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!
+ 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
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