Plowboy, sorry to hear of the loss, but you have the right attitude, it's just an ARF they can be replaced, unlike your Brother. Our prayers go out to him for a speedy recovery. Did you buy another Sabre or did you go with something else? My sabre is flying great at the moment. After repairing the one 1/2 of the elevator that blew apart, it's been ok....knock on wood. I removed the Mac pipe last night, as I didn't like the way the 55AX was transitioning, and thought I would try the stock muffler setup. I'd call Alex at VH and see if he will do anything for you after you explain the crappy balsa and issues you had.
Kerwin50, oh no, not the big gree machine. It's sweet that you are able to get just the fuse/stab. Saves you a few bucks, you should take your wife out to a nice meal for being so understanding