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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Hello, Iím very interested in one of these fun cubs! Iím a 3DHS Junky and just a couple of weeks ago hade the pleasure of holding and watching there Prototype EPP Bigfoot. There was a guy flying a fun cub with Ben from 3DHS and the were having a ball slow flying and having contests who could drag one wheel the farthest down the run way. The prto is about a year away from production and I want to PLAY!!!!

So here is my Question for you allÖ.. Are there and what are the best mods and setups for this plane? I want the plane to be as aerobatic as it can be! The thread is to long to try to look through. Anything on flaps? Stiffeners? Set ups?

Planning on making a purchase soon, Thanks Scoot.
if your familiar with 3dhs stuff i am litterally running an entire combo from a 3dhs 48" edge in my funcub, the only thing i did was prop down to a 13x6.5 for some longer flights and extra ground/water clearance
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:55 PM
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I am trying to make use of a motor that I have laying around. I put it on my Fun Cub (not going for 3D), with the following setup: 10 x 7 prop, 60 amp exceed esc, rimfire .10 motor (1250kv), and 2200 3s 40c battery. I got the following numbers with this setup: 33 amps, and 357 watts. Is this setup good enough for now? Should I use a different prop?
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 06:10 PM
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I am trying to make use of a motor that I have laying around. I put it on my Fun Cub (not going for 3D), with the following setup: 10 x 7 prop, 60 amp exceed esc, rimfire .10 motor (1250kv), and 2200 3s 40c battery. I got the following numbers with this setup: 33 amps, and 357 watts. Is this setup good enough for now? Should I use a different prop?
That's a solid start. I currently have a 250 watt set up and it that will go vertical and hover with a good battery.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:37 PM
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DOes anyone have any suggestions of braces for the wings? Does the wong flex much without them?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:11 AM
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yellowcolorado - IMHO - If your building a 'stock' FunCub for regular flying you shouldn't need wing struts, if however, your mods increase the weight or your flying leans towards the extreme, you may want to consider them! I've seen several with them on the thread but greedyg76's comes to mind, he's got pics on his blog and I seem to remember he posted some of the mounting details somewhere on this thread. (post #11076 page 739)!
FWIW - The only time I saw my wings 'flex' on my original 'stock' FunCub was when I pulled HARD out of a loop. ~ Robin
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Happened to see the D-EFUN original and it's not a taildragger! MPX seems to have liked the name.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Happened to see the D-EFUN original and it's not a taildragger! MPX seems to have liked the name.
ha awesome! c150! lol.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 02:22 AM
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I am trying to make use of a motor that I have laying around. I put it on my Fun Cub (not going for 3D), with the following setup: 10 x 7 prop, 60 amp exceed esc, rimfire .10 motor (1250kv), and 2200 3s 40c battery. I got the following numbers with this setup: 33 amps, and 357 watts. Is this setup good enough for now? Should I use a different prop?
More than good enough. You ll have plenty of power, but you might want to later use a 9x6 prop to extend your flight time a little.
My current setup (3536 1200kV + 9x6 aerodrive) at half throttle gives 1000gr of thrust at ~30Amp ~300watt ---> more than enough for a 1100gr plane.
Also you can later replace your 60a ESC with a smaller(cheaper) 40a, and save it for another project.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:00 AM
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More than good enough. You ll have plenty of power, but you might want to later use a 9x6 prop to extend your flight time a little.
My current setup (3536 1200kV + 9x6 aerodrive) at half throttle gives 1000gr of thrust at ~30Amp ~300watt ---> more than enough for a 1100gr plane.
Also you can later replace your 60a ESC with a smaller(cheaper) 40a, and save it for another project.
Thanks! I am going to switch to a 9 x 6 prop. I only used the 60 amp exceed because I had it sitting on the shelf. It was so cheap (Hobby Partz) that I figured that it must be inferior. So far, it seems to be working pretty good.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:28 PM
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I have looked on the blog by greedyg76 for images of the Fun Cub but cannot find any.
I have tried opening the images on post #11076 without success.

Has anyone any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?
Tony

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yellowcolorado - IMHO - If your building a 'stock' FunCub for regular flying you shouldn't need wing struts, if however, your mods increase the weight or your flying leans towards the extreme, you may want to consider them! I've seen several with them on the thread but greedyg76's comes to mind, he's got pics on his blog and I seem to remember he posted some of the mounting details somewhere on this thread. (post #11076 page 739)!
FWIW - The only time I saw my wings 'flex' on my original 'stock' FunCub was when I pulled HARD out of a loop. ~ Robin
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:37 PM
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I have looked on the blog by greedyg76 for images of the Fun Cub but cannot find any.
I have tried opening the images on post #11076 without success.

Has anyone any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?
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Just go to page 739 of the thread. The pics look fine on my computer
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Just go to page 739 of the thread. The pics look fine on my computer
elechtric,
Thanks for the response.
Looks like Google Chrome could be blocking the links but with a bit of a struggle Internet Explorer eventually has come up with something.

Still no success with any images on the blog for greedyg76.
Are there images there?
Tony
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:37 PM
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elechtric,
Thanks for the response.
Looks like Google Chrome could be blocking the links but with a bit of a struggle Internet Explorer eventually has come up with something.

Still no success with any images on the blog for greedyg76.
Are there images there?
Tony
Try this
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=11076
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:44 PM
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I was thinking about picking up a set of these. What do you guys think?

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/search/HBZ7122.html
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:41 PM
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I was thinking about picking up a set of these. What do you guys think?

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/search/HBZ7122.html
they will be too small, and they are crap quality. too brittle. the are flexible and such which really isnt what you want.
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