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Old 10-23-2011, 06:03 PM
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Default VQ Yak 9

I've just bought a VQ YAK 9 . Great looking model out of the box. Like the hatch for the fuel tank and the panel detail on the covering.

I also have the Macchi 205. Flies great on an OS 46AX with E-Flite electric retracts. Hoping the Yak 9 will be just as good or better.

Anyone have any experience with this model? and building tips. How does it fly etc?

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Old 10-23-2011, 11:08 PM
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Do you have any pictures from it;
Old 10-25-2011, 03:13 PM
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More pictures of the YAK 9 from other sources. Impressions so far. Excellent quality. No dramas at all in assembling the model so far. Wings look to be much the same shape and profile as the VQ Macchi 205 Veltro, ie not quite right for a scale YAK-9, however the ailerons are'nt full length trailing edge style as they are on the Macchi.

Installation of electric retracts is coming along fine. Currently on the look out for an OS .46AX up front. I'll set this model up the much same as my VQ Macchi 205 Veltro.

My Macchi also has an OS Max .46AX up front, installed inverted. No problems so far with reliability. About 10oz of lead needed up front to balance in the right location with this engine. Presumeably the YAK will need the same.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:07 AM
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It looks good!
Old 02-20-2012, 04:17 PM
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Default RE: VQ Yak 9

Hey there, I just got one as well. did you ever start your assembly?

I'll be looking to put in the eflite retracts as well.
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Ah, I've rather forgotten about this thread. Did'nt get many responses.

I've actually built and flown the YAK-9. She flies brilliantly. Looks really great in the air with the Winter Scheme.

Not a difficult model at all to build. Make sure the dihedral of your wing halves match when you join them. I had to remove the steerable tail wheel assembly from the model in order to tighten up the grub screw properly, other wise... no real dramas.

Best of luck with yours, you won't be disappointed.
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Which retracts did you use? The eflite 25-46 90 degree?
Old 02-22-2012, 01:59 PM
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No, I've actually used the Hobbyking digital electric retracts HKD-514. Suitable for models up to 4.7 kg apparently. They work great.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...1pc%5F54g.html

I originally used Eflite electric retract units in my VQ Macchi 205. They stopped working after a few weeks of flying. I have had no such trouble with the Hobbyking units in the YAK-9, so I retro-fitted a set into the Macchi. They've been working fine so far as well.

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