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Old 01-30-2005, 01:46 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

I had forgoten to put my glasses on thats why...lol I try on a newly install pc,That had not been to the site yet and I could't c the links either but now I see them,cristal clear.

thx a bunch sal98



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Old 01-30-2005, 02:10 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Wayne,

Thank you for the videos....Now my instructor, Sal98 knows what he has to teach me to fly the Yak as it deserves to be flown.

Sal98 (Mike),
Mine is just like Wayne's and, its coming...Don't bring anything to Floyd, but your expertise.
Old 01-30-2005, 02:16 AM
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woohoo,that was some awesome flying thx for sharing.Just by looking at the yak vid you can c that it flys lite.Now I dont know if I can wait for the 35erMy name is on the list for the 87"but I havent called Chris yet.



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Old 01-30-2005, 07:06 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

AHHHH Sooki Sooki know. [sm=sunsmiley.gif][sm=sunsmiley.gif][sm=sunsmiley.gif][sm=sunsmiley.gif][sm=sunsmiley.gif][sm=sunsmiley.gif]

Hey Roy I think this migt be the plane of the year. We are going to have you D.O.D before you knew what happened.
Old 01-30-2005, 07:11 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Are you enjoying the 3D Foamy? My FF version flew great but I still havent seen a depron version hit my doorsteps yet.

Did you hear about the Levittown swap shop today?
Old 01-30-2005, 08:20 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

If I can fly my YAk anywhere near the way they fly in the videos I'll be the hppiest man around!!! Nice guys
Old 01-30-2005, 09:43 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

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The motor is rich right now and bogs at times in hard pulls.


Hmm,

I just watched that video again and it wasnt during a hard pull...
I'm not sure why it sputtered.
Old 01-30-2005, 10:08 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

You were inverted a pretty decent amount of time... perhaps you were getting a little low on fuel and the clunk line was stiff from the cold, not allowing it to drop fully to the tank side... you started sipping air at the end, and you rolled over just in time to to get it refueled..

Well that's my theory, it is mine. (Similar to my Brontesaurus theory)

Old 01-30-2005, 12:03 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

The videos really don;t do it justice.

A small group of us were standing behind Wayne during the 3D sequence.

We were as quiet as mice, because it was unreal to watch that close. Really.

The harriers and tumbles are just superb.

The bar has been set.
Old 01-30-2005, 12:18 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

I had the greatest Yak dream last night!!! I was sitting in a nice comfy chair, and i was about to take off with my yak, and got to full throttle and went straight up... and man did it sound good! Then i started my usual style of flying, rolling laps, loops, flatspins, all the fancy stuff, and had people clapping anc cheering.

But it was only a dream...

How bout this switch? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVJ45&P=7

I would like to use that or the Super switch from Smart fly http://smart-fly.com/Products/Switch/switch.htm

The batteries i have a 4/5A cell.
Old 01-30-2005, 12:56 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Are you doing 2 batteries?

I've used that super switch. I like them.
Old 01-30-2005, 02:17 PM
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How bout this switch? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVJ45&P=7
That looks like a decent switch, but one thing to consider, you will be installing it in foam, therefore the switches that have the combined charging jack would be easier to install, just one nice rectangular hole for both. for that one, you will have to make an additional smaller hole for the charge jack, a hole that small would be kinda tough, the foam is real deep in that area, if you use a soldering iron to make a path for the wires (from inside the fuse, up to the depth of your cut hole) , you will end up with a much bigger hole than you wanted, as you go for the depth, it'll really wallow out the diameter too.
Old 01-30-2005, 03:06 PM
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How bout this switch? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVJ45&P=7
That looks like a decent switch, but one thing to consider, you will be installing it in foam, therefore the switches that have the combined charging jack would be easier to install, just one nice rectangular hole for both. for that one, you will have to make an additional smaller hole for the charge jack, a hole that small would be kinda tough, the foam is real deep in that area, if you use a soldering iron to make a path for the wires (from inside the fuse, up to the depth of your cut hole) , you will end up with a much bigger hole than you wanted, as you go for the depth, it'll really wallow out the diameter too.

Are you saying that the removal of the foam is bad??? I thought is was ok to remove some ??

I lke the super switch, and after seeing Wayne's "bare bones" setup....KISS is the way to go. I saw the bene's going for "light" yesterday, and it is worth it. effort put into keeping every ounce off this plane is effort well spent.

