The F-86 Sabre was the first US swept wing jet fighter and found fame in the 1950s Korean conflict. The main adversary of the Sabre was the Mig 15, which was superior to the Sabre in terms zoom rate and armament, despite this, the kill ratio in the Korean conflict was 10:1 in favour of the Sabre courtesy of a superb aircraft combined with experienced and aggressive WW2 veteran fighter pilots.
This superb model really looks the part, pre-painted with plenty of molded panel line detail, this Sabre is a really nice representation of one of the most famous Cold War jet fighters and there is even a full scale cockpit and pilot available to add that final finishing touch*
Small enough to bungee launch, the under-side has been left complete so no unsightly under-carriage holes to spoil the look or you can fit the supplied fixed gear with a few minutes effort , experienced modelers could fit retracts with a bit of work. The supplied 90mm fan unit has huge potential and there is no doubt, speed will not be an issue. The pre-fitted flaps will keep landing speeds sensible and when you put together the scale looks, speed, amazing flight performance and practicality of this Sabre, this is a model that truly gives the RC jet pilot the best of all worlds.
You're going to have to position forward or aft to get cog right. There's no way I can see a 6s of any reasonable capacity fitting anywhere practical. I'm expecting to be using 2 or 3s (whatever will fit and give enough flight time) batteries hooked up is series squeezed in between the intake tube and the fuse on mine.
Sorry for my english, i'm french from france well i have buy this plane .... yes it's not scale but it's nice .... my probleme because there is one : there is no notice with the plane so we don't know the CG and all things intrestings for fly well. Can you help me ? Thanks
That's kinda my point. I don't think it is oversize for a 90mm edf, it just looks it because we're all used to seeing them sacrificing eficiency and speed to keep the scale purists happy while this time they made it to actualy work well as a model with an electric edf. Going to be real interesting when some reviews start appearing from people who've set them up well.
Without having a 90mm fan next to it, it's hard to say if it's oversize but my feeling is that it is way to big. If the intake is bigger than the FSA (most likely) then it will cause drag (air getting pulled in becomes slower than the actual airspeed if the plane) thus decreasing performance in the air. I have yet to come across any EDF Jet where the intakes have been too small or scale, they're always bigger than scale and in the case where they're not (eg FlyFly 90mm F100 Super Sabre) they then put in cheater holes.
Im willing to bet this plane will do 150mph with an ARC 36-75-1t, a 120a turnagy K-force esc and 8s 4500 nano's. The problem is..Im not willing to buy it :) I will however be intalling the for mentioned setup in my HK 90mm Mig-15. Dog fight anyone? :)
LOL I ain't trying to sound like the negative one, I mean I love the fact that HK bring us all these models at great prices. Just this one in particular needs a good amount of work before you even fly it (fiberglass gets messy)and not many people have alot of experience with FG. I'm not sure why they got it so wrong with the Sabre, if you look at the Mig they did, that looks so much better with a more scale/proportional intake, which shows it can be done. If you want to see a nice 90mm Sabre that's about to come out, then get the big foamie Andy Chen version (A-RC) I saw pics from an expo and it looks even better and more scale than the FlyFly/Topgun version. HK are already selling his giant 1.7M foamie P40 so hopefully they'll get the Sabre as well 8)
OK, I now hate all of you! I had no real interest in this plane but that odd intake and all this debate about it and my opinion that it was done that way for a good reason combined with my curiosity to find out whether I'm right or not made me add it to my cart. It didn't matter because I knew for sure my card was already overdrawn and the transaction would knocked back but at least I could say I tried. Well bugger me, the transaction went through so now I'm going to have to build an ugly looking plane I never wanted and try and set it up to do speeds that will definately have me wetting my pants. So I hope you'll all understand that I realy realy hate all of you :)
Well now I've topped the cake off. I have the ARC 36-75 1680kv motor coming and to hopefully outdo vettster in the dogfight chalenge a rediculously expensive Schubeler all carbon fibre 90mm EDF unit. This thing better have some serious speed or I'm going to feel like a real idiot, ****- oh dear too late.
I'm starting to wonder where the heck I'm going to be able to squeeze the couple of 4s bats to start with 8s as I was thinking about with the whole fuze basicly being one big air duct let alone trying to put a third one in or 2 x 6s to get 12s. I might end up having to mount them in the roots of the wings or something else a bit creative. All else fails it should make a realy cool looking leaf blower :)
This looks like the FJ-4B fury version, both were produced in 1958, the clue is the shape of the inlet and the flat tail surface, the F-86 has some dihedral in the levators. So Hobby King has the wrong name on it but I think its great to have a scale model of something that is unusual.
Super fein gearbeitetes Flugzeug. Ich wÃ¼rde jeden empfehlen das Cockpit und den Piloten dazubestellen, damit der Schwerpunkt besser passt. From Wing Root LE to CG = 17,5 bis 18,4 cm.
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Just received mine. Certainly could use an assembly manual with at least a suggestion where the CG is. THE duct takes up alot of space where I think the batteries need to go, then again no help without a build manual. I've bought from HK 90 amp ESC and BEC to attach to the suggested warhead motor - looks like a good setup but stll dont know how to power it, also bought DSR46TW retracts to install that also looks like a challenge, may have to put the smaller ChangeSun 30 class retracts. Try to get total weight down to 2.5 KG using 7 Turnigy metal gear servos. 3 tgy90s and 4 tgy375dgm.
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Maiden mine last week, nice model for value! Changesun 5 blade 1900 kv motor, 2 x 3s 3300 flightpower, bungee lunch, i install cockpit and pilot...perfect balance at 170 mm, no added weight. I change the wing and elevator original film with oralight. It's enough fast, really nice in the air, easy landing. Good model for the value, good job HK!