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Old Feb 01, 2013, 08:07 AM
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The horns are fine ca harden the holes, use .06" carbon rod for pushrods
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Mine is a boat anchor but I like it. I do plan on getting a new one and going light. The inertia etc on mine is fun
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 08:15 AM
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The horns are fine ca harden the holes, use .06" carbon rod for pushrods
When using the carbon rod as pushrods, you use the short piece of steel rod at the end with "L" bends and heat shrink/ca to the carbon?
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Yes or epoxy on a micro clevis.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 11:45 PM
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I think I am going to get a Sabre for street flying in front of the house. I have this motor laying around, will it work or should I order somthing else?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_20_20L.html

I also have this motor, but I assume it is too heavy.. http://www.scorpionsystem.com/catalo...30/S-3008-32T/

Also what is the best battery for this plane?

Thanks
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:16 AM
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I think I am going to get a Sabre for street flying in front of the house. I have this motor laying around, will it work or should I order somthing else?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_20_20L.html

I also have this motor, but I assume it is too heavy.. http://www.scorpionsystem.com/catalo...30/S-3008-32T/

Also what is the best battery for this plane?

Thanks
The Scorpion might be a little too heavy, but the Sabre tends to be just a little tail heavy so I would at least try it first. But this also depends on what batt your going to be using and how heavy it is. The HK motor is definitely too small and lacking in power. Something in the 75gm range and around 300watts is about what your looking for. I'm using the SuperTigre ST-10 on both my Sabre and Scap and it's perfect with 1300's and just balances. Man, I bet that Scorpion would rock this thing. Let us know how it goes.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:21 AM
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http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...2C-28mm/Detail

I have this motor with a 3s 1300 battery under the wing and even with the leading edge. Runs about 300 watts peak (sitting still)
Works great and is very balanced.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:29 AM
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How does this plane fly compared to the small foam planes like a Crack Yak?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:57 AM
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How does this plane fly compared to the small foam planes like a Crack Yak?

It will do a fair amount of wind. More than you would think given the weight. Most common expression I hear after letting club members fly it. "I don't think I have ever flown a better plane"

It just does everything well. Kudos to Spaz!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:40 AM
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http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...2C-28mm/Detail

I have this motor with a 3s 1300 battery under the wing and even with the leading edge. Runs about 300 watts peak (sitting still)
Works great and is very balanced.
What's your flight time with the 1300? I see an 1800 mah is listed as the recommended battery, but they are out of stock.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:58 AM
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1000s got me 4-5min. 1300s 6-8min. 1800-2200 got 9-15min.

1300s are best. These planes carry te weight of a 2200 very well but it really tames them down in terms of tumbles snaps and things like that but do really get them to hold a line a groove much better too. Depends on your style.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:16 PM
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1000s got me 4-5min. 1300s 6-8min. 1800-2200 got 9-15min.

1300s are best. These planes carry te weight of a 2200 very well but it really tames them down in terms of tumbles snaps and things like that but do really get them to hold a line a groove much better too. Depends on your style.
+1, But I like to fly 1800's in the wind, helps a lot with penetration. Otherwise 1300's for the fun stuff. I used to have some 1500's that were just the right size and weight but they all crapped out on me and I could never find any in that weight that weren't too long to fit in the batt space.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Thanks guys. Just submitted my order. I got the plane and a couple 1300 packs coming. I also ordered a couple of their small DSM2 receivers to play with. Anyone tried one of these on the Sabre? It claims to have a 500 yard range which would be more than enough.

http://www.valuehobby.com/6ch-dsm2-c...eceiver-1.html
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:39 PM
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What's your flight time with the 1300? I see an 1800 mah is listed as the recommended battery, but they are out of stock.
I fly pretty agressively and get an easy 5 minutes.

Use the 1300 you will appreciate the balance and snap.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:40 PM
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With the hacker like motor, you will need the weight of the bigger packs, like the 1500-1600 range is perfect, if its long just set the back of the battery on the LE of the wing..
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