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Old 11-25-2008, 02:16 AM
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Default HZ Super Cub purchased- more questions...

I am considering getting back into the hobby with the HZ, Super Cub. I read it comes with a DVD for training is this true?

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Old 11-25-2008, 02:26 AM
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sparx the HZ Super Cub does NOT come with any training soft ware you can get FMS simulator on line for free and there is a great super cub in simulators that you can down load for free than find an E sky simulator controler for about $15.00 than you will be all set. hope this helps
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:36 AM
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sparx the HZ Super Cub does NOT come with any training soft ware you can get FMS simulator on line for free and there is a great super cub in simulators that you can down load for free than find an E sky simulator controler for about $15.00 than you will be all set. hope this helps
Yes it does help.
The Esky controller plugs into a computer thru usb I assume?

Not to get off track but I just noticed there is a mini Super Cub on the market, anyone know anything about that plane?
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:08 AM
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sparx yes it plugs into a usb port and you have to calabrate the sticks you can buy controler and it comes with the FMS disk but you can down load it from the FMS site and play with key board to see if you like it and down load the SC from the simulator page it's by Gary gunnerson and he makes real great sim models for the FMS his Corsair is super good the mini SC is real new not too many reports on it yet but give it a little time and some one will write it up.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:11 AM
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What is "FMS"?
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:17 AM
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FMS is the Free Flight Simulator mentioned, works on your home PC computer, I have one of these and works very well, you can even use a dual joystick to make things work tho the dummy box transmitter around $15 and worth the investment, simply download this puppie and your ready to practice, I downloaded the recommended version, includes trainers to jets and helicopters, fantastic for free...

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http://www.flying-model-simulator.com/

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sparx View Post
I am considering getting back into the hobby with the HZ, Super Cub. I read it comes with a DVD for training is this true?
I don't think we answered your question:

This is what coms with the Super Cub:
http://www.hobbyzonesports.com/Produ...ProdID=HBZ7100

Super Cub RTF Electric

Features:
  • *Realistic scale features in a teach-yourself-to-fly plane
  • *Powerful 480-motor offers great climb rate and power
  • *3-channel radio system
  • *Steerable tail wheel for easy turns on the ground and controlled takeoffs and landings
  • *Two transmitter-selectable flight modes, ACT "on" or "off"
  • *Two chargers included: 3-hour AC delta peak wall charger and 1.2A variable rate DC peak charger
  • *Steel wire pushrods for more precise control and added responsiveness and durability
  • *Z-Foam™ construction provides excellent durability and is easily repairable with CA
  • *X-Port™ technology equipped for use with add-on accessories such as Aerial Drop Module™ and Sonic Combat Module™
  • *Detailed instruction manual and video CD provide instruction
  • *Full set of replacement and accessory parts available
  • *One-box purchase—everything needed to fly is included, even the batteries
  • *A ready-to-fly design—just attach the wing, tail and landing gear and install the battery pack
  • *An easy-to-install, one-piece wing that provides incredible handling in the wind and smooth flight

About half way down it lists Detailed instruction manual and Video CD. This is helpful in that it shows how to put the plane together and gives some flying tips. It is not a flight simulator.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:42 PM
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Ok
That's the CD I had read of.
TY
I am shopping for a HZ Super Cub now.
I hope this is a longer lasting positive experience.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sparx View Post
Ok
That's the CD I had read of.
TY
I am shopping for a HZ Super Cub now.
I hope this is a longer lasting positive experience.
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Longer lasting than what?


From your posts I presume you are a new pilot. The Super Cub is one of my top recommendations for new pilots.

The Easy Star is my #1 recommendation. The Super Cub #2. Both are excellent!

A new one that I have just put on the list is the ParkZone Radian electric glider. I think this is going be a great trainer package.

After that comes the T-Hawk, and the Aerobird 3. There are many others as well, but these top the list.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:48 PM
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Oh...
I started with an EZ Star last Spring and got whacked by a gust of wind. I had a couple of nice short flights before this but wind seemed to constanly ruin my day. Tucson has it worse wind this past Spring in 40 years, so the locals tell me. I did get it repaired and back up and then either I fouled up or a servo failed- (s-75). Hitech is now my preferred brand of servo.

