finwing sabre 1900

FINWING SABRE 1900
USER MANUAL
FINWING TECHNOLOGY
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Finwing Sabre
Please read through the manual carefully before installation and flying
This manual aims to help direct the user on how to build the Sabre RC plane.
Please visit the www . finwing . cn official website for more introductions.
Warning:
1 . This model airplane is not a toy , not recommended for children under 14 years old ,
2. Be cautious and prepared while flying this plane as a range of issues could lead to a crash
including the environment/weather, speed, pilot error, improper building/testing,
interference or other component failures .
3. Flying field: Choose an adequate flying space at least 100 meters long/wide and in an unpopulated
and non-built up area for safe flying. This includes avoiding flying over cities or other populated areas.
4. Please don't fly this model airplane in bad weather including rainy and/or windy environments.
5. Remember to unplug your flight/video battery when not in use to avoid any interference to others
who might be on similar channels.
6. Please remember switch on the transmitter first before connecting the battery, and disconnect
the battery first before switching off your transmitter.
7. Keep away from the propeller when the Airplane is powered as it can be dangerous and could
lead to injury. Keep the powered plane away from children at all times to avoid any accidents or injury.
The Tail-boom has been split from the fuselage in order to fit into a smaller package
that will also help to save on overall shipping costs.
Finwing Sabre Basic information
Wingspan:1900MM (74.8”)
Length
:1320MM (52”)
FSA01 - Module1
Hero Filming Nose Cover
FSA02 - Module2
Gimbal Filming Nose + Clear Cover
OPTIONS ONLY
OPTIONS ONLY
Propeller :11*5.5" / 11*6"
Flap
:Available (Options)
Max.AUW :4.0 - 4 . 5 kg (8.8 - 10 IB)
EFFICIENT AUW:3.5 - 4 . 0 kg ( 7 . 7 - 8 . 8 IB)
Hand launching :Available
0
0
390 / 300 FPV Mini Pan & Tilt
OPTIONS ONLY
0
0
390 / 300 FPV Hero Pan & Tilt
OPTIONS ONLY
Belly Armour :Options
Standard Nose cover:Included
Steerable undercarriage:Options
Professional Modules specially designed
For HD aerial photography
Options Only
FSA04
Steerable Undercarriage
Module1:Hero Nose cover
FSA03
Module3 Downward Filming
OPTIONS ONLY
OPTIONS ONLY
Module2:Gimbal with transparent cover
Module3:Downward facing filming
Hero 390/300 degree Pan&Tilt system
Including 1PCS 23g Metal Gear Servo
No Dome
Mini Camera 390/300 degree Pan&Tilt system
Sabre Premium Power system
1PCS
1PCS
1PCS
3PCS
1PCS
Brushless Motor M2820 ( 3542 )
Premium Brushless 60A ESC OPTO
UBEC 6A
23g Metal servo
9g Plastic servo
Sabre advanced Power system
1PCS
1PCS
3PCS
1PCS
Brushless Motor M2815 ( 3536 )
Brushless 60A ESC SBEC
17g Plastic servo
9g Plastic servo
CG . 82 . 5 - 85MM ( 3 . 2 "- 3 . 3 ") From the leading edge
Finwing Sabre Wings installation
Aileron: 17g Plastic Gear Servo or 23g Metal Gear Servo. Flap: 9g servo
Flap is not must, Depends on your flying preference. Overview
1 > There are two slots for VTX and UHF separately on left and right wing, the purpose is to avoid signal
interference especially long range flying system. please cut out the slot foam according to you
equipments' size before closing the wing‐cover,
Please skip if you won't put VTX and UHF on the main‐wing. For example put it on the cockpit and tail‐
boom is also no problem. it's depends on your preference.
2 > Prepare the extension wires first, kits package included Aileron extension wires but no extension
wires for flap servos. Spreading glue to the main wing cave, unnecessary glue to the wing‐cover.
Gluing time approximately 3‐4 minutes, glue will dry quickly if too long.
After closing wing‐cover, it's time to install the carbon strip with a little glue, and other small parts as
the photos shown.
Press it firmly intermittently by the first half hour
Room temperature drying about 24 hours before flying
Install carbon strip with a little glue
3 > Cut off the side connection of the control surface until feeling the control surface is rotatable freely
Aileron, flap and Elevator all do the same
Cut off the Side connection of control surface
Reinforce the hinge is necessary for both sides just by the wrapping tape
For example how to reinforce the bottom side, move the control surface to the max. up position, then
wrapping tape adhere to the slot, press it firmly. Move the control surface to the max. down position
when reinforce the top side accordingly
Tips : Laminate the wing
wrapping tape to laminate is more efficient and easy way to protect your airplane, but this is not the
must works. Please skip if you don't want to laminate
Before laminating
laminated
4 > Neutralize all servos, prepare to install Aileron, Flap servos ,
Note* flap travel is not the bigger the better, Approximately 10MM is okay
Aileron
Flap
Aileron
Flap
Aileron
Aileron
Flap travel ≈10MM
Flap
10MM
Flap
5 > Elevator and Rudder installation is similar to Aileron.
Rudder
Elevator
Finwing Sabre Fuselage installation
1> Join tail‐boom to fuselage, glue to the joint contact surface then pressing firmly
Don't move it at least two hours drying time at room temperature , be sure don't twist the tail‐boom !
