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Oct 15, 2010, 05:56 PM
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miksta115's Avatar
Cool

New E-flite Carbon-Z Yak 54


http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFL10080
(Link to Horion Hobby page)

This is a new plane by E-flite that I really like... I didn't see any posts about it so i figured I would start one. That said, if there is one already, sorry. but here are the basic specs.

Key Features
Exceptionally strong and lightweight Carbon-Z airframe
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)

Wingspan: 48.0 in (1220mm)
Overall Length: 48.5 in (1230mm)
Wing Area: 525 sq in (34.0 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 3.75-3.80 lbs (1.70-1.73kg)
Motor Size: 25-size 1,000Kv Brushless Outrunner (included)
Radio: 6+ Channel Transmitter (AR600 included)

I'm really looking forward to this one, It should RIP!!! What do you guys think?
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Oct 15, 2010, 08:23 PM
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Wow, shocking video for a foamie. Price is on the high side, but performance looks outstanding, specs look good with digital servos, 4s power.

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

There are no decent / PNP RTF 3D planes and this should fill the gap. Some folks just want to fly and not build.

Someone needs to do a balsa.

Thanks for posting!
Oct 15, 2010, 09:30 PM
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I wonder if they will mold the wings correctly on this one? (yes, I know...that was Parkzone, but obviously this model is part of the same series.)

Seriously, it looks like a great plane -- I like the color scheme and design. Although, I wouldn't be able to swallow that price tag, and I am sure others won't be able to just for a foam model.

If you do the math (all prices from Horizon Hobby's site):

Power 25 - $70
AR600 - $60
ESC - $85
Battery - $75
Servos: ~$52
= $342

...the plane basically comes out costing $50. This is a good price, but what about for those of us who don't use Spektrum? Of course, we can sell the RX, but it seems like they are just trying to turn people off from buying it -- extra hassle and expense to buy one of their new models. And, I don't care that much for Spektrum servos, so they give you few options there also...

Garret
Last edited by Garret H; Oct 15, 2010 at 09:42 PM.
Oct 16, 2010, 01:26 PM
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they will have this plane available as a PNP, no rx and no battery for less.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFL10075
Oct 20, 2010, 05:40 PM
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I will be buying this as soon as possible in the Plug n Play version.
Oct 20, 2010, 08:43 PM
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its what everyone thought the extra 300 was going to be haha.
i want it but it is very pricey, same as habu
Oct 20, 2010, 09:29 PM
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If you click on the above link , go over to parts , looks like it wouldnt be too much to buy it piece by piece , and put your own radio and motor in it ..Dennis
Nov 02, 2010, 10:38 AM
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I know its not out yet, but I have mine pre-ordered already. :-)

Question about batteries though.
Im trying to have a few extras here and ready for when the plane shows up.

I know they recommend a 4s 2800, I was thinking about 4s 3300's.
Physically, the 2800 and 3300 are very similar; the 3300 is a few mm taller.
But, is the extra weight going to be any issue with these types of planes? (20g-30g difference).

Thanks
Nov 02, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flatusboy View Post
I know its not out yet, but I have mine pre-ordered already. :-)

Question about batteries though.
Im trying to have a few extras here and ready for when the plane shows up.

I know they recommend a 4s 2800, I was thinking about 4s 3300's.
Physically, the 2800 and 3300 are very similar; the 3300 is a few mm taller.
But, is the extra weight going to be any issue with these types of planes? (20g-30g difference).

Thanks
You should be fine I would think but I'm no expert on power systems. You may have to shave some foam out of the fuse to get it to fit but I don't think the extra weight will be an issue. I wouldn't go any bigger than that though.
Nov 10, 2010, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by littleoak View Post
Wow, shocking video for a foamie. Price is on the high side, but performance looks outstanding, specs look good with digital servos, 4s power.

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

There are no decent / PNP RTF 3D planes and this should fill the gap. Some folks just want to fly and not build.

Someone needs to do a balsa.

Thanks for posting!
There is. Look at Tower, Great Planes Yak 55M, 50".
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAAVS&P=ML
Dec 03, 2010, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by griesel View Post
There is. Look at Tower, Great Planes Yak 55M, 50".
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAAVS&P=ML
This Yak 55 isn"t RTF/PNP .According to the describing the E-Flite Yak is flight ready in an hour.I have one on backorder too
Maybe I also give a try to the GP Yak as well....
Last edited by george2; Dec 15, 2010 at 01:26 PM.
Dec 15, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Carbon Z Yak 54 shipping now


Both Horizon and Hobbyzone show this airplane in stock now.
Dec 15, 2010, 12:29 PM
Balsa to the Wall
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Looks like it' s about $175 for all the airframe pieces and hardware.


Chuck
Dec 15, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Good news.Maybe it will be available in Europe soon.....
Dec 15, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Picked mine up today! Got it all assembled, throws, etc... It looks like a solid plane, and I like the setup. Not in love with the color scheme, but its not that bad.


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