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 in the RCAF Golden Hawks Display Team livery and featuring 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.
Flying Weight: 2800g~3000g
90mm Fan Unit (5mm Shaft)
Your Own 5~6 Channel TX/RX
4000mAh~5000mAh 6s Lipoly Battery
36mm EDF Motor 1200w + with 5mm shaft
7-8 MG High Torque Micro Servo
*Cockpit and Pilot sold separately, see related items below.
The finishing is really nice. I am now struggling with the assembly. It does not come with even a page of instrcutions !!!!At first glance the model looks nice but don't look at the undersides of the wings, they have more wrinkles that a 110 year old man, no build files at all or manual? How are you supposed to mount the servos and where. And no cutout for the nose wheel either. I have bought other planes from H.K. but this one is a first. If I could I would lower the ratings on this one to about a 2 star. If you are going to sell the thing at least give us a clew on where to put things like C.G. and placement of the servos.The box arrived in perfect condition from USA Warehouse. Tripple carton box! Model is well protected and arrived without any damage. Workmanship is impressive. Now, how do you put this thing together? I guess for $123.00 on the doorstep, it is too much to expect some kind of manual. Battery location, tail feather servo mounts, wing and elevator attachment, servo leads from wing to fuze, CG... all good how-to questions without an obvious answer when you study the model. There is thread on rcgroups in the Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk: *com/forums/showthread.php?t=1900045&highlight=f86 sabr. Some info there but much more needed. There is also some info on the page for the USAF variant of this model: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbykingstore__15529__F86_Sabre_USAF_90mm_EDF_Jet_1038mm_Fiberglass_ARF_.htmlWell packaged, customs ripped box open and only damage was top canopy frame, 1 little crack.
All parts supplied weigh 1280kg, fly weight will be aprox 2700kg including tri retracts. Superb model, length 1020mm width 1040mm. Retracts already cut out in wing, just covered over, nose ret imprint as well, servo cutout imprints in wing also. Wing balsa covered foam and painted over cover sheet. Gobs of room for batteries and whatever is your flavour of the day to fly with. 10/10 Hobbyking, lets see more of these real looking a/model RC's.
Non je n'ai pas trouver d'endroit ou mettre les piles.Je l'ai retourn a
H.K. Claude Pro.Moi de meme pas de manuel d'assamblage et je crois que ce model ne
peu pas voler sans connaitre la position de la batterie,le CG Etc.iL Me
semple tres "Tail Havy". Claude.
There are no instructions with mine. I would have liked to get some idea as to where and how to fit gear to this plane.Really nice paint job ... like glass. Good quality fiberglass fuselage. Built well. I added epoxy to a few places just for my own preference. Flys very fast with the stock 90mm fan. I upgraded to a better fan and motor and this thing does a little over 100 mph. Hope this will be stocked in the USA warehouse soon so the shipping charge isn't too much. I'd like to buy another.