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Old 04-05-2011, 01:31 PM
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goldwing sbach vs pilot rc sbach

Hey guys, I am ready to get another 100cc plane. I know I want the sbach. But I don't know which brand. Pilot rc, or goldwing.

I have read both manuals, read reviews of both planes. They cost about the same.

I know the pilot rc is a lot more popular but wanted to get some opinions of both from people who have owned them or do own them.

Also, I fly more scale stuff, and I heard from multiple people the goldwing kept more of the scale lines than pilot did.

So, as of now I'm leaning toward goldwing. What are your thoughts?

Steve
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:18 PM
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You won't really go wrong either way. With that said I have found Pilot to be a bit better quality and has excellent after sales support and replacement parts support. You may find it hard to get replacement parts like cowls etc. from Goldwing.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:38 PM
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The Pilot is the better ARF...
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:40 AM
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NO, the Gold Wing is better, its longer (105") and has a removable rudder standard plus the LG look more scale. The rest to the build is pretty much the same. But the Gold Wing allows for 2 positions of the firewall and has them marked in case you need to move the firewall back.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:05 PM
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Removable rudders are standard on all Pilot kits, not a biggie for most anyways. Pilot firewall comes ready to install but it is not attached so you can put it anywhere you wish depending on the length of your engine.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:37 PM
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I think either is a winner. Gerry at GMP is great to deal with.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:20 PM
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I have a Yak-54 30cc from Pilot-rc and a Yak-55 50cc from GW (the one in my avatar). Between these two planes, I'd say its night and day!!! My Pilot was one of the first releases. I've heard they have fixed construction defects. But haven't seen one myself. long story short. flying them both for one season, I bought GW SBach 100cc for this season without any doubt.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:01 AM
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Steve you can also think in peakmodel....
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:10 AM
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F5air,

I checked out peak model and didn't see any sbachs in the 100cc size. Care to point me in that direction?

Thanks

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:01 AM
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F5air,

I checked out peak model and didn't see any sbachs in the 100cc size. Care to point me in that direction?

Thanks

Steve
I think that you may find that peakmodels are made by goldwing i think could be same factory?

saying this i have a 100cc Pilot sbach and now a 50cc GW sbach and a GE 85cc raven between this 3 models not much different just little things my pilot is best with covering but lacks in canister tunnel size and small things like cowl screws are hard to get to not much else. strength wise all look much the same they seem to copy from each other so not much there. IMO I would get the one that you get the best price for and you will be happy with either one no problems.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:50 AM
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My Pilot-RC Sbach has been a great plane teamed with the DA-120
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:31 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:32 PM
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Aspect ratio is a little off...

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Old 04-10-2011, 09:55 PM
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GOLD WING S-BACH QUALITY ISSUES ?

Heres some pics of my g.w. sbach. It won the bad ass plane award at the tn. huckfest. Next week end the wing blew apart during a trimming flight. Plane had only about 2.5 hrs flying time. I"ll have to give mike at mile high r/c a call to see what he can do.
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