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Old 01-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default World Exclusive: The New Hangar 9® Composite QQ Yak 54 2.6 m

World Exclusive News!!! Holy cow guys, this is an unexpected turn from our friends at Hangar 9!
A COMPOSITE YAK designed by QQ!!!
All-Composite, Zero Compromise Masterpiece.
The New Hangar 9® Composite QQ Yak 54 2.6 m

Probably the most visited airframe by World Aerobatic Champion Quique Somenzini, the Yak 54 is favored especially for its ability to give a pilot the widest range of maneuvering capability at a presentation level worthy of upholding the scrutiny of eagle-eyed judges. Having used his Giant-Scale Yak 54 at title events around the globe, today his vision of the perfect aerobatic competition airplane has reached a plateau near to flawlessness as perhaps Michelangelo’s David or Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

The Hangar 9 Composite QQ Yak 54 2.6 m ARF is the RC pilot’s equivalent to art and music destined to stand the test of time. Using modern built-in-the-mold construction techniques its structure is not only laser-accurate but also built as light as possible so that the high-output gas engine suggested will deliver sweet performance you can use to master scale aerobatics and hard-core 3D. On the ground, critics will marvel at its seamless three-color scheme designed by the renowned aviation graphic artist Mirco Pecorari of Aircraft Studio Design.

Composite QQ Yak 54 2.6 m Key Features:
- Designed by Quique Somenzini for outstanding 3D and unlimited aerobatic capability
- Full composite construction provides a light and strong airframe
- Painted-in-the-mold 3-color scheme designed by Mirco Pecorari
- Center-pivot hinges allows extreme control deflections and quiet operation
- Engine soft mount reduces vibration, noise, fatigue to the airframe and servo current
- Easy access and installation of canisters, tuned pipes or standard mufflers
- Engine dome provides convenient access to throttle servo, ignition and exhaust
- Design around the DA 100–120cc gas engines
- High quality hardware and control linkages included
- Optional Side Force Generators (HAN520025) available

In addition, the Composite QQ Yak 54 has several aerodynamic improvements over previous Quique designs, including center pivot hinges that better allow for extreme deflections and quiet operation. The plane also features a unique soft mount for 100–120cc engines that reduces vibration, servo current and noise making more restrictive flying fields accessible. The engine dome allows convenient mounting and easy access to the throttle servo, electronic ignition and exhaust system. The sophistication of its construction is matched with Hangar 9 easy of assembly that’s made famous thanks to offering a high quality hardware package, painted aluminum landing gear, and clearly illustrated instructions so that you can go from bench to flight-line faster than you may have thought possible.

The Composite QQ Yak 54 2.6 m is designed to suit the demands of modern Unlimited-level pilots who know that a world-class airframe can deliver a competitive edge over long periods. The stability of the all-composite structure is similar to those making an impression within the full-scale the arena. The result is an airframe strong enough to handle the rigors of constant practice flights, but also maintain its integrity so the feeling of flying a brand-new airplane never fades.

Quique Somenzini designs are known for 3D and unlimited aerobatic capability. And this big 102-inch wingspan QQ Yak 54 is sure to please the scale competition or hard-core 3D pilot looking to make a mark on a canvas of blue sky, with an airplane specially tuned to make your senses sing.

Composite QQ Yak 54 2.6 m Specifications
Wingspan: 102 in (2600mm)
Length: 94.5 in (2400mm)
Wing Area: 2000 sq in (130 sq dm)
Weight: 28-29 lb (12.7-13.2 kg)
Engine: 100-120cc gas

Recommended Composite QQ Yak 2.6 m ARF Accessories
Transmitter: Spektrum DX18 DSMX transmitter (SPM18000)
Receiver: Spektrum 12-Channel DSMX X-Plus PowerSafe receiver (SPMAR12120)
Receiver Battery: 2 Spektrum Li-Po Receiver Pack 4000mAh (SPMB4000LP)
Servos: 8 JR DS8911HV Ultra Torque Servo (JRPS8911HV)
Engine: Desert Aircraft DA 100cc or 120cc gas engine

Notable Features:

ALL-COMPOSITE AIRFRAME
Full composite airframe provides a strong and lightweight airplane design to suit the demands of modern unlimited level pilots.

CENTER PIVOT HINGE
All hinging is completed at the factory accept for the rudder which installs with just a screwdriver. The center hinge allows for extreme deflections and quiet operation.

ACCEPTS A VARIETY OF EXHAUST OPTIONS
The installation of canisters, tuned pipes or standard mufflers is made as simple as possible. With the large top-hatch and one-piece cowling removed access to all components convenient. All-composite construction also means that the overall structure to maintain strength is very minimal making the interior uncluttered and easy to maintain.

