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Old Mar 10, 2014, 03:49 AM
How many planes is too many?
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Another cute one: 38 inch Full-fuse Sbach from Skywing!!! More videos added!!!!

Skywing tested the waters with a 38" (a.k.a. 37.5") scale fuselage EPP Slick and it has proven to be very successful. See here for details: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2018261

Now, Skywing are bringing out a 38" scale fuselage EPP Sbach! To my eyes, the 38" Sbach looks even cuter than the 38" Slick.

I have been told that there will be 3 colour schemes:
- black and red
- blue and red
- orange and purple

Nac and I have 2 kits on the way; black-red for Nac and orange-green for me. The orange-green is a scheme that was considered but has been replaced by the orange-purple scheme shown in the pics below. Nac and I are very familiar with most of Skywing's products. We have been flying Skywing planes for 4 years now, but this will be the first 38" Skywing plane that either of us have tried, so it will be interesting to see how it compares to the Future Model 37.5" flat fuselage Yak 54 EPP and Winner's Model 37.5" flat fuselage MX2 EPP that we've been flying and enjoying. My favourite aspect of the 37.5" EPP planes that I currently own is that I can fly them in smaller areas than I would comfortably fly my 48" EPP planes. This is handy when I don't have time or safe access to the larger flying areas near where I live, as I can duck out to some smaller and closer places for a quick fly without the worry of what a larger, heavier and faster plane might do if I lost control.

Here's a video of me flying my Sbach on its maiden day.
Skywing 38in Scale Sbach 342 EPP - Maiden Day (2 min 3 sec)


Here's a video of me flying Nac's Sbach on its maiden day in windy conditions.
Skywing 38in Scale Sbach 342 EPP - Flying Nac's Sbach on a Windy Day (2 min 9 sec)


Here's a video from China of a prototype Sbach. The video is in standard definition only.
Skywing 38 inch EPP scale fuselage Sbach flying in China (3 min 22 sec)
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 04:27 AM
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Hi Jet, are you sure it is 37.5"? The Slick was 38", it just makes it harder for searching for info, parts, sales and videos when a plane is known in two sizes as the Slick has.
Can't wait to order one, and to see your flying video with you and nic nac paddy wack flying them
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 06:51 AM
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Hey Guys!!! This one looks very cute, can't wait to start building it. I have already put aside a motor, ESC and servos. So I should be able to start building as soon as it arrives.
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Hi Jet, are you sure it is 37.5"? The Slick was 38", it just makes it harder for searching for info, parts, sales and videos when a plane is known in two sizes as the Slick has.
Can't wait to order one, and to see your flying video with you and nic nac paddy wack flying them
Dwayn,

The Slick was launched as a 37.5" product and the initial info I was given on the Sbach had it labelled as a 37.5" plane also, but the owner of Skywing seems to be referring to them as 38" planes now.

P.S. A Google search string like this should solve your 37.5 versus 38 issue:
skywing 37.5 38 slick
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 08:59 AM
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I thought they were 37 1/2 without the SFG's and 38 with...but the SBach doesn't have them so.....
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 04:27 AM
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More Info About the Little SBach

Here come a few more photos of the little cutie.

Because this is Skywing's second 38-in full-fuse plane, there are some improvements over the their first one, the 38-in full-fuse Slick:

- the tail servo areas have been further strengthened;
- the control surfaces have been reinforced with CF strips; and
- the ailerons are now airfoiled.

Initial flying tests are promising. The overall flying performance of the new plane is said to be even better than the little Slick.

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Old Mar 11, 2014, 05:49 AM
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hi will these be availible on wattaplane usa website? thanks
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 12:47 PM
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hi will these be availible on wattaplane usa website? thanks
I don't see any reason not to be available on Wattaplane USA
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 01:04 PM
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I sure hope the black and red scheme looks like the first pic. The one Feda just posted is a no go for me!
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 01:55 PM
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I just wish they would'nt paint the bottom of the wings black.
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I am fine with the black bottom, a little dirt wouldn't be too obvious.
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 04:04 PM
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I know. Color schemes look fine but its just a pet peeve of mine having a dark bottom wing. Any help with orientation is a plus for me.
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 04:23 PM
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I prefer a black bottom to a white one. Although large black and white pattern is my preference.

Love the new colour schemes
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 09:59 PM
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hi will these be availible on wattaplane usa website? thanks
According to Skywing's plane, the new SBach will roll off the production line at the beginning of next month. I'll stock some for usa.wattaplane.


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I sure hope the black and red scheme looks like the first pic. The one Feda just posted is a no go for me!
I've got your message and will pass it to Skywing. Thanks.

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