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Old 04-30-2005, 07:40 AM   #91
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:36 AM   #92
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Re: Yak

Originally Posted by luv2flyrc
Rob, Rob,

$1100 or so Can.$ is a small price to pay for an airplane that is the subject of a 200 page + thread on RCU! Many of the guys claim that it out performs a pro built 40% competition model! Of course the only other plane they own is a H9 Funtana

The workmanship and qualtiy is so high much better than a V-Mar ARF , I mean once you "straighten" 'er out that is. A twisted fuse or stab tube in crooked is really not a problem in a high performance comp model.

Once u buy it , order a DA 50, when you receive it, take a good look at it, start emailing everyone u know, telling them how powerful it is ( compared with the Saito 91 in the Funtana) , how smooth it is, and stick the DA logo on the cowl of your new YAK. You feel like a true hero for buying it.

Once this is accomplished, immediately ship your NIB DA 50 back for repair and upgrades, don't forget to tell everyone about DA's amazing customer service. How they answered all your questions on the phone ( once u got through) and how they didn't even charge return shipping on the repaired engine!

So Rob, when are u going to join the Yak

Mike you sound a bit bitter.

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Old 04-30-2005, 08:59 AM   #93
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Funny..my 36% Katana only cost something like 980.00Canadian plus tax

Heck of alot bigger to



Originally Posted by Rob
I phoned pinnacle hobbies and they wanted $910 canadian for it + taxes so for the lower price $1048 you could have your own 87" extreme flight Yak. I feel IMHO this plane is over priced mind you I haven't flown one yet but It would have to cook me dinner to for me to pay that price for a 50cc plane again this is MHO thats all.
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Old 04-30-2005, 11:49 AM   #94
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Re: Yak


Mike you sound a bit bitter.

Wasup? [/quote]

Hi Jim,

Was up too late straightening my fuse and stab tube

and just poking a little fun at the guys over on RCU, u must admit that the hype for this plane and engine have been a bit insane .

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Old 04-30-2005, 11:57 AM   #95
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This is what I am talking about One guy starts the ball rolling and say how great a plane is and then it takes a few others to follow suite and next thing you know you have this unbelievable plane that is worth 2 time what I feel they should be. It is all hype you have to remember this is just some Balsa and light ply wood you are buying. Yes there is carbon fiber involved but really. They get the planes shipped from china and there might be $200 worth of wood in the plane the hole thing people are paying for is so they can say I HAVE A EXTREME FLIGHT YAK. It really doesn't matter how good the plane will fly it really is the person behind the sticks that matters. Sorry for POOPING on the extreme flight Yak parade but This hole $1048 for a 50cc air frame is retarded. again this is MHO
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$600 US is the going rate for any decent 50cc sized ARF. I also have the Chip Hyde Double Vision. It's about the same price as the Yak and the hardware kit is no where as complete as the EF Yak. So for me, the EF Yak is incredible value. Just go price a few of the comparible 50cc kits on the market. Unfortunately, shipping ARF's is more expensive than kits. If you're into ARF's, the EF Yak is among the best in terms of quality, completeness and engineering. If you're not into ARF's, that's great too. I like to built kits but I don't have the time I used to so ARF's fit my current lifestyle right now.
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:27 PM   #97
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Oh man,

The only thing worse than EF Nazi's (sorry scale guy ) are the bashers (who by the way never have flown one)! Nobody forces you to spend your hard earned dollars on anything (well except taxes). So if you don't think that the Yak is worth it and DA 50 is crap...don't buy it!

I can't help but feel hurt about the Funtana crack tho Mike

Anyhow, as I said before, this will be my first gasser and I'm pretty excited about it. I ordered direct from EF and paid about $1050 for the airframe including shipping and all taxes so Pinnacle is not marking up the price at all really.

If you want to fly on the cheap, then stick to glow!

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This is funny Reminds me of the Comp-ARF Impact, guys were complaining that the stab was not installed square, the tail is weak and failing in flight etc etc etc.....

Guess what....its an $800 airplane!!! You are going to get $800 worth!! If you want a professionally built model, pay a builder $2K and your stab will be straight Better yet go to a company like ZN Line and pay $8K for a complete model....guanteed to be straight and fly perfect...but 10 times the price

The old saying you get what you pay for holds true for virtually everything in life.
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Old 04-30-2005, 03:46 PM   #99
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Not sure if I'd count on Extreme Flight either.

Their website has had every plane marked 'Temporarily out of stock' since January this year. How long can they stay in business with no stock?

Hopefully this will turn around soon though,

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Old 04-30-2005, 08:38 PM   #100
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Originally Posted by Count Floyd
Oh man,

I can't help but feel hurt about the Funtana crack tho Mike

Sorry 'bout that John, just speaking metaphorically of course! had a Funtana myself and thoroughly enjoyed it .

I must admit being a bit disappointed in the finish of this plane, especially in light of all the hype generated. IMO it's really not any superior quality wise to any of the H9 stuff I've built, ie Sukhoi, 33% Edge, Funtana 40.

Although as Steve mentioned, the hardware pack is excellent.

In fact, there are alot more dents in the finish than any of those. My cowl was extremely well packaged however; it has 2 areas with "spider" cracks in the paintwork ( obviously flexed & packaged at the factory this way) The final straw was having to straighten out the back end.

I appreciate honest observations regarding a product and not biased enthusiasm. I just picked the DA 50 thing as an example of how silly people can be when it comes to brands.

I do look forward to flying the Yak

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