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Rich too14/09/2015 14:22:13
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I'm looking for a cheapish large model that I can practice mild 3D with and came across the HK 30cc models, Yak 54, Sbach 342, and MXS-R.

I am leaning towards the Yak as it appears to have good reviews and a good following. Has anyone got any experience of any of them that you'd care to share?

Which would be the easiest to fly and less likely to bite back? I'm not really interested in 3D, but for whatever reason I have for years wanted to learn to hover!devil

Cheers

 

Rich

 

Edited By Rich2 on 14/09/2015 14:23:32

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Apparently the engine and airframe "parted company" on the Yak whilst being flown by a member at one of my clubs. I wasn't there to see it but reports seem true. You may want to beef it up a bit.

The Sbach seemed to have issues as discussed here.

Edited By Justin K. on 14/09/2015 15:39:51

Rich too14/09/2015 16:52:21
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The Justin, the Sbach seemed to turn out alright in the end.

john stones 114/09/2015 17:38:33
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Not only H.K models that need a little adding in u/c and bulkhead area, an iffy landing or bumpy field will sort the expensive brands out as well. Non of those models bite without being really provoked Rich, we've had/have them all at our club, good models for the money.

John

Gavin Livsey14/09/2015 18:37:12
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Rich,

I picked up the Slick 540 in the May sale for under £150. It's very good. Only difference to some of the premium brands is a lack of carbon wing tube and undercarriage.

Edited By Gavin Livsey on 14/09/2015 18:38:48

Rich too15/09/2015 08:47:39
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Posted by john stones 1 on 14/09/2015 17:38:33:

Not only H.K models that need a little adding in u/c and bulkhead area, an iffy landing or bumpy field will sort the expensive brands out as well. Non of those models bite without being really provoked Rich, we've had/have them all at our club, good models for the money.

John

Thanks John, that's good to know, I think i'm going to start with the Yak.wink

Rich too15/09/2015 08:48:28
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Posted by Gavin Livsey on 14/09/2015 18:37:12:

Rich,

I picked up the Slick 540 in the May sale for under £150. It's very good. Only difference to some of the premium brands is a lack of carbon wing tube and undercarriage.

Edited By Gavin Livsey on 14/09/2015 18:38:48

Thanks Gavin, unfortunately its nearly £200 at the moment. I will keep an eye for future sales!

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Posted by Rich2 on 14/09/2015 16:52:21:

The Justin, the Sbach seemed to turn out alright in the end.

Yes , I think if your prepared to do a little extra work on the HK stuff then you can do very well for your money.

Rich too15/09/2015 11:28:24
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Done! A 72" Yak for £170 del, you can't go wrong!

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Posted by Rich2 on 15/09/2015 11:28:24:

Done! A 72" Yak for £170 del, you can't go wrong!

👍🏻👍🏻

Ben Kelly15/09/2015 15:54:37
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I have one of these Extra 260's. Fantastic plane, as always needs some beefing up on the U/C and firewall but will give you unlimited performace with a 30cc engine fitted.

**LINK**

Rich too16/09/2015 06:31:36
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Yes, I nearly went for that one Ben. The only reason I didn't was the comment in the reviews about the weak u/c - I fly from a farmers field which is pretty rough - saying that, i'll likely have the same problem with the Yak!

Andrew Jarvis 119/09/2015 12:09:30
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Posted by Justin K. on 14/09/2015 15:39:18:

Apparently the engine and airframe "parted company" on the Yak whilst being flown by a member at one of my clubs. I wasn't there to see it but reports seem true. You may want to beef it up a bit.

The Sbach seemed to have issues as discussed here.

Edited By Justin K. on 14/09/2015 15:39:51

Undercarriage issues are something most ARTFs of this type suffer, not just Hobby King, the airframes are designed to be very light so there are bound to be week spots, in most cases undercarriage parting company on less than perfect landings. Bulkheads also seem to be a weak area on a lot of ARTFs and not just the cheap ones, they often need a little more glue and some re-enforcement.

Rich too19/09/2015 12:41:44
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I always have U/C problems because of where I fly, I tend to use very large wheel now if I can.

I also leave the cowl off new models so that I can easily monitor the front end and bulkhead for issues.

Andrew Jarvis 119/09/2015 14:10:44
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Posted by Ben Kelly on 15/09/2015 15:54:37:

I have one of these Extra 260's. Fantastic plane, as always needs some beefing up on the U/C and firewall but will give you unlimited performace with a 30cc engine fitted.

**LINK**

I had that model a few years back when it was sold under the Cermark brand as a package with an SPE26 engine.

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