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Old Jun 19, 2011, 10:12 AM
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******NEW YAK-55 Micro by DYNAMIC FOAMY*******

I need some feedback on this new plane under development. We have had some customer requests for this style of airplane so here are photos of the prototype. This is a highly modified version of the Yak-55 that will use the same 6400 series equipment flown on our Dynex2.4 model. I stretched the main fuse vertically to give it extra surface area while decreasing the wingspan from it scale configuration. The control surfaces are also oversized with the appropriate counter balances. This thing is VERY lightweight but surprising strong. The wing area is at least 10% more than our Dynex2.4 but the overall weight is the same.

So, the model is interesting but should we offer it as a Dynamic Foamy product?

General Specs:
*1.2-1.3oz. Flying weight
*Length 21
*Wingspan 20

Est. Selling price
*Full kit covered as shown $34.99
*Ready to film (completely cut with Carbon and hardware) you cover the model with your choice of film $19.99

Let me know your thoughts,
Bert
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Looks sweet and at half the cost of the Extra 300 airframe you might have a winner. Flight reports seem to be the key to the success of all planes here. Maybe you should send a full kit to RealGambler and let him review it and compare it to the Extra.
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 08:11 PM
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Looks great

Any flight vids?
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 06:32 AM
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Looks sweet and at half the cost of the Extra 300 airframe you might have a winner. Flight reports seem to be the key to the success of all planes here. Maybe you should send a full kit to RealGambler and let him review it and compare it to the Extra.
TODD
Thanks for the vote of confidence IRV! Sadly, shipping cost to Canada are prohibitive. Definitively look like a good contender to the Extra for sure! Also love the fact that you can use your own covering, which is a sweet idea!
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 06:39 AM
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Initial comments:

1- Not too keen about the fake vents which will simply weaken the airframe. I do like the large crumpling zone in front otherwise!

2- Cockpit is waaaaay to weak as it is. Remember, pilots will catch it by the cockpit while hovering, and an inverted landing (ok, crash) will also crush it easily. (yes, it does happen). Once it's all weaken (it won't break, thanks to the mylar), KE won't be has nice since the cockpit will bend). The Extra as more support, and it's still weak!

3- If it's the final version, does it land straight on the rudder? A little extra notch on the airframe would protect the rudder from impact.

Overall, just by looking at it, I'm giving it the thumb's up!
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 03:54 PM
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Gambler with all the crap I give you (and you take it well) the least I can do is try and get you a free airframe. You post more videos and info on the Extra than anyone, which makes you the perfect candidate. I'll be more than happy to pay the shipping if they decide to give you a kit to review. PayPal ready DF
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 06:22 AM
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Here is a quick video of the prototype in action just to test the concept. One of the first things I noticed is when you invert the plane it stays in trim with NO tendency to pitch up or down.

Bert

Yak-55 micro.wmv (1 min 41 sec)
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:34 AM
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WOW! that looks awesome!
I think RealGambler is right about the rudder being in a dangerous position on landing... so I guess after trying to take off from asphalt you will end up with a rudderless plane... but it might be fixable with a music wire skid.

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 08:06 AM
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Hell YES!!!!!!!
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Looks fantastic. I actually prefer the look of it over the e-flite 300 and the fact that you can purchase a new ready to cover airframe for only $19.99 is awesome. I would agree RG that possibly the "vents" would weaken the air frame. I really like the look of them, the question is how much stronger would the front end be without them? The precision looks to be absolutely amazing. I think this is a real winner!
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Hey Bert
I was excited to be a winner in your AMA magazine "About Us" contest. I am still looking forward to receiving the kits. Maybe this new Yak will be one of them. I will send you more E-mails.
Dave
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 07:57 AM
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Just a little note to say that Bert did send me some kits to review. Just started building one, so I'll post a review in the next few days. Until then, drink a lot of water, because from what I've seen so far, you'll be salivating a lot until this beauty is officially released! BTW, you may also want to go crash your other UMs, since you'll need the electronic soon!
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Just a little note to say that Bert did send me some kits to review. Just started building one, so I'll post a review in the next few days. Until then, drink a lot of water, because from what I've seen so far, you'll be salivating a lot until this beauty is officially released! BTW, you may also want to go crash your other UMs, since you'll need the electronic soon!
See I aint totally worthless.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 06:13 AM
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I owe you big time! I'm taking my time to build it (in reality, I think somebody could easily put it together in less than one hour with C.A., but I'm a stuborn guy, and I'm using my favorite glue, UHU POR, and let it dry between each step).

On the bench it's a very impressive airplane, looking forward for the maiden!
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Hows it coming along Gambler, any pics for us to droll on? 6 days and impatiently waiting.
TODD

Bert: I just want to say thank you for sending Gambler the kits.
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