ENGINE DOME
Not only does the engine dome make it possible to isolate vibration with soft-mounting hardware, engine thrust and position can be adjusted at a finite level. The ability to remove the entire engine and mount as a unit also offers makes service a lot less awkward. Plus you get quick access to throttle servo, electronic ignition, ignition battery and exhaust.

FINISH OPTIONS
Also available is an optional painted helmet-head pilot (HAN362) and Side Force Generator fins (HAN520025)—sold separately.

Get to hangar-9.com for complete details and to find the Hangar 9 retailer near you.

HAN5200 Composite QQ Yak 54 2.6 m ARF Price: $1,699.99


More pics later this morning!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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Again, more pics coming, but here is the larger image!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:50 AM   #3
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I just saw this on the Hangar 9 site: http://hangar-9.com/Products/Default...ProdID=HAN5200

Very cool!

All composite Hangar 9!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:03 AM   #4
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WOW, I know it's late so I hope I'm not dreaming!!! Looks great and what, no nasty seam down the top and bottom of the fuse?!
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:30 AM   #5
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Going on the prices for rest of the new Hangar 9 GS planes , it will be about 2800$ in France, which means of course no one will buy them.

20% local sales tax does not account for a 60 to 70% average price increase. that would put it way more expensive than the established Krills and CompARFs, or just about anything else

Hangar 9, you really need a less greedy French distributor. we have less disposable income than most Americans, not more, so stop ripping us off. Rant over.

the plane looks great, and I am sure it will fly as good as it looks. QQ sure has loads of experience with Yak 54s.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:40 AM   #6
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Going on the prices for rest of the new Hangar 9 GS planes , it will be about 2800$ in France, which means of course no one will buy them.

20% local sales tax does not account for a 60 to 70% average price increase. that would put it way more expensive than the established Krills and CompARFs, or just about anything else

Hangar 9, you really need a less greedy French distributor. we have less disposable income than most Americans, not more, so stop ripping us off. Rant over.

the plane looks great, and I am sure it will fly as good as it looks. QQ sure has loads of experience with Yak 54s.
I thought this only happened in Japan.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:15 AM   #7
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And australia. Our dollar is going good, which means with the exchange rate it should be cheaper than the us price, unfortunately we always pay alot more
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That's right! Hanger 9's are only cheap in US.

Love the way qq's yaks fly, but i always think they just look wrong. I really love my yak's, and the EF is much closer to the correct look.
I also think they scheme looks very childish. like perfect for a 10 year old. But that's just me.
Cudos to hanger 9 for bringing out a composite!
I actually reckon, if you had the sales and volume, they could be made cheaper than laser cut ply ARF's.
Much cheaper.
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hmmm I feel a new freestyle plane coming on....
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This is a huge departure for H9 in the construction department, this construction technique would be great in a 35% super cub.
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well I am seeing this plane in my hanger!!! I hope
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Isn't 28-29 pounds a bit heavy for a 102 inch plane?
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This just enhances my thoughts about Horizon's China plant being far above everyone else on quality and capability. First the Extra with balsa sheeted foam cores and now an all composite airframe. There micros look and fly better than anyone out there, and now it looks like they are going to take that to the giant scale market. Horizon has got a team of people that can't be beat. Just my opinion but if I was on the Hobbico team I would spruce up the resume.
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Awww man, I see "BACKORDERED" for this plane in the near future and beyond on Horizon's site.....
Did I see "seamless" posted somewhere? Are these painted after the mold?
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This just enhances my thoughts about Horizon's China plant being far above everyone else on quality and capability. First the Extra with balsa sheeted foam cores and now an all composite airframe. There micros look and fly better than anyone out there, and now it looks like they are going to take that to the giant scale market. Horizon has got a team of people that can't be beat. Just my opinion but if I was on the Hobbico team I would spruce up the resume.
I am pretty sure Horizon uses many manufacturers around the world for the airframes they offer not just a singular plant as you post reads. I would suspect Horizon is like many other businesses. Always looking for new and exciting ways to create products for their customers which requires adding or changing vendors from time to time. It possible that this is a new composite airframe vendor for them. Seems Hangar 9 planes are made in several different factories by different vendors.

This is a return of the QQ YAK which is what so many have been asking for. The first competition Yaks Quique had were composite. He and Wayne used those as the basis for the wooden QQAC Yak 54 airplanes sold for several years before Quique joined Horizon. Glad to see the QQ YAK back in the market. Congrats to Quique, Horizon and all the team involved.
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