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Old Jan 09, 2014, 11:59 AM
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New E-flite Carbon-Z Yak 54 3x -BNF

This looks very cool,firstly-i could not find any thread on it here and i was excited to start a discussion on it so here goes.i presume what's new here is the addition of AS3X which will really make this intresting for me and a lot of others,also the new metal geared micro mini servos look great,i think this plane will have a huge flight envelope and will be one hot machine for 3D,i myself love this size too as it's nice and handy and can be transported easily enough,i think this will be awesome to fly!

From experience with AS3X i can only reccomend it to the higest level for any aspiring 3D pilot,my main intrest at the moment is 3D flight,i started flying 3D only may 2013 and i can say from experience that AS3X really helps you a LOT.i have flown one of my planes without it and you can find you need to do a lot more corrections for turbulence and wind,so if it's in the plane it's a welcome bonus if you are relatively new or even a 3D veteran. (just in my opinion) when i see a new model plane now i am delighted when i see it comes with AS3X,just makes the flying easier and lets us focus on our flying more.

Really looks like an amazing spec,with 4cell power i think it is going to be very exiting not to mention it comes with a battery included,i can't wait to see more on this one,i really think it's beautiful and i will of course be having one



-F/punch


When the original Carbon-Z® Yak 54 3D was introduced it broke new ground in out-of-the-box 3D performance expectations. Back by popular demand, this new version of the Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X is better than even we thought was possible. That claim is due largely to the advanced AS3X (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) system built into the Spektrum™ AR635 receiver installed because it enables the Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X to have a wider flight envelope and incredible stability. AS3X technology works behind the scenes to help counter the effects of wind and turbulence so that your workload to fly smoothly is greatly reduced. As a result, the confidence you need to explore 3D aerobatics is able to develop more quickly. You can even adjust the amount of assistance the AS3X system provides or turn it off completely, but even 3D pros will find flying with it on feels completely natural.

On the inside, the hollow Z-foam™ structure is precisely fused with carbon and composites so the airframe can take an extreme beating while offering precision control that rivals a high-end, full-composite aerobat. The entire airframe features strength enhancements so it can withstand today’s new level of aggressive 3D flight endurance expectations. Its power-to-weight ratio is still 2:1, but the upgraded speed control hosts a more robust BEC so its complement of updated digital servos can deliver peak precision. All combined, the new Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X catapults what you should expect in a 3D precision airplane to a higher level, yet still offers the ability to be flight ready in the time it takes to charge a flight battery.

Whether you’re an intermediate pilot looking for a performance upgrade, or a 3D hotshot, the E-flite Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X is ideal. This value packed aircraft even includes a high-output E-flite 2800mAh 14.4V 4S 30C Li-Po battery. All that’s needed to start flying right away is a 4S Li-Po balance charger and your favorite 4+ channel DSM2™/DSMX® aircraft transmitter with adjustable D/R and Expo.


KEY FEATURES

Easy to complete, final assembly
Improved Carbon-Z® structure featuring lightweight CA hinges
AS3X™ system delivers precision and agility without equal
Spektrum™ AR635 DSMX® 6-channel AS3X sport receiver installed
High-output, 25-size, 1000Kv brushless system installed
Smoother running, E-flite V2 propeller included
E-flite® 60-amp pro switch-mode BEC brushless ESC V2 installed
New digital high-speed, metal-gear mini servos installed
CA hinged control surfaces with control links installed
Taller landing gear for easier takeoff and Harrier landings
Vibrant, Mirco Pecorari original trim scheme
Two-piece, plug-in wings and stabilizers
Cockpit details, pilot figure and tinted canopy
High-grade, socket-head hardware used throughout
Multiple access hatches with magnetic and mechanical latch closure
Includes an E-flite 2800mAh 14.4V 4S 30C Li-Po battery with EC3™ connector