Room temperature drying about one or two hours
2> Two hours later, install the tail carbon strips, don't forget extension wires first, and some other
extension wires if you need. For example UHF or GPS extension wires
Room temperature drying about one or two hours
3> install the wing‐fuselage joint parts, a little glue is necessary, A and B joint parts at correct slot
Glue
4> install the plywood, the motor mount will be secured to this plywood by screws
Glue
5> Double checking the fuselage again, be sure no parts missing !
Glue
6> It's time to close the fuselage, recommend glue to the right half fuselage, unnecessary glue to both
half fuselage, or a little glue to the left half of fuselage is okay by some of the contact surface. Cost about
8 ‐9 minutes spreading glue to the right half of fuselage, glue will dry quickly if last too long!
Pressing firmly by all part of the fuselage intermittently, especially during the first hour.
Room temperature drying about 24 hours before installation of motor
7> Install the following parts with glue during the period of fuselage drying
Carbon Strip
Magnet
Recommend wrapping tape around the tail‐boom joint
Please skip this if no undercarriage, hand launching only
Front gear locker
Screw washer
Remember let the fuselage dry about 24 hours at room temperature, at this period you
can install Wings , Module 2, Undercarriage etc…
8 > ESC and Motor installation
ESC secured to the side of fuselage, it's very good for cooling,
Back to back Velcro included, cut half of the Velcro, one for ESC and another for VTX
Secure the motor to the motor mount plywood by washers and screws from kits' package (included)
without traditional cross shape motor mount is good to reduce the size of airplane's motor mount and
produce as less air drag as possible
Secure the motor mount plywood to the airplane by washers and 3 PCS long screws ( 3*35MM)
Most of the Propeller should be: embed words toward the nose of airplane, don't be wrong direction !
Finwing Sabre Power System
The following photo shown is sabre premium power system
Please solder a connector for the BEC power input
Connector type is depends on what type of your battery ' s connector
The premium 60 A ESC opto plus a external BEC 6A
This combo is more safety and efficient to supply your airplane espeically
FPV f lying need supply lots of FPV gears , undercarriage , Pan & Tilt , etc ...
Diagram of wires connection ( Premium power system )
* ESC type : Opto without buit - in BEC
* External 6A BEC
BEC
BEC Specification
Output: 5V/6A,5.5V/6A,6V/6A ( Switchable by the Blue jumper )
Input: 5V-25V (2-6S Lipo, 5-18S NiMH/Nicd)
Continuous Current 6A, Brust current 10A
UBEC should be at least 5CM away from the receiver to avoid electronic interference
6CH Receiver
( For Example )
2 - 6 S Lipo
Battery
B
6
5
4
3
2
1
ESC 60 A
Opto
3 - 4 S Lipo
Battery
FINWING
M2820 ( 3542 )
Finwing Sabre Power System
Diagram of wires connection ( Advanced power system )
* ESC type : with build - in UBEC / SBEC
6CH Receiver
( For Example )
B
6
5
4
3
2
1
FINWING
M 2 8 1 5 (3 5 3 6 )
ESC 60A
( with built - in BEC )
3 - 4 S Lipo
Battery
Throttle calibration
Throttle calibration setting is required by all power system for The first time use
or changed new transmitter , replaced ESC , motor and battery .
* Note : it may cause " lost throttle signal " if no throttle calibration
Note : USA , EU f lyers ' transmitter , the throttle stick should be at the left side of transmitter
Switch on Transmitter
for two second
Throttle stick to
the Maximum Position
Move throttle stick to
the Minimum Position
immediately
Motor Beep . . . . .
Indicating cell number
and signal confirmation
Throttle calibration done
You can hear
the motor
Beep ( one time )
Ready to f ly now
Power on BEC
Power on ESC
waiting for a moment
< 2 Seconds >
Undercarriage
1> assembly the front gear as the photos shown
2> install undercarriage now, install the rear gear first, then neutralize the (23g)metal gear servo
install the front gear as photos shown. Adjust the undercarriage direction correctly before flying
Rear Gear
Servo wire outlet
E Clasp
Module 1 Forward Hero Filming Nose
450 Forward Filming
Perfect for HD Aerial photography
The module 1 is available to install
Hero2/Hero3/Hero4 or other Camera is possible.
Please setting reverse if you use Hero Camera,
Module 3 Downward Filming
Downward filming module perfect for Air‐mapping.
It's available to install Hero2/ Hero3/Hero4 or DIY other camera. Please cut out that foam as the red
color shown if install Hero 2. because hero 2 thickness is more than Hero3 and Hero 4
The camera would be hid in the fuselage, don't be worry landing on grass land.
Belly Armor Belly shell made by the Blister mould, please cut off the extral flat material, finally as below
Module 2 >Secure plywood to the servo, then Secure the servo arm and the joint arm subsequently, Gear of the
joint arm toward the right side as photos shown
Gear
>Install the Tilt module, recommend initial position as the photos shown, but you can adjust it
according to your reference, you can install it more downward if you would like downward video most
of the time. FYI: We also flying without rubber band and video no vibration,
Anti vibration Rubber band
FYI FPV Gears Layout
UHF
VTX
OR
UHF
VTX
FYI FPV Gears Layout
3900/3000
Hero Pan&Tilt system
3900/3000
Mini FPV Camera
Pan&Tilt system