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Eflite Yak 54F or Copperhead Yak Stiffy?

Old 08-15-2005, 09:34 AM
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Default Eflite Yak 54F or Copperhead Yak Stiffy?

I have been trying to decide which foamy to get and I think I have narrowed it down to either an Eflite Yak 54F or a Copperhead Aviation Yak 55-SP. The thing I am not sure about is that the Copperhead Yak (19 to 20 oz.) weighs a fair amount more than the Eflite Yak (12 to 14 oz.) and it is a little pricey but looks to be built very solid at least by foamy standards. I have seen videos of both but I have not seen a video of the Copperhead Yak where it shows it pulling out of a hover with authority. Anybody have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-15-2005, 10:48 AM
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Default RE: Eflite Yak 54F or Copperhead Yak Stiffy?

I'd stick with the eflite, I think the two planes have similar wing area, but the EF will come out alot lighter, and fly better, and imo it looks alot better.. the only problem is that the fuselage is a little more fragile, and the heavier plane will take to wind better...
Old 08-15-2005, 12:34 PM
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Default RE: Eflite Yak 54F or Copperhead Yak Stiffy?

Here is another one to look at, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396039
and a great price right now.
Old 08-15-2005, 09:38 PM
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Default RE: Eflite Yak 54F or Copperhead Yak Stiffy?

The copperhead yak takes a bigger motor/battery pack then the E-Flite Yak. The stiffy recommends a 2212/26 or Hacker 20-20L. I fly mine with the 2212/26 on a 3c2100TP battery pack. It flies very well with that setup. Its the smoothest foamy I ever flown, it does knife edge with no tuck, and is better to practice precision flying with it. It hovers, torq rolls, harriers, etc good to. It pulls out ok of a hover, but not real quick. Its also strong, but it will still break.
I flew an E-Flite yak already. It flies more like any other foamy, the e-flite might be a little better for 3d, but it wont fly near as smooth as the stiffy or be as strong. But they both fly great.
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:04 AM
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Default RE: Eflite Yak 54F or Copperhead Yak Stiffy?

you all know how i feel i will kill for my yak54f lol[>:][>:]

[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=568595]my yak54f prop hanging clip[/link]

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