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Old 03-06-2019, 02:28 PM
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Howdy. I'm close to get one of these: Parkzone sports cub or Apprentice mini or the Drua fly Tundra. As new pilot some say the Apprentice is the better choice but like the Sports cub a lot. Either choice, can i use the same lipos 2200mha 3s in both planes? I also heard about the Sports cub that some put a better prop on and an 30A brushed ECS for better performance? So please recommend lipos that would fit both planes. Then again the Tundra seems more powerful with the 40 amp ECS.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:37 PM
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I look for Clark Y airfoil this has good for beginners

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Howdy. I'm close to get one of these: Parkzone sports cub or Apprentice mini or the Drua fly Tundra. As new pilot some say the Apprentice is the better choice but like the Sports cub a lot. Either choice, can i use the same lipos 2200mha 3s in both planes? I also heard about the Sports cub that some put a better prop on and an 30A brushed ECS for better performance? So please recommend lipos that would fit both planes. Then again the Tundra seems more powerful with the 40 amp ECS.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:20 PM
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. Really? No better suggestions?
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If new to RC flight .... then :

High Wing
Some dihedral as well as ailerons

Models such as Apprentice are recc'd ...... basically anything that's boxlike Cessna with preferably flat bottom wing - Clark Y.

Note that in terms of LiPo ..... the common LiPo's that many end up with are 3S from 1200 up to 2250 size. They are so common for models. So don't be too concerned if you end up with others in that range. As you progress and get more models -I am sure you will use them.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:37 PM
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So any 2100mah 3S batteries will work. What does the C letter means? 10-30-40C in lipos?
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:17 PM
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The J3 Cub uses Clark Y and is high wing

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Howdy. I'm close to get one of these: Parkzone sports cub or Apprentice mini or the Drua fly Tundra. As new pilot some say the Apprentice is the better choice but like the Sports cub a lot. Either choice, can i use the same lipos 2200mha 3s in both planes? I also heard about the Sports cub that some put a better prop on and an 30A brushed ECS for better performance? So please recommend lipos that would fit both planes. Then again the Tundra seems more powerful with the 40 amp ECS.
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:55 PM
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...Odense Denmark ...
To meet/discuss with the natives:
www.modelflyvning.dk
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Originally Posted by jangodog
... As new pilot ...
... What does the C letter means? ...
C, radio, ESC, motors, SBEC/LBEC, LVC, Kv, C, LiPo's etc.etc. explained ...
Some well-structured reading for rainy/windy days, and some handy e-tools as well. Will save you, and us a lot of questions. Notably the 'what went wrong?' kind of questions Will also prevent you from burning up several controllers and/or motors and/or battery:
E-flight primer and tools
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And pleasepleaseplease, do your RC equipment, wallet, ego, battery, controller, motor, house/garage/car a big favour ... get a watt-meter. It will more than pay for itself, will save you at least one fried motor and one fried controller. Will also help you finding optimal setup.
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Without a watt-meter you are in the dark. Until something starts to glow
Very versatile, and (now) dirtcheap:
close out sale Hyperion Emeter II - RCG, with optical and electrical tach, servo tester, local&remote logging.
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