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Hangar 9 Sbach 342 60 Electric Conversion

willsonman

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Awesome news, Carl. The cooling issue really should be addressed ASAP! I flew my Jug on Saturday and I noticed a dramatic difference in the performance of the packs after opening up holes to let air out. I've seen folks put vents in their canopy ans it somewhat masks them. I've also seen people just cut a hole and put screen door material that has been spray painted. Lots of options but I think you will come up with something that will be a good compromise between functional and draw from the good look of the airplane.

I would agree with your note on the CG... for now. You may find that you will get to a point in practicing aerobatics that sometimes it will be just too difficult to do a maneuver without moving the CG BACK. I got schooled in hammerheads yesterday that apparently they should be done in one wing-length. :eek:

Looks like a fun ship. Hope to see her soon!
 

wilmracer

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Willsonman,

Glad to head you got the jug in the air! How did she do?

I've already got a thought on the cooling. I'm hoping it cools off a bit and I can get an afternoon to run several packs through her and really get a feel for how she flies.
 
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Carl, congratulations on the successful maiden flight! Glad it went well, and the Sbach looks great in the air. Hope you have many great flights with her!
 

wilmracer

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Got the pilot painted up and installed. It is a 1/4 scale Civilian pilot from Aces of Iron. The figure comes unpainted but looked pretty good right out of the box. I went for a dark blue suit with grey and black chute and a metallic gloss blue helmet to match the Sbach scheme. Mic is two pieces of polystyrene tube. Really happy with how he turned out. Also grabbed some timelapse of the painting process. I'll have to see if it is interesting enough to make a video out of.
 

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wilmracer

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Did a little video review of the pilot figure and painting process.


Also got her in the air again this weekend with the pilot. She does fine with the extra weight.
 

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Nice video of you playing with dolls. :)

Adam Savage of Myth Busters has a lot of videos on his "Tested" channel, many of which have to do with painting and weathering... um... "action figures". He provides a ton of detail on how & why he paints like he does, and his videos should be required viewing for anybody wanting to try it.
 

wilmracer

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Nice video of you playing with dolls. :)

Adam Savage of Myth Busters has a lot of videos on his "Tested" channel, many of which have to do with painting and weathering... um... "action figures". He provides a ton of detail on how & why he paints like he does, and his videos should be required viewing for anybody wanting to try it.
Tested should be a required subscription for anyone who makes anything, and his painting and modeling hints are fantastic!
 
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I just recently bought a hanger 9 Sbach 342 60" from a guy at our locale flight club. What kind of flight times are you guys seeing with this plane? It calls for a 6s 5000.

Thanks.
 

wilmracer

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I just recently bought a hanger 9 Sbach 342 60" from a guy at our locale flight club. What kind of flight times are you guys seeing with this plane? It calls for a 6s 5000.

Thanks.
I didn't go with the recommended motor (Power 60) as I had a another motor on hand. My setup actually runs on a 5s 5000 and I get pretty solid 7-8 minutes of aggressive (but NOT 3D) flying.

The BIG thread on this bird is over here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1949576-New-Hangar-9-SBach-342-60-size. You'll find loads of discussions on power setups and recommended mods and tweaks to get the most from her.

Enjoy her!