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Old 01-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #971
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Those Yaks look great! I might have to get me one of those!

Bryan, I hope to see you wearing those slippers out on the IMAC circuit this summer, lol!
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:24 AM   #972
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Awesome pics Art, I can tell you're disappointed, do you have another motor, if not, pm me.
Well, after my dissapointment Sunday, I changed motors back to the E=Max... Yes, I know it's heavier and more powerful, but, damn it, have to do something since my Turnigy is still on hold
Looking at the info on the emax, it says PROP - 5 or 6", pretty small but I have a 6/3 and a 6/5 so will test these in my basement workshop, hanging on of course......
The AUW has gone up to 5.25 oz., but with the extra power, I hope this won't change the flying, toooooo much... Lipo? have a 340, 480 and a new 750 all 7.4V.. Again, the 750 is the heaviest at 40 grm... Sheesh, who makes a 3C at 750mAh and only weighs 28 grms, ha ha, who??????
Anyway, will test this setup, hopefully at the Feb event.....
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:55 PM   #973
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We had another good turnout even though it was extremely cold, -31deg C in our area but 20 deg C in the gym. Today, instead of pics in the gym, I'd like to share some tips on lightening foamies.

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I've been testing this mailing tape from Canada Post with very good results, it's easier to install, lighter than 2 in. packaging tape, stronger than Scotch tape and less expensive than Blenderm, I've hit just about every wall or floor in the gym (for testing purposes..) and it never failed. It sells for $2.99 which is probably close to the same price as blenderm but you get 1,000 inches.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:07 PM   #974
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Another tip is to solder the wires from the esc to the motor, I know you have to use solder but it weighs less than bullet connectors also if you look closely, you can see the hook up.
The way I've been getting the right rotation every time works like this, for the Turnigy 2204-14 motor and the Turnigy plush 6A esc is to put the motor flat on the table, the esc upside down and solder the wires as they appear, wire for wire, it always gave me the right rotation, so far.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #975
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I've also been testing some lighter and smaller servos and found them very strong and durable for the 29.5 in. milled Yak55, here are a couple pics of the Turnigy 1370A installed on the YAK. I had to add a bit of foam for a tight fit but it's worth the effort, they only weigh 3.7g instead of 5g for thr 500 HXT. if you multiply by 3 you can save 3.9g, every little bit helps.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #976
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Thanks for the tips Gaston, yes when your dealing with 4.5 oz planes every gram you can save seems to make a difference.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #977
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Thanks for the tips Gaston, yes when your dealing with 4.5 oz planes every gram you can save seems to make a difference.
Thanks Jonathan
The last one I built was around 4.2oz, you're right, you can also really feel the difference during the flight, it becomes much easier to do aerobatics.
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I'm off to our local postal outlet, to get me some TAPE! Thanks Gaston, great tip... As for my Yak, well it's still sitting on the bench, with the E-Max still on it.... Maybe this Friday night in Tillsonburg, if it don't snow....
Like your tips, keep em coming...
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:22 AM   #979
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The Otterville /Tillsonburg club is to be congratulated.... Their opening evening last Friday night was a big hit with the indoor flying fraternity...
Real nice gym, large and well lighted... At last count, I saw 20 fellows there, and all flew Vapors, at the same time... What a sight. These and the micro helis seem to be the big attraction, altho, some of the New Gaston YAK 55's put on a great show... Think there will be more of these at their next indoor event..
That feller from Hanmer, Gaston what's his name, certainly has given the indoor 3D guys a good reason to get into winter flying, indoor....
A great kit, and it will take lots of punishment, attested to by Steve Nagy.... That was some landing, up on the folded up back drop...... All in all, it was a very successful evening, and more are coming....
Thanks guys, you made my day!
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Dang I was on afternoons this week so I couldn't go, looks like a real nice venue to have it though!
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