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Thread: Yak 55 double vision!

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    Yak 55 double vision!

    https://youtu.be/Q2VrKp4M6qk

    Bonkers ‘muricans...

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    Certainly bold.......

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    but why?
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    TA out

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    I can’t figure that out either TA! Less aerobatic, more power, heavy elevator, slower roll, with greater momentum. Gear looks like a ground handling nightmare.

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    Room to fix a CJ601 jet to the new centre section, that’s why. ;-)

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    Well that's something I never expected to see, mainly because being relatively sane means that the thought had never crossed my mind!! )

    Amazing what can be done with a bit of lateral thinking and initiative...oh, and money. Practical use?? Probably none, although it might make a good handling trainer for prospective F82 pilots??
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    This is the other airshow act from Jeff Boerboon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA-w8HjeY2Q (which also neatly pulls this thread back into the 'Historic' world.... )
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    I think we can say comfortably that the Yak 55 is historic! It’s hardly a cutting edge aerobat....

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    Well, not first time someone combined parts of 2 aircraft...

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    Why you ask........... Let me Quote Monty P............. "And now for something completely different..."

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    You could even argue that this is a similar project
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    Why did they do that ? Because after a few beers in the back of a hangar, the guy that built the Sasquatch Jet Waco and his friends said... "Why not ? Let's try it !"

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    oh well it fly's I like it, look's a job well done
    Cheer's all far and WIDE!! , Tally Ho from Phil in Oz!

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    Its taking two nice aircraft and turning it into something that has no value

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    If the owner can sell it as an airshow act, then it has value for him. Had they done this to two historically significant aircraft, I'm sure it would have caused quite a stir. As for two Yak-55s, I don't think it matters much what he does with them. I for one will be looking out for the videos showing the finished item.
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    It is indeed intended for the airshow business. Wait until it received the jet engine under the central wing.

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