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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.

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 […]

Yak 54 arrived yesterday…

| February 24, 2011

The big brown truck delivered the Great Planes Yak 54 3D ARF ultimate combo from Tower Hobbies yesterday and work on it has started. You can see all of the pictures on the Yak 54 page.

Great Planes Yak-54 3D EP

| February 22, 2011

Next project to be featured will be a rather simple ARF… The Great Planes Yak-54 3D. I will be building this ARF for myself so I can get some long overdue (about 3 years) flying time in this spring/summer. Tower Hobbies delivery should be Thursday of this week so stay tuned for the first […]