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Old 04-26-2005, 09:08 AM
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nevermind...SOLD!!! One less person that has to wait 2+ months......
Wow, I waited almost 2 years, and wasn't the least bit impatient, I guess I have more time than money.
Old 04-26-2005, 09:21 AM
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The key differrence is that at the time you only had an idea of how good they are, now you know.
Old 04-26-2005, 09:26 AM
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The key differrence is that at the time you only had an idea of how good they are, now you know.
I guess you could look at that two ways, since we know how good they are now, they are even more worth the wait!
Old 04-26-2005, 09:31 AM
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True true. All i can say is i've got one and I am impatient to get another one.
Old 04-26-2005, 09:34 AM
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True true. All i can say is i've got one and I am impatient to get another one.
I'm hoping by the time I need another one, (knock on wood) they will be readily available.
Old 04-26-2005, 10:37 AM
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I just spoke with ExtremeFlight - they have replacement gear and pants - very reasonably priced $35 and $20
(I hope I got that right) .
Old 04-26-2005, 10:38 AM
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Finally got mine to the point of starting the engine, well broken in DA 50 with KS 1060 pipe. 6500 RPM with Menz 24x8 and it sounded a little rich. Poor man's thrust measurement (fishing scale and a rope) showed 27.5 lbs. static thrust. I think we're going to like it.
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If these prices my wife sees them, I will to sleep to the living room for a month, that information should be confidential or top secret
Old 04-26-2005, 12:05 PM
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If my wife catches these prices I'll have to selll the plane and still sleep on the sofa for around 6 months to a year!!![]
Old 04-26-2005, 12:32 PM
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Unless everyone that own or plan to own a EF Yak pay me $100, your wifes will find about the actual cost of EF Yak.

Wife might pick a letter like:

"Do you know how much your husband spent on the new plane? Did he tell you that it cost $500 or $1000 ? You should try $3000.

Do you know how many bags and pair of shoes you could buy with that money?

Just a friend..."
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If my wife finds out how much this airplane really costs, I won't have to worry about where I'm gonna sleep!!!! [:-]

I'll be sleeping with the fishes...

Actually, she caught a glimpse of "estimated" prices that last time Drew posted them here and it took some smooth talking and a trip to Vegas to get out of that one...

Old 04-26-2005, 03:21 PM
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ORIGINAL: bodyworks

and the Yak, engine, and servos are in high demand and hard to come by,
I hope Chris doesn't raise the price because they are hard to come by ! Car dealers play that game all the time, and it's annoying, there is nothing "rare" about a blue Honda Civic, they are not "hard to come by" just because one dealer doesn't have them on their lot. I'm not saying the Yak is in that catagory, because I know they are in fact hard to come by, but I don't agree with that philosophy. So based on that my blue Brison should be worth a mint, since you can't get them anodized anymore, I guess it's a rare collectors item now. Anyone want to buy a Brison 3.2 for $650?, it's only got 5 gallons through it, nevery crashed, looks like new!
You can't justify the price increase for something that is just hard to come by - they need to be in high demand, too. This is true of the EF Yak, but not likely of chris, at least not on this shipment or probably the next. I don't think he did it with the smaller version so why would he do it with this one?
Old 04-26-2005, 03:24 PM
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Finally got mine to the point of starting the engine, well broken in DA 50 with KS 1060 pipe. 6500 RPM with Menz 24x8 and it sounded a little rich. Poor man's thrust measurement (fishing scale and a rope) showed 27.5 lbs. static thrust. I think we're going to like it.
Sounds about right. I was getting around 21lbs with a 23X8 at 6200rpm and 6200feet...
Old 04-26-2005, 05:01 PM
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Dick, how about $50 shipped for the pants and landing gear?

Jon
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mwick -you may want to try a smaller prop unless your pipe length is out as ways further than typical -
The engine should come up evenly from idle to full with no hesitation-if mix and length to pipe is all correct -otherwise you will go lean on top -which may sound rich but is not .
check with the guys at DA for best length for 24x8 -
the header/pipe combo -stock - is a bit short as is -unless you are running into low seven thou range .
It is really easy to cook things with a pipe that is too short .
Are you 74 cm from engine exhaust flange to X spot on the pipe?
Maybe you have been down this road before -in that case -hit delete --
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JPA - No -thanks anyway -
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Thanks Dick!

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Old 04-26-2005, 07:05 PM
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ummm Hummers?? [sm=idea.gif]

like this one?? [sm=cool.gif]
Is this Joe Hunt??? I need to change my home page pic!
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:43 PM
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thats Ernesto Jimenez's Hummer, he is from Guadalajara (Mexico) an awsome heli Pilot!
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hey guys,
does someone mfr. the tailwheel that comes w/ the 87" yaks? i don't have an ef yak but saw the small version of the tailwheel and want to locate one, any help would be great,
tia,
steve
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

For Dick Hanson:
Dick, you posted -
"The single elevator servo sets just aft the rudder servo -and is run by a CF pushrod with ball ends to a elevator horn -sorta like a controline setup but removable and far more sturdy"

I understand the single servo and control rod setup, but I would love to see detail of how you connected the elevators linkage at the other end and kept the stabilizers removable. [sm=confused.gif] Can you provide some pictures and explanation?
Thanks,
Old 04-27-2005, 12:41 PM
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Damn, Does everybody got mean wifes that run the house hold, I'm glad my girlfriend loves this hobby and doesn't care what I spend or where I go, BUT I'm no fool I make sure she gets her gooche bags and shoes what ever that is......


And on another note, I just got back from Middletown Ohio(which I never heard of until I left) But I spent a week with Carden Builder Jim Short of J&M builders( in case some of you don't know who he is he builds for Blaines Austins, Frank Nolls, and so many more, Man I thought I died and gone to Carden heaven he had 8 that were ready to be painting ranging from 40% edges's, 35% edges, Extra's, Cuda, I mean it was out of control with cardens,,,But anyway Jim is just now getting into the music business, which I have been in all my life, so we worked out a deal, I would get him and his band studio time in Nashville to do an Album if he would show me how to build Cardens, and I'll be honest with you by the second day there was more stuff in my head it just about exploded, but needless to say I have about another two months of learning in which I will drive the 4 1/2 hours every two weeks. and last the plane that were working on is a 40% edge which I'm happy to say is mine, and it will be the plane at next years Toledo show in the carden's both, wait till you see the paint scheme, Its off the chain, and last I have to say I know this isn't the right site to be talking about cardens, but I have to say guys Jim is the nicest, coolest, most down to earth man I have ever meet, I stayed there a week, and it was like leaving family, So I guess my point is, if any of you guys ever decide to have a carden built give Jim a call, the work he does on these planes is just unexplainable, His site is www.jimshort.com, tell him Randy sent you..............................

Sorry Chris for bringing up another subject on your thread, I wasn't trying to disrespect you or your plane, Oh and by the way I'll be maiden my Yak as soon as the rain leaves



Take care

Randy
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

That link didn't work for me


Oh gotta take the ./ off the end
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it's http://www.jimshort.net/
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Yes, the link does work if you take to "," off the end, but, the www.jimshort.com website I got had nothing to do with building Carden RC airplanes...


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