Anyway to prevent further frustrations I sold off most of my stuff and stayed away from the hobby. I still have charger, two batteries, radio and receiver and some power poles, and most of my sanity.

Now I am very close to picking up a Super Cub and getting back in where I left off. I considered a Wild Hawk but I think that might not be money well spent. I don't want another EZ either.

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Old 11-27-2008, 01:00 AM
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Default I bought my first Super Cub Today

Got my Super Cub today, I am giving this hobby another try.

I have some basic questions.

What is the 4-pin connector for on the bottom of the fuse at the battery door?

Do you guys glue in the horz stab and the tail?

I read somewhere that guys use carbon fiber tube to reinforce the fuse, how is this done?

There are NO provisions to steer the tail wheel- what's up with that

What is realistic fly time with the stock battery?


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Got my Super Cub today, I am giving this hobby another try.

I have some basic questions.

What is the 4-pin connector for on the bottom of the fuse at the battery door?

**That is the x-port plug for the drop module or combat module.

Do you guys glue in the horz stab and the tail?

**I just screwed mine on as per instructions. If the vert stab comes loose from the plastic bracket, then glue it back in.

I read somewhere that guys use carbon fiber tube to reinforce the fuse, how is this done?

**Never bothered with that, I'd wait to modify it when you repair your first major crash damage.

There are NO provisions to steer the tail wheel- what's up with that

***the tail wheel should be attached to the rudder, take another look at it.

What is realistic fly time with the stock battery?

**I'm remembering 8-10 minutes.


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Old 11-27-2008, 02:09 AM
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Thank you very much Larry, hey you are just up north from me in Peoria.

If I have just a little more luck with this plane then the EZ Star last spring this will be a success.

I had issues with wind gusts and my EZ got crunched... well that is history now. Hopefully I will use more sense and not fly above 5 mph winds, but I am like a 7 year old sometimes and have no patience.

Friday I will get it assembled and maybe fly her Saturday.

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Old 11-27-2008, 02:21 AM
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Good luck, stay out of the wind, and turn the ACT off. I've heard it hurts more then it helps.

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Old 11-27-2008, 04:02 AM
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Good luck, stay out of the wind, and turn the ACT off. I've heard it hurts more then it helps.

Larry
Yes I was wondering about that ACT, especially when I read not to fly over light sand, not so easy to do here in the desert!

I will post a report, hopefully a positive one!
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:33 AM
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Remember to turn the act off as was mentioned earlier. launch into the wind (not too much wind) and land into the wind. You will do just fine. be patient if it is windy.
Short gentle movement of your control stick will keep you in the air. My flight time with my SC usually was 13 to 15 minutes. depending on throttle management.
Good luck this weekend with your flights. Oh, and one other thing. You may certainly have the opportunity to crash. Its part of the hobby whether you are a beginner or an experienced pilot.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:01 AM
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I'm convinced its impossible to fail with this plane. IF you avoid winds over 5 mph. IF!
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:10 AM
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Hey Brian,
I agree with you completely. My cub has flown quite well in much windyer (is that a real word?) conditions also. Very forgiving to my mistakes. Mine has been repaired a few times from some pretty hard landings.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:14 PM
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Heck, I crashed my SC so many times that I thought it was "normal".

It was mostly operator error, though a few radio failures were probably due to flying at a public walking park. Lots of cell phones and police radios were being turned on and off. That may have messed things up for me,

Now, I've switched to a DX6 and I fly at a regulated field. Flies like a dream, Can't believe it is the same plane. The operator is older and wiser now, too, though.... Rich
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the computer game?
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I will be ordering a Super Cub with the skis on Hobbyzone's site. Do these work in powder. Snowmobiling already in Easterm Iowa!
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I will be ordering a Super Cub with the skis on Hobbyzone's site. Do these work in powder. Snowmobiling already in Easterm Iowa!
If you are snowmobiling the skis will work just fine.
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