The Yak 54 Ultra Micro is compact in size and a blast to fly. Perfect for large indoor flying spaces, or outside in low wind conditions. Featuring full 4ch control, this ultra micro is a real performer. Capable of full aerobatics such as loops, rolls, inverted flight and more.
The Yak 54 is small and portable enough to take with you anywhere. The box it comes in also doubles as transport for the airplane. The airplane packs neatly in the box along with all of the accessories, and features a handle on the outside for easy carrying.
The included 2.4ghz radio is both Mode 1 and Mode 2 capable (user selectable) and features a built-in charging function for the flight battery. All that is needed to do is insert the AA batteries into the radio, charge the flight battery, and your ready to go!
Specs. Wingspan: 400mm Overall Length: 360mm Flying Weight: 36-38g Motor: Micro Coreless Motor ESC: All in one ESC/RX/Linear Servos Battery: 3.7V 150mAh Lipoly
Hey guys, just maidened this today. VERY twitchy. Not helped at all by extremely slow aileron servo and thus slow aileron response. DEFINITELY start on low rates even though it looks like there won't be enough throw on the surfaces, it will be enough. Just make sure surfaces are aligned/straight by setting trim to neutral on radio, then bend wires to get as close to neutral by eye (level elevator, straight rudder) before flying. It has PLENTY of power**was actually surprised by this. It seems like it might be a tad tail heavy...anyone else with experience on this? I always hesitate adding weight to a tiny foam plane, but given how crazy twitchy it was, I'm contemplating it. Also, it does tip stall pretty bad so keep plenty of speed in turns. There were a couple of times I was making a turn and it just rolled over and I lost control into the grass because of slow aileron response and tendency to stall quickly in turns even with seemingly enough speed. That said, aside from small crack on vertical stablizer (totally repairable with foam safe CA and tape) it's still flying so decently durable. Went through 6 batteries at the field and had easily 5-6 minute flights per battery with 3/4 to full throttle. Pretty fun to fly, but definitely keeps you on your toes**not a relaxing flyer due to bad these bad tendencies. Anyway, if y'all have similar experiences, and figured out how to stablize it with nose weight or other, let me know. Overall, I'd buy again at such a great price, but would be aware of initial tendencies and would advise a little nose weight and LOTS of soft, green grass for the first few flights til it's trimmed out. Happy flying!
I got this in the mail yesterday, it's my second plane, the other being a lanyu tw-748 corsair which I've only flown once. This plane is a blast! I had my first real flights on this plane today, it's very agile and pro mode can definitely be very twitchy. My first day really flying rc planes and I managed to do controlled stall turns, flips / loops, corkscrews / barrel rolls and even a few inverted flights! I never thought it would be so easy! The plane really doesn't fly too fast for a beginner, in fact it has less power than I thought, but boy is it a blast to fly!
I bought this as my second plane .. because it was small and i was thinking i can fly it at a small park by the house. wow, was i wrong! ** you just have to think about the aileron and the plane will -roll-. I totally crashed it the first (5 second) flight. I was over-controlling all over the place! The plane is very light and well designed (the prop just pops out) so nothing broke. I finally was able to fly it half-straight but it takes a lot of focus and TINY movements on the radio that comes with it (no way to set expo or anything of course). So if you get this one - be ready to crash the first flight and good luck thereafter. Definitely not for the novice pilot.
for beginners, any overhead winged plane will be more controllable..this being a midwing(the placement of the wing in the fuselage) wont be advisable for beginners..smaller the plane more sensitive the controls are also..
Hi, I am new to electric RC planes. Does anyone know if the "Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger/Discharger" will be sufficient for starting off with this plane's battery and also looking to possible upgrade to larger amp battery if this will work also?
hi, i have the thunder AC6 and its a great fist smart charger you can charge just about anything with it but you cannot charge the batteries for this plane with it or anything i know of other then the radio it comes with. and i cant seem to find any other batteries with the right plug it has a different plug then any other of the micros by parkzone. oh and don't get this for your first plane probably a good 3rd or 4th plane.
I tried to order so many things and USA is always out of stock
Mini swift folding prop and fuselage out of stock
A10 for my son out of stock
mini geebee arf or kit out of stock
Accipiter Badius never in stock
shrink tube never in stock
folding prop for large glider not in stock
i wonder do others have the same problem
Same as other customers ... I bought this more than 4 days ago and still not shipped !!
I bought another plane from another site in that same day, yesterday i built it and today I was flying it. I am first time customer on this site ... could be last :(
If it's from the US then it should be packed and ship the first business day. International orders usually ship but it is hard to get tracking info. Also, when you buy an item, you want to make sure it does not say back ordered on the bottom of the item you are buying.
yeah i would just say expect it to be 2 to 4 weeks before you get it from USA. i ordered 2 of these and it took 3 weeks but about a year ago i ordered from them and it only took a week. so i wouldn't worry about it not getting to you, you just have to wait a while hobbyking definitely needs to start shipping faster tho.
Opened the box, charged the battery, take-off and I flew it nose first into parking lot. For the first 10 seconds, it was great - very powerful motor/prop combo. Much faster than co-workers park flyer. However... now nothing works. When I plug in battery to plane, I hear servo noise - normal servo noise it seems, as you plug in battery. However nothing works. All connections appear to be fine. For $60 this is a great plane, however hoping I would have gotten more than 10 seconds out of it.
