What's the difference between a line drawing and a plan?
What's in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack?
What’s in a Short Kit?
A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.
What's in an Additional Wood Pack?
How do I find out what additional products are available for my chosen plan?
Please visit http://www.sarikhobbies.com/shop/ and search for the plan you are interested in. Then look to see if there is a picture of the model with a search icon in the top left corner showing three boxes. If you click on the picture this will show all the Grouped Products for that particular model, including the availability of a laser/cnc cut wood pack, an Additional Wood Pack, as well as any other parts such as a cowl and/or canopy.
Our Sets contain only the products shown in the Grouped Product listing (excluding any 3D printed items) and do not include any hardware or accessories.
Why isn't there a laser/cnc cut wood pack and an AWP for every plan?
We are currently experiencing a high demand to make Laser Cut Wood Packs and Additional Wood Packs that are not currently in our range. So following a request for a missing laser/cnc cut wood pack or AWP, we are adding them to a ‘To Do’ list that enables us to concentrate on the most frequently requested kits.
We would be pleased to add your favourite plan to this list but we have to warn you that it could be many months before we are likely to receive the laser cutting files to be able to produce a kit for you, possibly longer if you are the only person to request a kit for a less popular design.
There is no charge or commitment if you would like a plan to be added to this list, but we will ask to take your details so that we can contact you as soon as a laser/cnc cut wood pack or AWP is available.
Why do you use metric wood, even though many older plans are drawn in imperial?
The suppliers we currently use are based in the UK and they only sell their products in metric sizes, so if you are building from a plan that shows imperial measurements you will need to convert them. We would recommend using an online metric converter, although it is also worth trying a voice assistant on a mobile phone, such as Siri, as they may work too.
How do I Choose the correct Servo?
CHOOSING THE CORRECT SERVO – FAQ
Size – What space do I have? The size of the modal and the servo mounting dimensions can dictate the servo that you choose. Savox have 4 different footprint classes (JUMBO, STANDARD, MINI and MICRO) and depths so there should be a servo to fit your needs.
Torque – What is the size and weight of the control surface that you are moving? The bigger and heavier the control surface on the model, the higher the servo torque needed. What is the length of the servo I am using? The longer the servo arm used the higher the servo torque needs to be to compensate.
Speed – Do you require a very fast response to make frequent corrections or have instantaneous throttle response? A fast or slow servo will alter the ‘feel’, it’s similar to having positive or negative exponential set on your transmitter.
Voltage – What battery voltage are you using? All servos can be used with 6 volt DC supply. If you want to use the newest 2S LiPo receiver batteries you will need to choose the 7.4volt compatible servos. These servos can also be used with lower voltages but the performance will be lower.
Gear Train Material – Is this a large or powerful model? Will the model be used aggressively or with sudden high impact/energy loading? Metal gears should be used if your answer is yes. Savox use: Titanium, Unique Steel, Steel and Aluminium for their metal gears. For lower power less aggressive model use; or where super-lightweight is required for models, then industrial plastic gears are the perfect choice. Remember, if in doubt use metal gears.
Motor – Is the model subject to high vibration requiring fast response? Savox uses 3 motors (DC, Coreless and Brushless) in its servos. DC motors are best suited to a smoother and less demanding environment. Most of the range uses Coreless technology which offers a reliable and powerful motor, this is the gold standard. Brushless motors give the platinum standard, resulting in ultimate power, quicker torque, faster response, greater efficiency and incredibly durable.
Bearings – Is the model used in a high vibration environment? Savox use either a single or double ball race and are used on the output shaft to ensure long life, accurate control and improved resolution. Twin ball race is the best on larger, higher vibration and powerful models. A single ball race is suitable for lightweight, low vibration and smaller models.
Servo Case Material – Will the servo be moving from endpoint to endpoint and used aggressively? Aluminium is used to improve heat dissipation from the motor but this has a slightly higher weight over the plastic case models. A full aluminium case also provides a more stable platform for the gear trains and mounting points and is used in larger scale models.
Weight – Where is the servo mounted? Will the weight of the servo have an effect on the performance of the model? Choose the lightest servo or move a heavier servos position to reduce the effect on the model. Remember, you can save weight by using aluminium arms and titanium turnbuckles.
NB: The correct choice of servo is the responsibility of the end user and this information is provided for guidance only.
Warranty – Only when this product is faulty after normal operation with the 12 month warranty period, will we repair or replace based on our regulations. The repair will be paid for by the consumer when the damage is due to improper ways i.e. misuse, broken gears, liquid ingress, damaged leads, and modifications or beyond the warranty period. The warranty card and original proof of purchase must be included when returning a product. Failure to include these will result in the item being returned. Note that some damages may not be economically repairable.
The scope of the warranty is limited to the servos and excludes aircrafts, cars, engines and any other non Savox product. Savox and CML Distribution are not liable for any consequential losses howsoever they are caused.
How long will my order take?