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Bill Hempel Yak 55

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by HRRC Flyer, Feb 26, 2019.

   
  1. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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    After grinding the spinner to accommodate the propeller, I carefully put my backplate, and pre-drilled (by me) prop on the engine for alignment and then used a drill bit to transfer the hole locations to the back plate. Then used a pilot hole, followed by the actual bit size - I double checked my alignment with the drill guide. After drilling one or two holes, you can add your drill guide to the prop/backplate stack and finish the last few holes up if you want. It's tricky for sure, I'm sure someone else has a better method... but that's what I did.
     
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  2. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey @AKNick,

    I like that idea. I'm just not sure how much of a mark my drill bit is going to leave on a steel backplate.
     
  3. AKNick

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    Steel??? Mine are aluminum. They say gray Anodized. That's an Aluminum chemical process :rolleyes:
     
  4. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    OK, I don't know what made me type steel. I must be brain dead tonight. . . . . :laughing:. Thanks for setting me straight @AKNick .
     
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  5. AKNick

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    LOL, I was drinking a pretty darn good cup of coffee, all my brain waves are synced when that happens :confused: So you've got this! Don't worry when you said steel I thought you were right until I visualized drilling the last two... and I may have looked it up.. Now that we are both on track :applause:
     
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  6. HRRC Flyer

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    Well,

    I got one last box with some items for my Yak.
    Yak 62.jpg

    I thought about showing you guys what's inside the box, but then I said to myself, "what's the fun in that?". . . . . :laughing:. I promise I won't leave you guys hanging too long. . . . . :rolleyes:. Work resumes on my Yak Friday at noon after I get off work. Hopefully with a good couple of days of work, I will have some good progress to show you this weekend. . . . . . :big_yes:.
     
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  7. Snoopy1

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    A hint would of been nice or weight and or size.
     
  8. HRRC Flyer

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    No @Snoopy1, you guys are too smart for hints like that. . . . :big_yes:. OK, I have a hint for you Fellas. The contents of the box are multi-colored and gray all over. Now, no more hints. . . . :laughing:.
     
  9. Snoopy1

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    Radio or engine
     
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  10. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    OK @Snoopy1,

    I'll spill the beans. . . . LOL.

    I worked on my Yak today for about four hours this afternoon, but I didn't work on anything to get the plane ready to fly. . . . :eek:. No, I spent the afternoon putting some of the graphics I got last week on parts of the plane. This the "multi-colored" part of the clue I gave you.

    "Before".
    20190823_134833_1566589297591_resized.jpg


    "After" Yak 64.jpg

    "Before"
    20190823_145902_1566589286936_resized.jpg

    "After"
    20190823_151916_1566589289590_resized.jpg

    I will post some more pics in my next post.
     
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