I just ordered one of these cheap YAK 54 aerobatic foam platforms. I’m not looking for 3D cause then I would better buy myself a profile foamie. I rather have some scale like plane with scale like aerobatic capabilities. And I think this could just be a great affordable option:
Wing Span: 750mm (29.5in)
Length: 675mm (26.5in)
Weight: 355g (without battery and receiver)
Battery compartment size: 99x39x16mm (Important)
Center of gravity : 52-60 mm behind the wing leading edge
Not supplied : Your TX & RX
I used this 7.4V 2S 1000mah lipo battery.
For the advanced pilots – 11.1V 3S 760mha Lipo battery
Wiki information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-54
More wiki information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-55
Review/Build Log: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9983046/anchors_9983046/mpage_1/key_/anchor/tm.htm#9983046
Build Log and Flight Report
I’ll get back to this post as soon as it arrived. Shouldn’t take that long this time since I ordered from the europe warehouse with fast shipping option. Will be back soon!