The Sbach 342 has been nothing short of a sensation since its arrival on the aerobatic scene, Philip Steinbachs masterpeice manages to combine aggressive yet graceful lines with a modern look, that has caught the imagination of aviation enthusiasts the world over. Performance is of course, what cutting edge aerobatic aircraft are about, and it is ironic that the Sbach 342 was designed specifically to mimic model 3D aircraft capability.
The Hobbyking Sbach 342 is a looker, no doubt about that and the more you look at the detail the more the "wow" factor of this model really hits home. The size of the control surfaces grab your attention straight away, this is built for 3D/precision aerobatics, then look at the hardware, the turnbuckle pushrods with ball-links, composite horns, alloy servo horn extensions, pull/pull rudder and so on, all confirm the initial impression. The amazing, ultra high quality construction gives stength combined with light-weight, another essential precision aerobatic box ticked!
This model has been superbly thought out and designed, other features worthy of a mention are the composite/ply undercarriage mount, CF undercarriage, tailwheel bracket and horizontal stabilizer tube, superbly pointed cowl, the carbon fibre wing tube, the canopy secured by a screws AND magnets, option for a tuned silencer which includes silencer brackets and so on, the Hobbyking Sbach 342 is stunning combination of scale detail, high quality workmanship, high quality components and out and out performance.
Wingspan : 1900mm
Length : 1850mm
Wing Area : 69 dm2
Flying Weight: 5400g~5700g
Full Photo & CD Rom Instructions
Your own 6 Channel TX/RX
6 x Standard Size MG High Torque Digital Servo
30cc~40cc Gas Engine
I maidened my Sbach today. First impressions with the build were very good. I liked the quality of the hardware, and the model was light and seemed to be well thought out. HOWEVER, I very nearly lost it on the first flight with full flutter of the tailplane! I was not flying it fast or hard, and it was during a power off, split S that the flutter occured. By the time I got it back on the ground, total flight time would have been less than four minutes, and inspection revealed all the fuselage formers shattered aft of the wing..... I'm going to repair and beef it up, but I'm disappointed that I should need to. I'm running an OS 1.6FX, which has very little vibration when compared to ANY gasser, so I'm shocked with the event. Other than that, the model flew very well and I'd have been well pleased if it had not fluttered.
I wouldn't recommend this model.WE HAVE BUILT AND HAD THREE FLIGHTS WITH OURS AND ARE VERY IMPRESSED .WE TOO RUN A DLE 30 AND MY SON 3D IT WITH NO WORRIES.WE USED THE SUPPLIED HARDWARE AND HAVE NOT HAD A PROBLEM.TOP VALUE FOR MONEY AND AM LOOKING AT THE YAK 55 NOW AS WELLWell I finally finished this plane and i am very impressed with the quality.
I used all hardware except the hinges and pull pull cable for the rudder that came with the plane. I replaced the hinges with Pivot & Round Hinges 4.5x67mm. I replaced the cable with 27kg cable and cremps from BCF. I used a DLE 30cc engine with a 20x8 prop and had to make a plan for the standoff as the room between the firewall and cowling was very short. 30cc is more than enough for this plane to 3D.
See files for pictures and I will add a movi later.