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Old 08-08-2005, 02:24 PM
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Ric, I don't think the firewall case was the one wayne was talking about. Look back and you'll see it was the landing gear that "just fell off" This firewall case is something new I believe.

The Rating where the guy complained about the firewall was not the guy I was talking about.
The guy I was talking about is a local guy here who has a Yak, told me one day that he broke the plane in flight.
Said that he did a wall and the motor box sides that extend into the fuse cracked.
Come to find out he flipped the plane on landing, broke the prop, cracked the wheelpants and IMO, broke the motor box.
He didnt call Chris for a new fuse. He fixed it himself

There are two guys here that have Yak's that I was talking about. This guy I just described and other guy who's gear just fell out.
Old 08-08-2005, 02:41 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

I was watching a guy in our club fly saturday morning. He has some big thing I forget its name. Anyway it has really high wing loading so he has to use the whole field to land. Naturally he has to come in low. Well... at one end of our runway 18 there is an electric fence that holds a couple of old nags from running loose.

Tim was coming in at about 40 MPH and caught the fence with his gear and the gear just fell off!

John
Old 08-08-2005, 02:43 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Reguarless of who did what, people still need to own up to their own mistakes.... Sorry about the confusion I thought your neighbor got a new fuse too, but that was not the case, but the broken gear guy[:'(] give me a break....
Old 08-08-2005, 07:08 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Rodney,
Thanks for the invite! I wish I seen this earlier as I already have a commitment this weekend...unfortuanately it doesnt involve a transmitter

I agree that the rating of the buddies plane was a bit lame, but at least he took the time .

-Mike
Old 08-08-2005, 08:45 PM
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ORIGINAL: Ricmussman

I had a great time, I am glad that I started flying in IMAC, it will make me a better pilot. For the past several seasons I have not gotten any better, but in just two meets I have already seen some good changes and improvements. My recommendation is to get to at least one IMAC this Summer.
Hey Ric, it was great seeing you again at an IMAC, and yepper, flying IMAC definitely aids your flying! Like I said before, LESS can be MORE. Glad you and Wayne got together also. I know that had to help.

Tim
Old 08-08-2005, 09:29 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Hey Fella's,
Thought you might like to see this.
Old 08-08-2005, 09:39 PM
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Pauls Yak
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:21 AM
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Hey guys...I'm needing some really good pics of the plane to help me out on something. I shipped my yak out just like it comes and FedEx destroyed the Fuse, Cowl, and canopy. The way the yak comes from Chris the fuse is on the bottom with the canopy facing toward the middle. Wings are on top and the cowl is in it's own little protective cubby hole. I shipped it out just as it was received with the exception of putting the hardware in the middle of the cowl with the wheel pants and stuffing the box with crumpled newspapers. FedEx has the right to open packages and search the contents. I wonder if that isn't what happened but they didn't pack things back in the box correctly.

Anyway, if someone has some pics of the way everything is in the box or you have one still NIB that you can open the top on and take some pics for me I would be much obliged. I've already contacted FedEx to start a claim but I've also already been told that they are very difficult to deal with on claims.

Here's the pic of the damage...
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:24 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

I am sick to my stomach.....

-Mike
Old 08-10-2005, 09:28 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Cadconversions,

Those pictures make me sick. That is totally unacceptable handling by Fedex. They should be ashamed of themselves. I hope they resolve this appropriately. Let us know.

Michael
Old 08-10-2005, 10:21 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Thought you might like to see what FedEX does with your boxes....
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:21 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Here is mine... this is the internal box... It comes with a geavier second box too (Double boxed)

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Old 08-10-2005, 10:23 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Uh Oh CAD... It doesn't look like you included the double box (brown cardboard that this one slid into)... I wouldn't mention that if I were you. The White box alone would not be strong enough to withstand the shipping rigors....
Old 08-10-2005, 10:26 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

David, I didn't have the outside box but reinforced it the best I could. I honestly don't think the outside box would have prevented the damage that the box sustained no matter what. The outside box was completely stuffed with newspapers and taped like crazy to stiffen everything up. I've shipped several planes with a lot less and never was damaged. I'm off to the FedEx office in a few minutes.
Old 08-10-2005, 10:28 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Now THIS is a double boxed airplane. Airborne thought it needed to be shortened by about a foot or so...

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Old 08-10-2005, 10:34 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Hey don't get me wrong... they definitely put your box through the wringer.

