The XtremeAir Sbach 342 is a German high performance two-seat aerobatic and touring monoplane designed by Philipp Steinbach with Albert Mylius and built by XtremeAir GmbH of Hecklingen. The Sbach 342 has a composite structure and is powered by a 315 hp Lycoming. Working previously for Walter Extra developing the Extra series of aerobatic airplanes, Steinbach brought together modern materials, years of experience and optimized design bringing the world one of the most agile aerobatic planes ever. Our Sbach 342 comes out of the box in a plug and fly configuration. All surfaces are pre hinged, just needing some minor assembly and receiver installation to be ready for flight. Accessing the battery is super easy through an access hatch on the top of the fuselage that has handy little plastic snaps. The front cowl and bottom receiver hatch feature these same quick snaps as well. The wings are a 2-piece plug-in design meaning storage and transport take minimal room. A complete hardware pack with extensive decal sheet round out the model. Flying the Sbach is the real treat. The powerful 4023 1000kv motor pulls the it through all your favorite manuevers. This is a very rigid model with enough mass to carry it through manuevers smoothly, not floating about like some light weight foamies do. Features: Plug and Fly - Just add your choice of battery, transmitter and receiver Molded EPO airframe 2 Piece plug-in wings Rugged aluminum landing gear Cowl, battery hatch and receiver hatch secured with quick snaps Ample power and extreme flight characteristics Specs: Wingspan: 1100mm Length: 1115mm Flying Weight: 1100g Motor: 4023 1000KV brushless ESC: 40A ESC Servo: 4 x 17g Required: 4 CH transmitter and receiver 3S 11.1V 2200mAh lipoly battery
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When my HobbyKing aka actually a 'Volantex' Sbach 342 1000mm arrived I was not very impressed. Both ailerons and the elevator surfaces are heavily warped, somewhat like a banana. The canopy is poorly glued in place, as well as having scratches, and it comes with no decals applied. At first I wondered if I got a 'returned' kit, or was just unlucky, but when I searched for the Volantex Sbach 342 website I did find two other reviews mentioning warped surfaced and horrible handling, so maybe there are other bad kits being sold? The aileron hinges had been reinforced with Strapping tape, as one complete EPO hinge has already cracked through along most of its length, and the other looks like it will fail shortly. Unfortunately, they ran the tape lengthwise down the hinge line, so the reinforcing is not actually going to do anything, and it will be relying on the strength of the clear tape for support. Some attempt to fix the broken hinge had also been tried before shipping...
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