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    Great Planes Yak 54 with OS 160

    I have a couple of OS 1.60 needing a home and love them. I'm wanting to put one on a Great Planes Yak 54. Has anyone out there flown this combination. I'm not a 3D pilot, just enjoy the old style aerobatics. Graceful as they were in the 40's thru the 70's. Any info would be appreciated.

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    RE: Great Planes Yak 54 with OS 160

    I have not flown the great planes yak but did have a QQ yak 72 with an OS 1.60 and loved the combo. Along as you do not let the weight get above 12.5 pounds I would say the 1.60 should power the plane well. I do really regret selling the QQ yak/1.60 fx as it was a fine plane.
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    RE: Great Planes Yak 54 with OS 160

    Richard,

    I guess that you are referred to the 1.60 FX.....? If yes, she should do the job just right...
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    RE: Great Planes Yak 54 with OS 160

    Thanks guys. My Yak is suppose to arrive tomorrow. I had a couple hundred flights on a Great Planes Extra 300 Gene Soucy with the OS 1.60 FX and loved it until I pulled out of a spin about one revolution too late. It had almost leveled off but the gear caught and took it off. Fixable and might do it. I would get another, but it's not available any longer. That was a great looking and flying airplane. Decided to try a Yak this time. It's about 3 or 4 inches more ws, but weight is about the same. Looking forward to it.

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    RE: Great Planes Yak 54 with OS 160

    Keep us posted!
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    RE: Great Planes Yak 54 with OS 160

    Got my Yak and am working on it. Took me about 3 hrs to fix the covering on the wings. Now have them finished. Fuse. and tail surfaces are much better. It is a good looking airplane and is built light. I added some tri-stock to the firewall and firewall box. Also added some thick CA or epoxy to some joints that I thought needed it. Don't want to add too much weight. In my younger years, I'm sure I could have it ready to fly in a week, but now I'm a slow builder. Have other planes to fly, so this is not a must have quick. More later.

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