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Jul 05, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Fancy Foam EPP Yak 55 and Yak 54 - flat and airfoiled wings


Mike at Fancy Foam has been very busy since his purchase from Mike He is continuing to kit some awesome foamies. Mike has a sweet line up of 32" Yaks. This thread will be dedicated to all 32" Fancy Foam Yaks:

Flat wing:
Yak 55
Yak 54


All of them are different in their own way. The air foiled are great for outdoors and windier conditions. The hybrid is a little more rigid and crisp, although a little less durable. The Yak 54 is a great little flying plane and the legendary Leadfeather Yak 55 is still one of the best.

I am also very excited that the flat wing Yaks are now available printed. The 54 has a very simple and sweet scheme. On the 55, since it has become one of the classic EPP foamies out there, we went with a "classic" car theme, complete with flames and pin-striping on the bottom.

I am going to post some pictures of my 55 build and of the 55 and 54 together. These are some great kits at awesome prices from Fancy Foam, and it is only the beginning


Fancy Foam EPP 32" Yak 55 (3 min 20 sec)
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Jul 06, 2011, 07:15 AM
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Nice!

Mike has done an excellent job with his business. I'm amazed at the size of his offering and the continuous improvement in his kits. All of this now from Fancy Foam in just a couple of years!
Jul 06, 2011, 08:25 AM
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Nice airbrush work as usual, Adam. Keep up the good work. Dennis (aerolite)
Jul 06, 2011, 09:53 AM
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IMHO fancyfoam is the best way to go for epp foamies...

Great planes...best customer service and easy build for first timer!

I just cant make up my mind yet as to whats next...

Maybe a flat wing this time...

Hoot
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Jul 18, 2011, 04:44 AM
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Sometimes I just hate this hobby I was at the AMA 75th Anniversary Event this weekend and made the mistake of flying wrugen's FF air foiled hybrid Yak. Now another "must have" plane. Bill's was set up with a 1500Kv Blue Wonder on 3S. This will be my new "go to" outdoor foamie. Handles the breeze as well if not better than my large Telink Yak and with more control authority.

Azarr
Jul 21, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Sweeeeet I agree, the hybrid is awesome I is pretty crazy how much the airfoil helps cut through the wind and with the depron helps make it so crisp. You will love it!
Jul 21, 2011, 06:07 PM
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awesome.............
Aug 04, 2011, 09:07 PM
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I love them already - is it 9mm epp?
Aug 04, 2011, 09:51 PM
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Im diggin that flame scheme.
Aug 05, 2011, 09:40 AM
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I love them already - is it 9mm epp?
Yes, it is 9mm.
Oct 01, 2011, 10:20 PM
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video


Nothing much, but got a little video of the yak 54 tonight. Great little flyer!

A little fun with the Fancy Foam yak 54 (1 min 52 sec)
Nov 30, 2011, 08:22 AM
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More video :)


Well, this thread isn't exactly the most active in the world. Maybe I should put down another company, that usually gets things going. KIDDING, KIDDING!

Anyways, I am still loving my two yaks, and am still taking video of them, might as well post it up!

Fancy foam EPP Yak 54 and 55 (2 min 35 sec)
Nov 30, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Nice flying Adam! With that opening roller down the hall, I was wondering if you pulled that off with one pass. Very nice! Must be cool to have the entire school for a flying field............

Dennis R.
Nov 30, 2011, 08:47 AM
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Thanks! Ya, that was like a whole bunch of tries, I'm not good enough to do it in one shot .
Nov 30, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Great flying, Adam. Another must have airplane....DRAT!


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