SPECIFICATION
Construction: Carbon-Z™ engineering
Wingspan: 1220mm (48.0 in)
Length: 1230mm (48.5 in)
Wing Area: 34.0 sq dm (525 sq in)
Flying Weight: 1.70–1.73 kg (3.75–3.80 lb)
Motor: E-flite BL25, 1000Kv brushless outrunner motor (installed)
Battery: 2800mAh 4S 14.8V 30C Li-Po (included)
Propeller: 12 x 5.25 (305 x 133mm) V2 (installed)
Speed Control: E-flite 60-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC V2 (installed)
Servos: E-flite 13g digital mini, metal-gear servos (installed)
Receiver: Spektrum™ 6-Channel AS3X Sport receiver (SPMAR635) (installed)
Radio: 4+ channel (minimum for BNF) DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter required
SPARES
EFL1055001 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Fuselage
EFL1055002 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Left Wing
EFL1055003 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Right Wing
EFL1055004 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Stabiliser Set
EFL1055005 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Rudder
EFL1055006 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Hatch Set
EFL1055007 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Main Landing Gear Set
EFL1055008 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Canopy
EFL1055009 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Screw Set
EFL1055010 Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X Decal Set
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 12:57 PM
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This new Yak is bigger in length of the fuselage and is a bit lighter than the old one. So it should be even better to handle.

Depending on the price oft the PNP version, I would give it a shot.
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 02:11 PM
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Seems to be a great shooter...tx is known and good in my opinion...the price is still open.
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 02:17 PM
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This new Yak is bigger in length of the fuselage and is a bit lighter than the old one. So it should be even better to handle.

Depending on the price oft the PNP version, I would give it a shot.


intresting about the fuselage,of course this new carbon z technology is just unreal....
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 04:06 PM
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Actually the plane is dimensionally the same as the first version. I'm hoping everything is interchangeable since I would like and need a new fuse.
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 04:24 PM
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Hmmmm interesting. If only I had room to fly such a plane!
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 04:32 PM
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Hmmmm interesting. If only I had room to fly such a plane!

it's not overly huge with a wingspan just over 1220 mm... i think it's a nice size,you must be flying micro sized birds?
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 06:36 PM
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Don't know that I've ever seen a new one just announced on e-flite site and not on Horizon Hobby. At first I wondered where this came from as HH wasn't showing it. It might be interesting, but can't decide if it's an upgrade or downgrade in some ways. Are CA hinges going to be as good or better than the hinges on the old version? That's probably where some of the weight came off from though.
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 06:48 PM
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Don't know that I've ever seen a new one just announced on e-flite site and not on Horizon Hobby. At first I wondered where this came from as HH wasn't showing it. It might be interesting, but can't decide if it's an upgrade or downgrade in some ways. Are CA hinges going to be as good or better than the hinges on the old version? That's probably where some of the weight came off from though.
This is on Germen E flit web site...no price ,no release date ,but specs for weight r the same
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 08:37 PM
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US e-flite web site says Mid February date. $379.99 price. That's $20 less than current model.
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 08:43 PM
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it's not overly huge with a wingspan just over 1220 mm... i think it's a nice size,you must be flying micro sized birds?
Yes, I'm flying micro birds. I have a UMX SBach 3D AS3X that is very similar in flying characteristics to this. I also have a UM P-51, AS3Xtra, and UMX Mig. It's not a problem of skill level; I have complete confidence flying the SBach, except landing in think grass, it's tricky to say the least . It's just that I barely have enough room to fly my SBach, let alone my Mig-15. If I do get a plane like this, I would be reduced to harriers which gets boring after a while. I'm more into precision aerobatics, with mild 3D.
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 10:25 PM
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The sbach umx and the cz yak are not very similar in flying characteristics. Different worlds.
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Old Jan 10, 2014, 12:53 AM
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German site says BNF 370,- EUR and PNP 270,- EUR- available should be Feb 2014.
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Old Jan 10, 2014, 01:16 AM
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German site says BNF 370,- EUR and PNP 270,- EUR- available should be Feb 2014.



cool,nice to know the release date,i most likely will pick up one then if not the first in ireland.
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Old Jan 10, 2014, 09:06 AM
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I love the new CS on it, it'll be really easy to see in the air. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this one cheaper than the original?
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