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Old 07-28-2005, 09:57 AM
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to jrjohn.
enjoy your little click ya got here. Sorry I went against the grain and actually voiced an opinion that may not of suited everyone here.
Enjoy yourself.
Old 07-28-2005, 10:17 AM
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Any news Chris ?
Old 07-28-2005, 10:12 PM
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Thanks Chris, this is a kick ***** airplane!
Sorry it is "naked" in this photo but the new scheme has not been completed at the sign shop yet!
soon, very very soon!

Jim
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:02 PM
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Here is my Yak now.
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:24 PM
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lol
Old 07-30-2005, 10:40 PM
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Please cancel the sponsorship of your yak with your sponsor so that other yaks may be born and flown by many more pilots that do not yet have a yak...
Old 07-30-2005, 11:48 PM
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FLYING SAFE ! COOL
Old 07-31-2005, 09:18 AM
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"water cooled"


I'm sure if you go back to Wisc. it won't be cooled with water!
Old 07-31-2005, 02:17 PM
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Greeting All,
I have sat on the sidelines and read each an every one of these 230 pages and sometimes more than once. I have enjoyed the off-topic pages, various personalities, and of course, the many Yak tips. No doubt a varied group of people with varied skills and opinions.

I am one of the lucky ones to have a Yak from the first shipment. My plane has some 40 plus flights on it and I, like many of you, know this
plane makes me look much better than I am and is truly an amazing
machine.

However, yesterday it almost came to an end. During one of my flights,
my plane took an unplanned 45 deg dive and started to rapidily roll to
the right (TX on 3-D rates of course). As your heartbeat quickens and I
realized I could soon be experiencing a heart break like Wayne's and joining the many others waiting for the next boat. I reached up and switched to Low rates and tryed fanatically to recover. At an attitude of less than, 30' I regained control and landed asap. The plane tipped over on landing, the grass was long, and I broke the top of the rudder. (small price to pay considering)

We checked the RX afterwards and I had no control at all. All the standard stuff appeared acceptable; battery,switches, connections, etc. It appears to me that my RX has failed and I am pursuing that direction now.

Bottom line, I am very glad no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. The moral of the story is machines, parts and people sometimes fail regardless of price, label, effort, etc.
Don
Old 07-31-2005, 02:25 PM
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ORIGINAL: flyingcrazy

Any news Chris ?
Old 07-31-2005, 05:25 PM
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Well here I go again asking the same ? everyone else wants to ask. Any news yet Chris???? You said you were going to China on your website. Well did it happen? Any news. I used to think no news was good news but I am confused at no news now. Especially sonce you were suppose to go the China in June and didn't now what??/ Well my frustration is really getting to me. I am trying to be such a loyal customer but no communication makes it difficult.


Old 07-31-2005, 06:21 PM
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Bottom line, I am very glad no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. The moral of the story is machines, parts and people sometimes fail regardless of price, label, effort, etc.
Don
AMEN.

Now if only most of the people who read these boards could remember that, the forums would be a much better place to hang out.

Glad it all worked out for you Homeblt38
Old 07-31-2005, 06:56 PM
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Don,

Sorry to hear about your frightful incident but glad it all came out well and you were able to save the plane. Oddly enough, I broke the top of the rudder slightly on mine today too. Having way too much fun lately with mine, we've had great weather this week, four straight days of fast and furious flying. We had our club fun fly today and afterwards I got my Yak out and thrashed up the sky for 3 flights. On the last flight, I was coming in for landing and about 3 feet off the ground I was bleeding a little up elevator to flare in and reached for the "idle-down" switch. When I did, I lost the bleeding of the elevator at a very slow speed, the motor wound down fromt the idle down switch and the nose dropped. Like a deer in the headlights I stood there and watched it happen. [:'(]

Anyway, she lit hard on the mains at about a 40 degree angle and I heard a big crunch. She tipped up onto the spinner and flipped over on her back slamming the rudder onto the runway. Long story short, the crunching noise was my wheel pants. One is pretty munged up, the other has a crack in it. The rudder looks "crunched" at the top (wrinkled covering) but for the life of me I can't feel anything broken without opening the covering up. I'll check it out closely later. Surprisingly, as hard as I hit on the mains at a 40 degree angle, there appears to be no damage whatsoever to the gear or the surrounding area of the fuselage.

