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Old 03-28-2005, 02:15 PM
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I have been using nylon screws (plus an O-ring) to secure canopies and cowls on all my current planes, it works great. I drill & tap the wood, then put thin CA, and finally I re-thread with a metal screw. That keeps the Nylon screws just tight enough.
Old 03-28-2005, 02:32 PM
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So how many times should I have to flip this motor over before I see fuel goiing to the carb???

Thanks, Mike

Mike,

Try this for a starting sequence.

* Throttle open all the way. Choke closed. Ignition off.
* Pull the prop through compresion about ten times.
* Throttle idle. Ignition on. Choke closed. Try and start the motor. It should pop after several flips. It will die after it pops because the choke is closed.
* Choke off and after a few more flips it will be running.

If not, Check all your plumbing. Make sure every fuel conection has a tie wrap on it. Even inside the tank.
I have 8 tie wraps on my 2 line fuel system.

Old 03-28-2005, 03:09 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Oh Boy! Just ran the motor in the front yard for a few minutes.. I'm sure the neighbors are pleased.... It started on the second flip after choking..... very nice! I ran it up a couple times after it warmed up and held the stabs behind my ankles.... awesome ! I can't wait to see this thing climb!!

I didn't touch the needles... I got right at 6300 rpm full throttle... with a 23x8 bolly.. lawnboy ashless 36:1... that sound about right? It idled perfectly, I do not plan on touching the needles....

Come on nice weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 03-28-2005, 03:10 PM
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I just went about fixing mine a different way I did not add a lot of weight to the tube so not to hurt it i wet the inside and let the weight un twist the tail a little at a time . It takes a little longer to do it this way but the twist does not go all the way to the engine box so why twist the whole fuse ?
Old 03-28-2005, 04:37 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Hey guys,

I just got a Yak Pit Kit for my Yak from Kregg.
I ordered it from him last Wednesday.

It looks awesome. A very nice color manual is included in the kit
that explains every step, and then some, of what needs to be done
to make this perfect.
It even has notches that will fit the wood notches inside the
Yak canopy and make for a perfect and fool proof fit.

I can't wait for the matched pilot from litepilots.com to arrive and put this thing
together. It should look fantastic on the plane.

I'll post more pictures as soon as it is ready.

Stratos.-
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: Stratos

Hey guys,

I just got a Yak Pit Kit for my Yak from Kregg.
I ordered it from him last Wednesday.
Stratos.-

How Much $$$$$$
Old 03-28-2005, 04:49 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Need HELP:

Without reading all the pages:
I am looking for the person that has the (RED BULL) ALL WHITE YAK as a friend has bought one and we are going to RE-cover over the white covering and wanted to know HOW EASY it was/will be.

Thanks
Old 03-28-2005, 04:56 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

ORIGINAL: ROGER RUSSELL

Need HELP:

Without reading all the pages:
I am looking for the person that has the (RED BULL) ALL WHITE YAK as a friend has bought one and we are going to RE-cover over the white covering and wanted to know HOW EASY it was/will be.

Thanks
That is Ricmussman

Edit, I just did the research, [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2408226/mpage_89/key_/tm.htm]CLICK HERE[/link] for page 89, and look at post # 2649 for his pics.

Brian
Old 03-28-2005, 05:05 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

anyone know where i can get a good 3D deflection meter that measures in degrees? i have one from great planes or somthing, but it's too small and i would like some better quality.

Thanks,
Scott
Old 03-28-2005, 05:12 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

For the question on the pull-pull cables, I have attached a pic of my setup. I also ordered the wire from www.swbmfg.com and it came with nice stainless crimps. You can get a good crimp tool in the electrical section at lowes that will make good solid crimps. I used my old set of Klein crimpers for non-insulated wire, and you can see the results. I always loop it a couple of times. The 10' of wire from SWB is plenty of wire, and again the crimps are really nice. Also, you cannot tell it by the pics, but I make 2 crimps at 90 degrees to each other.

For all of the cowl cutters, see the pics of my cowl cutout. A few years ago, I butchered several cowls, before I was told use the dremel tool. You can use one of those roto-zip bits to do the ROUGH cutting, then you can use the drum sander with fine sandpaper to do the detail work. I think they do a really nice job. Anyway, my cowl cutting has come a long ways in 2 years.

Jon
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:14 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

MudSurfer, go here http://www.rcaccessory.com There is a menu on the side, just click on "throwmeters." They have some of the nicest ones that I have seen.

Jon
Old 03-28-2005, 05:19 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Thanks:
I PM'd him for info.


ORIGINAL: BBriBro

ORIGINAL: ROGER RUSSELL

Need HELP:

Without reading all the pages:
I am looking for the person that has the (RED BULL) ALL WHITE YAK as a friend has bought one and we are going to RE-cover over the white covering and wanted to know HOW EASY it was/will be.

Thanks
That is Ricmussman

Edit, I just did the research, [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2408226/mpage_89/key_/tm.htm]CLICK HERE[/link] for page 89, and look at post # 2649 for his pics.

