Originally Posted by JoeDirtRC
Hey Bryan, I thought you preferred the Yak-55 because it floats better! LOL
Keep in mind that the comparison of the '54 and '55 in my case is between two differently-sized planes (38" and 40", respectively). I love my '54 because:
1.) It's the plane I learned on. You will always love your first plane.
2.) My particular plane is slightly underpowered. It forces me to fly the plane instead of hoping I can power out.
3.) It has no vices. I don't have to remember the plane's handling quirks--I just fly
The '55 is a great plane, but mine is fully braced and has high power and counter-balanced ailerons. It is a much more advanced and capable plane than my '54 in that respect. That said, if given a set of lipos, I will reach for the '54 first every time.