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Old 09-04-2019, 10:20 AM
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For those without Facebook access, SAB Avio have been posting some photos of the new Lizard which is due to be announced at Jetpower. This is my sort of model!!

Name: M138 LIZARD
Version: ROBODRONE
Role: MULTIROLE FIGHTER
Manufacturer: MCMURDO INDUSTRIES

Wing Span 138 cm
Maximum Length 155 cm

Electric or turbine version
Duct Fan diameter 90-120mm
Turbine 4.5-10Kg

Coming soon...
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:47 AM
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I know you love or loathe these but, I love the look of these. They lookedreally well made when insas them at weston park.
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Seems like a nice smaller size jet.
Looks like rudders are there so AMA compliant.
Wonder if it will use Electron or JP retracts...

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I want!!!
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This will be my next jet! ...probably
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Great video! This is with a KT 120

https://www.facebook.com/SabAvio/vid...7970114240733/
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I’m assuming if you are not interested in hovering and 3D, you can skip the vector nozzle and go with a smaller turbine?
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Originally Posted by ltc View Post
Iím assuming if you are not interested in hovering and 3D, you can skip the vector nozzle and go with a smaller turbine?
If itís like the Havok...the vector is holding the pipe in place......just go smaller motor keep the vector....
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Do we have any idea on cost yet. Same for retracts?
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How is the Lizard different from the Drake besides the color scheme?
Tone
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Originally Posted by Agrav8ed View Post
How is the Lizard different from the Drake besides the color scheme?
Tone
Smaller...
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Hmmm....

I like....
My next project!

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Originally Posted by Larrythelathe View Post
Do we have any idea on cost yet. Same for retracts?
I understand that more details, including the price, will be revealed at Jetpower.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:24 AM
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Size comparison photo.
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Itís now on the SAB website with a price.

https://sabavio.com/products/m138-lizard

Some cool photos of it coming out from Jetpower as well.
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Nice that the vector is an option. The gear looks pretty good as well.
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That converts to just under $1500 USD...we'll see when it finally makes it way over here. It looks like the gear uses the same JP struts at my T-One Mini...which I have an extra set.
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These guys have been putting on quite a wild show here at Jetpower... thrust vectoring, wingtip smoke, super low hovering (sometimes just feet apart), crazy stuff. Almost makes me want to fool around with one of the smaller ones. They seem to be pretty well made.
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So the Lizard looks like a mini Drake
Curious if the next plane will be a mini version of the Havok.
I’ve always liked the look of the forward swept wing SU47 and X29 similar to the Havok
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Helidirect in the USA sells the SAB Jets.

I watched a Drake flying yesterday.
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Originally Posted by ltc View Post
So the Lizard looks like a mini Drake
Curious if the next plane will be a mini version of the Havok.
Iíve always liked the look of the forward swept wing SU47 and X29 similar to the Havok
No, I spoke with Stefano today and he agreed the wing platform was at its limit with the bigger one.

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Did the little lizard fly. What did you think of that Dave?
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post


No, I spoke with Stefano today and he agreed the wing platform was at its limit with the bigger one.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Helijet View Post
Did the little lizard fly. What did you think of that Dave?
Yes it did. I didnít see a huge amount of the flying, but what I saw of the Lizard looked good. I picked up one of the models and it did not feel heavy. I watched the end of one of the flights and he landed on the glide, I guess the small fuel tank may have been the reason, but my main guess was with the KT 120 the idle thrust was too high to land in light winds and not go really long.
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