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Old Dec 17, 2011, 12:45 PM
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I have about 10 flights on the Sabre 35 now and have no disappointments. This plane fly's great and has no bad traits. The fact it's only $59 is incredible!

My setup is as follows:
VH E400 motor
CC phoenix 25 (pulling a little over 20A)
HS 65's on the tail
VH ES08A's on the wings
GWS 1060DD prop
Berg 4 channel 72 mhz RX with lightweight Y plug for ailerons

I have used 3 GForce batteries from Value Hobby, all with great success:
1300 40C
1500 30C
1800 40C

I used a red Marks-A-Lot to color the motor mount and control horns. It also needed significantly larger diameter push-rods than the one supplied in the kit.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 09:25 PM
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I have about 10 flights on the Sabre 35 now and have no disappointments. This plane fly's great and has no bad traits. The fact it's only $59 is incredible!

My setup is as follows:
VH E400 motor
CC phoenix 25 (pulling a little over 20A)
HS 65's on the tail
VH ES08A's on the wings
GWS 1060DD prop
Berg 4 channel 72 mhz RX with lightweight Y plug for ailerons

I have used 3 GForce batteries from Value Hobby, all with great success:
1300 40C
1500 30C
1800 40C

I used a red Marks-A-Lot to color the motor mount and control horns. It also needed significantly larger diameter push-rods than the one supplied in the kit.
What's that white wire coming from the RX along the wing ?
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Howz it fly with that E400? Enuf power? I just swapped out my Hacker A20/20L (bent the prop adaptor; will order another) for an earlier version of the E400 from Value (28-30 1020kv I think); it's definitely not as much power as my Hacker. Went from an APC 10x3.8 to an 11x3.8, and still don't have quite as much power, but it's adequate. 5 more flights today on the Sabre; I love how easy I can torque roll it now! Makin' me think I'm a good pilot lol
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 09:29 PM
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you'll love the HS65 after messing with the cheapy Emax.
Put the Hitec in the rudder; it centers better, but I may have had a slight issue with the quick connectors before, as they were too tight and didn't rotate freely on the rudder servo control horn. Set them up a bit looser with a drop of CA on the knurled nut; it does center better now. Put the Emax MG servo in for the stripped plastic one in the wing; flew 4 more today on the Buck 1.5 and it's better now on the rudder..
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Howz it fly with that E400? Enuf power?
Plenty of punch out...and I prefer a lot.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 10:51 PM
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What's that white wire coming from the RX along the wing ?
Antenna. Having a long TX antenna makes me feel like I'm fishing while flying. Double the fun!
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 10:51 PM
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9 flights today with the new sunnysky motor from epbuddy, man what a difference, heaps of power, comes down cool and is nice a smooth, loving this motor
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 01:59 AM
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now take the LG off and fly it again. Mine flew much better without the gear.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 07:23 AM
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I may have to try mine without the gear, with my new setup it seems a tad nose heavy. I'll know for sure when I fly it. My last one was pretty much neutral, and even though I usually prefer just a tiny bit nose heavy I really liked the way the Sabre flew neutral. I also like to have the lg, it seems to help with my orientation to see them sticking out when flying. Although I do fly my smaller foamies without lg and it dosn't seem to bother me. If it's too nose heavy I'll try without the lg to see how it goes. Hopefully today I'll get to maiden it, temps will only be in the low 40's but the wind is supposed to die down about mid afternoon. If the wind dies I'll probably give it a try.
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Antenna. Having a long TX antenna makes me feel like I'm fishing while flying. Double the fun!

Your flying old school.. a true classic.

Not seen one of those since about 08!

Way to keep it real
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 12:22 PM
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tried it without gear, but our field is a dirt runway between cow pastures so i prefer landing it with the nose up a little
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 12:59 PM
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tried it without gear, but our field is a dirt runway between cow pastures so i prefer landing it with the nose up a little
+1

I'm a gear guys also!
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Finally got to maiden my new Sabre today. Everything went well, switched from an EMP 11x5.5 to an APC 11x4.7 sf and like the slofly better. Couldn't quite tell where my cg was since the wind was @ 14mph with a lot of up and down drafts so hard to tell exactly what was happening inverted. Ran six packs through and it's so nice to have it back.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 04:34 PM
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nice. I'm running an 11x4.7 sf as well and like it much better. I couldn't get good power out of hover on the 10x4.7
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 05:30 PM
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I managed to weasel out of work a half hour early today and stopped at the park in Manassas to get some Sabre time in. Flew four packs before it started getting a little cool on the hands and the light was fading. With all the new equipment on this one it definitely flies different than the last one. I may just be a bit too nose heavy, still have to fly it more to be sure. At least the wind was under 5mph so I got a chance to really work on my radio settings, I've almost got it where I like it. I will probably move the esc back a little and I think that will set the cg where it needs to be. I'm liking my new setup much better, amazing what another 100+ watts will do, and the switch to the slofly prop has helped a lot as well. Looks like the rest of the week the weather will keep me grounded though.
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