The L.O.O.T.M. Archive

Lust Object of the Month

May 2006


Visit this site for more information on the Yak-55: http://www.yakuk.com/yak55.asp  

 

 
Compare this SP-55M with the stock Yak-55.  Note the turtledeck, and the redesigned rudder.  The composite control surfaces and more powerful M-14 engines give this aircraft great performance for the money.  More info on the SP-55M here: http://www.russianaeros.com/sp55mproduct.htm

May's LOOTM is the Yakovlev Yak-55M.  Lots of bang for the buck in this aircraft.  For the price of a Pitts, you get an airplane that is capable of Advanced and Unlimited aerobatics.  And, of course, you get the stout Russian airframe durability matched with the awesome Vedenyev nine-cylinder radial engine.

The Yak-55 is able to maneuver very tightly, so keeping the plane in the box or before the crowd is easy.  There's also an evolution, the SP-55M, with composite components and even more performance.

Enjoy the May LOOTM--the Yak-55.