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Jul 25, 2011, 06:30 AM
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Thanks Kevin and turnerm yea I was going to be belly landing on grass.... I'm not good at all the repairs so not be doing that yet :P also, does anyone have any good KE mixes for the sbach with large SFGs. Cheers
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Jul 25, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Thanks Kevin and turnerm yea I was going to be belly landing on grass.... I'm not good at all the repairs so not be doing that yet :P also, does anyone have any good KE mixes for the sbach with large SFGs. Cheers
I don't think any mixes are necessary. For me I just roll it over and apply rudder and it holds... unless I'm applying some opposite aileron without thinking about it.

I've never used mixes to be honest... I like to make my fingers do the mixing. So it could just be that I've gotten so used to it that I don't realize that I'm having to do anything other than use rudder control.

Without the large SFG's I definitely have to work a little harder but with them it should be easy as pie.
Jul 25, 2011, 09:57 AM
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Wayne,
How did your SBACH in the box fly out of the truck? Accident or sticky fingers on someones part???
Gary
Jul 25, 2011, 11:04 AM
Way to many airplanes!
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Where'd you order from?
No, I was just kidding about the NanoTech... They are not the best.... I simply made one pack myself with two mCPx batteries to try it. I cannot say if they are any good or not until I test them fully, and with only one pack, that will take many weeks before I can make up my mind . They fit in both UMX planes, that's all I can say. Cost saving is not even great! (They cost $3.00 each with a buddy code, while a proven hyperion is only $3.95....) I kind of liked the size, and the fact that they are 300mah, that's why I built a pack. They are a pain to solder too (if you think an Hyperion is hard to solder, then try a NanoTech! ). So not sure yet they are worth the trouble.
Jul 25, 2011, 11:12 AM
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No, I was just kidding about the NanoTech... They are not the best.... I simply made one pack myself with two mCPx batteries to try it. I cannot say if they are any good or not until I test them fully, and with only one pack, that will take many weeks before I can make up my mind . They fit in both UMX planes, that's all I can say. Cost saving is not even great! (They cost $3.00 each with a buddy code, while a proven hyperion is only $3.95....) I kind of liked the size, and the fact that they are 300mah, that's why I built a pack. They are a pain to solder too (if you think an Hyperion is hard to solder, then try a NanoTech! ). So not sure yet they are worth the trouble.
Sounds heavy too. Weight?
Jul 25, 2011, 02:39 PM
Way to many airplanes!
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Sounds heavy too. Weight?
15.9gr. (0.56oz I think), so not that bad for a 300mah pack. I used 22awg wires as usual for my packs, so they could be a bit lighter with smaller typical wires.
Jul 25, 2011, 03:31 PM
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Hi all..

Rain is gone and so I was in the field checked the GWS 5030 prop. Very nice...runs like hell and fits perfekt !
Also checked the 130mAh mylipo Packs in the SBach...enough für almost 5min intermediate power with short full power steps.

The benefit is the light weight of this 130mAh/ 25C Pack-with fresh charged pack you have lot of fun in the first 2min and I 'm impressed how obviously you can see and feel the difference again between 130 and 180mAh Packs.

Maybe 4-5 gramm difference...what a weight and a result in flight !


Some guys use 300mAh Packs ?... what's the weight of them ?
edit..see above: 15,9 Gramm !
Jul 25, 2011, 06:33 PM
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I don't think any mixes are necessary. For me I just roll it over and apply rudder and it holds... unless I'm applying some opposite aileron without thinking about it.

I've never used mixes to be honest... I like to make my fingers do the mixing. So it could just be that I've gotten so used to it that I don't realize that I'm having to do anything other than use rudder control.

Without the large SFG's I definitely have to work a little harder but with them it should be easy as pie.
Okay cheers I can hold a KE once I get into it, but that often takes 2 trys
Jul 25, 2011, 06:41 PM
Heli Hooligan
I tried a couple of the MiniAviation 2s 210mAh packs and they are quite a bit better than the stovk battery. I'm waiting on connectors to try my ThunderPower 2s 250mAh packs.
Jul 25, 2011, 07:25 PM
Going broke, dam this hobby
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Well not a good day for my sbach, her 40th flight , was doing some inverted flight by a tree and lost it, ended up in the tree no damage , but after i knocked it out of tree noise dive on to street cracked fluse but fixed it ,
landing gear stuck in the tree, need new noise cone and gear.
Stay away from trees lol
Jul 25, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Well not a good day for my sbach, her 40th flight , was doing some inverted flight by a tree and lost it, ended up in the tree no damage , but after i knocked it out of tree noise dive on to street cracked fluse but fixed it ,
landing gear stuck in the tree, need new noise cone and gear.
Stay away from trees lol
I second that "stay away from trees" bit. You're lucky the tree was kind enough to give your SBach back. I'm surrounded by trees.
Jul 25, 2011, 08:12 PM
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Okay cheers I can hold a KE once I get into it, but that often takes 2 trys
Your center of gravity might be off. For my plane, I put the battery all the way back in the tray.

With the large SFG's on I barely have to use any rudder... Just a tap. Withiught them it takes a good bit more rudder.
Jul 25, 2011, 08:22 PM
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Your center of gravity might be off. For my plane, I put the battery all the way back in the tray.

With the large SFG's on I barely have to use any rudder... Just a tap. Withiught them it takes a good bit more rudder.
really?? I'll give that a go tomorow. I did the cg as per the manual and now kibdv of remember were it goes :S so you think I should move it back?? The battery now sits about 1 CM back from the foam moter housing bit
Jul 25, 2011, 08:38 PM
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Another satisfied 5043 convert here. Use them exclusively on my Beast. But just had luke warm reviews here for the Sbach with the exception of Kevin. Thanks, Kevin! It rips! I take off in a foot or 2, haul the stick back and it accelerated STRAIGHT UP! Though it does need a Hyperions to do that I think.
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Jul 25, 2011, 08:47 PM
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really?? I'll give that a go tomorow. I did the cg as per the manual and now kibdv of remember were it goes :S so you think I should move it back?? The battery now sits about 1 CM back from the foam moter housing bit
Worked for me and my plane balanced to the published CG with the battery near the center of the tray. Give it a shot and see how it works. Let me know!


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