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YAK 54EP a good first Park Flyer?

Old 07-31-2008, 11:54 PM
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I was at the hobby shop buying some stuff and I came across a cool Park Flyer for $209 with everything but the Rec/radio (which is great because I just bought a Spektrum DX7)

I'm semi-new, but i've gotten extremely comfortable with my glow-Trainer (60size).. the problem is that I have to drive to darn far to get to a field. I have several parks within walking distance that would be perfect for an electric park flyer.

Has anyone ever had one of the new YAK 54EPs? I think this model is new because I searched the forum and couldn't find anything on it.

Is there a better ARF park flyer for the same price ($200)?



Here is the link: http://www.commonsenserc.com/product...roducts_id=592



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Old 08-01-2008, 01:11 AM
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It is a bad idea to consider this a first plane. I have a few nitro planes and they fly great, but because of their size, they are really stable. This Yak is much smaller, much lighter, and much more "crunchy" than a good first parkflyer.
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:15 AM
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If you are a beginner, get a foam plane to learn with. Wing Dragon 3 (or wing dragon 4 if you have to have ailerons) If you are comfortable with the way a 4 channel plane flys and you know you can handle a balsa plane, look at the Mini Ultra Stick, or the Mini Pulse.
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:16 AM
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Looks like headmaster just posted a mini pulse for sale. All you would need is your own transmitter, receiver, and battery.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37487
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:19 AM
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I agree with Liquidity a balsa built up 32" W S 3D park flyer can require moderate pilot skill . A foamy park flyer and servos motor esc and battery wouldn't be more than $200. and would repair much easier.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:22 PM
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Great advice- Thanks..

When I first tried to get into this hobby 8 weeks ago I made the mistake of buying a $100 dollar "skyfly"... which was the worst POS ever.. then I dropped $140 for a cheap foamy... it wouldn't fly in ANY wind what so ever.. I almost quit but bought a Hobbico Hobbistar 60 gasser and that wet my whistle. I've caught the 'bug'.

I'm going to order the Mini Ultra Stick and give her a try.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:28 PM
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I agree with the guys above. The balsa YAK can be a handful. Our electric trainer "Quattro" can be mild or wild depending upon how you set it up. There are videos on the website as well as many pictures

http://www.commonsenserc.com/product...roducts_id=461

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Txtoby View Post
Great advice- Thanks..

When I first tried to get into this hobby 8 weeks ago I made the mistake of buying a $100 dollar "skyfly"... which was the worst POS ever.. then I dropped $140 for a cheap foamy... it wouldn't fly in ANY wind what so ever.. I almost quit but bought a Hobbico Hobbistar 60 gasser and that wet my whistle. I've caught the 'bug'.

I'm going to order the Mini Ultra Stick and give her a try.
May i suggest what liquidy said and go with a mini pulse?
They come in PNP too
http://www.hobbyzone.com/rc_planes_e...lse_xt_pnp.htm


Or an ultra stick, its all up to you.
http://www.hobbyzone.com/rc_planes_e..._stick_pnp.htm


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Old 04-21-2009, 03:55 AM
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Txtoby, see if your LHS can get you a Parkzone Typhoon. Good 3d trainer. Crash it,glue it,crash it, glue it, etc, etc, etc. We all bought Dx7's too. You can dial the plane in with the radio. We've had ours up in 20+ mph winds also.
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