Mojave 2018-15

As expected the Yak is powered by a supercharged, 360 hp MP-14 radial and it marks its spot wherever it goes. Simplicity is near-extreme throughout, giving light weight, a 3000 fpm climb and snappy handling. The big MT prop at least allows tail-low wheel landings. Scott bases the Yak at Mojave, where he works as the VP of Operations at Flight Research, a jet-based upset recovery, test and aerospace support operation.

As expected the Yak is powered by a supercharged, 360 hp MP-14 radial and it marks its spot wherever it goes. Simplicity is near-extreme throughout, giving light weight, a 3000 fpm climb and snappy handling. The big MT prop at least allows tail-low wheel landings. Scott bases the Yak at Mojave, where he works as the VP of Operations at Flight Research, a jet-based upset recovery, test and aerospace support operation.

KITPLANES Web editor Omar Filipovic, based in Portland, Oregon, is a GlaStar builder—old school, that is, he’s taking his time and doing everything himself.

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