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Old 05-14-2010, 02:32 AM
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Had a new wing for the SC sitting in the basement and I was not happy with how I did the ailerons last year so decided to redo them and dress up the old SC. Couple cans of Cub yellow paint, a nav light set and a little CF to make the landing gear able to tolerate some of my landings better. Flew it a couple nights ago for the first time post rebuild, flew very nice and looked pretty decent although the lights are much help when it gets out a ways.

Powered by a Heads Up 3530-11 spinning a GWS 1060, draws around 18 a static
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:48 AM
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Nice paint job, what kind of paint is it?
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:13 PM
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Nice paint job, what kind of paint is it?
Just used Testors all purpose spray enamel. LHS said one of their guys used it before and worked well so I gave it a try. Seems to be holding up well with no flaking etc. Will see how it does longer term. I did go over the surfaces with a very fine (320 or 400) grit wet dry paper before I painted it, most to take down some of the mold marks, but maybe that helps with adhesion as well
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:06 AM
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That's a good looking plane dumo, nice job.

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Old 05-19-2010, 07:15 PM
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How's that motor pull on the SC? I'm looking to pair it up with a Multiplex Easy Cub... a little bigger and heavier than the SC @ 30oz.

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Old 05-20-2010, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mumblinaviator View Post
How's that motor pull on the SC? I'm looking to pair it up with a Multiplex Easy Cub... a little bigger and heavier than the SC @ 30oz.

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It's a pretty nice set up. Looking at the spec motor for the easy cub this set up should give you a little more power, 260 W vs 200 W at 1100kV vs around 900 kV I think I remember. The last time I flew my SC it caught me a little by surprise how quickly it was up off the runway and headed away from me. With the wing that plane has not it will never be a 3D monster but it does a pretty decent vertical. I am getting some new batteries in that may bump the performance. My current batts are 3S 1800 but only rated at 15C. Getting some 30 C rated, will be interesting to see what that does. My current batteries are usually a little warm but not out of line when I land. Currently the max current draw static is around 18 amp. The top end the motor is rated for is 25 so there is some room yet I can try to get out of the system.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:45 AM
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Nice. I'd be running 3s 2200 20C, and maybe prop up to 11" which would pull a little more amps from the motor. I'll have to confer with Jeff and see what he thinks...there may be another gem in his inventory that'd work just as well.

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:10 PM
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Got the new batteries in, changed connectors and charged them last night, tried a static test this morning. WOT draws about 21-22 a for a good solid 250 W. Would love to take it out and see what that does for flying performance but will not be able to until this evening or tomorrow. The new batts are Heads up 3s 1800 30 c. I had to stick with a battery that is the same dimensions as my old batteries as I made the battery cut out pretty snug.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:02 AM
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Realized I never posted on performance with the newer 30 c batteries. makes a huge difference in performance, not unlimited vertical but pretty close to it and will do inverted as long as you want to hold it. One of my favorite flyers
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:44 AM
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Looks Great. I am having Cub envy. I want to get through the first phase of the retrofit with the new servos, brushed esc and futaba rx. Next will be going brushless and another new esc. Will be keep HK busy. Then I'll go for an aileron/ elevon led retro. Thats if its still flyable and not augered in the ground somewhere.

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:32 PM
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Your Cub looks great! I have modded mine too, I put on a 480 brushless motor on it, and painted it to look like a "grasshopper" spotting plane.




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Old 08-07-2011, 04:42 PM
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@ barnburner- Awesome ! I just ordered new servos (HXT 900's 9g) and a brushed Turnigy 30A ESC. Already have the futaba rx. Figure the CG might change slightly. Also figured I'd burn out the stock brushed 480v motor then go brushless. What Motor and ESC package did you get?

Where did you get the paint and decals? It's a beut !
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:13 PM
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sweet grasshopper! ! i got grasshopper envy (and yellow n blue Cub envy)
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:14 AM
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Your Cub looks great! I have modded mine too, I put on a 480 brushless motor on it, and painted it to look like a "grasshopper" spotting plane.



Beauty plane very Army
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:23 AM
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Very nice mods, both of them! I actually flew the plane in the original post last week. It was a true delight. Nice and gentle, but enough power and agility for the the whole envelope of sports aerobatics. (I think, I held back a bit since I didn't want to trash someone else's plane...)
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:42 AM
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I just put all the electronics from PZ Corsair F4U in it. (it has been crashed and waiting for $ for quite a few parts...lol). I hand painted everything on it, except for the stripes on the wings, I just used another supercub decal set for those. It is a bit more nos heavy now, but not enough to make much of a difference that I have seen. Thanks for all the compliments.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:52 AM
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So, I took my son to the ball field with my night vapor and Cub. The Cub took off wonderfully, then heaved to the right and crashed...the tail broke off. I don't know if this could be an issue of the extra torque from the bl motor, or just bad luck. On the plus side my son flew the vapor for the first time, and flew it like a pro!


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Old 08-14-2011, 07:15 AM
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Sweet looking paint guys. The OD Green is wicked. Mines still white but I upgraded the motor. Power 15, it does about 75 km/h!
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:32 PM
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I'm still waiting on my parts order from HK. I love how they say your order has been dispatched and should arrive within 45 days ! Proverbial slow boat from China. Winter project will be to buy a new wing, add the ailerons and re-cover the plane.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:43 AM
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Nice looking plane.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:26 PM
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I've been flying the Airfield Cessna 182, the PZ T-28 Trojan and my scratchbuilt F-22 foamie pusher park jet as of late but never forget my HZ Super Cub , my first plane. Alot of allegiance to that baby. Already converted her to 2.4 and added bigger wheels. My winter project will be to continue with the a brushless 480 and 30A esc mod then add ailerons, flaps(yes flaps), floats and a funky paint scheme. We have a float fly-in every summer and I'm going to her ready to go. Have a new wing already and the servos, motor and esc are on order. Calling it: "Pimp my Cub."

That, a hopeful Christmas gift certificate for my LHS and building another foamie pusher park jet( F4 Phantom) should keep me busy this winter.

"Altitude is your friend"

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480? You won't have any problem getting out of the water with that.
Good luck, sounds great.

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Old 10-18-2011, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
I've been flying the Airfield Cessna 182, the PZ T-28 Trojan and my scratchbuilt F-22 foamie pusher park jet as of late but never forget my HZ Super Cub , my first plane. Alot of allegiance to that baby. Already converted her to 2.4 and added bigger wheels. My winter project will be to continue with the a brushless 480 and 30A esc mod then add ailerons, flaps(yes flaps), floats and a funky paint scheme. We have a float fly-in every summer and I'm going to her ready to go. Have a new wing already and the servos, motor and esc are on order. Calling it: "Pimp my Cub."

That, a hopeful Christmas gift certificate for my LHS and building another foamie pusher park jet( F4 Phantom) should keep me busy this winter.

"Altitude is your friend"

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Like said be for with a 480 that thing will jump out of the water.
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