I guess I came out quite lucky considering such a dumb thumbs move and so little damage. If I have to cut up the rudder too much to get in and check it out, do you guys know what covering is used on the Yak? Hopefully I won't need to replace any, but too early to tell. Many this plane rocks... hopefully I'll have these minor repairs done soon and be back up in the air before you can say "anuerysm!"

Tom
Old 07-31-2005, 07:01 PM
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Oracover like it's little sister would be my guess.

Michael
Old 07-31-2005, 07:36 PM
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Yes it is Oracover.
Its the same stuff as Ultracote they just use a different name in Asia
Old 07-31-2005, 08:42 PM
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Cool. Thanks for the feedback.

Tom
Old 08-01-2005, 04:49 AM
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Reading thru the thread and was wondering about db in general. I noted the DA 50 with various pipes runs anywhere from 92-98 db. What does the average 2 cycle .46 put out?

Michael
Old 08-01-2005, 12:15 PM
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ORIGINAL: homeblt38

Greeting All,
I have sat on the sidelines and read each an every one of these 230 pages and sometimes more than once. I have enjoyed the off-topic pages, various personalities, and of course, the many Yak tips. No doubt a varied group of people with varied skills and opinions.

I am one of the lucky ones to have a Yak from the first shipment. My plane has some 40 plus flights on it and I, like many of you, know this
plane makes me look much better than I am and is truly an amazing
machine.

However, yesterday it almost came to an end. During one of my flights,
my plane took an unplanned 45 deg dive and started to rapidily roll to
the right (TX on 3-D rates of course). As your heartbeat quickens and I
realized I could soon be experiencing a heart break like Wayne's and joining the many others waiting for the next boat. I reached up and switched to Low rates and tryed fanatically to recover. At an attitude of less than, 30' I regained control and landed asap. The plane tipped over on landing, the grass was long, and I broke the top of the rudder. (small price to pay considering)

We checked the RX afterwards and I had no control at all. All the standard stuff appeared acceptable; battery,switches, connections, etc. It appears to me that my RX has failed and I am pursuing that direction now.

Bottom line, I am very glad no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. The moral of the story is machines, parts and people sometimes fail regardless of price, label, effort, etc.
Don
Don, good to hear you saved it. Can you please tell us what components you are using in your radio system. I'm assuming it was not PCM (unless the battery was the failure) And please let us know when you find the failed part.

thank you
John
Old 08-01-2005, 12:26 PM
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Hey guys, just testing the water. I'm living in a duplex and won't be able to start my yak for a long time (gotta get the house started and built first - life of a General Contractor every 2 years ). Anyway, since it will be a long time before I can get the yak started and finished I've thought about selling the yak and my motor so someone else can enjoy it. I would have to sell everything together to one person. I've got the DA-50 (NIB) with 2 props, drill jig, KS 1060 muffler, ? header, and the plane. Anyway, I figured around $1,650.00 for everything plus shipping. That's making a little bit but not a lot. If you might be interested, give me a PM. I could put that money towards something else that I could do now instead of it sitting in a box.
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cadconversions! sell the plane to Wayne! we miss his videos!!

wayne, are you going to make it to the tucson shootout?? 2 more months!

I am going to be there, and if you want I can bring with me the yak if you want to have fun with it!
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wayne, are you going to make it to the tucson shootout?? 2 more months!
Yeah!

I just found out that I made the list for the Shootout.
I will be there.


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Yeah!

I just found out that I made the list for the Shootout.
I will be there.


[sm=thumbup.gif] go for it! [sm=punching.gif]
Old 08-01-2005, 02:25 PM
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[sm=thumbup.gif] go for it! [sm=punching.gif]

I have a lot of practicing to do. I sucked booty at last weekends IMAC.
3 weeks without flying made it feel like I was starting over.

Old 08-01-2005, 05:02 PM
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Wayne, it will be nice to see you there. I am planning on coming as a spectatorbut will be bringing my planes to fly elsewhere....
Old 08-01-2005, 06:39 PM
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Great.
See ya there.

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