Similar to the other scale RC planes in the FMS 3D aerobatic lineup, the Yak 54 is yet another incredibly well built aircraft. One of the most innovative features of this plane is that there are no foam hinges on the entire aircraft, all control surfaces utilize nylon hinges. This plane is built like a tank with high quality feature throughout. Multiple carbon spars give the wing the perfect combination of strength and flexibility, the entire plane utilizes 17g metal gear servos (no 9g or plastic gear servos on this plane!), the rudder has pinned hinges for extra safety and performance, and the elevator halves are joined by a thick plastic spar to ensure strength and perfect alignment during fast maneuvers. The Build quality of this plane is second to none.
This plane has the amazing versatility to handle perfectly at both very high speeds and very low speeds. Hovering, harriers, knife edge flight, and outside loops can be performed with relative ease. This is one great plane which is capable of most, if not all, 3D maneuvers. While the FMS Yak 54 is very easy to land, the scale rubber tires and heavy-duty, thick gauge metal landing gear are ready to absorb the shock of the occasional not so perfect landing.
FMS considered every detail when designing this plane. There is even a separate compartment on the bottom of the plane for your receiver and antenna. The receiver compartment is easily accessible by removing a magnetic hatch cover. The separate battery compartment on the top of the plane also has a strong magnetic hatch and plenty of room for a variety of battery sizes.
Many customers ask if this plane can be flown by individuals who do not have any 3D skills or are not 3D pilots. The answer is absolutely YES! The other question we are frequently asked about the FMS 3D planes is how they handle in windy conditions. These FMS 3D planes are absolutely amazing in windy conditions. We encourage you to read the reviews, the Yak 54 looks amazing, flies like its on rails and its innovative durability features are second to none.
1300mm / 51.2in
1270mm / 50in
100mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root
3948-Kv760 Brushless Motor
60A ESC, Internal 3A SBEC with EC3 Connector
Propeller / EDF
13x5 3 Blade Scale Propeller
17gx4 Metal Gear
4 Cell 14.8V 2500 mAh Lipo Battery with EC3 connector
Rugged hinges on all control surfaces
Wayne at Motion, sent me a new servo for the elevator. Installed and it works perfect. Hope to fly it soon!!
Got mine in good condition. Very nice looking. Mine went together very easily. Only problem I have is the elevator servo is very jumpy. at times all the servos will pulse like some kind of arc in the system. I'm hoping that will stop with a new servo. I am confused about the elevator hinges. In the pictures, the elevator has the same hinge type as the ailerons. Mine came with pinned door hinges. Not sure if this is an improvement or old stock that needs an upgrade. Big fan on Motion, but it seems the products don't match the pictures. I would be more disappointed, but have to wait for batteries. The 3000s I have for my Rebel are too wide. I have contacted support.
Tail drops bad on slower landings. Shaft on motor is weak and no you don't have any in stock so it sits gathering dust in my garage. So after two flights it's a two. Pretty though in my garage. Story is because of the tail dropping upon coming in to land, I nosed over in the grass, motor was off, didn't break the prop but the shaft bent. You don't have spare parts so it sits. Looking pretty in the process.
We should have the prop shaft in a few days, they were backordered from the manufacturer and just became available.
Bought the YAK wanting another nice aerobatic plane like the Edge....well...it isn't! A lathargic, under powered moderatly aerobatic. Dissappointed.
The plane build quality is fantastic, loved the hinged surfaces... and the paint/trim is top notch. I would however consider this a sport flyer that is capable of moderate aerobatics. There is no where near enough power in this motor for extreme 3D, and it's pretty borderline at even being enough to get you out of trouble. The surface throws are also just not up to 3D spec, especially in the rudder. This is what I would expect out of a plane dialed down to 65% movement in the surfaces.... as it comes, at 100% this plane struggles to knife edge unless it's flat out and into the wind. Blenders are sort of sloppy, it willl do nice pop ups... but forget waterfalls or any sort of move that requires rapid and extreme elevation movement. And really, you have to talk nice to it to get it to even harrier. Kinda bummed about it, as I'm used to lighter and much more powerful planes... whose capabilities exceed my one, this plane is exactly the opposite. Just wish there were a few more open reviews from actual 3D fliers prior to purchasing... .
I received mine and did some minor mods like changing to a 2blade 13x8e apc prop and addind a hobby eagle a3 gyro, and guess what? This flies more like a larger plane and has enough power for any maneuver
Looks beautiful. Haven't had a chance to take it out of box
Generally, very well constructed aircraft. Propeller shaft is very soft aluminum and will not stand up to even minor prop. impacts.
Contacted motion rc they fixed all the problems great company I would buy again
Go there instead?