I full realize that it was my own fault that I crashed, certainly not blaming that on faulty plane.
I just can't figure out what is wrong with it now. All motors spin freely by hand, no visible damage other than prop falling off (which is intentional, so not to break) and dent in nose of body.
Joshua it sound like the crash KILLED the receiver unit. So you need to buy a PNP one so you can try the receiver. Sorry. HK may sell the receiver but if you buy just that you then may end up with a receiver and a plane that does not work. But if you buy a PNP plane at least you can use the transmitter you have.
Yes it can be done. Two ways to adjust the throws 1) adjust through the control horn holes and 2) adjust the rates on the controller (beginner vs expert). Your flying skills will determine how to tune the model - if this is your first flight, go beginner on the radio and low throws on the horns. As you get better (simulator practice does help...) increase the throws and shift the radio to expert mode. Now if you are an expert - go high rates and let it rip the sky!
I use hot glue on all of my models and it's worked great so far. I bought a dual temp hot glue gun and use high when I am gluing thick pieces, which will melt the foam slightly, and use the lower setting to glue seams that will be visible.
No, the Nine Eagles planes will not bind with the transmitters of NE helis released before 2011. The new helis appear to use the same protocol as the planes however. Better range. See the list of compatibility on the new J6 Pro transmitter page.
Just opened mine today from us warehouse. i bought 2. ailerons did not work so i tried the transmitter from the other one and ops normal... til i turned it off and went to fly. now the ailerons are inop again. all wiring and aileron connectors battery ok. problem seems to be the transmitter. note, if i moove the servo off center and plug it in the aileron centers but will not respond and will also try to stay centered when attempting to move the aileron servo when plugged in. anyone else??
I noticed that, but figured I'd reply to your post just in case you hadn't been to the site in a while, you'd get emailed with my response and be ready to snag a few before they go out of stock. I know I'm tempted to add a couple more to my hangar!
i already have the sky eagle,solo pro II,yak54 and solo pro 180(free), working on 450 pro tt fbl/xyz and quad. have 6 other planes i've never flown. don't have as many as i use to but still about 30 planes & choppers,20 cars. HK got me addicted again.
no wife, just 10 cats and counting. my fav plane & car is mustang. 88 coupe 347 vortec s trim,500-600hp sitting last 10 years. i only have 39 orders since 5/11, got some catching up to do. those with the most toys wins.
mostly if you can fly your good to go.if your not very familar with ailerons.i would take it easy with like baby steps.i honesly think this would be a nice beginer plane.hard to brake.thanx for shopping with hobbyking
check youtube. there are many vids on nine eagles and it will tell all,hobby king live
This thing is great! i absolutely love the plane and the value is ridiculous. 4 fully proportional channels rtf for only 60 bucks!!! and they even included 4 AAs for the transmitter but you should probably get some extras while your waiting for it to come in case they stop including them. The plane itself looks very sharp excellent finish for an ultra micro. I really couldnt believe how small and light it is. Unfortunately that does mean its very sensitive to even the lightest wind but thats unavoidable really rudder is a little less sensitive than id like when youre on low rates but it picks up on high rates. transmitter is a bit bulky but you quickly forget about that. i did run it straight in to the ground at near full throttle (i was flying inverted when a gust hit) and had only the slightest bit of damage. IMPORTANT!!! PROP WILL COME OFF EVERY TIME WHEN BELLY LANDING but i havent lost it one yet and they do include a spare in the box and i figure better for it to come off then to break. it uses this weird snap on prop deal. havent tried the landing gear yet but it looks decent considering how light the plane is.
Overall. Buy one! Buy two! buy ten! theyre a total blast and the usa warehouse saves time and shipping. one thing i do wish od done is order some spare batts in the first order, make sure to get single rail t1 types. im gonna get an extra soon too i think. thanks
Great little plane, but maiden using dual rates as it's very responsive.
Weakest point is the vertical stab and the lower rudder pivot. Simply reinforce with some hinge tape.
Surface adjustments are made by bending control rods, so it's easy to tune, but also easy to get out of tune.
The box makes a nice carrying case as it's packed well. Order more "single rail" batteries.
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Pros: 1) Powerful motor and prop combo 2) Good climb rate 3) RTF version includes transmitter for small increase in price 4) Flight battery reached full/stated capacity after 1-2 cycles 5) Includes transmitter batteries 6) Prop-saver system works flawlessly 7) Digital trims and dual-rates Cons: 1) Ridiculously slow aileron servo 2) Rudder and elevator servos aren't entirely proportional 3) Verticle stabilizer is not glued properly and is misaligned 4) Lower rudder hinge is not reinforced and breaks easily 5) Tail wheel is difficult to remove at the field 6) Foam wheels don't roll well enough for realistic ground handling 7) Transmitter doesn't work with a neck strap
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Awesome little plane.Hard to fly but durable. tape the wings underneath before flying.A small 0.5 mm c.f. rod thru the fuselage and up into the rudder leading edge held in place at the rearmost hole in the underbelly by a bit of foam and a dot of glue helps the tail from flopping over. A gust of strong wind and i almost lost it to oblivion so fly on calm days . will get more Nine Eagles products
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If your thinking about it buy it! you wont be disappointed. I have years experience on simulators and about 20 flights on a real trainer and i can fly this with ease. Just remember to have some CA on the side for those rough landings. Battery last a good while but buy more for those perfect no wind days because you wont want to stop flying. Get it!