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I really like this quote from wiki.. "The resulting design, the Yakovlev Yak-55, was a single-engined all-metal cantilever monoplane. The aircraft's wing is mounted midway up the fuselage and is of thick, symmetrical section to aid inverted flight"
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Post by Yakass55 » 12 Oct 2018 21:54

Looking for contact information for shipchief.
Jay here, would like to talk props with you. I’ve got a 96 Yak 55M, and I’m not real happy with my MTV-3-250. Would like to talk to you.

Jay

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Post by Yakass55 » 13 Oct 2018 15:23

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Thought I should introduce myself. Jay Hodge and this is my Yak 55M. Love the plane, but not a fan of the MTV-3-250 that’s on it. Would like to talk to people who have tried the Whirlwind, or even used the stock V530.
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Post by SHIPCHIEF » 04 Nov 2018 13:17

Hi Jay;
I haven't checked this site for a while.
The first year I had my Yak-55M at Acro Camp, the instructors were very taken with the plane, but one of them warned me to stay away from the MT 3 blade, it would be a disappointment.
So I elected to go with the Whirl Wind W-530 blades as I documented here.
I'm not sorry, but I should have spent some more time balancing the V-530 paddle blades. So I'm going to keep the original blades as a back-up in case there is ever a problem with the W-530 (I doubt that will happen - just insurance)
Scott

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Post by Yakass55 » 15 Nov 2018 16:38

:| Hey Scott,

I just sold my 52 which had the original V-530 on it. Now I just have my 55 with the MTV3-250 on it. It’s time to overhaul the MT, so I was thinking if it turns into a money pit, I would come up with a new plan. Was hoping to talk to you about your experience with the new blades.

Jay

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