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Yak Down....What now?

Old 11-22-2008, 10:23 PM
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I'm sorry to report that I destroyed my QQ Yak today. My mistake. It was flying very well today and we had some unseasonably good weather that was just great. I was attempting to do some low hovers and stalled the plane at a most inconvenient time. WACK! She was done. I had 95 flights on this beauty and really feel bad that I didn't get the magic 100....

Now my choices are:

Give up the hobby....might be best choice actually
Fly something else and don't worry about replacement
Replace the Yak with another QQ Yak...they are on sale for $499
Replace the Yak with something new and different

Any ideas or suggestions guys?

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Barry
Old 11-22-2008, 10:35 PM
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Get another QQ Yak at that price. Get back on that horse!
Old 11-22-2008, 10:41 PM
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anything but the 1st choice[8D]
Old 11-22-2008, 11:12 PM
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check out Dietrich's 50cc 260. Beeeutiful.
Old 11-23-2008, 12:46 AM
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The only place I can see it is at Chief Aircraft. And they are out of stock. But from what I can tell it is a sweet airplane. Certainly one to consider.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:10 AM
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:16 AM
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Default RE: Yak Down....What now?

I have to agree with Charles on this one. The 88" EF Yak in the original scheme would be a sweet replacement..........but a QQ at $499 is a pretty dang good deal.

Old 11-23-2008, 04:30 AM
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No matter what just get back in the air.
Old 11-23-2008, 08:55 AM
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Get a profile to do the low crazy stuff as they take a lot of abuse and keep going ... then get another big bird to put together over the winter.
Old 11-23-2008, 09:16 AM
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Lets see what that Reactor will do!!!
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:19 AM
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hey Barry what happened to your WH Sukhoi? The best plane, for money and performance, out there IMHO is the 33% TTTOC yak
Old 11-23-2008, 10:22 AM
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I still have the WH Sukhoi. It's probably next on the list to fly for a while. It's a great flying airplane. Only problem with it...it's pretty big to haul to the field and get ready to fly. If you've only got a couple hours, I usually take something else because of the time lost in set up.

I'm not without planes to fly...but I am looking to replace the QQ with something.

Steve's idea is problably the best.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:07 PM
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Step up a little bit. The new 35% W/H Edges will be in next month. You won't believe how good they fly until you get your hands on one. Or you could go with a 100cc Yak from QQ.
Old 11-23-2008, 05:44 PM
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the good news is now your servos,rx,engine are not being used and can go into the next plane of your choice.
as soon as the wheels leave the ground i wright the entire plane off,and if i get it back in one piece,that's a bonus.
Old 11-23-2008, 11:23 PM
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Well......whatever your choice is....DON'T QUIT! Are you insane?? You know you would go crazy within a month or two not getting your flying "fix' in there every once in a while! get any bird that you can slap a 50cc motor on the front and go burn some holes in the sky brotha!!
Old 11-24-2008, 03:26 PM
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I almost lost my Double Vision in exactly the same way yesterday, did a down wind wall and I think I was at too low a throttle setting, too low speed, it went up but then stalled & rolled inverted, it never does that, it could have been a gust of wind. I was at 10' so it was pretty scary but I was right on it, luck was with me. I hope all the "dumb thumbs" with glow planes got me to the point where its over, at least it seems better for me with giant scale, money aside. You know the old saying, if you cant afford to crash, dont fly it. After you get over it, then you'll know what to do. For me, its like a moth drawn to the flame, I love to 3-D but I know its pushing your luck & skill. I've got backup 30%'ers and working on 33%, hate to think of losing the 33%, that would probably be a game changing scenario for me. Get a TTOC Yak, around here, they have a better reputation for 3-D than QQ Yaks(TOC-E still available at TBM too).
Old 11-26-2008, 05:05 PM
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I've decide to replace my QQ with an EF Yak. I ordered one and it shipped today! I went with the original blue, yellow, red color scheme. It'll be interesting to see how this compares to the QQ. Can't wait to try it.
Thanks
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:08 PM
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:38 PM
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Thanks Barry!!


Good talking to you today...
Sorry about the loss....

I think you'll be happy with the new bird!
I just love that scheme!


Curtis
Old 11-26-2008, 10:02 PM
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Hey Curtis......couldn't you talk Chris and Melissa into running an all out Black Friday sell?[&:]
Old 11-27-2008, 08:41 AM
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I tried! really I tried!
Old 11-28-2008, 08:53 AM
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Could of bought a 87" Yak 55sp for $399 from DawghouseRC! Flys as well or better than anything out there.
Old 11-28-2008, 09:43 AM
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You'll LOVE the EF Yak! Great choice.

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Old 11-28-2008, 01:53 PM
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ORIGINAL: tlandon

Could of bought a 87" Yak 55sp for $399 from DawghouseRC! Flys as well or better than anything out there.





i have been on the fence about this one also,i just like the looks of this plane with the smaller canopy. kind of looks like a Sukhio,what did you end up as far as weight with this plane.
Old 12-01-2008, 09:39 AM
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Just under 17lbs with a 3MM TOC 53 and stock muffler. Excellent quality plane and flies extremely well.

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