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Old Jul 31, 2015, 04:52 PM
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Skyline/Goldwing SBach 342 60 Inch

Hello everyone! I just got my Skyline SBACH the other and hope to have it flying by next Saturday! I'll post pictures tonight but I will definitely need help with this. I'm 15 years old and have been flying for 7 years, I have never built a plane before so lets see how this goes....

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- will post maiden flight

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Old Aug 01, 2015, 04:41 AM
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Congrats! I bought mine a long ago but I had lots of issues with the first power system and only now started flying (and loving it).
I'll do my best to help, feel free to ask all your questions. What will be your setup?
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So today I am going to take it to a friend to give me some help setting it but here is the setup I got

- E-flite Power 60 400KV

- Castle Creations 75 AMP ESC

- Kinexsis 6S 5000 30C

- Hitec HS-5485HB Digital Servo

I'm not too sure if the battery will be to big or what but I'll post pictures of what I've done tonight
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Old Aug 03, 2015, 04:29 PM
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Your setup looks good, you should be able to use a larger prop than my 15x8 which is working awesomely
Your plane should balance easier but may not be as floaty as mine
Here is a video from this weekend
Skyline Sbach 342 60"- Nova Iguaçu (7 min 7 sec)
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5000 mah seems heavy for a 60"plane. You should probably run a 3300 mah unless you want to go cross country
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5000 mah seems heavy for a 60"plane. You should probably run a 3300 mah unless you want to go cross country
Yeah I just found that out today... do you know anyone who wants one?

I should of learned that before buying the battery!
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Your setup looks good, you should be able to use a larger prop than my 15x8 which is working awesomely
Your plane should balance easier but may not be as floaty as mine
Here is a video from this weekend
https://vimeo.com/135138354
Nice video! I can't wait to fly!

What battery does yours one and whats its CG like?
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Old Aug 03, 2015, 08:26 PM
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Thanks, the complete specs are on the video description. I'm using Zippy Compact 6S 3300mAh 35C. Keep in mind that I had to cut the firewall and move the battery forward to balance without weights.
The CG is as close as neutral as possible, absolutely no elevator input required when inverted. The plane is incredibly stable in upright harriers, the neutral CG is certainly the main contributor. KE coupling is minimum also.
The CG indicated on the manual is fairly safe and will make the plane slightly nose heavy
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Thanks, the complete specs are on the video description. I'm using Zippy Compact 6S 3300mAh 35C. Keep in mind that I had to cut the firewall and move the battery forward to balance without weights.
The CG is as close as neutral as possible, absolutely no elevator input required when inverted. The plane is incredibly stable in upright harriers, the neutral CG is certainly the main contributor. KE coupling is minimum also.
The CG indicated on the manual is fairly safe and will make the plane slightly nose heavy
Do you think a 6S 5000 is too much or I can make do with it?

I'm will get a smaller batter ( 6S 4000-3500 ) simply for 3D and all but I thought since you had to mess with the fire wall the 6S 5000 might make it neutral.
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You can surely fly with it, it will lose some 3d performance but it may even improve the high speed maneuvers
Sbachs tend to be tail heavy by design
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You can surely fly with it, it will lose some 3d performance but it may even improve the high speed maneuvers
Sbachs tend to be tail heavy by design
Oh ok! I wanted a big battery to get use to it and I'll get a slightly bigger battery than yours or that one and modify the firewall. So do you think a 3750 or 4000 would be good?
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If you want good and easier 3D I recommend staying between 3300-4000mAh
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sbach

Did you get to fly it yet?
I live sort of near you, don't know if we have met. I'm up in Colfax but fly at AMOS field down in Lincoln. If you are an AMA member you could fly sometime as my guest.

I am building one of those at the moment myself. I reinforced the landing gear sort of the way 3d hobbyshop does. That always seems to be a weak link on these less expensive models. Anyway I lost my favorite AJ slick a couple weeks ago so I hope this will be good in the meantime. I hope it flys as good but I don't really expect it to. Thta Slick was a great flier!
Anyway all the best with that let us know how it flys.
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