Good Evening Gents,
Back in February I started this thread and as usual for me things went kind of slowly. On a Saturday in early March, I went to NC and came home with this. . . .
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As the weeks and months passed, my Yak started to take shape. Sure there were speed bumps along the way, but whenever I had a question, I knew I could turn to my friends here to get the help I needed. . . . .
. In the last few weeks, things have really started to come together and I started to see a light at the end of the tunnel and not have to worry about whether or not, it was a train heading right at me. . . .
. I haven't updated my thread much lately because my spare time has been limited and I wanted to give you Fella's this update. A couple of weeks I was working on radio & servo setups and somehow, I managed to kill both of my receiver packs. What happened was that I didn't push the pin all the way back in so it never shut off the receiver and I didn't realize it until a week later. So, after another visit to the Duraflite website, I had them send me another pair of batteries. I didn't order the same 2500mAh LiFe batteries I ordered the first time. Instead, I ordered a pair of 3500mAh LiIon packs. The difference in size & weight were surprising. Look at the next two pictures. . .
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I did have one last obstacle to overcome. When I took the plane to the field last Sunday to run the engine some more, I noticed the tank was leaking fuel around the cap. I assume the o-ring under the lid went bad and since I could not find the proper replacement o-ring, I went ahead and just replaced the tank with a 28oz Dubro. . . . .
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I'm not going to tell you how long it took me to plumb the new tank because it would be embarrassing. . . . . .
. Anyway, the fuel tank was the last thing I had to do, so I can finally proclaim, the Yak is officially FINISHED. . .
So, this will be my last assembly update post in this thread. I'd like to close the thread by thanking each and every one of you gentlemen for helping me along the way. I don't want to list names, because I would surely miss someone. I couldn't have done it without you guys and it was a blast having you all along for the ride. . . . .
If the weather cooperates next Sunday, hopefully you guys will find me in the "I'm going flying thread" posting a picture that looks allot like this. . .
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On to the next adventure. Take care Fellas.