Pursue Your Dreams
Carl named his Yak-55M Natasha after the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show. He loves flying this plane! Natasha is a very modified Yak-55M.
The base Yakovlev Yak-55 was a single-engined all-metal cantilever monoplane. The aircraft's wing is mounted mid-way up the fuselage and is of thick, symmetrical section to aid inverted flight. The pilot sits in an enclosed cockpit under a sliding teardrop canopy level with the trailing edge of the wing and with the seat below wing level.
Engine: 9 cylinder super charged radial developing 360 hp
Speed: 0 mph straight up, and really fast straight down!
Roll rate: more than 360 degrees/second
Weight: 1550 lbs empty
Prop: 2.6 Meters in Diameter
Ceiling: > 18,000 feet
Fuel consumption: > 35 gph at full power