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Old 02-28-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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This has been out in Canada a couple months now, wondering how people like it, what mixes if any they used, and any problems with it they found.

I have a couple videos up of it, take a look, and chime in on the Yak itself here.





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Re: What do you think of the E-flite Yak?

been thinking of getting one myself.
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Re: What do you think of the E-flite Yak?

Pick one up, you will like it, whether it's 3D or simple aerobatic flight
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Re: What do you think of the E-flite Yak?

Out of the box its a great airplane. Synopsis of owners so far (several threads on RC groups) and my own two months experience...

Before you fly it.....

Check that you wings are FULLY seated in the fuse, its easy to partly seat them, drive the screws into foam and in flight watch them immitate a maple seedling as they spiral to the ground. Break out the glue. They are a tight fit by design, not meant to be taken apart for travel.

Check motor mount for cracks. Its a casting that has some QC issues apparently.

Be careful when mounting the rudder..the top fin bracket is easy to crack as you have to bend it when inserting the rudder post..(HH take note).

Throw out the stock prop or use as a paint stirrer (its not balanced very well) . ...APC 12x6E seems to be the prop of choice (have to resize the hole though). Some are trying 13x4's depending on your flying style. Noticeable improvement in performance, smoother,more power (my experience) (same comment for any PKZ or Efite RTF/BNF. Toss out the stock prop, go APC thin E).

Use lighter packs. 2650 4s Nanos (25C is enough if you're not a hover fanatic, 6.5 minutes flying time to 15 volts) seem to be the consensus choice. Anything up to 3300 will work but your flight time won't be that much longer. I am experimenting with 2200's. Lighter is better, its not a super light airframe.

Its C.G. is neutral by design (its for intermediate pilots, not beginners) so if its your first sport plane beyond a trainer (Bad choice BTW unless you set it up with very gentle rates) it will seem tail heavy.

Its not a pure floater...think of it as a molded airframe, not a foamy. It will fly very slowly, but its an honest airplane that does stall. Its a very strong airframe, and handles wind quite well.

My verdict?

It sets a new standard for out of the box performance, very powerful, essentially unlimited vertical, tracks great and the better a pilot you are the more you will appreciate it. Its a blast to fly. You will likely park your .46-.60s for the summer. Get lots of packs. But just get the Yak.

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Re: What do you think of the E-flite Yak?

Looks like lots of wing rock in Harrier? Too bad as the rest of the flight envelope looks really good.

Personally kinda tired of the QQ Yak stuff. Would like to see same concept of aircraft in an S-bach or something else.


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Re: What do you think of the E-flite Yak?

I picked one up on boxing day and haven't flown it yet. The other night I decieded to set it up and get it ready. I noticed that the ailrons were not centre so I did a manuel adjustment. I removed the screw from the ail horn, and the bloody horn broke!! I go into Hobby Hobby to replace this one little horn and you have to buy a whole new wing half. What is that all about.
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