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Old 09-10-2006, 12:08 PM
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Default 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

I thought I would start a Carden 32% Yak 54 construction thread. I'll start with some fuse frame construction photos.

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Old 09-10-2006, 12:12 PM
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Here are some pictures of the engine installation.

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Old 09-10-2006, 12:18 PM
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Here are some photos of the wing construction.

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Steve
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:23 PM
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Here are some pictures of the stab construction.

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Steve Kessler
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:28 PM
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Here are some pictures of the turtle deck sheeting and rudder installation.

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Old 09-10-2006, 08:28 PM
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Thanks Steve .................
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I used 1/4" depron foam for the canister floor plate. I ended up splicing in balsa for the area at the rear end of the MTW TD75K canisters. This way if the canister rubs, it will only touch the balsa. Also here are some pictures of the throttle servo mount. I still need to cut the air exit hole in the 1/4" balsa sheeting behind the landing gear mount plywood.

Steve
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:23 AM
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Just curious, are the anti rotation tabs on your stabs part of the kit or are they your modification? Nice build!
Old 09-11-2006, 08:43 AM
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Hey Steve,

This is Wayne (Former Jetero member)
Your build looks good.

We did the stabs the same way on my new Carden 260 and its working out really well.
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Steve:

Now that I see the effort you have put into the lightening, I think you will beat your target weight.

Nice work!

Mike
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

I too am doing this stab modification. In fact I have changed all of my giant scale builds to this style of attachment. In the pic below you will see from left to right stabs from a 40% Carden 330, 35% Hurley Extra, and a Great Planes Extra 330L. I dont want to watch another plane go in because of stabs departing the aircraft, trust me it is not fun to watch. [:@]

Ric
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:00 PM
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Looking good steve. I noticed you are using a bolt to hold your wings. What's going to prevent your bolt from braking loose inside the wing ? From the picture it looks like the bolt is going through the balsa and it looks as if it was held in place by a drop of CA.



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The 1/4-20 aluminum wing bolts are attached to the wing root with 1.5" diameter light ply washers. These washers prevent the bolt from being pulled out of the balsa root rib. The bolt is CA'd to the washer. The washer is then glued to the root rib. I match sand the wings to fit the side of the fuse. Then I take a dremmel and remove the wing root styrofoam to allow a snug fit up of the bolt head and washer. The root rib is then glued to the wing with Elmers Ultimate Polyurethane glue. On the inside of the fuse, I fill in the space with 3/8" balsa. Then I align the wings and finally install the 1/8" hard plywood bearing plates and the anti-rotation dowell washer socket. The wing is held in place with 1/4-20 nylon wing bolts. Hope this clarifies.

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Old 09-13-2006, 02:55 PM
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Thanks Steve ,
Great build . I'm thinking of do the yak after my 330 .

Darrell
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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

I guess my question is what will prevent the bolt from spinning besides the drop of CA ? Iwould be afraid to make the nut too tight and breaking the bolt loose from inside the wing and having it spin freely.

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Default RE: 32% Carden Yak 54 Construction

Albert,

The thin CA wicks into the screw threads. I've used this method for over 10 years. I've never had to tighten the wing nut to the point where the screw broke loose. I believe you would make a major wing root indent on the side of the fuse first.

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More Fuselage Construction Photos

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Canopy Frame Construction Photos

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Nice build Steve: Question? Are the sides for the center section hatch formed from one piece or are they sheet blocks glued and shaped?? I'm refering to the area where the canopy sides will glue on..Thanks Walt
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Walt,

The sides for the canopy prame are 1/8" balsa.

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Cowl and landing gear, exhaust turtle deck installation

I followed Carden's recommendation for installing the cowl in two halves. I messed up the front bottom styrofoam sheeting. So I decided to form the landing gear and exhaust turtle decl from light balsa. Attached are some photos.

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Canopy construction
After framing up the canopy, I glassed the surfaces with 3/4 oz glass cloth and Pacer finishing resin. I am using a Bill Hempel pilot head. The instrument panels are from Carden Aircraft. The interior surface is painted with Rust-oleum "American Accents" Stone Creations grey. I bought the spray can at Home Depot. The hardest part is fitting up the clear canopy. After a trial measurement, I cut the clear plastic. Then I used a dremel 1/2" sanding drum and cut a 1/16" deep slot to fit the canopy flush with the frame. I used 6 oz glass cloth and reinforced the inside of the frame as this area gets a little thin after cutting the 1/16" fit-up slots. I used RC56 glue to attach the clear canopy to the frame. You need to let the RC56 glue to set up for at least 24 hours. I had a few areas that needed to be reattached. The last photo shows where I am blending the clear plastic to the frame with 30 minute epoxy and microbaloons. The next step will be to sand the surfaces and start the primer finish,

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Steve,

Any reports ?

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Painted Cowl and Canopy

Sorry I have not made much progress lately. Seems like work gets in the way of building.

I have finished painting the Cowl and Canopy. I am using PPG K-36 primer. The true red and light metallic blue is Dupont Imron paint. The white and insignia blue is PPG concept paint. I had some weave and seams showing on the canopy after my first light primer. The cowl has a few pin holes. I simply used DAP vinyl spackle, thinned with water to fill in the imperfections. Then I sanded off the K-36 with 220 grit followed with 400 grit sand paper. After filling in the imperfections, I put a normal medium coat of K-36 primer on again. This time I only had to do a mild 400 grit sand. All color paints are thinned with reducer (approx 20% for Imron and approx 50% for the PPG paint). I use a Harbor Freight HVLP touch-up spray gun. I paint on a mild first coat of color and let it dry for five minutes. Then I follow up with the final color coat. From the pictures, you can see I get a good gloss color.

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You have the most informative construction thread I have ever seen. Nice work on the plane and thread. Thanks!

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