|Apr 14, 2011, 12:11 PM|
UMX Sbach 342 BNF by E-Flite
UMX Sbach 342 BNF
* Includes two sets of optional Side Force Generators
* Magnetic cowl hatch for easy access to the motor and battery compartment
* Equipped with a 180BL, 2500Kv brushless outrunner motor
* Includes Spektrum AR6400NBL DSM2 receiver/ESC unit and four AS2000L long-throw servos
* 2S 180mAh Li-Po battery and DC charger included
* Features an authentic paint scheme
* Tailwheel steering
The Sbach 342 is one of the most exciting full-scale aerobatic designs to come out of Germany since the first Extra. The brainchild of aerodynamic visionary, Horst Streicher, it's the first two-seat monoplane capable of truly holding its own in Unlimited-class competition. E-flite has captured the essence of the 342s incredible performance with this remarkably scale ultra micro that flies extreme aerobatics with the same sense of power and precision you would expect of a larger model.
Designed by world-class competitor Mike McConville, the E-flite UMX Sbach 342 BNF comes out of the box completely assembled and ready to be bound to any DSM2 or DSMX transmitter.
Needed to Complete
A 4+ channel DSM2/DSMX compatible transmitter that is capable of programming Dual Rates and Exponential
Wingspan: 17.0 in (432mm)
Overall Length: 16.6 in (422mm)
Wing Area: 65 sq in (4.2 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 1.95 oz (55g)
Motor Size: 180-size 2500Kv brushless outrunner
Radio: 4-channel with expo and dual rates
Servos: Four (4) S2000L long-throw servos (installed)
Trim Scheme Colors: Red, white, and black
Wing Loading: 4.2 oz/sq ft
Prop Size: 5 x 2.75
Recommended Battery: 2S 7.4V 180mAh Li-Po (included)
Approx. Flying Duration: 6 minutes
Charger: DC powered 2S LiPo charger (included)
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: No
|Apr 15, 2011, 09:51 AM|
After having seen this airplane fly on numerous occasions. The airplane is meant for IMAC style manuvers just like the UMX Beast was meant for. The airplane is very capable of high alpha knife edge.
|Apr 15, 2011, 01:15 PM|
Thanks for providing that information. Is there a video somewhere?
Couldn't find the weight of the stock battery but have estimated it at around 11 grams (0.39 oz). Adding the battery weight to the listed weight of the airplane gives a AUW of 2.3oz and a resulting wing loading of approximately 5.2oz / sqft. For IMAC style flying this should about nail it.
For those thinking of mods and 3d flying an increase in wing area of around 25% would bring the wing loading back down to around 4oz/sqft. The lighter loading is better for 3d performance and will allow the plane to fly a little slower in an indoor venue but still be ok outdoors in light winds. I'm sure there is a brushless motor capable of hovering the 342....yeah baby...now we're talkin' :-)
|Apr 15, 2011, 03:54 PM|
There's a bunch of Sbach's out there (in all sizes and materials).
I'm thinking of the indoor season for this one at the end of the year....maybe the price will come down by then :-)
|Apr 15, 2011, 05:02 PM|
United States, MN, Minneapolis
Joined Mar 2007
But none made by Parkzone / E-flite. All the foam ones are profile or square bodied, and the wood ones are not parkflyers.
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