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Posted by chickenwing | Jul 25, 2011 @ 10:43 PM | 3,110 Views
I have built Radian III after donating Radian II to a friend. I transferred only the prop, battery, ESC, and receiver. Everything else was new.

Radian Fuselage
Radian Horizontal Tail Set
Radian Canopy
Radian Wing Set with Spar
E-flite 30A Pro ESC with Switch Mode BEC
Himax HC3510-1100 Brushless Outrunner
BB Aluminum Spinner 50/4/8
Graupner CAM Folding Prop 10 x 6
Dubro Small Hinge (3x)
Dubro Mini EZ Connector (2x)
Hitec HS-81 Servo (2x)
E-flite 3S 1250mAh 20C Battery

The wing tips, nose, and tail are fluorescent orange with navy blue viz bars underneath. Small, thin CF strips were added to stiffen the fuselage and tail boom.

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Posted by chickenwing | May 12, 2011 @ 08:31 PM | 3,211 Views
RC planes aren't the only things flying in South Carolina these days...

2011/05/12 Cicadas, Cicadas Everywhere! (1 min 40 sec)

Posted by chickenwing | May 08, 2011 @ 09:28 PM | 2,691 Views
Hobbyzone Super Cub
E-Flite Park 480
Sony Webbie MHS-PM1
Ninety Six, SC

Aerial Video 2011/05/01 - Sunday Morning Flight (9 min 45 sec)

Posted by chickenwing | Feb 20, 2011 @ 12:28 PM | 3,488 Views
Posted by chickenwing | Feb 05, 2011 @ 12:17 PM | 3,212 Views
Posted by chickenwing | Jan 29, 2011 @ 10:12 PM | 4,048 Views
This was my project for the day. I added ailerons to the Super cub. Actually, I bought a second wing and added ailerons to that one. I still have a standard wing in good working order in case this doesn't work out out. I created a new model in my DX6i called "SPRCUB A" and stored all my settings there.

01/29/2011 - Aileron Super Cub Function Test (0 min 42 sec)


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Posted by chickenwing | Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:04 PM | 3,626 Views
Snow and wind are keeping the squadron grounded. Tomorrow should be a little calmer, so I may get some video of my small Southern town blanketed with snow. It doesn't happen often...

01/10/2011 Snow Day 2 (1 min 59 sec)

Posted by chickenwing | Jan 01, 2011 @ 09:42 AM | 3,540 Views
Me and the Super Cub went out for one more video in 2010. Enjoy, and have a Happy New Year!

Aerial Video 12/31/2010 - New Ninety Six High School Construction Update (5 min 42 sec)

Posted by chickenwing | Oct 30, 2010 @ 06:22 PM | 4,004 Views
WARNING! If you get motion sickness easily, do not watch this video...

Hold on to your barf bags! Flying from behind Ninety Six Elementary School, I performed a series of loops, spirals, and stalls. Even though my Cub is not a particularly aerobatic model, I managed a few head-spinning and knuckle-whitening maneuvers. Strap yourselves down and hold on tight for a wild ride on my Hobbyzone Super Cub.

10/30/2010 Wild Ride On The Super Cub (4 min 33 sec)


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Posted by chickenwing | Oct 23, 2010 @ 01:10 PM | 4,088 Views
Posted by chickenwing | Oct 12, 2010 @ 10:00 PM | 4,714 Views
I scratch built my own Hobbyzone Super Cub recently. I started with just the airframe and added my own electronics.

Bare Fuselage (no electronics or decals): Cub LP [HBZ7385]
Complete Tail with Accessories: Super Cub LP [HBZ7125]
Landing Gear with Tires: Super Cub LP [HBZ7106]
Cowl: Super Cub LP [HBZ7126]
Standard Wing with Struts: Super Cub LP [HBZ7120]
White Rubber Bands (6): Super Cub LP [HBZ7127]
Decal Sheet: Super Cub LP [HBZ7310]
Larger Main LG Wheels and Tail Wheel
(2) Hitec HS-81 servos
Spektrum AR500 Receiver
Custom RC Parts Aluminum Motor Mount: Super Cub
E-Flite Park 480 910kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Master Airscrew 10 x 8 Electric Propeller
E-Flite 30-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC
E-Flite 1800mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo

Static Testing: 21.7Ap, 219.3Wp

I maidened her last Sunday morning. WOW! So much power! And she flies beautifully!
Posted by chickenwing | Sep 24, 2010 @ 01:45 PM | 4,244 Views
A friend made a balance stand for my Radian from some wood scraps in his workshop. Here, we see the Radian at the factory recommended CG. A little weight was needed at the tail to achieve this.
Posted by chickenwing | Sep 11, 2010 @ 01:54 PM | 4,178 Views
My hometown is building a new high school. Thought I'd check in on the progress...

Photos here:
Aerial Photography 09/11/2010

Video here:
New Ninety Six High School Construction 09/11/2010 (8 min 26 sec)

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Posted by chickenwing | Jul 31, 2010 @ 12:24 AM | 4,249 Views
Posted by chickenwing | Jul 14, 2010 @ 10:10 PM | 4,105 Views
I got a Hobbyzone Champ Yesterday and bound it to my DX6i. This evening, the weather cooperated and I finally got to fly it.

Maiden Flight Report