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Apr 01, 2010, 03:11 PM
Gary P
Lots. I have a small but quite heavy EDF and these sorts of planes just charge through wind, not worried by it at all. I was flying it in 15-20mph winds the other day, no problems. In fact launching and landing are almost easier!
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Apr 01, 2010, 03:27 PM
Warbird & Jet Lover
Not even a remote chance on retracts for this one. It's tiny and already has a high enough wing loading. It handles well, though.
Apr 01, 2010, 03:39 PM
NiCd + Mabuchi 550 was da bomb
Video looks great. I'm torn between this and the Pogo.

Dave, what kind of flight times are expected?
Apr 01, 2010, 06:06 PM
Gary P
I wonder why it weighs so much more than the E-Flite BAe Hawk? Same size, same powertrain, yet around 20% more weight.

However, the wing area is bigger so I'm not saying the wing loading is necessarily higher, I'm just wondering how the extra weight got there. Thicker glass fibre? More ply bracing? More carbon in the wings?

Actually, maybe it could be due largely to the Hawk weight including a 3S lipo and the Sabre weight including a 4S lipo.

Certainly a wonderful looking plane, I'm too tempted...
Apr 01, 2010, 06:47 PM
EDF rules... :)
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The video looked pretty good. This might be my first E-flight airframe. Looked great flying and the only dig on it would be no dihedral as the full scale had enough dihedral to make the wings look like it did not have any anhedral.

Eric B.
Apr 02, 2010, 02:18 AM
Gary P
You're right, it's flying really great in the video. That is one experienced pilot, it would look wobblier in my hands!
Apr 02, 2010, 06:07 AM
EDF rules... :)
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The sweep adds to the stability of the aircraft same as dihedral so it will still fly stable. The dihedral on the F86 is minor and only has enough to keep the top of the wing from root to tip flat across the top taper so there is not much.

Eric B.
Apr 02, 2010, 06:47 AM
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Must not have been too many available as it shows 'out of stock' already. bummer
Apr 02, 2010, 08:24 AM
Warbird & Jet Lover
Originally Posted by carl rich
Must not have been too many available as it shows 'out of stock' already. bummer
Carl, we never go live with a product after it hits our warehouses, always before. At this point you can place a pre-order. Expect the F-86 toward the end of April or the beginning of May.
Apr 02, 2010, 10:19 AM
deltas are cool
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is there a link for this vid ?

Apr 02, 2010, 06:28 PM
Hangar queen hoarder
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
is there a link for this vid ?
Apr 02, 2010, 07:19 PM
Chesapeake Bay RC Club
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Downloaded the manual, movie and required parts. Some have complained about fixed gear but I fly from a grass field that eats retracts in very short order. This plane has the same esc/motor/lipo combo as my Habu. Hopefully it will scramble up out of the grass as easily as the Habu.
Apr 03, 2010, 12:42 AM
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Gonna wait on this one. I had a Hawk and found it too heavily loaded to be enjoyable for me. I am going to wait to see what the guys who had Hawks have to say about the F-86 in comparison once they come out.

Apr 03, 2010, 10:58 PM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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oh daddy like!
Apr 03, 2010, 11:32 PM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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not to mention its the first small sabre that accualy looks fuse....balsa.....same price as alfa...horizon support.....the choice is clear! now.....what can i sell.....

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