The Sbach 342 has taken the aerobatic world by storm since its introduction, its combination of stunning good looks and extreme aerobatic capability has made it a firm favourite with RC pilots the world over, now finally a Plug and Play version is available for those who want to get into the air quickly and with the minimum of fuss.
As you would expect, the Sbach is made from tough EPO foam, it is a really quick and simple build that requires no glue, the tail plane simply bolts on and the 2pc wings are a plug in set up, also ideal for transportation. The servos are pre-installed, the elevator/rudder servos being standard size with plenty of torque for aggressive 3D maneuvers. Also pre-installed is the powerful brushless motor and ESC, for maximum performance and efficiency, a 2 blade prop is supplied.
This fantastic looking Sbach 342 offers both the 3D pilot and sport pilot a very capable model with tons of performance and a whole load of presence, the large control surfaces are perfect for just about any maneuver you care to throw at it. This superb Sbach 342 will keep you grinning from ear to ear, just make sure you have plenty of Lipolys to hand, prop hanging the Sbach is addictive!
Features: Tough EPO Foam construction Proper hinged control surfaces Plug in wings for ease of transport 2 Blade prop for maximum thrust on 4s Lipoly Standard size elevator & rudder servos Pre-applied waterslide decals Simple and fast assembly, full instruction book supplied Seperate canopy for those wanting to install pilot figure All control surface throws and expo rates given
Hi I have been flying a sbach 342 epo sport flying. Would it be ok to run a 5s 3600ma battery with this model or has any body try it the esc is a 70amp and the motor is a 4250 also is the esc auto cell setter
Hi, just watch out for esc and servos.On second battery the esc ****ped out. Elevator servo quit,replaced esc with turnigy trust 70 amp. Hobbykings hk15288a servos and everything is great.Flies so nice and easy compaired to mx2.
Hoy he recibido la caja y el fuselage esta roto, espero que me solucionen el problema rá*pido quiero hacerlo volar, ademá*s les pedí* consejo para motor, variador y servos, pretendo hacer 3d y tambié*n que vaya lentito.....saludos
hi guys, i have just built this plane and put it on a cg stand and it is very nose heavy,i have had to place the battery over the spot where the wing bolts screw in to get it to balance. the book states cg is 120mm from leading edge of wing at the root. any opinions on this ? thanks guys
Ivanito! It depends on your motor's Power(W)and the battery voltage(V).
Amps = power / voltage.
For example a 500W motor on 14,8V (4S battery) uses 500/14,8=33,78 max. Amps current. What means at least 40Amp esc.
Hi, friend, I'm from Brazil. I bought the Sbach 342 above. There has to improve this airplane, flying more than 3 years and this model flies perfectly well. It is a 3D aerobatic model, however docile and easy to land. You can buy without fear. I recommend.
Problems with stock motor or ESC..? First flight was nice noe problem, motor ok. Second flight, when full throttle motor make strange noice and slow down.When I gave slowly full throttle motor some times work fine. Is it the motor or the ESC who make trouble? Timing on the ESC? May I have to replace both motor and the ESC?
And all cables to the motor is connected well.
Take a look at the NTM 42-48 650KV,this would be a good replacement,on a 4s pack and a 13x6 prop it will draw 52amps and give 760 watts of power which will fly this model really well,it could even be propped up a little bit more to give even more power.
yes, thanks for your reply... another clarification, if the battery is more heavy, will that result in increasing the wing loading... yes or no, and if yes, then it will effect the 3D capabilities too, any solution to this?
The plane comes with instructios for the esc and you can activate the brake with the radio
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Be careful this product is not yet debugged and has some real deficiencies. Also you cannot get replacement parts. Specifically the prop adapter is stupidly designed and will break very easily and you cannot get replacement parts so you have to upgrade the whole motor. There are also other quality and design issues. Wait until they iron out the problems before you spend the money.
Great sport plane, servos and geometry is not 3d capable but with around 20mins work and some nice 15mm balraced standoffs from HK ($3) the throws were doubled. See review and pics on RCgroups thread.
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I wanted a black color. But the orange color has been sent.
No errors in this type of compensation. HK a little more attention, please!
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My set up is up one youtube now with maiden flight.
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HK's answer to the prop adapter problem was for me to buy a whole new motor. This prop adapter is designed so that there is only 1/16 inch of very soft aluminum holding the prop on to the motor. It will initially support flight loads but over time will work harden and fracture. You best hope that you or none of your friends is in the way when the prop comes flying off. I'm sure that the airplane flies well but this problem is sever enough that you should not buy this product until it is solved.