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Old 02-21-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
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Pilot RC 30% Yak 54 convert electric to gas help needed

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I have a Pilot RC Yak 54 30% that I was running on a 12S power system last summer. The motor and esc are sold and I was planning on selling the rest but with spring around the corner I am thinking of trying gas for the first time. I have never dealt with assembling a gas plane and there are lots of choices out there. For this plane I definitely want power so for 3D flight. Based on the weight of my plane and power requirements and that I am new to gas setups what motor exhaust combo should I consider? Currently I am thinking EME60 or GP61. Will they be too much for my air frame? What else should I consider motor and exhaust wise? Does a tuning pipe make a big difference. Is a canister enough?

Just a side note. I am new to gas planes but I have experience working on gas motors and carbs etc.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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Re: Pilot RC 30% Yak 54 convert electric to gas help needed

I'm not a 3D guy LOL but a quick search shows that this airframe is more than capable of 3D on a 50cc DLE.

A cannister or tuned pipes muffle the noise much better than the stock mufflers but they do add some weight which most 3D guys hate ( Hi Trevor LOL).

I think the motors you are considering will throw that plane around like a rag doll so if noise is an issue at your flying field, a cannister would be a nice addition.
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