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Thinking of building a bvm sabre 63"

Old 04-09-2013, 10:44 AM
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With p60 power will this make a classic flying machine?
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my son has one with a pst600 (same power) and it makes a pretty darned good account of itself in the air..
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Depends what you call a ''classic flying machine''?

Mine flys fine from grass with a P-60, winds up to 'scary speed' at full throttle &
is reasonably easy to take off & land.

But a 'classic'? Just because it has those three magic letters in the name (BVM)
doesn't make it a 'classic' in my eyes, just a nice jet. - John.
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Why? It's a toy man. Get a big Saber jet from Skymaster.
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Im a builder -not a screw it together person
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ORIGINAL: Boomerang1

Depends what you call a ''classic flying machine''?

Mine flys fine from grass with a P-60, winds up to 'scary speed' at full throttle &
is reasonably easy to take off & land.

But a 'classic'? Just because it has those three magic letters in the name (BVM)
doesn't make it a 'classic' in my eyes, just a nice jet. - John.
Being from the early days of jet fighters makes it a "Classic" IMHO.
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Default RE: Thinking of building a bvm sabre 63

the skymaster waddles through the air...this one grooves.... YMMV.
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Hi Adam, I have the old d/f kit with a wren 70. Wonderful flyer but the undercarriage is vulnerable on grass in my clumsy hands. Ron. p.s. I have finished the Maverick and hope to fly it in the next few weeks. Ron.
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No problem with the P60. I have flown them with original Golden West motor making 8 pounds of thrust and it still went fast.

Good luck with your build
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I'm working on one of these old kits and wonder if a Wren MW-44 (10 lbs) be a good combo?
Should be lightweight at least....
Jim
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A7Bldr a Wren 44 Gold would be perfect in that Sabre!
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I had an AFS version with a P-60 and it was a terrific airplane, she will fly nice and easy but go fast too. We clocked mine at 160mph one day and that is with the wing tanks installed.
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The first time I flew a BVM F-86, it had a KBV .72 in it. The next time, a RAM500, and then mine had a P-70. They all flew it VERY well. My P-70 powered F-86 weighed just over 18 pounds dry, and was a GREAT performer. Absolutely loved it. A P-60 will fly it just fine, and you'll appreciate the lower wing-loading on it.
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Default RE: Thinking of building a bvm sabre 63

I'm working on one of these old kits and wonder if a Wren MW-44 (10 lbs) be a good combo?
Should be lightweight at least....
Jim
NO.

I tried mine with an early manual start Wren 44 (8 lbs?) at first as it was the only engine I had that was suitable.

It JUST flew with absolutely no reserve, almost full throttle for the whole flight. Nil climb after take off, had to retract the gear to get it climbing.[X(]
I did everything I could to make mine lighter although I did not build it from the start, bought it as a fixer upper in primer from a friend who had started to build it.

You may have a slightly better result with the Wren thrust augmenting pipe (I used the BVM dual wall pipe) & the current Gold
engine is a better performer than mine but I had the choice of a 44 Gold or a P-60 to replace my 44 so I went for the P-60.

Your choice but that was my experience flying from grass, if you have a long sealed strip you may be happy with it. - John.
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its on the building board
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Would love to see some pictures as I will be starting one shortly. Good luck with the project!

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