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07-25-2020, 05:52 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Old thread ... she should get an outing tomorrow...

Old thread ... she should get an outing tomorrow at new site ... hopefully with some Soloshot footage ....

She's still all together in one piece .... so fingers crossed she comes home same way !
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03-13-2016, 01:07 AM
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Posted By solentlife

The Yak now has a Hobby eagle A3 Super II fitted...

The Yak now has a Hobby eagle A3 Super II fitted and I am going to start pushing her hard to see if she will action out 3D. All the calculations indicate she should. 2.4 to 1 Power to weight ......
03-03-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Set her up correct - she flies nice. Rolls are...

Set her up correct - she flies nice. Rolls are near axial as you can get with very little input of rudder needed etc.

Makes a very nice aerobatic machine. 3D ? Mines a touch too heavy with the...
03-03-2015, 06:58 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Today - weather was real crap !! Snow then rain...

Today - weather was real crap !! Snow then rain ...

So I sat there looking at the Yak .... and that out of alignment tail annoys me ...

Out with the Dremel ... select the engraving bit...
03-01-2015, 06:35 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Well I knew I should not have flown her on a...

Well I knew I should not have flown her on a rough field ... plus my too hard a landing !!

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But Epoxy at home and a supply of 2mm Lite-Ply saved her ... She's all back ready...
02-21-2015, 12:57 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Short hand test to see thrust and power numbers...

Short hand test to see thrust and power numbers .....

2200 3S 25C ..... 11x7 APC prop on the 3542 Turnigy ..... WOT = 32A steady ... ~350W ..... and vertical pull is amazing !

I think she will...
02-10-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Well took her out today ...... Stuck a 3s...

Well took her out today ......

Stuck a 3s 2200 in her .... opened throttle and she flew like a bird !

Balance was as rear as you'd go but made her really responsive. For a first flight I was...
02-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,774
Posted By solentlife

Annoyed ! I decided to try digital again after...

Annoyed ! I decided to try digital again after having to swap out servos on my Extra. The aileron servos here being much smaller and I thought maybe .....

Well one is fine, but the other jitters....
02-03-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By solentlife

So fitting out : First we need a Rx tray : ...

So fitting out :

First we need a Rx tray :

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Yak%2055/Final%20fitting%20out/Yak55Rxtray1_zps6c6ba2fa.jpg...
02-02-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Now the bit I hate .... balancing with Lipo ......

Now the bit I hate .... balancing with Lipo ... fitting control rods ... Rx etc.

Ready for final bits :
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02-02-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By solentlife

OK ... this is a strange beast .... The...

OK ... this is a strange beast ....

The tail servos slots are strange size if you want to fir recc'd ! So I ended up making ply plates to fit mine :
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02-02-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By solentlife

No worries ... The motor is obviously...

No worries ...

The motor is obviously designed to have a bolted on prop adaptor but none provided.

Nigel
02-02-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,774
Posted By solentlife

Decided I will stick with servos I have and add...

Decided I will stick with servos I have and add small correction plates.

I will also use split servos at rear for elevator, as the Turning 9018MG are a lot smaller / lighter than the designed slot...
02-02-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By solentlife

No worries, already done. I'm trying to stay...

No worries, already done.

I'm trying to stay with boxes parts as supplied as far as possible. That way anyone else thinking about this model will have a good idea what to expect. Too many reviews...
02-01-2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By solentlife

So wings ... and as its an electric job .. I'll...

So wings ... and as its an electric job .. I'll go with the suppplied CA hinges .. I'm not a fan of them I admit.

The Hobby King HK15148B servos are too small to the slots, are metal geared ......
02-01-2015, 07:20 PM
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Views: 8,774
Posted By solentlife

In the end I decided to do same as I did with the...

In the end I decided to do same as I did with the Mig 3 ..... swapped shaft round but is means no circlip .... Its ok actually as the main can is locked to the shaft by grubscrews and thrust is now...
02-01-2015, 04:06 PM
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Posted By solentlife

What came out of box is actually initially...

What came out of box is actually initially looking pretty good ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Yak%2055/Open%20box/Yak55outofbox11_zps553ee039.jpg...
02-01-2015, 02:55 PM
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Views: 8,774
Posted By solentlife

OK photos to follow of what came in the box. ...

OK photos to follow of what came in the box.

First thing I note - motor has rear X mount but front is a 3 screw prop adaptor face. This does not fit the supplied motor box.

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01-27-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,774
Posted By solentlife

Tks ... I hope it lives up to my expectations ! ...

Tks ... I hope it lives up to my expectations !

Nigel
01-27-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,774
Posted By solentlife

Yak 55 - For mainly general aerobatics - possibly 3D as well

As some of you know I struggled to decide what to do with my urge to buy a Yak or Sukhoi ... I have a liking for that unique round front and flight ability of them ...

So after being convinced...
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