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Old Apr 29, 2013, 01:48 AM
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Hobby King Sbach 342 1400mm and FMS Sbach 342

Okay any help would be appreciated on this topic . I am very new to Rc Groups and am currently looking at purchasing the Sbach 342 1.4m (Foamie) from Hobby King, though they seem to have no spare parts. I was wondering if parts from maybe an FMS Sbach foamie would fit? The FMS wingsman in 1350mm and I'm not sure if that would make a major difference? I was also wondering if a balsa wing could slip on with the same wingspan?
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Old May 21, 2013, 04:00 AM
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Hobby King Sbach 342 1400mm and FMS Sbach 342

Hi Casey,

I have recently taken delivery of my FMS Sbach 342, another two members of my club have the Hobbyking 1400mm Sbach so I can make a comparison.

Seriously don't bother with the Hobbyking version, while it does fly Ok and it does look good it has some serious flaws. The servos are underrated, the fuselage flexes and the canopy keeps popping off, often in flight or when landing. The ESC requires replacing for a more robust unit and it is very cheaply made plus Hobbyking does not stock spares for it.

The FMS unit is almost the same size, the quality of the FMS Sbach easily stands out above the Hobbyking version. The FMS version has more robust servos, flys superbly, is capable of 3D performance and FMS supplies spares for their Sbach.

Which one is the best, it's a no brainer even if the FMS Sbach is a little more expensive.
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If you want one THAT size ... look here
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1980350
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