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Old 12-26-2008, 04:52 AM
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I got my son a Hobby Lobby Yak 55 for Christmas. We got her all put together today and hope to get some flying time on it while we are visiting Grandma in Tennessee over the next week.

I put the HL 400XT motor swinging a 10x3.8 SF prop. Hitec HS-55's for servos. A dynam 18amp ESC and Spektrum AR6000.

This is a neat little plane that went together really well. The only thing I didn't like is the flimsy pushrods that are provided in the kit. Took care of that though with some heavier gauge stuff I hand on hand.

Anyway, wish him (us) luck with it.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:03 AM
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looks good, Bill! also looks like it will take a few "mistakes"! I might have to look into one of those... what's the AUW around?
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:11 AM
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looks good, Bill! also looks like it will take a few "mistakes"! I might have to look into one of those... what's the AUW around?
I haven't weighed it yet... hang on...
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:13 AM
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ok, looks to be about 11 1/2 oz AUW.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:40 AM
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Hmmmm...yeah, that light should take even my dumb thumbs abuse! I may need to place an order! lol
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:28 AM
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I would recommend it. I know we haven't flown it yet but based on assembly, fit and finish and all, it seems like a real nice plane for the money.

I'm not much into flat foamies but I think I could get to liking this one.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:27 PM
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I might have to order one and use it as a template. Make some copies out of FFF (aren't you proud, James? ). Mainly cuz I am rather cheap.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
I might have to order one and use it as a template. Make some copies out of FFF (aren't you proud, James? ). Mainly cuz I am rather cheap.
Now you're getting the idea. I wore a couple of FFF's out before putting the one from Hobby Lobby together. The one made of Depron from Hobby Lobby flew better of course but it sure was a lot of fun wearing the FFF one's out .

I still haven't ordered a new motor for my HL Yak. I need to get on that so it will be ready for those few and far between days to fly in winter.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:58 PM
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Ooooohhh Bill, The man that said he would never own a flat foamie has gone over to the dark side.

Wait till you fly it. You will really enjoy it. You'll learn more on that thing than any other plane because you won't be afraid to try stuff with it. I doubt you've tried inverted flight dragging the rudder on the ground with your WACO but you can try it with this one.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Ooooohhh Bill, The man that said he would never own a flat foamie has gone over to the dark side.

Wait till you fly it. You will really enjoy it. You'll learn more on that thing than any other plane because you won't be afraid to try stuff with it. I doubt you've tried inverted flight dragging the rudder on the ground with your WACO but you can try it with this one.
Tom! Shhhh! Let him try it with the Waco!
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:36 PM
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you're going to have a blast with it bill. i havent flown the HL one, but i LOVE my flat foamies. like tom said, its just a ball throwing a plane around with reckless abandon and not worrying to much because the airframes are priced so low it wont hurt. oh and dont forget to stock up on foam safe ca for those quick repairs at the field when you go TOO crazy.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:10 PM
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I bought a couple of those (blue) a while back on sale for $12.50 apiece. Tried building a really light one for indoor flying and got it down to 8.5 oz. Worked good until the little coreless servos I had on it quit working intermittently. Caused a few concerns from the spectators.

I did find that the foam gets really brittle at -10*F. We had a clear calm day and I wanted to trim it out outside with a little more room. It is now a few .1 oz. heavier.
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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Bill, if you are close to Nashville, you should go to Hobby Lobby. You can see every one of their assembled airplanes in the store and they are great folks.

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
Bill, if you are close to Knoxville, you should go to Hobby Lobby. You can see every one of their assembled airplanes in the store and they are great folks.
And I think they fly on Thursdays at their field. If you have the time, give them a call and see if you can fly with them. Take the Yak.

edit: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/flying_photos.htm

Found it; from their website: "If you are in the Nashville, TN area on any Thursday when the weather is good, come join us for Radio Controlled Model Airplane flying at Edwin Warner Park in West Nashville. We start at 8:00 AM."
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Ooooohhh Bill, The man that said he would never own a flat foamie has gone over to the dark side.

Wait till you fly it. You will really enjoy it. You'll learn more on that thing than any other plane because you won't be afraid to try stuff with it. I doubt you've tried inverted flight dragging the rudder on the ground with your WACO but you can try it with this one.
Tom, I did not buy it for ME! It is Mason's... I tried talking him out of it but he really wanted it so I caved. I do look forward to giving it a whirl.

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Tom! Shhhh! Let him try it with the Waco!
ummmmmm.... No!

Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
Bill, if you are close to Nashville, you should go to Hobby Lobby. You can see every one of their assembled airplanes in the store and they are great folks.

We are in Knoxville Jim, 20 miles east of Knoxville actually, I would love to get over there one of these days but it's still a couple hours from here at best and we would have to go through Harriman where that big sludge spill is.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/de...udge-released/

I think we'll stay on this end of the state this trip!
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:49 AM
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Bill,

Will Mason let you fly it, or is it like the Jenny? {smirk, snicker}

I am seriously thinking of one of these to use as a template for fan fold foam (dang you James! )
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:52 AM
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Oh he'll let me fly the Jenny now...

He won't even let me plug the battery up on the Diamante though!
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Oh he'll let me fly the Jenny now...

He won't even let me plug the battery up on the Diamante though!
I don't care who you are, that there is funny!
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:14 AM
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good luck it looks like the set up will work fine. can i have that sign that says "what happens in the garage stays in the garage" ?? i realy need one!
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ededge2002 View Post
good luck it looks like the set up will work fine. can i have that sign that says "what happens in the garage stays in the garage" ?? i realy need one!

Yeah I like my sign, My wife got it for me for Christmas last year.
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Tom, I did not buy it for ME! It is Mason's... I tried talking him out of it but he really wanted it so I caved. I do look forward to giving it a whirl.



ummmmmm.... No!


Don't fly that thing Bill or you will end up buying another one for yourself.
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Don't fly that thing Bill or you will end up buying another one for yourself.
Oh, Tom, I'm sure he can resist......

Heck, even my wife liked the look of them. Bekah wants daddy to get the pink one.....(I figured that would give you a chuckle). I told her no, so she pointed out the red, white and blue one.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Oh, Tom, I'm sure he can resist......

Heck, even my wife liked the look of them. Bekah wants daddy to get the pink one.....(I figured that would give you a chuckle). I told her no, so she pointed out the red, white and blue one.
Or...if Mason's theory on Bill's flying holds true, if he flys it, he'll have to buy a replacement for Mason.


Kev, go with what Bekah says. Pink is very fitting for you.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Or...if Mason's theory on Bill's flying holds true, if he flys it, he'll have to buy a replacement for Mason.


Kev, go with what Bekah says. Pink is very fitting for you.

Or maybe 2 replacements.

I COULD go with the pink, since I would be using it as a template......
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
I got my son a Hobby Lobby Yak 55 for Christmas.
Who bought that for you?

What were they thinking?

Didn't they know how you felt about flat foam planes?

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