Brian
Old 03-28-2005, 05:50 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Firewall revisited......I have not got my engine yet(on order) but for those who are having firewall squishing, perhaps this is an idea[sm=idea.gif]. Seems many are not using the stock CF arms(quantity 4) How about cutting off the arm leaving a round disk and using it for a nice "light" and strong washer for the standoff bolts. That combined with thin CA on the firewall and using the "safety wire" method Bodyworks showed(so you don't have to crank the bolts real tight) sounds like a solution. Just a thought. Not sure if the bolt head is to small for the exsting hole in the CF arms but if so a second small washer could be used to make up the difference.
Old 03-28-2005, 06:59 PM
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alright Mike let's fly it... all we need is a weather break. Where's the pictures?

Mike
Old 03-28-2005, 08:10 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Scott:

this 3D metter works very good!
in the picture you can see where you can reach them!
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:26 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

ORIGINAL: Stratos

Hey guys,

I just got a Yak Pit Kit for my Yak from Kregg.
I ordered it from him last Wednesday.

It looks awesome. A very nice color manual is included in the kit
that explains every step, and then some, of what needs to be done
to make this perfect.
It even has notches that will fit the wood notches inside the
Yak canopy and make for a perfect and fool proof fit.

I can't wait for the matched pilot from litepilots.com to arrive and put this thing
together. It should look fantastic on the plane.

I'll post more pictures as soon as it is ready.

Stratos.-

I don't understand why there is no head?? I mean if the picture can capture everything else photo-realistically.....why not a head? Is it just so the head can stick up into the canopy?
Old 03-28-2005, 08:37 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

are there any yak,s available for purchase or when will the batch arrive
Old 03-28-2005, 08:56 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

turbo4,

Yes the pilot's head should stick up in the canopy. You supply your own head, or, bust of your liking to complete the digital cockpit visual.

Go here, http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_27...tm.htm#2814912 to see the results. Look at post #24.
Old 03-28-2005, 09:30 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Stratos,

Drew and I have the cockpit kits coming as well. We will document the process and give you our opinions on the website.



Roger,
If I am correct, I believe Ric's Yak was an standard scheme. I think he rippied all the covering off and started over.
Old 03-28-2005, 09:35 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

WAYNE:
HOW MUCH FOR THE COCKPITS?


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Stratos,

Drew and I have the cockpit kits coming as well. We will document the process and give you our opinions on the website.



Roger,
If I am correct, I believe Ric's Yak was an standard scheme. I think he rippied all the covering off and started over.
OK THANKS:

I think he has a scheme picked out and a couple guys in the club are going to cover it.
Old 03-28-2005, 09:52 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Hey guys,

I just got a Yak Pit Kit for my Yak from Kregg.
I ordered it from him last Wednesday.

It looks awesome. A very nice color manual is included in the kit
that explains every step, and then some, of what needs to be done
to make this perfect.
It event has notches that will fit the wood notches inside the
Yak canopy and make for a perfect and fool proof fit.

I can't wait for the matched pilot from litepilots.com to arrive and put this thing
together. It should look fantastic on the plane.

I'll post more pictures as soon as it is ready.

Stratos.-
Stratos, Kregg does some amazing cockpits, his work is by far the best I've seen and light. Please show a finished picture. I hope to be buying some stuff from him soon.

Joe !~)
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anyone know where i can get a good 3D deflection meter that measures in degrees? i have one from great planes or somthing, but it's too small and i would like some better quality.

Thanks,
Scott
I just looked at the picture coche just posted and made my own. If you fly foamies you probably got the parts laying around. The only critical part is a bearing and shaft(himax gearbox) and a needle(carbon rod). I used a piece of balsa to mark the degrees(from a clear protractor), a popsicle stick to mount that to a small clamp. Thick ca and accelerator to quick assemble everything. Put the clamp on the desired surface(surface must be a 0 degrees also)and CA-n-kick the stick on the clamp while the needle is on 0. Took probably longer to make this post.
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Old 03-29-2005, 05:01 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Is anyone going to the IMAC at Mac Hodges this weekend?
Old 03-29-2005, 08:47 AM
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WOW, I didn't read the blog for one day and several ppl are talking about me[:-] Any how I am still here and my plane is coming along well. I have an engine now and it is installed. The radio is installed and programmed.

My cockpit was the one that was used for templates for "Kregg's Cool Cockpit Pics." I will be picking that up tonight I hope. For those that are wondering the kit will be $45.00 I think. Kregg didn't want to advertise a price on the blog because RCU doesn't want us to do that. So PM him if you want one.

I plan to get props, pilot, spinner at Toledo this weekend. Then the "Red Bull" will be off to the painter for cowl and canopy painting

I understand Chris still has a few all white's left[:-] For those that really want one, I would do it soon....... Wayne is right I pulled the white off in the large areas and re-covered in Pearl Blue Metalic and Silver. Then I added stripping to cover the seams. Fianally I added a bunch of Kiby's Customs, and it looks sweet now. I was going to post some pics but I am going to wait until it come home from the painter before I unlease it again...

Have a good day and stopping talkin about me....
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

ORIGINAL: ROGER RUSSELL


ORIGINAL: Stratos

Hey guys,

I just got a Yak Pit Kit for my Yak from Kregg.
I ordered it from him last Wednesday.
Stratos.-

How Much $$$$$$
Roger,

It was $45. I think it's a great value considering you need
$40 to get one of these

Kregg was really nice talking to me and making sure his cockpit will be suited for the pilot I choose.
I can't wait for 'Tony' to get here and put the thing together: http://litepilots.com/25civilianp.htm in red

Stratos.-

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