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Yak-54 Maiden

| March 28, 2011

Took the Yak out for its maiden this past Saturday and got 2 successful flights in.  Trimming was impossible due to the winds but it wasn’t a bad time considering I haven’t flown in over 4 years.  Using a flight simulator definitely keeps your skills up in the off seasons.

| March 6, 2011

From time to time I run across a website that just blows me away with the amount of information made available and/or the craftsmanship of the site owner. is one of those sites. The site belongs to Paul Johnson and he is a meticulous craftsman that should be an inspiration to any who browse […]

Yak 54 Ready for Maiden Flight

| March 5, 2011

After finishing up radio setup on the rudder, the Yak is ready to go. I didn’t keep track of total hours but I would guess it was somewhere between 15 and 20 from the box to ready for flight. The only thing I would caution anyone about if building this is the rudder horn setup. […]

Yak 54 work progresses…

| March 4, 2011

Put a few more hours into the Yak 54 ARF build…Be aware of the position of the rudder horn when you are installing it as I’ve found that it interferes with the elevator if mounted per the instructions. I had the horn mounted and glued in place before realizing the problem. I was going to […]