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Old Dec 02, 2006, 09:08 PM
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New Sebart KatanaS 30e - Build Thread/Mini-Review

Build Portion Start Here - Same thread, this will just get you to where the actual build starts.




click here or the image above



Specs
  • Wing Span 125 cm (49.2")
  • Wing Area 36.5 dm2 / 566 sq in. aprox
  • Length 125 cm (49.2")
  • Weight 1000 gr (+/- 2,20 lb) Aprox 35 oz
  • Motor: FA 3015-7 w/ X-45 Pro ESC
  • Prop: 13x6.5 to 14x7 E series
  • Servos: FA 90 Micro
Price
  • $179.00 US*
*Found this on the US site with the TN phone number listed

Videos ** Newest

Manual
  • The manual can be found here
Additional ThreadsMisc. Other InfoSome pictures courtesy of www.aeromedia-concept.ch and Team Aeromedia
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 09:10 PM
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IIRC Extreme Flight will have them soon.
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 09:14 PM
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theres about 3 threads started on this one here. theres video on the seba site and theres some videos of it on other sites from europe as well. looks good.. you can also download the manual in pdf from seba site to.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t=katana+s+30e

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552832

there was a couple more but they didnt come up in search.. they were probally removed.

extra thread doesnt hurt.. just provides additional resources for info here
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 09:22 PM
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theres about 3 threads started on this one here. theres video on the seba site and theres some videos of it on other sites from europe as well. looks good.. you can also download the manual in pdf from seba site to.
Guess that I searched wrong then. I did not find any other threads. Had I of, I would not have opened this one.

Can a Mod close this one if it's not needed?

Thx
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 10:02 PM
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Nah, leave it open, you have the best pics!
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 11:21 PM
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must resist ---must resist!!! Have extra HS-65mgs, extra recievers, extra esc---must resist!!
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 01:55 AM
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More information on this plane?

Hello all,

I took a little time to dig up as much information on this little gem. If my venture back into the Mini Funtana X goes well, I may add this to my fleet too. Right now the fleet is very, very small and will stay that way as most all my hobby money goes to skydiving right now. However, these are a great outlet for when I can't go or when I'm waiting on a load, etc.

My request; if you have any more threads, videos, pictures, etc. please let me know and I'll update them. In time it would be great if somebody would take off with this thread and do a nice detailed build. Time and $$ permitting I'll do it if it's not been done yet.

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Old Dec 03, 2006, 05:41 AM
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Bill K. the Hacker A30-16m will be too small, you need the Hacker A30-L (not sure on winds) this is a heavyer plane, around 40oz, and itll need the power

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Old Dec 03, 2006, 06:20 AM
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IIRC Extreme Flight will have them soon.
I had one on order from Chris at Extreme Flight, but he told me last week that there was a change of plans and a friend of Selvestri would be importing them, must be Fedon Aircraft.

Now I'm torn between this and the QuiQue's new 49" Yak which is supposed to be here in Feb.

Bill K, it's not listed on Fedon's site, have you heard anything about a release date?

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Old Dec 03, 2006, 09:57 AM
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Bill K, it's not listed on Fedon's site, have you heard anything about a release date?

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Azarr, if you click the top image that I put in the first post that takes you to the product page that to me appears to be on Fedon's site (www.fedonaircraft.net). So I think that it appears that he will be carrying it? As for the release date, I was not able to find that in my digging, but I did send the email address that I also posted above an email asking about the release date and I hope to hear a reply. Once I do, I'll post it for sure.

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Old Dec 03, 2006, 10:17 AM
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The contact for this plane is a gentleman named Luigi Fedon. He told me that he will be the exclusive distributor for this plane in the North and South Americas. As far as availablity he is expecting a container to clear customs sometime next week.

