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Posted by Boidster | Nov 10, 2008 @ 04:42 PM | 14,076 Views
HobbyZone Super Cub Aileron Modification

This blog post is under construction.

This is Part 2 of a three-part upgrade to my HobbyZone Super Cub.

Part 1 was a Spektrum radio conversion
Part 3 is a semi-scale LED lighting upgrade (link coming later)



Project Overview

The HobbyZone Super Cub is an excellent 3-channel training airplane, with decent stock power, docile handling, good slow-speed performance, and benign stall characteristics. It also has the benefit of being very durable and easily modifiable, with replacement parts readily available.

After mastering the stock 3-channel configuration, the next logical progression is to move up to a 4-channel plane. And why invest in a new plane when you can turn the Super Cub into an ideal 4-channel trainer? All you need is a radio/ESC upgrade (see my other blog post on this topic), a couple of servos, and no fear of slicing up your Cub's wing.

This project will lay out how I turned my Super Cub into a 4-channel bird. I welcome all questions and comments about my constraints, methods, and/or results!

Benefits/Downsides
  • + Much improved responsiveness in turns
  • + Allows Super Cub to be used as a low-cost/low-risk 4-channel trainer
  • - Slight added weight; offset by the use of a micro receiver such as the AR6100 instead of the big stock Rx/ESC brick

Constraints
These items constrained how I approached this project. If you don't share the same personal preferences you can adjust the project steps...Continue Reading