The Sbach 342 has been nothing short of a sensation since its arrival on the aerobatic scene, Philip Steinbachs masterpeice manages to combine aggressive yet graceful lines with a modern look, that has caught the imagination of aviation enthusiasts the world over. Performance is of course, what cutting edge aerobatic aircraft are about, and it is ironic that the Sbach 342 was designed specifically to mimic model 3D aircraft capability.
The Hobbyking Sbach 342 is a looker, no doubt about that and the more you look at the detail the more the "wow" factor of this model really hits home. The size of the control surfaces grab your attention straight away, this is built for 3D/precision aerobatics, then look at the hardware, the pushrods using ball-links all round, pull/pull rudder confirm the initial impression. The amazing, ultra high quality construction gives stength combined with light-weight, another essential precision aerobatic box ticked!
This model has been superbly thought out and designed, other features worthy of a mention are the composite/ply motor mount, CF tailwheel bracket, the extensive hardware kit that is included, the rubber mounted cowl, the carbon fibre wing tube, the canopy secured by a latch AND magnets and so on, the Hobbyking Sbach 342 is stunning combination of scale detail, high quality workmanship, high quality components and out and out performance.
I received my box in 15 day, very fast shipping. I tested the model saturday, amazing flight characteristics, the configuration is the one suggested by HK, motor turnigy G60, esc Turnigy 70A, battery 6S 4000Mah, propeller APC 16x8, servos Turnigy 620DMG .
servo plates have a 32.5 by 18 mm opening. All the servo wells are deep enough for minis. I chose the Corona DS238MG but it requires a mounting plate. The rudder servo I'm using is the HK752MG. 35mm by 15mm So my rudder servo opening will be shaved a bit longer from 32.5 to 35.5.
Well bought a Kanata mini and a extra 260 from precision aerobatics, going to give HK 1 week to advise when this is going to be in or cancel the 2 planes, sbach 342 1400mm, and 1 other. Nothing worse than unable to be informed from a site..... AKA last order sat in limbo saying it was shipped, tracking did not show after 3 days, olnine support day 4 stated 3-5 days, day 6 and 7, we will contact shipping... Day 8 "when I should have recieved" tracking states "accepted" what is up HK? your falling apart again... P.S. Why is every online support agent named "Ivy" ?
Quick update... Support finally agrees and has yet to adjust delivery date as...... "Probably never: :( Because I have ordered and recieved the motors/Esc's/Servos/ and 342 5s batt's... and will not accept a "credit online" for the never to show Sbach-55in_EP..... Unless they refund fully and pay return shipping.. It's staying on b/o... P.S. the Katana Mini from precision aerobatics floats like it is on strings..WoW And the 2 planes arrived within 5 days from Australia :)... no duties.....Sweet My last 17 cents.... GL HK were done with yu untill you wake up and listen to the complaints that go unresolved
vikram Jason5001 is the man. If he says NO we better believe it. It is made electric motor. To do the the MANUFACTURER can cut weight because of the lack of Vibration from an electric motor. But the vibration from an IC engine would tear her apart. Even if it would fly, after a few flights oil would get into the gapes that open up. I hope this helps
you can use mini servo for this baby. But i prefer only to use the mini servo such as Hitech HS-65 MG only for aileron and rudder. I use standard servo (also MG)for elevator with some mod of course. Try to use good precision servo okay.
grant they are what i call NORMAL (Full size) SERVOs but these days what is normal?? Hobby King call them a standard servo. Have a look under Servos and parts > Std. Servo 31-49g . Just remember you need High Torque Digital Servos. Have a look at the manual you can down load it under the FILES tab. I hope this helps
This is why HK lost me a while back as a Platinum Member. Looking back I can't believe I played their game checking on stock status every day. I don't shop HK anymore but I got an email claiming this was in stock. I decided to check for fun and sure enough it's on back order. Check out ValueHobby. They have similar planes and are actually in stock. Shipping is a fraction of the cost of HK. I can't believe I spent all that time cecking on the stock status at HK when I could have been flying. Oh well lesson learned!
first time building one my self
lloking for a crazy fast plane will this setup work
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store /__17394__Scorpion_HK_4025_630_6mm_Shaft_Brushless_O utrunner_Motor.html
Carbon Fiber prop Spinner 51mm / 2in diameter
TURNIGY Plush 80A w/ UBEC Speed Controller
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/ __3727__TURNIGY_Plush_80A_w_UBEC_Speed_Controller.ht ml
Turnigy 620DMG HS High Torque Digital Servo (MG) 10.6kg / .13sec / 52g
TCF 16X8 High Precision Carbon Fiber Sport Propeller
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_ _17038__TCF_16X8_High_Precision_Carbon_Fiber_Sport_P ropeller.html
will this battery possibly work i just already have 2 Turnigy nano-tech 5000mah 6S 45~90C Lipo Pack
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__1461 6__Turnigy_nano_tech_5000mah_6S_45_90C_Lipo_Pack.htm l
iff i order all these items pluse a recomended controller? will i get up and flying or am i missing parts if so what do i need and will all these parts make for a crazy fast awsome plane?
sorry guys just really need some help on this never made one myself! would really apriciate some help thanks in advance
Not unless you beef up the engine mount considerably and fuel proof it...then maybe.
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Install SK5055-580, 80Amp ESC, 15x8 prop, 4000mah 5S1P and it flies incredibly well. Use 6S1P 4000mah and it goes totally ballistic!
Notably flies knife edge very well, little or no coupling.
Finish of the components is very good and the other guys at the field will appreciate a good looking plane.
One small problem - because the tail feathers are flat I experienced failure of one stabilizer due to flutter during a high speed spin.
All in all a terrific plane!! A must have.
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Excelente acabamento, lindo mesmo, coloquei um 50-65 com 6s4000, esc 70-80, hélice 15x8apc, ficou perfeito! O único "defeito" no projeto é o profundor e o estabilizador, é muito fraco, deu floater e quebrou o estabilizador.. aconselho colocar 2 servos para o profundor e trocar o estabilizador por um de balsa inteirisso... o manual é péssimo.
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Received the kit today, looks great, seems to be built well and light. I will put together a maiden flight review soon.
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Ich habe mein Paket gestern bekommen. Super Qualität. Leicht zu bauen und alles dabei, sogar Sicherungen für die Servoverlängerungen. Bauanleitung in schwarz-weiss und in Farbe auf CD. Habe das Flugzeug an einen Abend zusammengebaut. Warte jetzt auf den Erstflug.
I received my package yesterday. Super quality. Easy to build and everything here, even backups for the servo extensions. Instructions in black and white and in color on CD. Have the aircraft assembled in one evening. Now waiting on the first flight.