As far as the recommended motors go here is what they recommend per there manual:

Hacker A30-12L with a APC 13 x 6.5e or:
Hacker A30-14L with a APC 14 x 7e

Tim
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Bill K. the Hacker A30-16m will be too small, you need the Hacker A30-L (not sure on winds) this is a heavyer plane, around 40oz, and itll need the power
Ian
Ian,

After doing some more research, I must agree, the 16M, would not be enough for this appliction.

The EF Yak's are coming in around the 40oz mark as well and they are using the:
Torque 2814-820 which is stated to be a 500+ watt motor.
The A30-10XL looks like it would be a good starting place. It's 1.25oz heavier, which I have a feeling might come in handy, but it also puts out another 100 watt's on the same prop and battery specs. Both motors may actually be good options in this plane. However until somebody gets one and can weigh the parts and see it's really hard to tell.

2814-820 Specs (courtesy of www.atlantahobby.com)
  • RPM/V (KV): 820
  • Max Power: 518W
  • Max Amps: 37
  • Idle Current (RI): 0.035
  • IO (@8.4V):A 1.38
  • Weight: 5.04 oz 143 G
  • Constant Amps: 28
  • Suggested Prop:APC 10*7 , APC 11*6
  • Suggested Pack:3-4 Cell


A30-10L Specs (courtesy of www.espritmodels.com)
  • Kv (rpm/V) 1185
  • Max Power: (W) 450W
  • Max Amps: (15sec) 40A
  • Max Efficiency 85%
  • Io (No load A) 2.3A
  • Rm (Resistance) 0.023Ohm
  • Shaft Diameter 5mm
  • Motor Weight: 143g (5.04 oz)
  • Suggested Pack:3-4 Cell


Thx,
BK
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 11:03 AM
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Ian,

After doing some more research, I must agree, the 16M, would not be enough for this appliction.

The EF Yak's are coming in around the 40oz mark as well and they are using the:
Torque 2814-820 which is stated to be a 500+ watt motor.
The A30-10XL looks like it would be a good starting place. It's 1.25oz heavier, which I have a feeling might come in handy, but it also puts out another 100 watt's on the same prop and battery specs. Both motors may actually be good options in this plane. However until somebody gets one and can weigh the parts and see it's really hard to tell.

2814-820 Specs (courtesy of www.atlantahobby.com)
  • RPM/V (KV): 820
  • Max Power: 518W
  • Max Amps: 37
  • Idle Current (RI): 0.035
  • IO (@8.4V):A 1.38
  • Weight: 5.04 oz 143 G
  • Constant Amps: 28
  • Suggested Prop:APC 10*7 , APC 11*6
  • Suggested Pack:3-4 Cell


A30-10XL Specs (courtesy of www.espritmodels.com)
  • Kv (rpm/V): 900
  • Max Power: 600W
  • Max Amps (15sec): 42A
  • Max Efficiency 85%
  • Io (No load A): 1.9A
  • Rm (Resistance): 0.024Ohm
  • Shaft Diameter: 5mm
  • Weight: 6.24 oz 177 G
  • Suggested Prop 13x8 APC-E
  • Suggested pack 3-4 cell


Thx,
BK

Bill you nailed it---I think I may have to go wit hthe EF torque setup ---it absolutely rocks in my yak!
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 11:18 AM
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Amazed

I step out of the hobby, well, side line it to a degree for 9-12 months and I'm blown away by how much new stuff has come out and how far the technology has continued to move forward; simply amazing. I can remember 2-3 years ago, talking about planes this size, but nobody was doing it yet, now they are becoming the norm. I think size and weight wise they are prefect for the most common flying conditions that we see. I mean after all, when we ever see a totally calm day. Ok, I'm rambling now, with nothing useful to say, so I'll shut up...

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Old Dec 05, 2006, 04:18 AM
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Dear Friends,
Thanks a lot for interest in Sebart's Products, we want to emphasize that
the only Sebart's products authorized distributor in USA is Fedon Aircraft at http://www.fedonaircraft.net/.
Thanks for interest in KatanaS30e
Sebastiano Silvestri & Alfonso Sidro.
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