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What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

Old 04-24-2005, 08:16 PM
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Default What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

Planning to get myself a good fly'n park flyer that isn't overly expensive and is manueverable. The YAK 55SP-E seems to be pretty hard to beat. I don't want to spend more that what the YAK costs either, it seems $300 to get it go'n right? Thoughts/comments/suggest will be GREATLY appreciated!!!! It's gett'n warm and I'm tired of not flying.
Old 04-26-2005, 06:32 AM
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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

Nothing, absoloutley nothing competes with the Extreme Flight Yak! I just crashed one because of receiver failure! Sucks to be me ...
Maybe ill get another one soon. It will do all and any of the 3D manuevers you want it to do. Go with it, you wont regret it.

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Old 04-26-2005, 07:43 AM
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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

Anything by ULTRA RC

Must be made in the same factory and a little cheaper..........just as good
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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

I just got the Mini extra 300 from hobby-lobby. It beats the EF yak! I was doubtfull at first (before I flew it), but this is the best flying plane I have now! I was gonna get another EF yak sp-55 but they are all sold out!
ROCK solid in harrier hover! I mean ROCK SOLID! I'm gonna order a bakup before it sells out!

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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

i saw on here where one company has the 3 shock fliers for $110shipped, thats tempting but i'm afraid of them being too fragile compared to the Yak..........

what setups are ya'll us'n in the Yak and how much did it cost you to get it go'n minus radio? i'm debating to jsut get thei "combo" or do my own, i need everything, first electric
Old 04-30-2005, 08:26 AM
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I have never flown any electric that flys better than the shockflyer yak, does every 3d and imac manuver with ease.
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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

I got Suitcase the Extreme Flight Yak combo for Christmas. He is using a 1320 3S thunderpower Hitec 55's and a fullsize Futaba 7 channel rec with the case removed. It flys great. The stock motor and speed controller are fine.
Old 05-02-2005, 09:04 PM
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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

I was in your shoes 4 weeks ago, now a happy e-3D flyer (or whatever the acronym is). My setup:

Lee Ulinger YAK-55 from darrolcady.com
Hacker A20-22L brushless motor
Hacker X-20 speed control
Two Thunder Power 1320 mAh 3-cell lithium polymer packs
Three APC 10 x 4.7 gray props
(total so far $300 exactly, including shipping)

Other stuff:
Great Planes Triton charger w/thermal probe, $130
Standard JR receiver (already had)
Five Hitec HS-55 servos (already had)

I decided to go a little larger/newer/more expensive because I figured all this gear would last a while, and in the unlikely event I didn't enjoy park flying, it would have better resale value. But now you couldn't pry it out of my dead fingers -- it's fabulous! I've already ordered some Depron foam and started sketching out one of my own.

The Yak is a little hefty at 17+ oz. with my standard receiver and twin aileron servos, but the motor handles it fine and it will fly in some wind. Flights are about 10 minutes hovering and closer to 15 mins if I take it easy.

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Old 05-03-2005, 10:45 AM
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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

The Foamtana S by Lee Ulinger would kick it's ***** This model is AWESOME!! My Shocky Edge is nothing compared to the Foamtana.

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Old 05-04-2005, 08:18 PM
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Default RE: What competes with the YAK 55SP-E?

Any of the Ultra RC planes, especially the 3-D Buddy Edge 540! Almost identical build, but a tad bigger and flies great! I have both and am equally happy with them!
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