For years Russian Sukhois and German Extras dominated the unlimited class world aerobatic championships.Then the French came to the fore with the slick CAP-232 and won 11 world championships and now the Germans have introduced what amounts to be an Extra 300 on steroids, the two-seater Sbach 342!
The slick, carbon fibre full size Sbach features a one-piece wing and dual wing spars for added strength during extreme aerobatics. Power comes from a 330-hp Lycoming Thunderbolt engine. It has a top speed of 220 knots, rolls at a neck-snapping 380 degrees-per-second, and climbs at 2500 ft.-per-minute. The airframe is rated at +/- 10G.
Designed by world-class champion pilot and designer Mike McConville, Hangar 9 has captured the essence of the full size Sbach 342’s incredible performance with this .60 sized model.
The lightweight airplane is constructed from balsa and light plywood resulting in a very durable model with an accurate airframe that is more than capable of performing smooth precise I.M.A.C style aerobatics.
Covered in a highly visible and distinctive UltraCote™ white, pearl blue, black and silver colour scheme the model not only looks great on the ground, the vivid colours provide that all important aid to orientation in the air. The matching pre-painted fibreglass cowling and wheel spats add that extra touch of class.
With its compact wingspan of 1575mm (sixty two inches) and a length of 1524mm (sixty inches) the model is big enough to have precision and stability in the air yet it is small enough to be very easy to transport to and from the flying field.
When it comes to powering the Sbach the model a .60 size glow engine or an electric motor can be employed. There’s no need to make time consuming modifications to the model or purchase additional items for the chosen installation, as all of the necessary hardware is included for either.
If the thought of flying precision aerobatics seems a bit daunting, don’t worry, the guys at Hangar 9 have made sure that the Sbach 342 has superb flight characteristics; in fact it makes a great all round sport model for intermediate to experienced pilots and is even capable of mild 3D aerobatics as well.
- Designed by world-class designer and pilot Mike McConville
- Compact airframe that delivers Giant-Scale feel and experience
- Lightweight laser-cut balsa and plywood construction
- Painted fibreglass cowl and wheel pants
- Fuselage top hatch allows easy access to batteries and internally hidden switches
- Steerable tailwheel and durable aluminium landing gear
- Genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote™ film covering
- Ideal for entry-level IMAC competition
- Ready for multiple power options, including gas, glow and electric
- All hardware included
Electric Motor Size:E-Flite Power 60 BL Outrunner 470Kv (EFLM4060B) recommended - not included
Engine Size:Evolution 15cc Petrol Enginer (EVOE15GX) or .61NX 2-Stroke Glow Engine (EVOE0611) recommended (Not included)
Kit / Ready-Built:ARF
Number of Channels:4+ Channel Radio Required with 5 servos (4 + ESC for electric power)
Prop Range:13x6 inch Prop required for Glow power .61 / 14x6 Prop required for Petrol Power 15GX or 15 x 8E Thin Electric Prop recommended for EP setup
Recommended Battery:EFLB50006S50 for EP main battery / EFLB13002S20 for Receiver Pack
Recommended ESC:EFLA1080B 80A Pro Switch-Mode BEC ESC for EP Power
Servo(s) included:None - Spektrum SPMSA6260 Recommended (5 for Fuel Power / 4 for Electric)
Weight:3.40 - 3.90Kg
Wingspan:1580mm (62 inch)