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Old Mar 24, 2009, 10:44 PM
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HobbyZone Super Cub RTF - What's The Best Battery?

I really don't want to use the stock battery as these probably won't last that long, let alone be enough to get it in the air. Can anyone recommend a better battery that I can upgrade to? I was hoping for a Lipo upgrade but would I have to upgrade the ESC, etc.?

Does HobbyKing.com have any batteries that will work good with this plane and fit?
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 11:19 PM
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I really don't want to use the stock battery as these probably won't last that long, let alone be enough to get it in the air. Can anyone recommend a better battery that I can upgrade to? I was hoping for a Lipo upgrade but would I have to upgrade the ESC, etc.?

Does HobbyKing.com have any batteries that will work good with this plane and fit?
No, you would not need to upgrade the esc. You will have to pull the jumper located on the rcvr/esc board to set a LVC for a lipo.

I would recommend these batteries. It is what I use in mine.
http://www.toysonics.com/loongmax-11...tery-pack.html
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Stock battery barely enough? An understatement. The stock setup is good for trainer flying. Plenty of power to get into the air.

Most go to a 3 cell 2100 pack and go to a 10x4 prop.
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Old Mar 24, 2009, 11:51 PM
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Stock battery barely enough? An understatement. The stock setup is good for trainer flying. Plenty of power to get into the air.

Most go to a 3 cell 2100 pack and go to a 10x4 prop.
I take it you modded the battery box to fit a 2100.
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Old Mar 25, 2009, 12:30 AM
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Stock battery barely enough? An understatement. The stock setup is good for trainer flying. Plenty of power to get into the air.

Most go to a 3 cell 2100 pack and go to a 10x4 prop.

How long does the stock battery keep the Cub in the air approximately? I'm really looking at extending the flight time but more power never hurts either.

I did manage to find this battery for $11...

HobbyKing

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Old Mar 25, 2009, 12:33 AM
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How long does the stock battery keep the Cub in the air approximately? I'm really looking at extending the flight time but more power never hurts either.

I did manage to find this battery for $11...

HobbyKing

or...

20C
IMHO those batteries are to long. The batts I recommended to you are pretty close to a tight fit. You should get at least 12-16 minutes with the lipos.
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Nope, never have owned a SC, but it shouldn't bee too difficult to get a 2100 to fit in there.

Flgiht times are around 8 minutes on average from what I'm hearing on the stock battery.
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Old Mar 25, 2009, 08:03 AM
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Nope, never have owned a SC, but it shouldn't bee too difficult to get a 2100 to fit in there.

Flgiht times are around 8 minutes on average from what I'm hearing on the stock battery.
You would need to hack up the battery tray to put one in it is too long. The bay is a perfect fit for 1300 TPS 11.1 though.
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Old Mar 25, 2009, 08:53 AM
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I get 15 minutes of flight time on mine. That's running at half throttle most of the time. Peak charge them before you fly. Stock batteries are plenty good enough.
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Old Mar 25, 2009, 10:41 AM
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Most Super Cub owners who upgrade to 3s Li-Po's use a battery that can fit in the original compartment. I myself, use the ThunderPower 3s 1320 mAh, but other brands work equally as well.

Also, most owners who upgrade to 3s Li-Po do NOT use a 10x4 prop.

We use a "GWS 10x6 DD Direct Drive" prop. This will give you a 40% boost in power, and allow your stock motor to stay nice and cool.

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Old Mar 28, 2009, 09:25 PM
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3cell Lipo 2200 mah

I just got my Super Cub, Stock battery very easy beginner flyer. I will be adding floats, so I am looking for alot more.
Must relocate reciver proir to cutting. Carved out battery tray with dremel sprial bit. Installed battery vertical as to not change CG. Must remove sm. looped wire on reciver. Look for it you will find it. This wire removed allowes you to use with lipos. Then I carved out more of the battery tray to get reviver as low as possible for eaiser battery connections. I could have lenghtened the wires, but this was easier. Mounted reciver with adheasive velcro.
My batteries already have velcro on them for flying helis, and I added velcro to attach batteris. Could also add a foam block on underside of wing for the battery to botton out in.
I also attached velcro to the wing braces, as it is much easier to remove wing for transport, as well as if you crash, they will release easier.
NOTE: MUST change prop. Orignal is 10-8, motor will run to hot and burn up. I used GSW 10-6 and motor was not hot after flight
What a differance. Went to field just before dark, high winds 15MPH+. I had good forward flight into wind, could pull up and do loops w/no problem. Landed because of loosing light with 18 min. of flight. When I put battery on charger, it still had 58% charge.
If I would have known this I would have bought one a long time ago.
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Old Apr 01, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Which loop to cut to use lipos?

In the receiver that I have there are 2 loops (one on the corner and one at the center of the box nes to a plugin. Which wire do I need to cut to make the stock electronics work with lipo?
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Old Apr 01, 2009, 04:41 PM
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When I learned, I used an 8 cell Elite 1500 pack built from cheapbatterypacks.com . It fits with no mods and it gives you more power/flight time.
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Battery

regardless of the above messages.... in my experience the stock 7 cell battery has been excellent.

Yesterday i got 16 minutes of flying in no wind, including some glide time. There's no need to stay full throttle the whole time, but even if you do, you still get plenty of fly time, and if not enough, just get another battery. I have 4 of the stock batteries, and 4 of the 8 cell batteries. The 8 cell climbs a bit better, but the stock climbs up to 500ft - 1000ft in no time as well, even with a gopro video camera mounted
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