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Old 11-21-2010, 09:28 PM   #821
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With Ray's help on my CNC, we reduced the size of the YAK from 32.5 in. down to 29.5 in. and milled it, the weight is now down to 4.6 oz. AUW, including a 360 mAh battery, I really love the way it flies.
There isn't much more we can do to reduce the weight of the blue foam, it only weighs 1.4 oz, we're now concentrating on the weight of the motor and the servos, we're investigating lighter alternatives.
We'll keep you posted.

In front of the picture are two of the 29.5 in. YAK's and at the back is the 32.5 in.
You can actually see the milled sections through the blue foam.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:50 PM   #822
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Geesh thats light!
Good work, what are you using for a CNC set-up?
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #823
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Geesh thats light!
Good work, what are you using for a CNC set-up?
Thanks, it's a home made CNC designed by a friend of mine Ray Rivet, it's made of 3/4 in MDF, he did an unbelievable job, it's accurate and rugged. It can mill 24 in x 48 in. We use Corel Draw or Auto Cad, Cam Bam for creating the G codes and Mach 3 for milling. It uses rack and pinion for the X and Y axis and a 5 tpi. leadscrew for the Z axis.

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Old 11-21-2010, 11:03 PM   #824
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beautiful set-up, thanks for the pics.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:41 PM   #825
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Paul Ashley, Steph Morin, Hugh Harrison, John Pearson, Ray Rivet and myself had the pleasure of flying with the members of North Shore R/C modelers in Elliot Lake Wednesday evening. Following a short Blue Foamie seminar and a coffee at Tim Hortons, we headed to the gym, needless to say, they were impressed, not as much by our flying but more on how quickly we could get back in the air following a short visit at the hot glue station
I would like to thank the pilots who made the trip and the menmbers from Elliot Lake for having made this, an evening to remember.

Here are a few pics from our trip.
I enjoyed those foamies so much, I am now in the process of building one. Gaston had one cut and in his car so I took it and have ordered all the parts to get it flying. Thanks to the Sudbury guys for letting me try one out at the Gym. Didn't take much to sell me on it. By the way I'm that old guy on the far left of the 4 North Shore Modelers getting the building instruction from Gaston. Thanks again for the great time.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:56 PM   #826
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I enjoyed those foamies so much, I am now in the process of building one. Gaston had one cut and in his car so I took it and have ordered all the parts to get it flying. Thanks to the Sudbury guys for letting me try one out at the Gym. Didn't take much to sell me on it. By the way I'm that old guy on the far left of the 4 North Shore Modelers getting the building instruction from Gaston. Thanks again for the great time.
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Thanks Bob

It was was a pleasure being there, thanks for the hospitality and for letting us fly that evening, we can also visit us sometime, we would be honored.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:29 AM   #827
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Re: Blue Foamie

Have had a chance to look at the new foamie you cut on your CNC last week now we all know why you have an L after your MAAC number...Many thanks for the effort and leadership.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:23 PM   #828
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Have had a chance to look at the new foamie you cut on your CNC last week now we all know why you have an L after your MAAC number...Many thanks for the effort and leadership.
Hi Kent

Thanks for the compliment, I'm having fun trying to help, I get a kick just watching everyone flying foamies, they all seem to enjoy it so much.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:46 PM   #829
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After leaving the house and stepping out in -10 deg F , I was sure glad to fly inside a nicely heated gymnasium.
It culminated into a beautiful afternoon of indoor flying with a very diverse group of people. We had teenagers, adults, a few ladies and some not so young, such as myself. There were at least 25 people attending, we were glad to see some who hadn't had a chance to participate yet and some familiar faces.

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From left to right: Gisel, Steph (guess what make of vehicle he drives) Jim and Tyler.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #830
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Tyler had a great time Gaston ... he is thrilled with that new yak 55 ... thanks


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