A true cold war warrior, the F-86 Sabre found fame in the 1950's Korean conflict, it is a genuine classic with good reason, and this superb EPO Plug N Fly model really does this amazing aircraft justice.
Being PNF it is a fast build, the powerful EDF unit/ESC combo is pre-installed as are all the servos. This model is a good size and needs a 4s Lipoly to achieve the kind of performance you are looking for, also for a nice change in this class, the Lipoly compartment has been designed to take a large pack for decent flight times.
As well as being a superb looking and performing model, this Sabre is packed with features such as pre-installed electric retracts, optional drop tanks, flaps are again pre-installed as are the airbrakes which you can either set up on a seperate channel or connect to extend with your flaps, in fact this tough EPO jet only needs one thing......a Mig 15 from this new range of cold war classics to dogfight with!
Hello, I have one like it, "The Huff", the wings are removable but taking them off is a mess with all the wiring for the ailerons, flaps, and retracts. Recommend to transport it completely assembled. It fits easily behind the drivers seat in my little Audi, just take off the canopy which are fastened with magnets. Flies like a charm and have plenty of power even when hand launched. The landing gear should be better glued, but other than that the plane is really good for the money in my oppinion. I fly mine now from a frozen lake in Norway, and in the summer I will hand launch it and belly land it on grass.
The performance on mine was ordinary, so when my fan shattered on the second flight I replaced it with an e-flite v-15 motor, a dual sky 60A esc and 68mm fan. It produces power but I can't the bloody thing to take off in under 75 metres on gravel with 4S batteries. Then the bloody thing loses power.
What could be wrong?
Hi, I don't think you need a 5S setup. I upgraded mine with the HighPower 4Blade fan, the Turnigy 2218 3450KV motor and a 60A ESC. This unit produce 1300g thrust at 56A with a 4S 3300 35C LiPo.
The plane take off at a distance of 20m from our paved runway and has really sufficient power to climb out at a high pitch angle.
Hello, if the batteries are 30C or better it should work, you will get shorter flight time though thats all. i use 35C 3300mAh and it works like a charm with good flight time. Just be aware of CG as your 2200 batteries might be a bit lighter than the reccommended 3300 batteries.
Once the wings are removed the EDF is easily accessible. The unit is glued to underside of fuse with contact adhesive. Grab unit and firmly rock towards front/rear until it releases. Don't be too gentle - clean unit and reattach using contact adhesive.
hi any one an every one,I got the Huff other day and just putting it together all is good,but after playing around with it one of the flap servos packed up,so i changed it with the only one I had HK 9g cheaply,and of cause one flap goes up while other goes down.can any explain this to me why.does any one no what sort of servos are in this plane so I can order some.THANKS IN ADVANCE DAVE
Servo type: HXT900 9g
I have had the same problem with ailerons and flaps when I dont have replacement of same type. Easiest way is to hook up existing and new servo in Y harness and connect to servo tester. Try a few different new ones until you get the same direction travel as exist - assuming you have some spares.
Need some help here on the wiring.
1) Longish Y cable labeled '6' - connects to flaps??
1) Longer Y cable labeled 'L' - connects to Ailerons??
1) Short Y cable Labeled '3' - connects to What?
1) Short triple Y cable Labeled '5' - connects to What?
Electronics board coming off the ESC power leads connects to What?? (has servo connector on its other end)
Cable Labeled '7' - connects to what?
Cable Labeled '5' - connects to what?
Cable Labeled CH2 - Elevator?
Cable Labeled Ch 4 - Rudder?
Thx in advance
Just so I understand - I'm going to plug the throttle off the ESC (with power) into the receiver and plug the UBEC (if it is a UBEC) also into the receiver with power. Wouldn't you normally have to disconnect the power lead off the throttle cable??
this reply sequence to your question: The first one flaps, not L but 1 connect to ailerons, throttle use Y because one for ESC and one for BEC no need to put BEC on extra ch, short triple Y is for landing gear connect to ch5, electronics board ESC and BEC connect to Y labelled ch3, ch7 is optional drop door on fuselage (not important), all ch5 connect to triple Y and connect to ch5, ch2 elevator, rudder use Y connect to ch4.
Is this plane in the USA warehouse or elsewhere? I would like to order it before it goes off sale, but the exorbitant shipping costs from an international location are more than I can stand. Oh, the days of Tower Hobbies free shipping for orders over $150.
Does anyone know if the stock ESC will handle a 6s battery? I'm sure the motor would need to be swapped out for a lower KV version, but it would be great if the stock ESC could handle the extra voltage.
Is this a super fast air plane?
Im a beginner ane I dont want a o very fast plane.. I just love the look! It's just so awesome!!! Does anybody have a video when you fly with this plane?? Please help me, is it very fast or little more slower?
I have never dealt with air retracts before. How do you fill the air canister and to what pressure? I have just ordered this plane and I hope its as kick ass as it looks. How fast is it and does it fly well? Can you fit bigger batteries in it than recommended for longer flight times?
