Twisted Hobbys - Telink 43" Yak 55 - Build, Fly, Vid
I am really excited that Twisted Hobbys is bringing these great planes into the US. These are some really bad@ss foamies and I cannot wait to get this new Yak 55 in the air.
I am running the exact combo that Twisted is selling and in this thread I will complete a build log, video and review of the plane.
Flying day 1:
Guys, I burned a bunch of packs through this plane today and I am so pleased with it that this will be one of my keepers and it will go with me to every fly-in as long as it shall live! It really is one of those airplanes that is so well balanced in every area that every flight is so satisfying and enjoyable.
I don't even think that I am going to do an in depth review of the flight characteristics of this plane because, well, it will do anything you are capable of very easily (even tumbles).
The wing loading on this plane and the size is pretty close to perfect for the EPP and method of construction. It is exactly stiff enough. It is exactly light enough but not too light. The power system and servos are exactly right on with enough to go fast but not enough to destroy the plane in flight. Flight times are ridiculous!
I flew today with a variety of 2200 and 1800 packs in the location you can see in my photos. The CG is perfect with the 2200s (20-30C) and with the 1800s it is just a little aft. However, if you wanted to run 1800s or less all the time (and I dont plan on it) you could move the ESC forward.
Flight times on 2200s were 10-12 mins + and on 1800s about 8-10 mins.
I am running 50/50 degrees on the elevator and the rudder and ailerons maxed out. I added a but of expo to the elevator and rudder but that is all the mixing needed on this plane.
Now I'm going to put a gazillion flights on it and order some more batteries!
I talked with a few guys today about these planes and everyone who built, started building, got in the mail and/or flew them this weekend is absolutely blown away with them.
Personally I think the Yak is the best thing that's happened to EPP to date and I couldn't imagine another plane that would bridge the simulator to real world flying gap better.
I'm going to fly mine at an indoor event tomorrow night and I can't wait!
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