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Old 02-12-2011, 06:31 AM   #1001
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Great thread. I have just started the indoor flying this season...blue foam is addictive!
You can order Blenderm from your local drug store. Shoppers want $25 for a box of 12 rolls 1" wide by 5 yds long

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:44 AM   #1002
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Great thread. I have just started the indoor flying this season...blue foam is addictive!
You can order Blenderm from your local drug store. Shoppers want $25 for a box of 12 rolls 1" wide by 5 yds long

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Hi Paul
That's very good information, I've used Blenderm and it's an excellent hinging tape. I've been using mailing tape lately with very good results also, much easier to apply than 2 in. packaging tape I used in the past.
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:48 PM   #1003
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Great thread. I have just started the indoor flying this season...blue foam is addictive!
You can order Blenderm from your local drug store. Shoppers want $25 for a box of 12 rolls 1" wide by 5 yds long

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Just so you know, Staples sells the same box for $20.00. They have free shipping on orders over $50.00 so I ordered the box of tape and some ink for my printers and they delivered it to my door out in the country for free. Good deal!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #1004
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In our never ending quest for lighter foamies, Hugh beat me today, his Yak 55 only weighed 3.91 oz AUW but it's not over yet..., he made the mistake of lending me 3 smaller, lighter but more powerful servos than he used today. I'll let you know how that works out next week.
What did you find out Gaston? I am also looking for smaller lighter good power servos.
I was flying my BF. Yak this weekend and had several pilots amazed at what it is capable of doing. Plus they liked the cnc cut kit price!
I tried it with some hyperion 240 2cell packs I had and it made it much better in the smaller indoor area in Simcoe.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #1005
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Hi Bryan
Thanks for reminding me on the servos and the battery. I did more tests today at the gym and here are some results.
I tried a smaller battery, as you also tested one earlier yourself , it took quite a while to get them but it was worth the wait. As you can see in the picture it's a 250 mA 2s battery made by Nine Eagles, as expected the flight time is a bit less as compared to the 360mA but if you just fly around without doing rolling circles or hovering, it seems to last about 10 minutes otherwise it will last a bit less, I'm very happy with it.
The battery comes from Hobby King and it's a replacement battery for a small Extra 300, Hugh located it on their website.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:18 PM   #1006
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Now come the servos, I've tried 3 types so far, the first one is a HXT500, very reliable and inexpensive good torque and weigh 5 grams, very well suited for this foamie.
The second one is a Turnigy 1370A, weighs less, 3.7 g and good torque also.
The third one is HK 282 Ultra Micro, which are on that foamy, only weighs 2.2g with enough torque to do rolling circles and anything else I tried. The drawback with the Ultra Micros is that you have to change the connectors or find adapters to connect to most foamy receivers, such as the Orange RX. I also had to fabricate some foam inserts to install them in the servo cutouts.
If you have the patience, you could end up with a YAK only weighing a little over 3.5 oz, I find it's worth it and makes a big difference, I'll be doing it everytime, at least until Hugh or myself find lighter components, I have to thank Hugh for his help.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #1007
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Here's a pic of a tricopter that Daniel built from scratch, it flew very well and uses the same motors as we have in our Yak55's, Tgy 2204-14, Daniel is looking into installing shrouds around the props for safety and increased performance, good job Daniel.
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Those nine eagle batteries are really expensive!!!
This is what I have
http://www.rcdude.com/servlet/the-15...X--dsh-/Detail,
but I got them from rcaircraftworld there site is down though
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Those nine eagle batteries are really expensive!!!
This is what I have
http://www.rcdude.com/servlet/the-15...X--dsh-/Detail,
but I got them from rcaircraftworld there site is down though
They look expensive, $17.10 until you sign in and add it to your cart, they're only $7.98 ea.
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http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=12746
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Here's a pic of a tricopter that Daniel built from scratch, it flew very well and uses the same motors as we have in our Yak55's, Tgy 2204-14, Daniel is looking into installing shrouds around the props for safety and increased performance, good job Daniel.
i am also currently working on putting a digital camera on board. this way i could take pictures and video of the other planes flying around it.


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