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Dec 01, 2019, 07:13 AM
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Release of our 40" EPP Yak55 XL


The popularity of the 32" Leadfeather Yak55 is undeniable. The one comment I have regularly heard over the years is, "I wish you sold a bigger version". Well, we listened and have created a 40" 125% version of the plane that satisfies those desires. In doing so we went with a KF4 airfoil (theory) which not only gives the plane great flight characteristics, it also strengthens the wing significantly. We have increased the fuselage thickness to 15mm EPP to strength it and even the tail stiffeners have been increased to 6mm EPP giving the tail great structural support. Be aware, these features have complicated the build (This is not a novice build) and we strongly recommend reading the instructions and following the steps as they are laid out. The sequencing allows previous steps to dry while performing other steps. The KF4 airfoil (image) complicates the wing building over and above a typical flat foamie. (but the end results are well worth it)
Also, you should be aware that the build uses most of 4oz of Foam-Tac to complete.

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Dec 03, 2019, 10:02 AM
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Looks great, Coreman!
Dec 03, 2019, 04:24 PM
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Looks great, Coreman!
Thanks! There;s a few being sent out already so we should get some unbiased feedback shortly
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Dec 03, 2019, 09:38 PM
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Looks great Jim! I have one ordered and look forward to the build.

Anthony
Dec 03, 2019, 10:12 PM
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Looks great Jim! I have one ordered and look forward to the build.

Anthony
Just sent you an email verifying the mailing address change to Texas? Just want to be sure it gets to you

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Dec 10, 2019, 02:18 PM
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Kits are now shipping


We have begun to ship our first group of kits
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Dec 10, 2019, 02:20 PM
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Looks great Jim! I have one ordered and look forward to the build.

Anthony
It shipped out today. You should have it by the weekend!
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