FMS Sbach 342 3D Aerobatic Airplane 1300mm (51") Wingspan - PNP
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FMS 1300mm Sbach 342 3D Aerobatic Receiver Ready - FMS062
The FMS Sbach 342 is without a doubt one of the best built aerobatic RC planes on the market. This plane is built like a tank with high quality feature throughout. Multiple carbon spars give the wing the perfect combination of strength and flexibility, the entire plane utilizes 17g metal gear servos (no 9g or plastic gear servos on this plane!), the rudder has pinned hinges for extra safety and performance, and the elevator halves are joined by a thick plastic spar to ensure strength and perfect alignment during fast maneuvers. The Build quality of this plane is second to none.
This plane has the amazing versatility to handle perfectly at both very high speeds and very low speeds. Hovering, harriers, knife edge flight, and outside loops can be performed with relative ease. This is one great plane which is capable of most, if not all, 3D maneuvers. While the FMS Sbach 342 is very easy to land, the scale rubber tires and heavy-duty, thick gauge metal landing gear are ready to absorb the shock of the occasional not so perfect landing.
FMS considered every detail when designing this plane. There is even a separate compartment on the bottom of the plane for your receiver and antenna. The receiver compartment is easily accessible by removing a magnetic hatch cover. The separate battery compartment on the top of the plane also has a strong magnetic hatch and plenty of room for a variety of battery sizes.
Many customers ask if this plane can be flown by individuals who do not have any 3D skills or are not 3D pilots. The answer is absolutely YES! The other question we are frequently asked about the FMS 3D planes is how they handle in windy conditions. These FMS 3D planes are absolutely amazing in windy conditions. We encourage you to read the reviews, intermediate to advanced pilots alike have proclaimed the FMS Sbach 342 as one of the finest foam 3D planes every built.
- Exceptional scale detail including hand painted pilot figure, factory applied graphics, and three blade sport propeller
- Built from the ground up for durability with heavy gauge metal landing gear, 17g metal gear high torque servos, carbon fiber reinforced main wing panels, plastic spar reinforced elevator, and nylon pinned rudder hinges
- Made with durable, damage resistant EPO foam
- Separate receiver and servo compartment with magnetic hatch cover
- Spacious battery compartment gives pilots the option of flying light weight 4S batteries for full 3D or larger 4S batteries for more sport and longer run times
- Large, scale control surfaces for advanced 3D and aerobatic flight
- Powerful 60A ESC and 760Kv Motor
- Motor, ESC, and servos come pre-installed for your convenience
- Large scale, stable flight platform handles windy condition and bold graphics make the Sbach 342 easy to see even at far distances
- 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 4 Cell 14.8V 2500 mAh Lipo Battery with EC3 connector - EPR25004E
- 4 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection
1300mm / 51.2in
1310mm / 51.6in
3948-Kv760 Brushless Motor
60A ESC, Internal 3A SBEC with EC3 connector
Propeller / EDF
13x5 3 Blade Scale Propeller
17gx4 metal gear
14.8V 2500-2600mAh 25C 4 cell LiPo with EC3 connector
Pinned rudder hinges, Foam aileron and elevator
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Sbach 342 3D Airplane PNP
I bought the PNP version of the Sbach 342. The problem is that the person at the factory who assembled the airplane did a poor job. Much of what was factory assembled is crooked. Also the instructions are terrible. If the control linkage is installed exactly as described in the instructions, it is not possible to achieve any of the high rate control surface throws specified. In fact, it was not possible to achieve the low rate rudder throw using the instructions specified control linkage setup. When assembled the airplane is heavy, and it flies heavy, too heavy for the power available using provided motor, prop and specified flight battery. I have seen the Sbach flight video on the website and find it difficult to believe the airplane in the video was using 100% of the components as supplied with the airplane I received. The airplane seems to have been designed more to look good than to fly with a light enough wing loading to be a great 3D flyer.
S.Bell Verified Buyer
First off the Spec Sheet was crazy it stated 60amp ECS with T-Connector but required battery was 2500 to 2600 Mah with EC3 connector what's up with that, The servo horns were a pain to put on the servos and the landing gear also unless you bend the gear to make it fit this is why most people have had the gear come off, after about 30 min. i was able to get the gear to fit tight, FMS sure did a ****** job on this plane, I finally got it together but the motor will still not run sounds like the ESC because of the motor brake will see if a friend can fix hopefully will be able to test fly tomorrow, i love the plane but was a lot of work to build. flight review to come.
After 3 attempts, I have finally designed a landing gear that stays put. I discovered that the CG given in the manuel is twice as far back as what is correct! The grey dots are the correct CG. The incorrect CG was part of the problem with hard landings breaking the landing gear. It flys and lands like a dream now. If manuels would give the correct CG, it would save us a LOT of grief!!! The D10or
Lil Joe's second plane
Best plane ever! Put in stainless steel plate to hold landing gear, threw off wheel pants and wheels, put on four inch wheels, would recommend 3600 admiral 14.8 volt, awesome!!
Bad gear, low power
We own the FMS Edge 540 which is a great plane. Thinking that this plane would be similar, I went ahead on purchased it. I have about fifteen flights on it now, and have found the gear to be a big problem. Have repaired it twice as the mount breaks free of the fuselage quite easily. Also, the plane is quite slow in comparison to the Edge. Overall, I am sorry that I purchased the Sbach.
this is a good fix for landing gear fast simple and works
got my plane read the reviews saw the landing gear problems flew the plane 6 or 7 times landed ok toll I hit the side of the runway where there was grass landing gear collapsed opened them up saw the problem went to home depot looked for a piece of metal found just what I needed in the plumbing isle the exact size and shape installed a piece of metal on each side of the inside frame of the gear fit perfectly glued it in with gorilla glue problem solved
Very disappointed with this plane. Spinner came extremely unbalanced.
Good Intro To 3D Flying
Ok plane for the money. My first 3D plane & seems to have plenty of power for my limited 3D skills so far. Fun to fly & most important... easy to repair! I do recommend going with the DR/Expo settings in the manual your first time up. It's very twitchy on high rate. The other reviews are so right about the landing gear, it's very weak. Also need to get your self some extra props too. They are brittle and will break if you nose over on a landing in. Overall I'm satisfied with my investment.
landing gear and motor are terrible
Got this plane as i love the sbach, but the gear gave out on the first landing. I have flown this plane 4 times and repaired the gear 4 times. Also the motor died onthe second flight. Starting to wish I had replaced the motor with and eflite motor instead.