SebArt Katana 30E

Brand: SebArt

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
Roger Chamberlain  |  Jan 06, 2010

Strengths:
Very smooth flight, plenty of power from the Hacker motor. . . .
Weaknesses:
Undercarriage mounting not very robust. Gets bumped around on windy days (no surprise there, then!). . .
Overall:
Great intro to electric aerobats for me - very enjoyable and easy to fly. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Andy Blackburn  |  Mar 20, 2008

Strengths:
Very precise and easy to fly. . . .
Weaknesses:
Useless undercarriage. . . .
Overall:
A very nice aeroplane indeed, very neutral, very easy to fly, does exactly what it's told to do. It's at its best in calm conditions but it gets knocked around a bit in windy weather (i. e. 12+ mph).

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Mash  |  Mar 18, 2008

Strengths:
Well-designed and very lightweight structure. Goes together beautifully and flys well. . .
Weaknesses:
Replace the tail wheel assembly because the metal-to metal contact can (and did in my case) cause nasty radio glitches. The pictures in the enclosed instruction book enclosed render poorly in black and white. Better to download the . pdf and view on screen.
Overall:
Great fun!. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
David Ashby - moderator  |  Jul 12, 2007

Strengths:
light, easy to build, stable, will do any thing asked. . . .
Weaknesses:
Wont survive a heavy arrival. . . .
Overall:
A fantastic bit of kit, easy to fly yet it's teaching me how to prop hand and do a host of new things. quiet, smooth, powerfull . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Mark Jones  |  Jul 12, 2007

Strengths:
Looks fantastic,and built well. assembles quickly at the field. . .
Weaknesses:
Wheels seem to wear bigger hole,so they become wobbly. . . .
Overall:
Excellent aircraft really well built with good hardware. flys a dream and does exactly what you tell it to do. But beware as the review in RCM&E states-Dont stare in amazement at how slow it comes in to land because it drops sharply at the last minute, so bring it in with a little power and its a doddle. .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Helidel  |  Jul 12, 2007

Strengths:
Will fly at all manoeuvres thrown at it, not one click of trim on first flight! so pleased I've got 2! One with the Hacker set-up and the other using Hyperion. . . .
Weaknesses:
Only the normal weak undercarriage mounting for ARTF models. . . .
Overall:
A superb 3D or Pattern(on low rates) flyer. Now the importer holds spares, should you 35M fliers have a bad glitch!!. . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Kevin  |  Jun 14, 2007

Strengths:
Very well built, strong yet light and a great colour scheme. . . .
Weaknesses:
The only down side is the covering, where the clear celethane has started lifting after only 6 flights. . . .
Overall:
The Sebart Katana 30 E with the Hacker 30/14 L and an APC 14/7 prop flies great. I get an 8 minute flight from my 3 cell 2100 lipo pack. Flying weight is 2lb 14oz. I can hover at just over 1/2 throttle, and pull out is fine but not super quick.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
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