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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:24 PM
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I've watched every video on this thread and I'm not as good as you guys. I guess you can call me an intermediate 3D'er that wants a stable/forgiving plane to keep practicing with. A buddy of mine has an AeroWorks SU-31 that has a 33" ws and he claims it's better than his eFlight Cap 232, eFlight Edge 540 and a discontinued Cermark profile balsa 3D he also owns. If I recall, his AeroWorks SU-31 LG is fairly stiff. But I think I'm swaying towards the Sabre. If anything, I want to have something that no one else has at the fields I fly at.

I appreciate the tips and recommedations and feel free to keep 'em coming!

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:57 PM
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The eflights fly well but aren't NEARLY as dorkable as the vh profiles and just don't fly as good.

These sabre's and scaps can be meaner and crazier than any other 3D plane out there BUT, just ballance them a touch forward or neutral and pull the throws back to 45*~ and they make very stable platforms to grow into and increase your abilities.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:47 PM
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The eflights fly well but aren't NEARLY as dorkable as the vh profiles and just don't fly as good.

These sabre's and scaps can be meaner and crazier than any other 3D plane out there BUT, just ballance them a touch forward or neutral and pull the throws back to 45*~ and they make very stable platforms to grow into and increase your abilities.
Several people that have flown mine and are buying their own. The Sabre is that good! Get the CG right and it is a great flyer.
Anybody have experience with 49" model?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Several people that have flown mine and are buying their own. The Sabre is that good! Get the CG right and it is a great flyer.
Anybody have experience with 49" model?
If you mean the 47" Sabre it pretty much flys like the 35" just bigger and with more momentum.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:44 PM
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If you mean the 47" Sabre it pretty much flys like the 35" just bigger and with more momentum.
47" is correct. I am thinking of using a 4250 motor with 4s 4000 battery?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:53 PM
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47" is correct. I am thinking of using a 4250 motor with 4s 4000 battery?
I'm not sure exactly which motor this is, but I am using an Exceed Rocket 3520-800 with GensAce 4s 4000's and it's a rocket vertically with an APC 14x7. I built a battery pocket in the front of the wing and it balances perfect.
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I'm not sure exactly which motor this is, but I am using an Exceed Rocket 3520-800 with GensAce 4s 4000's and it's a rocket vertically with an APC 14x7. I built a battery pocket in the front of the wing and it balances perfect.
Very similar motors. I have a question but I will PM you rather than hijack the thread.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:04 PM
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If I go with the Sabre, would four TowerPro 9g analog servos be sufficient or should I go with metal gear servos? (Not to be lazy, but I didn't want to go back to search and read all the posts about servos for the Sabre.) I do remember reading someone also using a combo of 2 metal and 2 plastic. But I didn't remember which pair would be best for the ailerons and which pair for the tail feathers. I have four new TowerPro 9g analog servos and thought I could save a few bucks without having to buy new metal servos.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:19 PM
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A 9g is fine but I would use MG so they won't strip in a bad dork or real hard WOT snaps.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:31 AM
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I have the TP metal gear servo's in mine and they have been excellent.
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I just got an e-mail on these:
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...-Up--9g/Detail
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:00 AM
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If it were me I'd spend the little extra and go with the TP90, more torque and I have them in three of my planes and have worked the crap out of them with no failures in over a year. They have survived some pretty hard crashes in both of my Telink foamies. I am using a Hobbywing esc that puts out 6 volt from the bec and it works great. I believe they are a 40 amp esc if I remember correctly. You can also get ZTW esc's now with the 6 volt bec and I have had great performance from them as well.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Thanks Rich! I just ordered four of them!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Yep, this is a nice 3D flyer! Although mine came out a tad overweight, she flies great. The build went well but a manual would still be nice. I ended up taking off the servo connectors to get the servo wires through the tight fus tunnel and wings. Here are my specs:

RCTimer 2830-11 1000kv (450 equivalent 52g rated @ 210W)
RCTimer 30A ESC
APC 11x3.8SF prop
PowerUp 9g Metal Gear servos (4x)
Various 1300 mAh 25-30C lipos
AUW = 21.5 oz.

Great design Spaz! Thanks to everyone with your helpful contributions for my build.


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Looks great now fly that biatch!!!

I think mine was like 24oz so your good!
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