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Sep 16, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by kalmon
Oh yeah!! I'd scoop up a small twisted indoor as soon as it was released.......
Sneak preview of early prototype:


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Sep 16, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Thats awesome babs

Originally Posted by RCBABBEL
My trusty ole SZ 4D dating back to my 72Mhz days.
She's 2.4Ghz now.

Awesome with Hacker motor and Hyp EX (3S) 900mAh 45C batts.

Ever pulled ff a lunar tail touch??

Sep 16, 2012, 09:48 PM
Well, now that you know ...
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Originally Posted by pugsam

THAT is really cool, Cody!
Sep 16, 2012, 10:10 PM
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E-flite Sbach 342 3D Maiden Comparison Part One

sorry for the delay guys i had problems with the rendering, it kept coming up out of sync, i gave up late yesterday after may tries Anyway up this morning and i tried to figure out where the corrupt file was and then split the video into two, anyway here is the video and talk about the differences enjoy

cheers chuck

With thanks again to Mike from OMP i can bring you the Maiden/Comparison flights of E-flites new Sbach 342 3D with AS3X. First up i must apologize for the vids quality at the ending, something is corrupted and the sync is a little out!

Now to the flights and comparison, firstly i flew the original Sbach 342 and although it flies great, the windy condition soon show it's weakness. trying to hover and flying inverted really shows. Soon as i take off with the new Sbach 3D you can see the difference and yes i like it heaps. The wind no longer becomes a big factor in your flight and you can concentrate more on flying than correcting. This plane "Seemed" and i have no technical support to back this up BUT! seemed to me to be faster? The throws are also increased and i did all my flying in the vids on 70% D/R

Conclusion: is it worth upgrading to the new model? well in my case it's a BIG YES! just like my old Beast has not seen light since the Beast 3D with AS3X arrived, i can see my old Sbach not seeing much daylight from now on too as this plane flies great

Now because of this corrupted film thing, i had to split the video up so the second flight of the Sbach 3D is coming

E-flite Sbach 342 3D Maiden Comparison Part One (5 min 38 sec)
Sep 16, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for this video, Chuck.
But in my eyes, I can't see a real difference in flight. I assume this can you only feeling in hard aerobatics with manouvers in a imagine window.
Sorry, I have no "Test SBach 3D" which I could fly in this hard aerobatics
Sep 16, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Looks great!

My original Sbach is still in pretty good shape and I've got too many airplanes.

Definition of too many airplanes: My apartment is full and my flying buddy is complaining about my leaving the overflow in his shop.

I'll have to go out and crash something. I want this thing. Also want to buy the park flyer sized Spit, the UM Spit. The ASK-21 and a half a dozen etc's.

Thanks for the video.

Sep 16, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Those wheel pants are still a weak point on this Sbach . Does the wing rock while harriering without SFGs? Couldn't really tell from the video.
Sep 16, 2012, 11:17 PM
The Earth got in the way!
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You can see the one pant had spun upside down or it probably wouldn't have come off. Looks like it does pretty good. I have the Mig and in the wind it just feels bigger. I wouldn't mind getting this if HH can hit the date so I can take it to JR.
Sep 16, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Thanks for the video, Chuck!

The Differences in flight characteristics shown in the video look the same as my stock Sbach and AS3X Sbach.

The AS3X plane is on rails while the non AS3X plane is balloony in the wind, when you move the CG back.

When you went to WOT, I have not heard that scream come out of either of my Sbachs. That sounded fast.
Sep 17, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by FredM69
With pleasure !!!


awesome case and hinges and wheel pants

what exactly are you "small plastique hinges " ?

what are you wheelpants made of ?

create your own hinges for UMX foamies--suggestions ?

My last floppy disc got tossed in 1992--well the 5 1/2" version anyway.

hinge tape? I have never used it but have seen it for sale
Sep 17, 2012, 01:03 AM
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Great job, as always! Looks like she's a keeper! In your video, it is obvious how much bigger the S3D looks in flight, as compared to the V1S. I'm with UNGN - that thing sounded fast! The motor sound was definitely different than anything I've had with a 2500Kv in it on 2s. In fact, the only time I've heard a 2500 sound like that was when I few my V1 on 3s. I can hardly wait to do some static testing so we can compare the S3D numbers to my V1S results.

Sep 17, 2012, 01:31 AM
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oooh boy... I didn't need to stumble on to this thread, that's fer sure

hhmm... since my local flying field has shut down (housing development w/o houses.... yet) after 6 years of having it to myself, micros may be my future staple aircraft....I've got 4-5 of HH's UM's already but only one of the UMX flavor and it was second hand, almost new, the v1 Beast, and I love the power it produces... but in general, $170 for a UMX I always considered a bit pricey... and now a UMX with that kinda performance and at that price, geez, it's gonna be hard to resist

Sep 17, 2012, 02:34 AM
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another quick thought... the brick and servos on this one, the same as the other UMX planes w/ AS3X ?

It was pretty disappointing to get my UM Polecat when it first came out and the dog-goned servo issues it was plagued with pretty much took the wind out of my sails on that one.... then I was looking forward to the UMX Carbon Cub but the price kept me from that one and then I was reading it's plagued with servo issues.... mighta been resolved but don't know

as for the disappointment the Polecat was as far as never knowing when an aileron or elevator was going to seize putting the plane in jeopardy, well, it became a $100 paperweight before it became an unflyable pile of foam chips... so as interesting as the new SBach is to me I don't need another one and at $140

looking forward to more flight reviews after it hits the shelves
Sep 17, 2012, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by turboparker

Great job, as always! Looks like she's a keeper! In your video, it is obvious how much bigger the S3D looks in flight, as compared to the V1S. I'm with UNGN - that thing sounded fast! The motor sound was definitely different than anything I've had with a 2500Kv in it on 2s.
Hmm... Makes me think this actually has the 3000kv in there.

HH said the Cub came with a 2500 but we found it to be the better 2300. Do you think they are trying to kid us again? I suppose they could have re-engineered the 25 to make it better.

Sep 17, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Hi Silentpilot,

I make this flight case by myself... i mean, i ordered the case and cut myself the inside to fit with the transmitter, one UMX sbach and Beast, one MCPX and one Blade 130X. Plus battery, chargers, inboard cam, some tools to fit any unwanted dammage and the sun glass... ;-)

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