18 MORE FROM THIS ISSUE AT MODELAIRPLANENEWS.COM
Yak 54 3X
THIS GORGEOUS 3D MACHINE
HAS INCREDIBLE FLIGHT
By Mike Gantt Photos by John Reid & Mike Gantt
Carbon-Z technology is like rock and roll;
it is here to stay. When the concept was introduced I
spoke to creator Quique Somenzini, who informed me
that the sky was literally the limit with the new building
technique. A model built with Carbon-Z, a blend of
a “carved,” ribbed foam structure with carbon fiber
and wood supports added in key areas, can withstand
extreme flight maneuvers. This combined with a potent
power system means that a pilot can have a hardcore
3D plane that will do fast flight transitions such as
“walls” or “pop-ups” without worry over whether
the wings will “taco.” Another thing is that heat and
humidity can do funny things to covered airplanes.
With a Carbon-Z plane you will never need to iron,
heat or re-cover any part of it and regular CA touched
up with 99¢ acrylic craft-store paint can be used for
most repairs. The original Carbon-Z Yak 54 has a
proven track record and one heck of a following.
E-flite has now delivered the Carbon-Z Yak 54 3X.
Refinements to a model with such great success
are always welcome and I just had to have it!