This really nice little Sbach 342 is a very attractive and nicely made park fly aerobatic model and is perfect for either sport flying or 3D with the right set up.
The construction is excellent, the result being a light yet strong airframe, the superb looking covering has been expertly applied and the included decals really finish this great looking model off. All hardware is included and is nice quality, for instance, the horns and wing tube are CF, the under-carriage a sturdy brushed alloy and the wheel spats are moulded plastic for durability.
The Sbach 342 has become the plane of choice for so many 3D pilot's with it's winning combination of capability and sheer good looks. This fantastic little park flyer gives looks every bit as nice as the much larger models, it is nicely priced and will be cheap to get airborne, a winner all round, this Sbach 342 is a classy little aerobatic model!
Hello! I have an engine from SBACH 342 EPO 1400mm. Can I use it with this model with a 4S 3300mA battery? Thanks in advance. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_
last sunday was the maiden flight of my sbach , it is not modified , i used a turnigy park 480 , e-flite 40amp esc ,parkzone 3s 2200 mah , futaba s3114 servos and 2 HD servos that i bought here but i dont remember the name of them ,
this little aiplane looks beaultifull and flyes good , everithing is stock . exept from the hinges , i used my own great planes hinges , it may be a little heavy but it can fly 3D very good , ill make a new video the next week ,wait for it , so i like this sbach , chek out the video and tell me what you tink
... the sbach doesnot have any coupling yet it was just like the 7th flight
try to get the park 480 , you have to get a motor that uses 3s lipo bateries ,and it have to be lightweight , they recomend a park 450 but it is not enought , so put the park 480 on it and its a perfect combination,, so , try to get it ,and try to use a apc 12x6 prop , a 11x6 may work good , but you need the get the most thrust you can , ig you use a 9" prop tha plane would not be able to even do a single hover
I tried the Turnigy D3536/5 1450KV Brushless Outrunner Motor with 3s setup and TGS Sport 12x6E Precision propeller and it flyes perfect!!!! I think that is the best setup. I tried before with the park480, but it has not the enought power.
Mine came on last friday, so here are weights !
Rudder: 13 gr
Elevator: 23 gr
Wings: 75 gr X 2 = 150 gr
Fuselage: 170 gr
Motor Mount: 16 gr
Cowl: 50 gr
Landing: 30 gr
Screws, tail wheel, ecc. 85 gr
TOTAL: /- 537 gr
no, you must open air inlets to the cowl , because cool air have to enter to the fuse ,in the tail you have to do the hot air outlets, ill send you some pics of how i assembled mine , ill send you a facebook link
you have to open air inlets in the cowl , to allow the cool air enter to the fuse , and pass over the battery and esc , then all the air that enters to the fuse have to exit , so thats when you have to do an air outlet hole , i made it one in the middle of the fuse and in the las section of the tail, check out my build thread about my sbach , www.link try to open air inlets n outlets as i did , and open one hole in the last section of the tail
hey people , what do you think about this sbach ?
i have just ordered it , i costed me 135 dls with shipment
please can you tell me things about the flying and the 3D flying , i have seen coments that it is tail heavy , does anyones know what would be a good CG position for this little ariplane?
im gonna use this electronics:
turnigy park 480 1020 kv
apc e 12x6
e-flite 40amp esc
2200 mah batery (ill order a 1300 mah later
futaba servos with 20oz of torque (i dont remember the number )
i fly 3D 7 minutes perfecto on my e-flite extra 260 480
so i plan to asemble this airplane with his electronics
do you think that i will flye good ? i want a good power-weight ratio and to be able to perform good the 3D maneuvers
That would be perfect flymypretty! I meant without adding any adhesives at home when I said 'no glue/epoxy', so just fitting the kit together without electronics I guess should have been what I said lol. I'm trying to get everything lined up electronic & lipo wise without making her a pig so bare kit weight is a biggy. TNX!
Thanks aldesa165! So lets review here.... AUW 600-650gr, BARE AIRFRAME weighs 537gr. 650-537=113. 4x9gr servos = 36gr, 113-36=77gr. 20amp redbrick is 20gr, 77-20=57gr. 45mm spinner about 30gr, 57-30=27gr. Avg RX about 10gr, 27-10=17gr. Now I just need a 7gr 200w motor & a 10gr 3s lipo to push it.... Update the Numbers HK.
- Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 2836-1500 = 88 gr
- Mystery 40A Speed Controller = 30 gr
- ZIPPY Compact 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo = 165 gr
- 4x9 Servos = 40 gr
- Prop spinner = 50 gr
... the total weight comes near to 910 gr !!!
