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Cool The I'm going out flying thread 2017

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by GSNadmin, Jul 7, 2017.

   
  1. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Here we go. It's Baby Yak maiden time. Eek....sceeered I am. Lol
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  2. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 150cc

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    Must say it looks good and ready to go so how did it go. I am sure it is quite different to what you are accustomed to, but a lot less work to get to the field and back.
    There will be no flying in my area it is snowing very hard, windy and the temperature is 4 degrees below zero.
     
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  3. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Man a hot fire place and a bottle of whisky is a must. Burrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
     
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  4. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Want to hear nuttin but a GOOD flight report :yesss:. Plane looks great sitting on the RW. Bet it looks MARVELOUS in the air :attaboy:.
     
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  5. Snoopy1

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    Man you are not kidding that is exactly what I need after seeing you know hoe showing off the good weather and flying.
     
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  6. I went flying! Anyone catch something a little wrong with one of the pics??[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    A couple of post maiden photos. Video coming up very soon.
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Ok, so the flight report. I must say I was "NOT" expecting this lil guy to respond and fly the way it does. To date, I have had only one other plane that lifted off as cleanly, flew straight and tracked like it was on rails...."BEFORE" it was even trimmed. That was the Sukhoi almost three years ago. I have enjoyed all my planes, big or small. But this Yak truly takes the prize, hands down. Normally I am a little cautious and a bit apprehensive on the initial maiden. Not knowing what to expect, I am kind of on my toes. I knew the minute she lifted her "hiney" and jumped in the air...then straight out....she was going to be a good flyer. And I was right. It is very agile and high spirited, yet it is as rock solid and stable as its 50 pound counterpart. After I actually got around to trimming the plane, I was so comfortable with it, it was almost as if I had been flying it for some time. It has no weird tendencies, tracks uplines like it is on rails. Even in the cold November wind. I decided to try a few things I have not been that terrific on and I was very impressed with just how well it went through these maneuvers. Everything seemed so "fluid" for me. And setting up for a landing, was like...oh, ok...ya want me to come down now....??? Smooth and predictable and without any unexpected jitters. The second follow up flight I decided to do my normal take off Snapasaurus that I enjoy so much. Now mind you, the Pilot Edge rotates and comes out level nose up...after releasing my sticks. The Baby Yak comes out exactly where I last had my sticks. Kind of different and really cool at the same time. When she came out in a right wing down knife edge, I decided....sweet...lets go with it. And I did. LOL. Knife edge spins are not as easy with the Baby Yak as my 107" Pilot Edge. But that could be because I am not quite familiar with it yet. First one, was like....ick, all over the sky. The second one was a little better but I eased up on the rudder input "ALOT". It doesn't take much control to make this lil guy respond. Them barn door control surfaces are going to come in handy. When I put her into a hover up high...I had "MORE" than enough authority with the ailerons. The only real difference I can see between this 95" 33% Baby Yak and the big Behemoth Yak (2) is basically size and weight. They are both so ultra precise and smooth. And I do likes me some smooth flying planes.

    As for the BE 62? Dang, I am very impressed. That motor never skipped a beat and holy heck, way more gobs of power than I was truly expecting. She ticked right along like a clock and when I snapped the throttle forward, the 62 responded instantly and without hesitation. Personally I feel the 62 was probably the best choice I had. Unless I could have seen my way to part with nearly a grand for a DA 70.

    All in all, it was well worth the money I paid for it. I giggled my lil butt off the whole time I was flying it. To say I just simply had fun today, would be an understatement. Cold and windy...but so warm and cozy inside. That Baby Yak is definitely a "KEEPER"!
     
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  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    And now....the first flight video. Nothing really spectacular but totally comfortable from the first flight.
     
  10. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Hey @Bluepilot2003 your muffler fell off! I think I saw where it fell though :ooh?:.
     
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