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Old 07-17-2007, 04:17 AM
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Default Anyone ever have this SDM Piper CUb?

Hi all,

I have just ordered this SDM cub. If anyone has anytips or hints that would help me i would appreciate it. And does it fly well out of the box?

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Old 07-17-2007, 07:27 AM
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Send it back.

More cheap ass Chinese junk. Proprietary radio gear. Poor construction. No parts availability.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:53 PM
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Is it really? I watched all of these vids on it on youtube and it seemed to do pretty good for 40$. Heres a couple of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnVwck6WaSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id8V9hZItjQ

Well i guess i will have to try it out its still shipping to me.
I also bought it for a beginner Brother of mine. He wants to fly a fighter right away. Since he has no skill yet i figured welll its just 40$ better than crashing a Pkz Spitfire. It does seem like it doesnt have proportional control but at least it has 3chs.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
Send it back.

More cheap ass Chinese junk. Proprietary radio gear. Poor construction. No parts availability.

Don't sugar coat it Twn! Tell us what you really think!

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Old 07-17-2007, 02:41 PM
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This plane does fly right? I can just ROG without any expensive mods? Im hoping this plane will at least fly.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:28 PM
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Check out the forum on it over on RCU, it's in the park flyers section.
Also the forum "The Badius Owners Club", same place, has a few folks who have this bird and have modded them.
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:18 PM
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Smile Harbor Freight Cub decent flight

Mine flew great. Only problem was locating the throttle switch on the back of the transmitter, had to turn it around and in the interim it crashed but not bad. I am in the process of retrofitting it with a Tactic FM radio and receiver with ESC. Also don't like separate controls for elevator and rudder so am putting both on RH stick for better control. Construction of aircraft body is superior to many larger model companies.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:14 AM
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Wait The throttle control is in the back. I saw a version in Nitromodels where it had the same Tx setup as with a Pkz J3 cub's Tx. I hope mine is setup like that.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:25 AM
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My buddies from Harbor Freight is set up like WD20's. Right stick elevator left stick rudder and a slider on the back for throttle control. I guess depending on who sells it is what transmitter you get.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:02 PM
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Oh man that will be challenging to fly. For Rc cars you know how the left stick is for forward and backward oh man i hope i dont do that while im up in the air.
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:03 PM
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I seen the picture of a single stick at Nitro Hobbies. I hope that's the one you get.
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:38 PM
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I hope so. I kinda dont like there throttle setup. Im used to the parkzone's Tx setup.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:02 PM
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Well i just got them both in. It is indeed the SDM Piper Cub. Sadly i got the nongeared type and the 2 sticks.(left is elevator, Right is rudder and under is throttle. Here are some pics.
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:22 AM
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Dang Green Ace I hate to hear that. Your probably a better pilot than me but I had a hard time with that controller.

I have a sim box for FMS that I could set up for that configuration. With a little practice a person could probably learn to fly it. If you have access to a sim you might try it.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:43 AM
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Well the electronics are Okayisshhh...... I destroyed it pretty much beyond repair. I flew it great the first time. It flies about twice faster than the Pkz J3 cub. So the second time i flew it i turned it on half throttle and the dang thing stalled and nose dived!!! so i broke the nose. Then i broke it beyond repair plus theres no more props. Hey do you know how to make props from something? Before i use to beable to make props from cardboard but with this high rpms the blades lose their pitch and lose thrust. But i did pull out a prop from a broken highdraulic system and i made an EDF!! It provided alot of power but i forgot to mount the motor down as i was still experimenting but the engine shot off hit the wall and the blades off of the EDF all ripped off! Arrghhh i was planning on building a slow stick with this stuff too or maybe an F4F. So im harvesting the electronics and building some kind of working plane although my skills are growing with the Pkz J3 cub. I can do barrel rows and do dead stick landings on the road.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:42 AM
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Not to be a jerk but I refer you to my previous post.

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Old 07-26-2007, 02:44 PM
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Yeah i know you refered to me but i did want to buy it because it was half off the regular price and i wanted a radio to build planes with. I just wanted a cheap radio to experiment with i wasnt expecting this to be the greatest plane.
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:59 PM
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Well turns out this plane aint at all that bad. You just have to be gentle with it a friend of mine has hooked up a FlyCamone on his but he has replaced his Electronics in his. i have a video here i made, this SDM piper cub was my brother's and he gave it to me since hes not that into rc plane flying.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9F2fh2VNdQ
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:41 PM
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Good video. Did you ever get the Cub back? Also watch those overhead power lines. I creamed two different aircaraft due to the same type lines! I can tell you foamies don't respond well to sudden stops.
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:46 PM
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Yeah i slammed into one of those powerlines many times on one of my post i show my J3 Piper Cub from parkzone and i have a big chip on the leading edge of my wing and my battery had a nice hole on it. I did get it back heres the vid of me getting it down from the tree.


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Old 11-24-2007, 12:20 AM
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Looks like you're flying well.

Easy with the turns, and give it some up elevator as you turn, while trying to hold the bank. You will notice it will turn more smoothly.

Looks like you're doing very well otherwise.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:25 AM
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thanks. Yeah its kinda ruff on the controls probably because i maxed out the throws on the rudder and elevator it flies ok otherwise dispite the extremely short duration flight of about 3min for charging it for 2.5hours plus i burnt out another battery by charging for 5hrs instead of 2.5 so im stuck with one battery i cant wait till i get a real transmitter system and a reliable receiver.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:58 AM
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You might look into buying something like this...

http://www.smarthome.com/2046.html?src=WG1010247


it's a timer, you plug it into the wall, set the time you want it to turn on or off, and then plug your charger into it. Keeps you from letting it charge too long by accident.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:00 AM
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Ooo thanks that will come in handy i will have to look into buying that.

thanks.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:04 AM
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it's also good if you're going to be away from home a few days.

You can set a house light to it, and it will look like someone's at home to turn the light on every night.

Although, make sure you don't have the same schedule as the neighbors, or you'll end up with that scene from Home Alone....
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