Some planes that are bricks to begin with, you don;t care about an ounce or two. This thing pays off bigtime for being light. BIGTIME.

I like the Super Switch. It looks like a winner.

Stock muffler and the lightest twin battery setup for me. Although capacity is now more an issue than ever, Waynes plane could conceivably fly for 30 minutes...the fuel consumotion is low. So a fading battery setup is no no here.

Wayne when you recharged after flying ...did you get a MAH reading? How much juice did you use for all that flying.??
Old 01-30-2005, 03:13 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Very nice job on the video! I have the 68" and am still amazed at how it flies compared to my other 1/4 scale planes(most of which are now sold)...I cant believe this 87" at 50% more wing area is still maintaining almost the same wing loading--the video shows it!--well it helps when you have someone competent flying the plane--but the plane still needs to be capable. I am thinking about doing something irrational--I don't even think this thing will fit into my car--but I can't seem to get it out of my mind. [&:] Anyone know if all the boxes on the boat are spoken for?
Old 01-30-2005, 03:19 PM
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Wayne when you recharged after flying ...did you get a MAH reading? How much juice did you use for all that flying.??

I didnt check it when I got home. Just charged them back up.
Before the last flight yesterday, under a 1amp load, the RX batt was reading 7.8V
Plenty left.

I think my transmitter battery will be the limiting factor in this plane as far as how many flights I can get.
Old 01-30-2005, 03:21 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Oh yeah,

Bandwidth is not an issue anymore.
We'd still like you to save the vids to your computer though.
Old 01-30-2005, 03:24 PM
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Very nice job on the video! I have the 68" and am still amazed at how it flies compared to my other 1/4 scale planes(most of which are now sold)...I cant believe this 87" at 50% more wing area is still maintaining almost the same wing loading--the video shows it!--well it helps when you have someone competent flying the plane--but the plane still needs to be capable. I am thinking about doing something irrational--I don't even think this thing will fit into my car--but I can't seem to get it out of my mind. [&:] Anyone know if all the boxes on the boat are spoken for?
Contact Chris and ask him. >

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Phone: 770-887-1794
Old 01-30-2005, 03:48 PM
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Are you saying that the removal of the foam is bad??? I thought is was ok to remove some ??
I think it's fine to remove some, I'm just saying for simplicity sake, those all in one heavy duty switches like JR sells, or MPI, or Radical RC require just one fairly large hole. the foam there is prob about 2" thick, far deeper than any switch or charging jack, or the length of any xacto for that matter, so you cut your hole with the xacto, dig out the foam, the switch fits nice, but now you still have to dig through about another inch or more of foam to let the wires pass through, the easiest way to do this per Wayne is with a soldering iron, but if you are working in a very small hole, just the size of a servo connector (charging jack) the soldering iron will melt your foam away from the sides as well as burrowing down deep into the fuselage, I don't think a soldering iron would even fit in a hole that small, so you'd be forced to cut the foam, now you need a pretty long thin blade, you might be able to take a coping saw blade (or scroll saw blade) poke it through, then just using your hands, work it around. Just something to think about thats all.
Old 01-30-2005, 04:16 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

I like the super switch, and after seeing Wayne's "bare bones" setup....KISS is the way to go. I saw the bene's going for "light" yesterday, and it is worth it. effort put into keeping every ounce off this plane is effort well spent
On what post can I see Waynes "bare bones"set up. I like the KISS theory

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

Basically,

8611's on everything (4721 on throttle)
Powerflite 4400 mah Li-Ion with a HD regulator on RX
Powerflite 2200 mah Li-Ion with Std regulator on Ign.
2- JR Heavy duty Charge Switches (one for each batt)
Manual choke
Stock hardware.

Its meant to be a simple set up.
Old 01-30-2005, 05:28 PM
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Stock hardware.
Except for your aluminum servo arms
Old 01-30-2005, 06:45 PM
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Very true..
Old 01-30-2005, 06:57 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Thanks for showing a landing. I was beginning to think these Yaks just
styed in the air forever. So smooooomth.

Jim
Old 01-30-2005, 11:15 PM
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:31 PM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly

Does anybody have an opionion on the Duralite regulated failsafe switch?


And when they call their battery pack redundant, what are they refering too?

Does anyone else have a redundant pack at a resonable price?

John

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