But I can hear FedEx now... An item needs to be packaged in such a way to withstand the rigors of abuse inherent in the shipping business.

Chris sent many Yaks out double boxed and all, with thousands of dollars in claims resulting... I know he said over $10,000 (Seems it was closer to $30,000)

So there is no excuse.... I'm just stating they may very well claim tht has the package been double boxed (or otherwise properly packaged) the damage would not have occured.

It's amazing how they will take your insurance money, but use the same denial claim...

I wish you the best of luck.... hopefully you'll get it through...
Old 08-10-2005, 10:39 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

BTW... if everything but the fuse/cowl/canopy made it through... maybe Chris has one of the twisted fuses that can be easily fixed for ya at a decent price...

Then again maybe not, but it's a thought.
Old 08-10-2005, 11:13 AM
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hey guys by the way the pics that cadcoversions are showing are of my new YAK from him. I feel like just going off on the guys from FedEx. Waited for long time and to have these yahoo'ssss destroy this aircraft just pisses me off to know end. Unfortunately things will get right I hope from FedEx but the point is there is no airplane.. Talk about a let down. Starting to think it was never meant to be. As Cad and I talked it looks like they used this as there test box to show what not to do!!!. Well wish me luck all that I can hopefully get one of these things flying in the future.



Marcus
Old 08-10-2005, 12:59 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Maudib Date 8/10/2005 4:39:08 PM
BTW... if everything but the fuse/cowl/canopy made it through... maybe Chris has one of the twisted fuses that can be easily fixed for ya at a decent price...

Then again maybe not, but it's a thought.
Actually, maybe one of the loyal EF customers that got a FREE fuse to replace their twisted one might be willing to part with it will help? And I am sure that Chris has plenty (About 60-70) extra cowls and canopies. I hope it works out for you.

Old 08-10-2005, 01:00 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

hey, Marcus, thats baddd!!! sorry for that!!

looks like all the parts that are damaged are cowl, canopy, and fuse..... from the planes that Chris had to open and give spare parts maybe he has those parts, maybe somebody has here a twisted fuse, or maybe Chris has also a twisted fuse, if there is a twisted fuse you can always fix it!

if fedex pay you and you are able to keep the damaged plane Keep it!! you can buy the damaged parts, and fix a fuse and be on the air soon! I know you will preferd to have a perfect plane, but thats better than nothing!

just my 2c
Old 08-10-2005, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

I think we all thougt of the same thing at the same time!
Old 08-10-2005, 03:27 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

That's the sad thing... I bet not ONE of the "free fuse" recipients will give the "old unusable fuse" to a fella in need.

(I'd bet they fixed it anyway and are sitting on that new fuse like they won some local frugal contest.)


ORIGINAL: Ricmussman

Maudib Date 8/10/2005 4:39:08 PM
BTW... if everything but the fuse/cowl/canopy made it through... maybe Chris has one of the twisted fuses that can be easily fixed for ya at a decent price...

Then again maybe not, but it's a thought.
Actually, maybe one of the loyal EF customers that got a FREE fuse to replace their twisted one might be willing to part with it will help? And I am sure that Chris has plenty (About 60-70) extra cowls and canopies. I hope it works out for you.

Old 08-10-2005, 04:59 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

THanks Guys,

I Appreciate the comments. If it was meant to be something will present itself I am hoping. If it doesn't then I ssuppose it just wasn't meant to be. FedEx is coming by to pick up the package for inspection and then they said they will return it. So we shall see what their comments will be. Not sure what to think at this point though.

Marcus
Old 08-10-2005, 08:45 PM
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[quote][/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.
]


Hi John,
Here's what happened with my situation. I am using a R149DP - PCM
which I suspected as the problem. I purchased a new RX (same type)
and flew last Sat and everything went well.

I sent the old one in to Futaba for service and their service dept tested my old unit and found:

"R149DP: replaced a bad ceramic filter and broken pins connecting servo board to decoder board."

Which I take as a failure related to vibration. I had mounted this RX on a 1/2" piece
of foam and used velcro straps to hold it. I have mounted the new RX on 3/4" of foam
and taken a large piece of 1/2" foam to wrap the entire unit. Then secured the whole
thing into the fuselage.

I am 3 flights into it and it working fine. I feel so lucky!!!

Don
Old 08-10-2005, 08:50 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Them FedEx boys must have made some pretty bad landings?

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