Yak 55M 50cc~55cc Gas 2210mm (ARF) (USA Warehouse)
This stunning Yak 55 is a superbly finished large scale model that has been designed very much with extreme 3D aerobatic's in mind. The airframe combines a very low flying weight with generous control surfaces to give the RC pilot precise control and amazing performance.
As well as featuring a high quality airframe, this Yak 55 really looks the part courtesy of it's fantastic colour scheme which has been achieved with quality covering that has been expertly applied and a deep gloss paint finish on the huge cowl and spats, the scheme is plain blue on the underside for orientation. For practicality, the wings and horizontal stabilizer are plug in, the the generous size canopy is screw on for security.
As well as being a looker, this large Yak is a performer and fitted with a powerful 50cc engine or electric equivalent, you can expect more than enough performance for prop hanging and those big, big maneouvers, yet the low wing loading will give you precise control during most extreme low speed 3D aerobatics. Set on low rates, the Yak becomes a very capable sport model, either way, nothing flies like a big model, especially one as capable as this!
Has anyone reading this actually flown the HK Yak 55M? If so were you pleased with the handling, quality, any issues? What engine did you install? I am considering this model, and have a Zenoah G62, but am wondering if this older generation motor will be too heavy, sufficient power, etc. Anyone with some actual experience please give some feedback! Thanks in advance!
Plane fly's great 3d on 50cc elec with 10s battery, really Great, but landing gear is bad design flaw and failed bent after 3 flights and tottaly failed after 7 flights. need to now repair gear and covering, performance is FANTASTIC THOUGH>
I just shipped a large 84 inch P-40 Skyshark from Ill to florida where I live and it was $87 from an RC Universe sale. The box is huge also. Hobby king is also doing back charge on the cost to get it here from China period. I bought the big Yellow Blue Hobby King Yak on ebay it was $68 shipping and it came from Caly to florida.
Companies for years have been eating shipping charges, not anymore. UPS cost is what Hobbyking is charging. Paid $160 to UPS for a 30cc plane from Geogia to California. Prices to ship these huge boxes goes on dimensional weight, not actual weight.
I just tried to ring up a sale for this item, having already an engine and most other components laying around. The only shipping option comes to $160 from the US Warehouse to Chicago at which point I changed my mind.
Hobby-King needs to come up with cheaper shipper options, around $100 seems fair.
Let's be realistic! If you pick it up at Lakewood shipping is $0. If you get a quote from UPS to ship it ground (5-6 days) it is under $50 to Indiana which is further than Chicago. I did not buy the 50cc Sukhoi for the same reason. $186 for Shipping? COME ON!
The plane is awesome fly's great, 50cc elec with esc and 10s battery is awsome 6-8 minutes on 4500 ,plane hangs great and good 3d, LANDING GEAR is GARBAGE, 3rd flight had to use a cable strut wire because the gear is aluminun and it bent, 7th flight gear failed and right strut rippedout of the body and damaged the covering. Need to put whole new landing gear, why anyone would design a 15 lbs plane with two seperate landing struts attached to 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch plywood with a small 2inch square peice of aluminum is MAJOR DESIGN FLAW. Other than that the plane is Awesome.