SABRE is a simple lightweight thermal soaring glider with an excellent
performance. It is simple to build and its rectangular wing guarantees
benign stall characteristics. It’s a versatile model - the prototype
has even been used to take aerial video of Milton Keynes using a mini
digital camera - see below. Sabre uses standard size servos and radio
gear operating rudder and elevator.
the Sabre Plan RC1626 from MyHobbyStore. (always consult the myhobbystore
home-page first as there are sometimes special offer-codes available).
A rather crude mounting platform was all that was required to add a
digital camera to our Sabre thermal soarer back in 2003. It proved to
be an easy setup, not least because the model's centre of gravity and
all-up-weight were maintained simply by removing existing ballast. The
installation worked well and had no adverse effect on the model's handling.
The aerial video embedded here was taken over Campbell Park,
in the Centre of Milton Keynes.
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Like all gliders in the Armada range, simplicity is the key note for
the Sabre and conventional balsa wood construction is employed throughout.
Note: pdf INSTRUCTIONS are available -
just "contact us"
for a copy.