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Old Oct 14, 2010, 09:24 AM
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NEW!!!! E-Flite Carbon-Z Yak 54 BNF/PNP!!!

It will come as a BNF for $399 and PNP for $299


Overview

The Carbon-Z™ Yak 54 is a quantum leap in unlimited aircraft design that uses patent pending Carbon-Z construction. Carbon-Z is as strong and light as wood and gives the Yak 54 the kind of rigidity that allows it to fly with the energy and precision of a larger scale model. The brainchild of world aerobatic champion, Quique Somenzini, it comes out of the box equipped with a customized high-output brushless power system and digital high-speed servos. The combination of these high-performance components with the light weight and superb rigidity of the Carbon-Z airframe result in a 3D airplane with a 2:1 thrust-to-weight ratio that knows no limits.

Best of all, you can have this Bind-N-Fly® version flying in as little time as it takes to charge its battery and bind the receiver to a full-range DSM2 aircraft transmitter. To get the most from the Carbon-Z Yak 54, a programmable DSM2 aircraft transmitter with dual rates and exponential function is recommended.

Features

High-performance prop optimized for precision and 3D flying
High-output 25-size brushless power system installed
E-flite 60A Pro brushless ESC installed
Spektrum 6-Channel AR600 DSM2 receiver installed
Digital high-speed metal gear servos installed
4S 2800mAh 14.8V 30C Li-Po battery included
4S variable rate DC Li-Po balancing charger included
Low friction carbon rod hinges
Replaceable wings, stab, landing gear and control surfaces
Quickly disassembles for transport or storage in this box
Requires a full range DSM2 aircraft system (sold separately)


Here is a description of the new "Carbon-Z™" - http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...CABRZ-WING.jpg

More details and pics can be found here -

BNF http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...#quickOverview
PNP http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...#quickOverview


Videos

Carbon-Z Yak 54 BNF & PNP by E-flite (2 min 24 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXSAh0frSeQ
CarbonZ-YT.m4v (12 min 46 sec)
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 09:51 AM
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E-Flite Carbon-Z Yak 54 BNF/PNP!!!

Oh so sweet!

Will make an excellent self Christmas gift for Dec 2011.

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:01 AM
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Anything more you can tell us, guys from Horizon?
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Vid is worth watching!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...FL10080_hi.wmv

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Dang! This will make a good partner for my DX8! I'm interested to learn more about the Carbon-Z material. It looks similiar to Z foam in the pictures. Guess I know what I'm asking Santa for!

ETA: It's carbon and ply braces with Z-foam surfaces. So they basically made a Z-foam Yak and strengthened it for you. That price is a little steep for a Z-foam plane IMHO. We'll see how it goes when it comes out.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:25 AM
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Video

The video was good but the pros can make anything look good.

Any word on Release date?
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:35 AM
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The video was good but the pros can make anything look good.

Any word on Release date?
HH says mid December 2010. Maybe 2010 is a typo... J/K.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Anything more you can tell us, guys from Horizon?
I would say it is very cool, the stiffness of the structure make it feel more like a wood or composite aircraft, yet it is tough. The video does not over promise on performance... It is a blast... and the power system is great all around.

QQ and the rest of the team spent a lot of time to get this right.

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:49 AM
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I like it! Price isn't too bad when you look at all the components!
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I would say you can't beat the price considering the long list of great components you get with the plane. Just compare the price to other planes in the same size range and you will see that it's very fair. From the looks of it in the pictures you wouldn't be able to tell it's foam unless you have it in your hands, great job Quique and crew!!

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:56 AM
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I like it! Price isn't too bad when you look at all the components!
I like it too! I guess it's not TOO bad; especially since I'll get the PNP with the extra batts and spare receiver I have.

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I would say you can't beat the price considering the long list of great components you get with the plane. Just compare the price to other planes in the same size range and you will see that it's very fair. From the looks of it in the pictures you wouldn't be able to tell it's foam unless you have it in your hands, great job Quique and crew!!

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True, but it's still foam, in your hand or 100 feet up. You know? I agree that Quique kicked butt and gave us a TRUE 3D Z-foam plane. Again, I look forward to adding this to my hangar.
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I would say it is very cool, the stiffness of the structure make it feel more like a wood or composite aircraft, yet it is tough. The video does not over promise on performance... It is a blast... and the power system is great all around.

QQ and the rest of the team spent a lot of time to get this right.

David
How much room do you need to fly it? I fly in a fairly large park and have no trouble flying my PZ Extra there, do think their would be enough room to fly the Yak there?
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 11:29 AM
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How much room do you need to fly it? I fly in a fairly large park and have no trouble flying my PZ Extra there, do think their would be enough room to fly the Yak there?
Yes as long as you can fly the PZ Extra there you will have plenty room.

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 11:31 AM
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How much room do you need to fly it? I fly in a fairly large park and have no trouble flying my PZ Extra there, do think their would be enough room to fly the Yak there?
It probably has similar 'requirements' in space, but may be a little faster (and a little slower??) Depends a lot on the pilot and flying style. I don't think Horizon would reccomend a 'park' for the record, but the definition and useage is pretty loose I understand.

Probably the best I can offer.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 11:38 AM
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I think you could get more than 5 minutes using that large of a 4S lipo too...more like 7-10 minutes.
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