks vary good also. I will still go over every seam I can reach with thin and Medium....also pin the firewall and fuel proof as I always do. I will use all the hardware except the Pull/pull
wire....looks a little light. Should not take to long to get her in the air.

Only negitave I see is the Aileron,and evelator slots cut out for the glue in horns, are cut on both sides.......not a big deal, sence I have matching covering...... or a well placed sticker
no one will ever know.....well at lease no one that reads this will know.LOL!!!! Enjoy the Picts.




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Looks great. I did use the pull pull hardware no problems so far.

I think you will love it. How does the landing gear look I use the stock one.

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I had a carbon fiber from my last 50cc that survived my dumb thumb into the ground.........my last 50cc was about 4 years old when it bit the dust. My carbon gear is approx. 2 inch's taller than the aluminum gear supplied with the kit...........surprising was the Aluminum and my carbon gear have the same weight. I went with ground clearance. This plane has much higher quality than my Nitroplanes 50cc yak.

Where did your cg end up ??????and did your tank go next to the wing tube?

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Tank did go in front of wing tube. I used the tank that came in kit. I did not add no weight to balance.
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Thanks............I'm going to use a Fuji Water bottle tank....its the first Fuji tank for me, have seen them for years and thought it time I give one a try. I am wondering why the fire wall box is so long.........my standard DLE stand offs are way to long just like yours. I only need 1 1/4 inch stand offs, vary short. I might just use 1 inch round x 1 1/4 long wood dowel rods since their so short.
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