You do not have to worry about air canister as this unit comes with servoless retract. This plane is one of the best EPO planes made by starmax and it even comes with a thrust tube. You just need to assemble the front steering using a nylon rope and check the EDF for balancing before flying this plane. I change mine with the metal EDF fan (68mm) made by RC Lander, upgrade the ESC to 60A, and this plane fly quite fast and very stable. Fitted with 4000 mAH Turnigy Nanotech 45C, I can fly around 4
Thanks for the help buddy. Also does this plane have a carbon fiber wing spar? Also will w 4000mAh 30c battery be enough to fly this plane. I have a 70mm edf unit and 60amp esc from w habu i will probably put in this plane.
No, it does not come with a carbon fiber wing spar but the wing is quite thick already and it does not flex that much even when you do a high speed dive. For the battery, I suggest you to upgrade and use at least 40C battery as the amp drawn from the stock motor at full throttle already more than 40A, but if you fly it moderately, your 4000mAH 30C should be fine.
Hello, kindly someone please shortly explain me how the steering of the front-wheel is meant to be installed (in my kit, all was fine but linkage for front wheel was missing and I have some problems trying to fix a self-made linkage while retracting the wheel). Many thanks in advance and best regards, Daniel
The steering of the front wheel has to be self made using a nylon rope. Just connect the rope from one end of the servo horn to another end of the metal horn of the front landing gear and repeat the same procedure at the other end. Do it when the landing gear in a fully open position by placing the plane upside down. As you move the servo horn, the tension will build and this will move the steering. This is how I do it when I bought this F86 Skyblazer from HK
Thank you very very much! Yesterday I really tried something very similar. Having no nylon rope at hand I made it with a thin, flexible wire. I seems to work as well, but I admit, I would have not dared to tell this anyone until you kindly explained me your solution. I really do appreciate your support very much! I did not fly yet, but taxiing seems to work as well.
Could you provide a picture of this solution. I'm having a hard time visualizing this. I wish Hobby King would supply a linkage kit for the airplane.This appears to be a shortfall for this product.
CG is located at 180 mm behind the leading edge of the main wing
Bought this plane. Immediately upon arrival I humored the stock esc and duct fan unit. I installed e-flites 68mm fan unit w bl-15 motor and 60 amp esc. This plane is now super fast, I fly a thunder power 65c 4000 mAh 4s battery and get 6 minutes of all out, throttle to the fire wall, kick ass flight. I love this thing. Lands on the first approach every time. If you use this set up you will have a lot of fun and kick the crap out of all those habu pilots out there, I would know because I own a habu and the f86 is faster than my habu by a lot.
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That correct. Habu power system. Trim the back 2 inches of the mounting board cause the fqn blades rub it.
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Ragazzi, per chi vuole un bel modellone, che faccia la sua bella figura, prendetelo, io l'ho provato proprio ieri ed è bellissimo, i carrelli retrattili sono fantastici si muovono molto lentamente, come quelli veri!!, sono diversi dai soliti carrelli. Il freno(airbrack), diciamo che fà la sua bella figura, ma per funzionare realmente deve essere tutto aperto!, quasi a 90° rispetto alla fusoliera!. I flap funzionano molto bene, anche se non servirebbero, dato le ottime doti di volo. Stò volando in configurazione originale, assorbimento totale intorno ai 40A, 520W, con una batteria da 3300Mha 30C, volo all'incirca 5Minuti trà smanettate ed affondate, il modello in generale sembra supportare le varie manovre in generale. Buoni Voli a Tutti.
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Devo dire che dopo il MIRAGE 4000 che ho provato in precedenza, questo bell'aereo lo supera di gran lunga. E' estremamente facile da far decollare, in volo và benissimo, non è velocissimo, ma va BENE!, montato una batteria da 3300mha 30/40C ho volato per circa 4/5 minuti, ed ho consumato 1500mha!!!, naturalmente dosando lo stick del GAS. I carrelli retrattili sono veramente BELLI, sono lenti è realistici, ha dei supporti di rinforzo per i carrelli, dei FLAP funzionali, è degli aerofreni che sono belli da vedere in funzione. ATTENZIONE al bilanciamento che deve essere molto accurato per un primo volo preciso. Buoni voli a tutti.
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I bought the "Huff" version of this plane and on maiden got a rock in the fan and busted it. I couldn't wait so I too got an E-Flite BL15 inrunner 3600kv motor with DeltaV-15 fan and installed it with a HK Red Brick 70 opto ESC with HK 5 amp BEC. I'm using a Zippy Flitemax 40C-4S-4000 LiPo. It works great together. Mine is okay fast but not a screamer. But the handling is nothing short of a thing of beauty. It tracks straight, performs all maneuvers, and lands slowly and beautifully with full flaps and air brakes deployed. Easily my favorite plane!