If you wish to 3D this plane then you want a large diameter,fine pitch prop,something around a 12 x 5 would be good.The Park 480 1020 motor will be excellent as it gives 220 watts of power,marry this to a HK 30amp esc or similar and a Turnigy 1300mah 3 cell 30 c pack,should be good.
use the apc 12x6!! im using that prop in this plane , im using park 480 and e-flite 40 amp esc, 3s 2200 lipo , the plane feels good and you need the most thrust you can get , 9" props would not work even for hover this plane
Thanks. That'll sorta work, 3 1/4 of the bolts wll go into something. Alternatively I may use a spare x-mount back to back which will use the holes that are there and pack the motor out a bit. Thanks for your quick response. Still interested to hear what others have done.
I'm building another one of these after the first one disintegrated in mid air. This time I'm reinforcing the motor mount and front of the fuselage, but also I'll mount the motor without using the X-mount at all* the Park 480 with some stand-offs, washers and 4 x 25mm bolts should hold it in place and be the perfect length, and fits the slots already in the motor mount.
I used the park 480 (37mm long) had to put a couple of nylon washers under the motor mount so the prop would be clear of the cowl. The Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 2836-1040kv is 40mm it think you will be OK.
I've flown the Eflite UMX SBach and that's a brilliant micro. I normally stay a way from balsa planes becuase I have no expeerience in repairing them, but this looks very nice and not too large. Can this be easily hand launched?
I usually ballance my plane about one quarter from the leading edge at the root making sure the plane slightly dips at the front making it a little nose heavy...its better to be nose heavy than tail heavy.Also you may want to turn the plane upsidown and ballance the plane from front to back adding weight to the wing tips as needed.
I bought mine with recommended motor turnigy park450 890kv. I am using 2200 mah batt, 11/4 prop and the total weight is closed to 1kg. I hv not flown it yet as the motor seems not enough power. Will try bigger kv motor. Is 1400kv motor too big or too heavy?
pushrod: thanks for your assurance. Will try to maiden it this week since I am not a 3d flyer. BTW, when I hold the plane vertically nose up, then push the throttle to the max the plane is not able to sustain it thrust
I'm thinking my set up will be
Turnigy prk480 11x4 slow flite prop
Turnigy sentery 40a spd Controller
Turnigy TG9e 9g
Assan X8 R6
It's all in my wish list if someone would like to order it for me? www.link
Running the 1300mah "I think" would fly the plane on the sport side.Your vertical maybe limited. An 1800mah "I hope" will give me big loops and decent vertical. 2200mah would be straight UP 3D!
The description seas 2836 Brushless Outrunner with 1300 will give you 3d
so.... Erwin your set up should work fine
Hi, this kind of model requires in my opinion glow engine .15 - .21 (2,5ccm - 3,5ccm). I have the same idea to power it by glow engine, probably by my ASP S21A (I think is the enough engine for unlimited verticals), because my previous model with this engine (f3a style, 1080mm wingspan, 1000g weight) crashed last week :-(
SO SO very nice * a very cheep price. I am amazed!!!! compared to the price of others that are similar to this this price rocks. of course that does not mean that it will fly great. I think that i will wait until reviews. I hope that their will be another shipment once these are gone
I dont think Hobby King would be stupid enough to stock another Sbach that cant fly. It could take several months to restock.
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This plane was flown beautifully, for 3d experience you may use brushless motor that has 1100 gr of thrust or bigger because if using 2200mah lipo, her flying weight is almost 1000 gr for having at least 1 : 1 thrust weight ratio. For the correct cg is between 75 until 80mm from leading edge, not 60mm like manual said. Im using park 450 brushless, 4 hxt 900 servos, turnigy plush 25A and zippy 2200 mah 40C lipo, mostly aerobatic flying, not 3d. Enjoy your plane
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Witam Sebach 342 po zlozeniu warzyl 980g RTF. Proponowany silnik ,Turnigy Park450 Brushless Outrunner 890kv jest za maly. Wykonanie samolotu bardzo ladne,dobra cena polecam.
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Today first flight,fantastic.My set up park480 1300kv,lipo 2200 3s esc 40amp,stabilizer zyx-s.Take off and landing piece of cake,just increase or decrease throttle no drifting.loops rolls inverted knife edge no problem even in wind,as if the plane is on rail.everybody in our club was amazed.i havent tried the sbach without stabilizer.i also have zyx on my hk 500 great performance.
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Got my Sbach today, was packaged good. Not too happy about the asambly CD, very vague. Hope HK takes note!! Will be asembling soon, will keep you up to date.....
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This model has design faults... Buy the other version not this... for example the elevator is split in both sides (not linked) but is controlled by one pushrod and one servo...