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Old May 03, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Valuehobby Saber X 51

Hey guys! This is a new thread devoted to the Saber X 51! Feel free to chat it up.

Specs:

51.2 in. wingspan (1300mm)
52.3 in. length (1328mm)
Wing area: 641.7 sq in.(41.1 sq dm)
3.75 lb AUW weight (1700g)

Here's the link:

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...bre-x-arf.html











Enjoy!
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Old May 03, 2012, 08:14 PM
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This one's on my radar, so I'm ready to hear from someone who's building it or flying it. This would use the gear I've got on my Eratix I think.
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:32 PM
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This one's on my radar, so I'm ready to hear from someone who's building it or flying it. This would use the gear I've got on my Eratix I think.
It's on mine to. There seem to have been a lot of new "Slick" styled planes lately. I believe this one was designed by "Spaz" if I'm correct. Can anyone verify?
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:52 PM
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looks good
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Old May 03, 2012, 10:52 PM
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looks good
Yeah, I know! I really like the transparent scheme. It is the same one used on the original Sabre 35.



We all know how well that one performs. . .

Just one of the many videos:

Sabre 35 (4 min 43 sec)
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Old May 03, 2012, 11:03 PM
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curious if the covering on the big sabre will be better than the 35? Mine started to peel after a few flights.
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Old May 03, 2012, 11:39 PM
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curious if the covering on the big sabre will be better than the 35? Mine started to peel after a few flights.
Its a good idea to always take an iron to new planes.
sometimes, the manufacturers are in somewhat of a hurry to crank the planes out, no matter who they are for.
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Old May 03, 2012, 11:44 PM
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curious if the covering on the big sabre will be better than the 35? Mine started to peel after a few flights.
Just a thought, it might be more "heavy duty" because of the larger size of the Sabre X compared to the tiny Sabre 35. (hopefully not TOO heavy though )

Wow. I just realized I misspelled Sabre in the original title of the thread. . .
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Old May 03, 2012, 11:59 PM
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I wonder why the funky rudder/tailwheel servo setup??

And, I hate when they use the wire joiner on the two piece elevator.

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Old May 04, 2012, 12:03 AM
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I wonder why the funky rudder/tailwheel servo setup??
That was curious to me as well. Why didn't they just mount it on the fuselage like they did on the smaller sabre?
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Old May 04, 2012, 01:28 AM
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I like it. It's definitely different.
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Old May 04, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Can standard servos fit this one?
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Old May 04, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Looks like mini servos are recommended.
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Old May 04, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Can standard servos fit this one?
Maybe if you filed the servo slots it might work, but mini servos are really what this plane wants.
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Old May 05, 2012, 12:05 PM
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curious if the covering on the big sabre will be better than the 35? Mine started to peel after a few flights.
When I got my second Sabre I just put Blenderm over the seams on the wing, ailerons, hor stab, elevator, and rudder and it has been fine. I think for me on my first Sabre I just used too much heat to keep the covering shrunk tight all the time and it pulled the seams loose from too much shrinkage. I don't shrink my new one as much and on my Scap I haven't had any problems, even though I didn't do the Blenderm treatment on the Scap.
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