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Old 10-31-2015, 09:39 PM
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Can Anyone ID This SBach?

Received this ARF in plain box and would like to know the manufacturer as it's missing a few parts. SBach 342 50CC size. 88" wingspan with aluminum wing and stab tubes. Also a painted aluminum landing gear. Came with a firewall drilled for a DA50 and a 3W50. It's marked with 2102 in several places. So so construction and rather shoddy covering and paint. Have already compared a Pilot and construction is different. Any help appreciated.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:26 PM
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Looks like a copy of a Pilot. Maybe Hobby King?
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:06 PM
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That SBACH was a Hobby King version made by "Flight-Model".

http://james-mylifeinrcflying.blogsp...c-build_3.html

Still sold today:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...676422092.html
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:58 PM
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Maybe not the same as whatever version pilotrc is selling now but it was exactly the same as the v1 pilotrc plane.

I had both side by side and they were from the same cad file without a doubt.

http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...postcount=1397

One of the two 30cc sbachs the king sold was also without a doubt from the same cad file as the pilotrc 30cc, the other a vantex design was rubbish in comparison.

BTW my hobbyking 50cc sbach flew very well after I stopped trying to fly it tail heavy and added the weight required to the nose for a good cog even at 18.5 lbs auw. Others where luckier and did not have as heavy a tail as mine.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:13 PM
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Thanks for the pics raydar. That is indeed the same airframe. Any idea where the CG fell on it?
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:39 PM
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rear of tube, 170mm from leading edge. Pilot sbachs recommendation and worked for me.
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:07 PM
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I have both, wings, tubes, cowl, canopy, will interchange,landing gear too, The hobby king,had a eme 55 with starter with a extra servo to run the starter, which made it quite a bit heavier with a smoke system too. it flew better than my pilot, I think I'll add some lead just behind the firewall and see how it will fly,.
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