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Pilot 35% Yak teardown/ replacement

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by dhal22, May 13, 2019.

  1. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    After dozens of emails and months of trying to get rebuild parts from Pilot RC I gave up. I am just going to move everything to a new Yak now. Pictures of the new one as I swap everything over.


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  2. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Pilot? Or another brand yak?
  3. I don't understand your having any problems getting repair parts from Pilot. Tony even sold me some covering for a repair. If you disregard the delay in shipping, you know that slow boat to and from China thing, Pilots' service was great! You model looks to be very repairable. I assume the cowl is toast and that may be the hold-up.

    This may help, here is a link to a 37½% Pilot Yak repair I posted I on FG several years ago, https://www.GiantScaleNews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88490&highlight=54+Yak+story

    Right now, my Yak is in the hanger having the fuel system re-plumbed, adding a choke servo and replacing an aileron servo that gave up the ghost. I should be back in the air in a few days.

    Remember, old Bearly always sez,

    "If an't round its square, FLY A YAK
    "A bad day at the flying field is better than a good day of golf!"​
  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Pilot yak. Found one nib for 60% of new price and local.
  5. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Emails and emails and emails and emails. Got 1 response with a shipping quote but no reply to whether damage photos were enough. Emails from august to January, finally just gave up.

  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    so you got parts, a complete set of parts for one plane!

    have fun, nice planes.
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  7. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Yes, and the parts are glued as well. :p
  8. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Nice score!
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  9. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Great choice in using "ARF" parts instead of "Repair" parts :attaboy:.
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  10. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Cowl is fine, I just tore the landing gear out. Dozens and dozens of emails, rarely a reply, maybe 2 total. Waste of time is what it was.

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